Abortion is a tricky issue that has been debated about for hundreds of years. Abortion itself is the act of terminating a pregnancy. There are two sides to this issue: pro-life or pro-choice. Pro-lifers take the stance that abortion should be illegal (mostly because of moral issues), while those who are pro-choice believe that abortion should be fully legal. Currently, abortion is legal in the United States, though groups of pro-lifers try to annul this.
[...] While this is true, that convenience is at the expense of someone's life: the mother's. People see abortion as a way out of responsibility, but all anti-abortion laws are, are punishments for having sex. Men can walk away easily, they rarely have to live with punishments for having sex. Making abortion illegal would also force more women to carry children that they do not want. The number of teenage mothers would skyrocket as well. Statistics show that most people who get abortions are under 25 years old. [...]
[...] It is a part of a woman's body, and terminating the pregnancy would be her choice. Going through a pregnancy takes a physical toll on women. There are hormones, weight gain, stretch-marks, and lifestyle changes to live with. If a woman does not want to put herself through this, the government should not have the right to force her to. Being in control of one's fertility is a woman's right. Without it, women are trapped by the realities of having to raise a child. [...]
[...] The safety issue was also one of the central arguments in the Roe V. Wade case. Of course, back-alley abortions only affect the poor. Those who were affluent mainly white affluent women - were able to travel to states or countries where abortion was legal, and safe. They were able to procure abortions with no harm done to them. Countless women in lower classes were crippled because they had to resort to drastic measures to get an abortion. Keeping abortion illegal allows those who perform abortions, who are not even doctors, to make money. [...]
[...] To make sure no woman is stuck living a life she does not want to live, does not have children she does not want and will not love or care for. Being pro-choice, and believing abortion should be legal is pro-life, it saves many women's lives. Instead of constantly debating on whether or not abortion should be legal, we should focus on preventing abortion in the first place. We, as a country, should be focusing on providing sex education for all and access to birth control. Abortion has to be legal for many different reasons, especially for the [...]
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