Abortion Should Be Legal Based On Medical Knowledge Essay

1243 Words Mar 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Keep Your Theology Out of My Biology

Every person regardless of their race, gender, age, living situation, etc has rights. Every person regardless of their race, gender, age, living situation, etc has the right to life, and with the right to life comes the right to make decisions about how he, but in this case she choose to live her life. Therefore, on a basis of logical and ethical reasoning abortion should be legal based on medical knowledge rather than theological reasons, because citizens deserve autonomy.
Childbirth is not easy thing women have died from giving birth, and there are situations that should be undeniable when it comes to deciding whether or not abortion should be considered. Common situations include mortality, rape victims, and age/lack of access to contraceptives. Maternity mortality has doubled since 1980 (Source F). Occasionally, the child is left unharmed physically, but now this child will grow up without a mother. The fear of dying is a justifiable fear. We, as a nation, can not force a women to put her life in jeopardy. Childbirth has time and time again proven to be risky, and even with the medical technology we have we can not guarantee that everything will always be perfect. In addition to chances of death, rape victims should not be forced to carry out their pregnancy to term either. 80% of the American public believes that a victims should not be forced to carry and/or deliver a child conceived by rape. (Source I) Unwanted pregnancy already…

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