Seth Millstein How To Argue Pro Choice: 10 Arguments Against Abortion

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Many people have their own opinion when it comes to the controversial topic of Abortion. There are those who believe that abortion is wrong and it should be illegal (pro-life) while others argue that women should have the right to decide whether to get an abortion because it 's her own body (pro-choice). Abortion which is the early termination of a pregnancy is done up to the 24th week of the pregnancy which is rarely done as most abortions are done earlier on by either surgery - one way is by suctioning the uterus to remove tissues- or by taking medicines, an option for women who are less than 9 weeks pregnant (HealthLink BC). The essay focuses on three common arguments of those who are for and against abortions. The rationale behind the different …show more content…
Some of the reasons why a fetus is not a human being because it cannot survive on its own which is why they rely on the women 's body and even if a fetus was alive, "the "right to life" doesn 't imply a right to use somebody else 's body" which he proven by using the example of how people have the right to refuse to donate their organs even if it 's to save somebody (Millstein). In addition, he argues that carrying a child is a threat to the mother 's life and that abortion is safer. Lastly, in the United States, complications that arise from pregnancy is the 6th most common cause of death for women who are who are between the ages of 20 to 34 …show more content…
Thomson uses an analogy about a famous violinist who has a fatal kidney problem and the only person who can save him is only you and so the Society of Music Lovers kidnapped you in order to plug in the violinist 's circulatory system into yours not for nine months but for probably nine years or longer just to save his life and all of this was done without your permission and the moment you unplug yourself from him, he will die (49). She argues that if a fetus is conceived despite taking "precautions against having a child, they do not simply by virtue of their biological relationship to the child who comes into existence have a special responsibility for it" (65). In addition to Thomson 's argument for body autonomy, women 's rights activists who are in favor of abortion believes that "women have a moral right to decide what to do with their bodies" and if they 're not given the choice to terminate their unwanted pregnancy, they 're being deprived of their rights ("Arguments in favour of

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