A woman’s body is ultimately her own and she has the right to choose what she feels is best for it, especially when it comes to pregnancy. Along with this right comes the growing controversy over whether a woman should be able to choose to terminate a pregnancy. Abortion is a rapidly growing issue among women in the United States regarding their right to reproduce children. There are two types of people in the world: those who are “pro-choice” are the people that believe that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion and there is the “pro-life” side of the matter, which is the people that believe abortion is murder. The official definition of abortion is, “the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to being capable of normal growth” (Dictionary). Notice the key words: “prior to being capable of normal growth.” What these opponents do not take into account is the fact that if abortion was made illegal, women would still find ways to end pregnancy by uncertain and even unsafe methods. With this point under consideration, the pro-life point of view is contradictory to the overall well-being of women due to the fact that they could be seriously injured or even die in the process of having an unsafe, illegal abortion (ProCon).
Women have the right to privacy and the right to do what they please with their body (ucsb). Abortion is a very personal decision that only the individual person can make.
One scenario in which a woman might make the decision to abort her unborn child is after a violent conception, or in other terms, rape. It would be very difficult for a woman to carry
a child to full terms after having being raped and left with this unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Another profoundly difficult scenario in which a woman might chose to abort could be based on the knowledge that her child will be extremely mentally and/or physically challenged. Based on the...