Pro Choice Is No Choice

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Pro Choice is No Choice
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born”-Ronald Reagan (Blair, 2013). Abortion is a major issue in society today. There is no argument strong enough to validate the legality of an abortion. Abortion is not only morally wrong, but it is also taking away the freedoms and rights of other people, as well as hurting women both physically and psychologically.
The Constitution and its amendments protect the rights and freedoms of all people. The freedom of speech, religion, and press, the right to petition the government, the right to trial by jury, and most importantly the right to life. This right is stated in the 14th Amendment. No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property (Cornell, 2015). Abortion directly violates the Constitution. It is against the law to take away someone’s rights, yet abortion is still legal. This is unjust, but who is going to protect the rights of the unborn? It is the job of not only the government through the Constitution, but also the expectation of everyone else as individuals. The 14th Amendment was designed to protect classes of people like the unborn (Brown, 2004). There was no reason to discuss unborn children while designing the 14th Amendment because they were already protected by law back then. It was not acceptable at that time to even consider having an abortion. Now it should be discussed because the Constitution is violated by the right of a woman to have an abortion.

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