Abortion should be made allowed and made legal unless the procedure will prove harmful for the mother.
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Three of the most common reasons why women choose abortion is that they do not have the financial resources to raise a child, the others feel that they are not ready to have a child, and others feel that they will not be able to handle the change in their life brought on by a baby. Nearly 58% of the women gave one of these reasons for choosing abortion. This figure is supported by the fact that the majority of women choosing abortion is unmarried, under the age of 25 and are economically backward. Forcing such mothers who are so reluctant to have and raise children or sending those children to an already overburdened Childcare system seems wrong.
People who are anti-abortion believe that it equates to murder. For them it is illogical that the 50 states in America have legalized abortion but murder is a crime. However the question is where do you recognize life as beginning. Those sates which have legalized abortion obviously recognize it life beginning at birth and not at conception. I think before the birth of a child this question is not a legal one but a spiritual or moral one. Nobody should be allowed to make your spiritual decisions for you.
A number of people who are so strongly anti-choice have not had the experience of becoming unexpectedly pregnant or their partner becoming unexpectedly pregnant.
‘”I’ve had several cases over the years in which the anti-abortion patient had rationalized in one way or another that her case was the only exception, but the one that really made an impression was the college senior who was the president of her campus Right-to-Life organization, meaning that she had worked very hard in that organization for several years. As I was completing her procedure, I asked what she planned to do about her high office in the RTL organization. Her response was a wide-eyed, ‘You’re not going to tell them, are you!?’ When assured that I was not, she breathed a sigh of relief, explaining how important that position was to her and how she wouldn’t want this to interfere with it.” (Physician, Texas) ’(Anti-Choice Women Who Have)
It is important to note that only 1.4% of procedures are done after 20 weeks. Must Dilation and Extractions procedures which are described in great detail by pro-life activists are done because the mothers life is being seriously risked or when the fetus is malformed. This is because of moral and legal restrictions.
Some believe that euthanasia is a result of the legalization of abortion. I believe that euthanasia is an issue on its own with its own arguments and debates. It is really not fair to blame legalized abortion for the:
‘We said it would lead to euthanasia, and they laughed at us. And so, 25 years later it’s leading to euthanasia….. We await its long-term outcome, but this is no longer a distant threat, and the relation of abortion to euthanasia is increasingly apparent to many people.’ (Wilke C.J).
I would like to reinstate my point that women should have the right to choose. Forcing someone to make such a personal choice cannot result in anything positive. 61% of the world’s population is allowed to have abortions legally while others don’t. This is because decision makers who had no where close to their experience got to make the decision about their intimate life.
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Why do women seek abortions? Religious Tolerance. 2007.
Wilke C.J. 25 Years of Loving Them Both Life Issues Connector Abortionfacts. Mattes B. 2007. Web.