Pro Choice: Abortion And Pro-Choice

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“On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians” (Parenthood). The biggest debate about abortion has been pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life supporters believe that abortion should be outlawed; while pro-choice supporters believe that abortion is a choice of the woman. I will defend the pro-choice view. To defend my view on pro-choice, I will present my first argument, women have complete control of their bodies, special circumstances for abortion, life begins at birth, and preventing illegal methods so that abortion is 100% legal.
My opponent is defending the pro-life view, where there is no other option than for women to carry the fetus to full
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My opponent adds that even though the fetus is not able to survive on its own, doesn’t mean it won’t in the future as it continues to grow. They also state that a woman getting an abortion because she does not feel she is “financially stable” or if she is not ready to take on that responsibility, does not give her any right to terminate the pregnancy. “Abortion is wrong because it is the direct, deliberate, intentional killing of an innocent, defensless, small child, a member of our human community” (Schwarz, 48). Babies are dying because of irresponsible women. If the woman was able to take on the adult action of having sex, then she can take on the adult responsibility of following through with the pregnancy and dealing with the consequences. The belief of simply having abortions every time a woman gets pregnant is inhumane for killing a fetus that will develop into a

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