Pro Choice: Why Abortion Should Be Legal

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With the factual, yet diverse based opinions of United States citizens’, America is facing many great controversies that have resulted in the uprising of a plethora amount of said people. From topics about issues regarding “Santa Claus” as either a fictional character or a real life human, to stricter ones regarding the amount of migrants a country should take in. One of the most recent leading debate in the U.S. is deciphering whether or not abortion should rightfully be legal or illegal in America. Two very distinct groups known as “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” have branched out from this controversy making it the most debatable topic since 1973. Congress shall reconsider the law enacted and institute it illegal because the legalization of …show more content…
In the 14th amendment, it states: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property…” (Source 3). The amendment protects people, including the unborn, as long as the mother resides in U.S. territory. It allows embryos that people are simply choosing to abort have the right of living a full life since every citizen has an equal opportunity in this country. This barbaric act goes against the 14th amendment because according to Dr. Matthews-Roth of Harvard Medical School and basic science, individual human life begins at the start of conception (Source 2). Keeping abortion legal in the states contradicts the whole purpose of the 14th amendment by allowing the mother to deprive its young of a prosperous life. Scholars quarrel that abortion should be kept legal since a zygote and embryo are quite similar to regular somatic body cells (skin cells) because of the fact that it is living and possess full genetic code, however they are not considered to be real human organisms which makes both a zygote and embryo not an actual human being as well (Source 2). On the contrary, research conducted on embryology authenticate that skin cells are part of a larger organism, while the …show more content…
The passing of certain laws similar to abortion are highly affecting today’s society by introducing bad morals to younger generations who will eventually be responsible for the future of America. If citizens of the United States would like to see the country that the great founding Fathers built prosper and flourish then illegalizing abortion is the prime key because it enriches the diversity of the following generations by allowing the birth of possible superior

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