Pro-Life or Pro-Choice
With regards to the topic of abortions, there are a lot of different opinions. Everyday, people are faced with the difficult situation of unplanned pregnancy. Some people think that it’s just a ball of tissue inside of them, but in just 21 days after conception, the heartbeat begins.
The main controversy around this topic is at what point during the pregnancy can we distinguish whether the embryo goes from a fertilized egg into a living being.
Some people believe that abortion access should be restricted to special cases or banned completely. They are motivated by a belief that human personhood begins at conception. Having an abortion, in their opinion, murders a baby. The people that have this opinion are Pro-Life. The other group of people is called Pro-choicers. They believe that each woman should be relatively free to follow their own beliefs concerning the termination or continuation of pregnancy. Most recognize that there is a diversity of beliefs about abortion access. Most believe that human personhood begins later in the pregnancy. Maintenance
The one thing that these two groups have in common is that they would both like to see a reduction in the number of abortions performed. Many pro-lifers promote support services for women in crisis pregnancies. Many pro-choicers promote better birth control education in schools and greater access to contraceptives.
I think that abortions should be allowed in certain situations. Some of these situations include:
- If an abortion is needed to save the life of the woman
- To prevent the woman having serious health problems
- When the fetus is so malformed that it will only live a matter of hours after birth
- When the fetus has a chromosome abnormality (those that cause Down Syndrome)
- When the pregnancy was the result of incest or rape
It is everyone’s own opinion about what they want to do. Some people may be better suitable to...