Abortion Essay

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Sean Stanton Mr. Hopkins Communication Skills 16 December 2008 “Pro-choice” A woman who is pregnant with a child should have the right to decide whether or not she can let the embryo or fetus she is carrying continue to be present inside her body. Because a woman is entitled to certain reproductive rights, especially the choice of whether or not to carry a pregnancy to birth, outlawing abortion would be wrong. Outlawing abortion is also wrong because the pro-life movement can negatively affect the life of a woman to help the condition of an embryo or fetus. To add to that, an embryo or fetus is not a person it simply has the potential of becoming one. Finally, the main argument I am trying to present is that I do not think we should try to have more abortions but we as a human-race should try to reduce the number of abortions that occur in the world today, but also understand that women have the right to an abortion. There are a number of reasons that the pro-life movement can negatively affect the life of a woman to only help the condition of a fetus. Outlawing abortion forces a woman to have an unwanted child that is malformed or may have resulted from rape, or contraceptive failure. Forcing a woman to have this child would force her into 18 years of enslavement to an unwanted child. Outlawing abortion may also force a woman to resort to an illegal abortion. These abortions are very dangerous and can result in the death or injury of the mother; making the “pro-life” movement result in death. The pro-life movement focuses only on the condition of the fetus or embryo and not on the life of the mother. They want a mother to make sacrifices out of her life to help the condition of a potential person. Outlawing abortion also takes away certain reproductive rights from that a woman has, and lets what may happen to her body be decided by a group of

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