1. For years, women have been treated as second-class citizens in society. They did not have voting rights, received little education, and lived a perpetual routine of housework for thousands of years. As a result of time and the civil rights movement, men and women see more eye-to-eye than ever before. However, there are some people who believe the outlandish notion that women should not have control of their own body. Out of all the progress women in society have made, there are people who still think that women should not have the right to choose what happens to their own body, their God-given body. Currently, there is much debate on whether pregnant women should be able to have an abortion if they do not want to have a baby. Also, there is significant controversy over when the actual life of the baby begins, and if aborting a baby is considered murder. What if a woman is raped and impregnated? Does that mean she has to have the child of a rapist and constantly remember the terrible event every time she looks at her child? Plus, pregnancy is very emotionally and physically draining on a female, therefore if she is not looking forward to having a child, why put herself through the process? This brings me to conclude that pregnant women have the right to abort their baby. In the following debate, I will explain my reasoning and examine why women should have the right to choose an abortion.
2. A. The argument that human life begins at conception stands on the basis that