Pro Life vs Pro Choice

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ABORTION: PRO-LIFE VERSUS PRO-CHOICE BATTLE “I do not consider myself a by-product of conception, a clump of tissue, or any other of the titles given to a child in the womb. I do not consider any person conceived to be any of those things” (Gianna Jessen ). Abortion has become a large dilemma since the 1969 national legalization of abortion. Competing groups have fought to either restrict or increase access to the procedure, leading to heated debates among political activists, religious organizations, state legislatures, and judges (Canadian federation of Sexual health). Over 42 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women's civil right; the case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and their choice whether to have a baby or not. Excluding rape or incest, abortion should not be allowed because it is an issue of human life being endangered and not the restriction of women’s lives with some rights that may be denied through childbearing. Since I am a pro-life supporter, I am strongly against abortion because abortion in most cases is the deliberate killing of the defenseless among us; this act should be stopped. The Supreme Court’s decision essentially legalized abortion through the 28th week of gestation but however, the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate has continued over the years (controversial forums). There are many psychological and physical effects of abortion. Physical complications may include excess bleeding, infection and cervical lacerations. These can cause long term risk like conceiving or carrying future children to term. The psychological effects behind abortion are deep state of depression, sexual dysfunction, increased
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