The Debate Of Abortion

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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in our society. The argument of abortion comes from many different perspectives. Everyone has their own opinion on the matter. Many say abortion is murder, whereas others say it is justified under certain circumstances. When it comes to who makes the decision to abort, the woman carrying the child has the ultimate choice.
There are different positions that a person can take on abortion. The two main views on the topic include pro-choice and pro-life (Wade & Bolton, n.d). Being a part of the pro-choice movement means that you believe a woman should be able to make her own decisions based on her situation. It is allowing women the freedom to do what they want with their bodies. Women should have
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The presidential election is the U.S currently happening, is a very large platform for the two candidates to express their beliefs and opinions on issues in America and of course, abortion is one that is heavily brought up. Hilary Clinton, being a woman herself, is pro-choice and is supportive of abortion. She argues that funding for abortion and to Planned Parenthood should not be cut from receiving money because they supply many health services for women and without it, there would be even fewer options for women in need. Donald Trump takes the side of pro-life and says that he has always hated the concept of abortion. He also argues that in cases of rape or risk to the mother’s health, abortion is acceptable (Radnofsky, n.d). However, in the last debate between the two candidates, Trump goes to say that women are getting abortions at nine months and that is too late for an abortion because the baby is already almost fully developed. The percentage of women receiving late abortions are actually very low as most women will do it early on in pregnancy unless of certain complications in access to services. His plan is to use scare rhetoric towards women. Being in these positions, these two candidates have an enormous responsibility and a …show more content…
Luckily, Canada is one of the few countries that legalizes abortion, but that is not to say it is still a difficult process. The biggest struggle women face is accessibility. In hopes of finding services, women travel far distances, sell valuable items in order to be able to afford the costs and even then they are put on a waiting list (Lynne V, n.d). These restrictions often time lead to women putting harm to their bodies because inevitably abortion is going to happen and in desperate times women result in conducting their own abortions with untrained people who used unsanitary objects, risking their own health. Many different laws were made against abortion in order for women to feel shame for choosing to have an abortion. In 2010 in Oklahoma, women were forced to undergo an ultrasound before going through with abortion to listen to the fetus’s heart and see their bodies to make the woman feel extreme guilt and persuade her to keep the baby. In the same year, Nebraska implemented a law banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It was believed that babies’ lives should not be ended so close to labor because it was unfair to them who wanted to have a life and that be taken away. In the United States from 2011 to 2013, over 73 abortion clinics were forced to close due to the new laws making it even harder for women to have the proper services they

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