The debate over the choice to have an abortion and the timeline used to say when in a pregnancy abortion should be allowed is one that has caused much societal divide. There are varying views that state from the moment of conception of the fetus, possesses a soul and thus should be considered human. There are also those who suggest that the fetus is not actually human until they are completely formed or “whole”. A woman has the right to her body and that she should have the ability to have an abortion in cases where she sees fit or when it is deemed medically necessary. I believe that abortion should be up to each individual woman to decide if it best the woman’s their individual needs.
When we look at life and the ability to be “human” we must view the mother as paramount and allow this life which is “whole” to be kept in its healthiest sense which is often not viewed by outside parties. If any of these circumstances were to present themselves by the pregnancy and birth of a child then in my opinion abortion should not only be justifiable but in some cases mandatory. The woman should have the utmost control over her body especially when negative consequences are at stake.
An area of inconsistency that would have to be considered here is that we all have certain constitutional rights and the freedom of choice gives each of us the power over our choices. “ A woman's right to choose abortion is a "fundamental right" recognized by the US Supreme Court. The landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade was decided on Jan. 22, 1973, and remains the law of the land.”(Lynn 2008) These rights are not restricted to certain individuals nor should they be. In this way a woman should be given choices in her healthcare and personal well being and undergoing abortion would definitely qualify here. There are certain aspects of our constitutional freedoms that would be lost such as the right of choice if abortions were not able to be performed.
There is also situations when a...