The Right And Right Of Privacy Essay

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Many women in today’s society find themselves in a situation where they have to decide if they are ready to bring a child into this world. Some of these women are put in this position involuntarily, whereas others have made a mistake or were irresponsible, and therefore they have to make a decision. According to the United States Constitution, every person has the right to his or her privacy, to a certain extent, and this right of privacy is extended to women and their decision to terminate their pregnancies. There are many reasons why a woman might feel the need to terminate her pregnancy. For example, she might have been sexually abused, she is not ready to have a child, or she is simply unable to because of a medical reason. Many people can and will argue against abortion, they will judge the pregnant woman, and even isolate her. Since they only see what is going on from the outside, it is easy for others to judge the woman who is thinking about going through this procedure. Until they are standing in her shoes, people do not have the right to judge a pregnant woman having an abortion. In addition, there are those who believe that abortion should only be approved for those who would be physically endangered should they go through with the pregnancy. What this means, in essence, is that abortion would have to be legal in order to save the life of the woman who is in danger. According to abortion.procon.org, a woman 's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in…

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