The Debate Over The Issue Of Abortion Essay

1582 Words Jul 27th, 2015 7 Pages
The topic of abortion has been highly debated over the years and is very controversial. There are two sides to the argument. On one side, we have advocators for abortion. They believe mothers have the right to abort an unborn baby, if they ever so wish to. The other side of the ar-gument believes the act of aborting an unborn baby, is morally wrong. They believe that the un-born baby has a right to life and ultimately has to decide for itself if it wants to live. I for one believe aborting a baby should be allowed, under specific circumstances. Although when it comes to extremists there is only one right answer and that is theirs. But nevertheless we must seek to understand both.
The practice of aborting a baby is thought to have no real origin. “Women around the world have used abortion to control their reproduction at every point in history, and in every known society.”(ourbodiesourselves.org) It wasn 't until the 1900s did the act of aborting a baby become illegal. “Connecticut passes the first law in the United States barring abor-tions.”(studentsforlife.org) Abortion is thought to be a means of controlling birth rates. Women do it for various reasons. Women do it because they can’t financially support a baby, because of rape, because the child is diagnosed to be mentally ill, because it endangers the mom, or because they simply don’t want it. When it comes to aborting a baby there are various factors that play a role, many personal. Some who support abortion, say…

Related Documents