Pro Life Or Pro Choice

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Pro-Life or Pro-choice is the highly debatable question that is discussed when the topic of abortion is brought up. Abortion is one of many controversial topics in America. Abortion is the early termination of a pregnancy. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines abortion as; “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as a: spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation b: induced expulsion of a human fetus c: expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy (Merriam-Webster).” When a woman elects to end her pregnancy, she has two options depending on how many weeks…show more content…
Symbolic interactionism is a micro-level theory in which shared meanings, orientations, and assumptions form the basic motivations behind people’s actions (Conley). A Symbolic Interactionist would view abortion on a case by case basis. Depending on the situation, they may support abortion or they may be anti-abortion. For instance, a symbolic interactionist may consider abortion acceptable and view it has the moral thing to do if woman becomes pregnant as of the result of being raped, but they may view abortion as unacceptable and wrong, in the case of a women being drunk and having a one night stand that ends with her becoming pregnant because lack of contraception. Social imagination is “the ability to connect the most basic intimate aspects of an individual’s life seemingly impersonal or remote historical forces (Conley).” The definition of sociological imagination by Mills is “the vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and the wider society.” Practically any behavior can have sociological imagination applied to it. A striking issue that is better understood by the sociological imagination is abortion. Abortion has personal consequences but it also influences the larger society, it drastically influences the woman and community as a whole. Aborting the life of a child has an effect on the mother, the child, the related families, and to a certain degree, the father, negatively. A lot of Mothers typically feel
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