Abortion Should Be Allowed Essay

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Register to read the introduction… A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child 's life by themselves or with an unprofessional …show more content…
Should the government decide when you are going to have kids? Or should you decide it for yourself? I strongly believe that individuals have the right to make that choice. Antiabortionists could argue that some women are doing abortion as an act of desperation, out of a fear to become a mother, or because being a mother is a big disruption in a woman 's life. They are mistaken. Attorney Sarah Weddington, who argued the historic Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court, argued "I think it 's without question that pregnancy to a woman can completely disrupt her life. Whether she 's unmarried, whether she 's pursuing an education, whether she 's pursuing a career, whether she has family problems – all of the problems of personal and family life for a woman are bound up in the problem of abortion" (Weddington, 1999, pg.226). If a woman doesn 't feel like becoming a mother or thinks it is not the right time in her life, then she shouldn 't become a mother. What do you think is a better option, to be a mother when it greatly disrupts your life or not be a mother and continue to live a happy single life? The point is, it is up to the individual to decide what is best for …show more content…
People against abortion argue that abortion is a deadly dangerous operation. I totally disagree with their statement as a result of my research. As Attorney Sarah Weddington argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, "Abortion now, for a woman, is safer than child birth. In the absence of abortions-or, legal medically safe abortions-women often resort to the illegal abortions, which certainly carry risks of death, all the side effects such as serve infections, permanent sterility, all the complications that result. And in fact, if the woman is unable to get either a legal abortion or an illegal abortion in our state, she can do a self abortion, which is certainly, perhaps, by far the most dangerous. And that is no crime" (Weddington, 1999, pg.226). Abortion WAS dangerous, but technology is growing so fast and now everything that was complicated is now simple. In September 2000 the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights League reported that the drug mifepristone is a safe and effective method of abortion. The side effects of mifepristone are not unduly debilitating, and medical complications are rare (http://www.enotes.com/abortion/105). Abortion has become a very safe procedure with almost at no risk of any serious complications. Additionally, I would like to add that now doctors are more experienced and prepared for doing abortion than before. Of course there is no such

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