The Two Sides Of Abortion

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One of the major controversial topic that has been taking storm in the news and politics is abortion, the debate whether or not if women have the right to do what they want with their body versus removing tissue that has the potential of becoming a human being. One side, “...argues that even non-viable, undeveloped human life is a sacred and must be protected by the government.” (Head), but on the other side it, “... argues that in cases where human personhood cannot be proven… government does not have the right to impede a woman’s right to decide whether or not to continue a pregnancy.” (Head). Abortion is an argument worthy topic with two sides, Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. Pro-Choice which is in favor of abortion and believe it is the women’s …show more content…
People who are pro-choice, “... believe that individuals have unlimited autonomy with respect to their own reproductive system…” (Head). Some people would argue that after certain amount of time the fetus would be able to survive without the need of the mother, “Nearly all abortions take place in the first trimester…” (Lowen). There is less than one percent chance of having a serious complication when aborting. Abortion is never a desire when contemplating the chance for giving birth to a child, but sometimes it is not the right time, it was forced upon them, or it puts the mother endanger. “...68% of women … say they can’t afford to have a child … 27% cite this as their primary reason … 20% cite health reasons. 38% are young women either hiding pregnancies from their parents…” (Head). Young women who abort for the reason of their because, “Teenagers who become mothers have grim prospects for the future. They are much more likely to leave of school; receive inadequate prenatal care; rely on public assistance …show more content…
In general, “...the person believes that the government has an obligation to preserve all human life, regardless of intent, viability, or quality-of-life concerns.” (Head). There are also varying degrees in pro-life where one might be absolute in pro-life while another supports it, but in cases of rape, insest, or would put the mom in danger are reasons to abort. There is also a human unlike all other could be born, “... presence of life alone, or of unique DNA, that defines a personhood.” (Head). They also defend that if one is not ready for a baby or can’t afford to take care of one, “Adoption is a viable alternative to abortion … 1.5 million American families wanting to adopt a child…” (Lowen). “The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique from itself, different from any other human that has ever existed.” (Schwarzwalder). The baby undergoes major milestones in becoming a human being like, “At 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate his own blood … At just six weeks, the child’s eyes and eyelids, nose, mouth, and tongue have formed. Electrical brain activity can be detected at six or seven weeks … By ten weeks after conception the child can make bodily movements.” (Schwarzwalder). Despite some women getting abortion for health reasons, “... 92% of abortions in America are

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