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March 17th 2015 Pro-life vs. Pro-choice The issue of abortion in the United States will always be a controversial one. Developing two sides of the debate, pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life are the individuals who do not believe in the option of abortion. Pro-choice are the individuals who believe every woman has the choice to go through with their pregnancy or to not. Despite their contrasts, pro-life and pro-choice explore valid ideas of religion, law and health care in their debates. Supporters of the movement pro-life vs pro-choice use religion to justify their beliefs. Pro-choice looks to Judaism for their answers. They have this idea that since God created every human being, we…show more content…
But the pro-life campaign saw this as ten steps backwards. Reasons why someone would abort their pregnancy could be from rape, or the mother is ill would not survive the pregnancy, or the timing isn’t reasonable with the mother. All of these are logical and detrimental decisions, but the pro-life advocates do not excuse any circumstance. Abortion is considered murder no matter what. Pro-choice argues with “If we take away the woman’s right to choose, we will be limiting her other rights as well?” (Coleman). Exploring the rights a woman should have to her own body is the side pro-choice is making. Pro-life just eliminates all possibilities and shoots it down. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of an Abortion is “a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy most often performed in the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy” (Webster). Some concern people have with abortion is that it is not always healthy for the woman carrying. But that is untrue. Pro-choice advocates researched and discovered it is not damaging as long as it is in the first twenty weeks of the pregnancy. “The research discovered that women are actually 14 times more likely to die during or after delivery than as a result of complications from abortion” (Rochman 1). Pro-life uses the same information, but mainly that an abortion can be deathly after the 20-28 week span, after 28 weeks in any state in the United States is considered illegal. The purpose of having these
Essay Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
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Abortion is never an easy decision, but women have been making the choice for thousands of years. It has become a large dilemma since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court passed a law making the procedure legal, and an even larger controversial issue. The controversy is divided into “Pro-Choice” and Pro-Life” views. Pro-Choice supporters believe that the woman should have to choice whether to abort or not. Pro-Life supporters believe that it should be illegal to abort and preformed. However, there are many ways for this procedure to be performed. Abortion still remains today a controversial issue, by who should determine if it is the right thing to terminate a pregnancy or not and by how the procedure should be preformed.
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The district court ruled in McCorvey’s favor on the merits, but didn’t grand an injunction against the enforcement of the laws barring abortion. The courts decision was based upon the Ninth Amendment.
Pro-choice describes political and ethical views that a woman should have the control over her fertility and the choice to continue or terminate her pregnancy. Pro-choice activists argue that an embryo has no rights as it is only a potential and not an actual person and its rights should not override those of the mother’s until after it is born. The right to choose to have an abortion is personal and essential to women’s lives and without this right, women cannot exercise their rights and liberties guaranteed to them by the Constitution. Without the right to choose an abortion the 14th amendment’s guarantee of liberty has little meaning for women. Another point made could include that a man can withdraw from a relationship when he finds out that his spouse is pregnant, it is only fair that women be given the same choice.
Pro-life supporters believe that human life starts from fertilization or implantation until natural death. From the view of a pro-life advocate and action that destroys an embryo or fetus kills a person, any purposeful destruction of a human life is considered ethically and/or morally wrong. Some advocates of pro-life even oppose abortion of a fetus that would almost certainly die a short time after birth. The pro-life movement is