Essay about Persuasive Arument on Abortion

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The argument whether abortion should be legal or not has been raging for years. In America where democracy rules and the right to freedom of choice are set at a high priority among citizens, it’s not hard to see pro-choice and pro-life ideals going head on. In this paper I will explain some of the major reasons woman have abortions, as well as how if we are truly a democratic society and we do have freedom, then pro-choice and legalizing abortion is the answer. I will also talk about ethical issues, and how the effect of legalized abortions has affected other countries, as opposed to countries where abortions are illegal.
One of the major reasons some women have abortions is because they are too young, other reasons include not wanting
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It is a woman’s right to make decisions about her body. If she is the one that undergoes the stress that comes with childbirth, then it should be her right to ,and her right alone to decide whether or not she wants to go through it or not. Not doing so would violate her right to freedom of choice, as well as lead to unsafe abortions that could harm the mother (Nair, 2010). Another question is how could you kill a fetus or embryo when it is the same as a human being? Which begs the question, if the fetus is alive, then so are the eggs and sperm? How do you make the distinction?
Is it ethically/morally wrong to kill any fetus that has the potential to life? Those against abortion would say yes it is. They argue that the fetus is very much alive and should have all the rights of a living person and killing it is like killing another human. In response pro-choice people come up with their own logical argument saying there is no real definition of “Human Being “in the womb .Just because we have living cells in the womb does that mean that their human as well? If killing a fetus is wrong then based on this same theory anti-abortionists have so is cutting off an arm or a leg in cases of accident because they have the same cells that live in the fetus in the womb (Buzzle, June 2012).Furthermore I will say that if this is just about killing then know that human beings kill indiscriminately everyday .These same people who

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