Pro-life supporters, on the other hand, believe that the unborn child has the right to life, and that abortion unlawfully takes away that right. If we take away the woman’s right to chose, will we begin limiting her other rights also? Or, if we keep abortion legal, are we devaluing human life? There is no easy answer to these questions. Both sides present strong, logical arguments.
There are many viewpoints on the topic, pro-life and pro-choice, and sometimes people will disagree with others in their own category. Judith Jarvis Thomson assumes, in her essay A Defense of Abortion, that a fetus is a human being from the moment of conception. She does not state she believes this, but uses it as a premise for her argument on why and when abortion should be permitted. She uses analogies to illustrate why, in times of rape and failed contraception, abortion should be allowed. Mary Anne Warren, in her essay On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, talks about one of Thomson’s analogies and refutes it.
In fact if we force this woman to have the surgery it could compromise the sanctity of a woman’s body. This would bring up the whole debate of abortion. Having the fetus’s rights just as important if not more than the mother’s, could say that if you have an abortion or miscarriage that you could be charged with a criminal offence. In the interest of fairness and justice, she should not be forced to have the
The book for itself told me that it was going to be about abortion and indeed there were going to a lot of trouble. But overall the book was good and informed me a lot about the illegal abortions women’s were having back then. Honestly, the women’s who were getting the abortion were tired of having babies and we not capable of caring for another child. Kaplan’s thesis was that women had the right to know about abortion
Even though the pregnancy is terminated the process of abortion is still distress for the women to experience. Abortion is not something that should not be taken lightly and should never be the solution for being irresponsible and reckless. Even though women have the right to choose, they still seek medical advice to know the side effect of terminating a pregnancy. Women that have abortions are at a higher risk for reproductive tract infections which include HIV/AIDS and PID. It is a never ending battle between Pro-life activist and Pro-choice activist and they both have great points of view.
What is more important is that we are giving a woman the choice of whether or not she will have an abortion. No human being; how smart, powerful, or important they may be; has the right to change what may happen to another human’s body unless that change is made by a doctor in an extreme medical condition, where that doctor has the consent of the patient, or relative of the patient, to help that person. When a woman makes the decision to have an abortion the decision is not taken lightly. That is the concern of many pro-life supporters. They are concerned that women are becoming pregnant and simply saying, “O well, I’ll just have another abortion.” That is not the case.
Abortion (Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life) The right for a woman to choose whether or not to abort a pregnancy is one of the controversial issues in the United States. Pro-life are the people who believe that it is the government’s rights and responsibility to care for all life regardless of all the concerns in the health of the pregnant woman or what kind of life would the child have. Pro-choice are those people who argue and believe that a woman should have the right to decide and make a choice on what she wishes to do when it comes to their own body, as long as it does not harm others with their decision. My standpoint about abortion is that I definitely feel that it is a woman’s right to decide if she is going to do abortion and as long as she has a valid reason to abort a child. The reason why it is important for a woman to make a choice is because a lack of choice could and may lead to medical and health problems for the mother and the child, and a poor environment for the child to grow with.
In the online article “Misperceptions About Unplanned Pregnancy,” the difficulty of obtaining birth control is addressed. It is noted that cost and other obstacles make contraceptives seemingly unobtainable, leading to many adolescent unplanned pregnancies. Also, in terms of accessibility, it is imperative to give women access to safe abortion-performing clinics as to limit the unsafe quest for illegal abortions. With modern surgical technology improving day after day, there should be no reason for a woman to be led, seemingly forcibly, to seek out illegitimate surgical options. Lastly, regarding the pro-choice agenda, simply put, abortion noticeably lowers crime rates.
If a woman wants to control her family size, there are not only oral contraceptives, but condoms as well. By combining the two, you are increasing your chance of not getting pregnant. It is a woman’s right to be sexually active if she chooses to, however, responsibility comes with that. If a woman does not want to get pregnant, then she should prevent it with every effort, rather than just turn to abortion to fix her irresponsibility. Next they will argue that you have a right to control your family size, but in doing so by abortion.
Women across the country who must go through the traumatizing horrors of abortion are often categorized as shameful. They are judged enough already and certainly don’t deserve to bear the burden of ugly legislation. Planned Parenthood is an organization who supports women’s rights and is in disagreement with the things that they must put women through because of these regulations. A recent bill in Texas called the “Women’s Right to Know Act” was passed and requires women to make at least two visits to the abortion clinic before the