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Abortion A Life or Death Decision

Abortion: A Life or Death Decision

In life, everybody makes choices, choices whose effects can be temporary or choices that may make waves in one’s life permanently. In my opinion, abortion should be a choice that one is able to make. It may make permanent or temporary changes, but if one is ultimately ready to deal with these changes and can make the adult decision to abort, it the right given to us as American women. Many people believe that this issue of abortion rights is moral, but it is also a Constitutional issue.

By the grace of the 9th amendment, women have had the right to legal abortions since 1789. This amendment not only gave these women a needed right, but also made life safer for the practitioners of abortion. Before this amendment was passed, doctors feared for their lives. They practiced in hiding for fear of “pro-lifers” coming to kill or harm their families. If these people are so “pro-life” how can they kill these doctors or hurt their families? It’s all a big hypocrisy. A hypocrisy also seen in many religions.

Many of these religions disapprove of abortions as well. I have never been one with the church. A baptized Catholic, I have never really agreed with the teachings of the Catholic church either, their teachings on abortion, being one of the main issues that I disagree with. The church teaches that abortion is a sin and a moral evil. One who commits this “sin” will be excommunicated and could never have been a “true Catholic” if they have even considered abortion. This religion is truly merciless with their accusals and judgments. I completely disagree with this as well as many other points brought about by the Catholic church, but that is another paper altogether. The bottom line is that one’s views on abortion should not be based on how much one has been brainwashed by their church, but by the thoughts concocted in their very own mind.

I do not believe that abortion is murder in it’s true sense. Murder, as defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary is:

[i:d9c23d0d35]murder: (n) the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought [/i:d9c23d0d35]

Abortion is not a crime and it is not usually done with malicious intentions. Don’t get me wrong, I do not believe...

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