The Pros And Cons Of Outlaw Abortion

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There are many laws now restricting access to abortions which may outlaw abortions in the future. The movement to outlaw abortions is getting stronger and congressmen have taken measures to make abortions harder to receive. Back in the 1970s abortion had been illegal because of religious views about babies, and now those same views are appearing again. The two sides of the argument fight for either the women’s right or the right of the fetus. The people fighting for abortion are fighting to give women a choice so that in the future they will be able to decide instead of having congressmen decide. According to polls “...53% of Americans legal access to abortions should not be restricted”(Holmes). This proves that the majority still believes …show more content…
At the beginning of a pregnancy a fetus is only one cell and that cannot be considered human and given the same rights as any other human(Landis 113). To consider one cell a human is absurd because it has not developed into anything yet. While giving an embryo a right to live, and taking away a woman 's right to choose is unjust. For an embryo to be considered a human it has to have internal organization, brain, and organs which develop after the 15th week(Landis 114). Until that point the fetus is not considered a human, but a developing embryo. The women’s right to have an abortion wins out over the fetus, since the women is actually considered a human and a fetus is not during the first trimester. The fetus is considered a human after the 26th week when it can live on its own(Holmes). The 26th week is around when the second trimester ends, so outlawing abortion before that would mean given more rights to a fetus and not a fully grown human. The fetus is entirely dependent on the women. It depends on the women for food, oxygen, and energy(Landis 113). This makes the fetus a part of the women not its own entity. Therefore, an abortion should be left up to a women to decide. Abortion is the women’s choice because until the second trimester the fetus is not considered human proving it has no rights. As shown above abortion should be kept legal because it is the women’s choice …show more content…
There are many cases where an abortion is not wanted, but needed for the sake of the women or the child she has growing inside of her. In many states now, abortion is banned after the 20th week. However, sometimes young teens do not find out about their pregnancies until the 20th week, then they are left with no options(Holmes). Some of these young teens are not capable of raising a child and having a child at that point will only make the child and the mother suffer. In the circumstance where a girl is not capable of raising a child, an abortion is necessary. Sadly, women who have been raped have had to deal with the repercussions of the incident and for some women they have also had to deal with raising the child of the rape. The women who have survived a case of rape deserve to have a right to an abortion, but many times they have been turned away only because they came to an abortion provider after the 20th week(Steinberg). These women are forced to go through a pregnancy that reminds them of the pain they had to suffer. In the case of a raped woman who is emotionally unstable, she should not have to have the child. There are also some cases in which an abortion is done to protect the mother from death or other injuries. If a fetus develops wrong, it could harm the women and that is what happened in the case of Mary O’Donnell. Mary O’Donnell was having a healthy pregnancy until the 20th week where the child’s

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