Abortion the Pro-Choice Point of View
Uploaded by Pyroflame21 on Oct 12, 2005
Abortion, in its most common ways of usage, refers to the voluntary termination of pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. There are many points of view on this subject, some religious, and some more scientific. In Approximately three-fourths of America, abortion is legal, and there has been a few cases attempting to outlaw abortion, one of which is the Roe verses Wade case. Roe argued that making a woman carry a baby against her will is a govermental intrusion of a person’s rights and will not be made a law that abortions are illegal. In 1973, the Supreme Court’s decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from trained medical surgeons, that then led to large decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death. Now there is a new idea to close abortion clinics. This proposal takes away the rights of American women that are guaranteed by our Constitution. By closing abortion clinics, the government would be not only taking away women’s rights, but is also punishing the women who want to exercise their right of a pro-choice woman by giving them no other choice but to have an abortion (if they want an abortion) in an unsafe and unsanitary enviroment that horribly threatens the woman’s health. By closing Abortion Clinics anywhere you are creating obstacles and enlarging the barriers of getting an abortion. By creating too many obstacles, you are lessening the chances a woman will have an abortion, therefore violating her right to privacy. In 1973 the American Supreme Court stated that Americans’ right to privacy included: "the right of a woman to decide whether to have children, and the right of a woman and her doctor to make that decision without state interference". The Constitution states we are obligated to be able to express a right to privacy, so taking away a woman’s chances to make decisions about her body violates that right.
“Every day, children’s lives are being terminated. The culprit; unwanted pregnancies. The main reason people are getting abortions is because they’re too irresponsible to make sure that they won’t get pregnant. Say a woman’s at a party, she gets drunk and then pregnant. Why blame the baby by killing it.” I have one answer to this; the mothers shouldn’t also be punished because she made a mistake. Who has the more pain and suffering? This is just like the Euthanasia...