The Social Issue Of Abortion

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Abortion can be seen as one of the most debatable issues being discussed throughout the world today. Abortions used to be seen only as a social issue; however, in present days it is seen as way more complex than that. Abortions can be now seen as a social, moral, and ethical issue causing people to believe that abortion should not be legal. In this paper I will argue that, although society has progressed from misogynist ways of the past, if we were to take away a woman’s rights to abortion we would be taking away her right to her own body. In other words, saying that a woman’s potential and worth is in what she can produce not who she is. I will argue my beliefs and why I think that abortion should be legal and an option available for all women who choose that path. Throughout the essay I will be stating an argument why I believe abortion should be legal and counter-arguing my beliefs to make sure that both sides of the debate get looked at. To start off this argument it is important to answer the question of what is an abortion. By definition an abortion is: a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus (Merriam Webster, n.d). My first argument is that women have the moral right to decide what they want to do with their body. The fetus only exists in the body of the female therefore the woman has the right to decide what she wants to do with the fetus. Does the woman only have the right over her body or does she have the right over the

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