Should Abortion Be Restricted Essay

1017 Words Feb 24th, 2014 5 Pages
Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions specialized clinics set up for this purpose. There are two sides to this abortion topic the PRO-LIFE which is those who are against abortion altogether and the PRO- CHOICE or those who believe it is the woman’s right to choose if she wants to have an abortion. These …show more content…
Mary Gordon, on the other hand, believes that abortion should be legalized or that it shouldn’t be restricted. Gordon states, “It is essential that we remember that an abortion is performed on a living woman who has a life in which a terminated pregnancy is only a small part.” (188) I think that is a great point. That abortion is a small thing in this roller coaster we call life. Gordon makes another going point “It seems to me that the question of late abortions should be decided case by case, and that fixation on this issue is a deflection from what is most important: keeping early abortions, which are in the majority by far, safe and legal.” (190) I think this is a great point made. We shouldn’t just give late abortions to everyone but only to the people that need it. When my mother was pregnant with me, she had a bad heart and was told to get an abortion. It would have been a late abortion. She refused of course but it was an option for her. So in those kind of cases we shouldn’t just do away with late abortions. Somebody might actually need it one day. Gordon makes a very bad point “In real life we act knowing that the birth of a child is not always a good thing people are sometimes depressed, angry, rejecting, at the birth of a child. But this is a difficult truth to tell; we don’t like to say it, and one of the fears preyed on by

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