Abortion: Pro-choice and Human Life Essay

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Abortion Right or Wrong? Abortion is defined as: "the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." However, if only the debate over the abortion issue was as simple as the definition provided above. Much like every aspect of human life, a statement is neither right nor wrong, but simply left open for someone to interpret it. There is no black and white in life, only gray areas that are hard to figure out. Some issues tend to provide us more gray areas than others. Abortion is a prime example of that. Those who refute abortion claim that it is the murder of a helpless baby who has not yet had the chance to live and function as a human being and be apart of our world. However, the debate opposite it is just as keen; it is a woman's right to choose what happens to her body, and if she decides that she is not capable of bringing a child into this world, than she shouldn't be forced to out of nature. Where do we draw the line between humane and inhumane, necessitated death and murder. When does a woman's right over her internal reproductive organs become that of the government's? Is abortion wrong or is it right? So many questions are raised by such a fervent debate, that we must look at both sides of the issue to better understand it in a general, but yet with an open-minded approach to both. As expected, there are many people that are opposed to abortion. These people are better referred to as "pro-life advocates", or essentially, they advocate the life of the baby over the woman's right to choose if the baby lives or dies. Groups such as Human Life International, The Christian Coalition, and many other support the right of human life. There are several reasons why people who are pro-life do not support abortion. A main argument is that one is killing an unborn baby, murdering an unsuspecting life, in their decision to have an abortion. They are trying to "play God" by killing their baby because they are not responsible enough to take care of the baby and to ignorant to have protected sex. However, they also feel that abortion is a dangerous procedure, and puts the mother at risk as well. Pro-life advocates feel that there are other options other than abortion. Adoption, for instance,provides an alternative to abortion. Adoption would provide the baby with, a warm, loving home. There are many people that are willing to take in children; people that can't have children of their own. Pro-life advocates who are opposed to any and all killing would definitely support finding a home for a baby as opposed to killing it. Many pro-life advocates feel like, 'you choose to have sex, and now you must face the consequences of your actions.' Pro-life advocates feel that a mother deciding to terminate her pregnancy is deciding something that God normally would. For example, if God wanted a woman to lose her child, he would have her miscarry. There are many different aspects of pro-life that can be interpreted in even more ways then i have said but overall if your not ready for a child don’t have sex. The second side to the debate, of course, is pro-choice. A pro-choice advocate is someone who feels that the woman's right to choose should come before anything, even human life. The main argument of "pro-choice" advocates is naturally that women should have the right to choose what happens to their