The Choice's Choice: The Practice Of Abortion

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It is not without value for human life that one insists that an unborn child is better than a suffering child. Laws governing the practice of abortion Pro-life supporters propose that an embryo has everything required to have the same moral standing as any living human being from the moment of conception. Abortion, the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, has been the topic of much debate both in the United States and elsewhere. The decision to terminate or retain a pregnancy should be entirely up to the potential mother.
The 1973 United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade imposed a uniform framework for legislation on abortion. The decision stated that a Texas law banning abortion in all cases other than those in which the mother’s life was at risk, was unconstitutional. This permitted abortions up to the point of viability and left the states to create laws governing the remainder. As there is no consensus on whether life begins at conception, at birth, or
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Each is feverishly debated. One study showed that, younger women with no children who have never been married were the most likely to site unpreparedness for children as a reason for abortion. A pregnancy, they claimed, may interfere with educational or career goals. A large percentage of women studied gave concerns of being a single mother as a reason; most of these women had at least one child already (Finer 112). Children growing up in single parent households experience more difficulty, and with little support from the community, mother and child are subject to undue burden. Every reason given seems to have some amount of legitimacy usually pertaining to the suffering of the child, but what if a woman simply does not want to be pregnant, does not want to carry or bear a child. Even with the possibility of adoption, who are we to take hostage a woman’s body until such time as she can go through the pains of

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