Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice 2

Topics: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth Pages: 4 (1412 words) Published: November 14, 2005
Abortion: Pro-life vs. pro-choice
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Such a question has puzzled Americans for many, any years. I have heard all the arguments, but is there really a right or wrong answer to this question? In my opinion no. Sure I lean toward one side of the argument but I cannot give a definite answer to that question. I have the exact same feelings on the subject of abortion. Abortion has been a highly debatable subject for many years. I used to be a supporter of the pro-life cause, meaning in short I was against abortion in every aspect, there were no exceptions when it came to abortion, it was simply murder, and I would not stand for it. After a few years of being pro-life I started to question why I believed so much in a cause that took choice away from women. After all we do live in America, land of the free, which should entitle us (women) the right to choose whether or not we want to carry a baby to term. It is thoughts like that that led me to where I am today supporting the cause of pro-choice.

As a pro-choicer, I believe that a woman has the right to choose and the right to privacy when she makes that choice. I believe that not one person has the right to tell another that she cannot have an abortion. What if carrying a baby to full term is life threatening to a woman? Should a woman have to die so an unborn child can live? I do not think so. Yes, that fetus is alive, it is human, and yes having an abortion would constitute murder of an unborn child. Yes, pro-lifers we know it is murder, but there must be some exceptions. I know that if I were pregnant (even if it was planned) and I found out six weeks into my pregnancy that if I carried the child to full term it would be life threatening. Yes, I would think about it fully, but ultimately I would more than likely come to the conclusion of abortion. I would not die for an unborn child, and frankly I do not know any person that would. Although I am sure...
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