Abortion is a very controversial issue that has been continually argued over the past few years and will continue for years to come. Before I get into the sides of abortion, I must define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of a fetus, or unborn child while the child is still in the mother womb. There are two sides to this topic. The pro-life which is those who are against abortion and the pro-choice which is those who believe it is the women’s right to choose if she wants to have an abortion or not. Personally, I consider myself a pro-choice. There are many reasons to why I take this stance.
With the evolving moral standards of society, abortion has becoming more and more justified. Abortion, the practice of removing a fertilized egg from a mother’s womb has a become a serious concern in our society; one that should generally be supported because unwanted pregnancies placed a lot of stress on young women and teenage mothers, abortion gives pregnant women the option to choose whether or not to bring fetuses with profound abnormalities to life, most importantly, it gives a woman the option to carry or abort a child that was conceived during an act of rape or incest.
Many people opposed abortion because they believe killing a fetus is the same thing as killing a baby. One of their claim is that God does not condone the killing of another human being. In the article, Birth defects should not necessarily result in abortion, Steve Hall, an attorney and theologian in Virginia whom himself was born with a life threatening disability proclaimed that “All life is God given, and we should protect it to the extant we can, no matter how much a person proves to contribute to society. In his statement, Hall believed that God should have the find say on who live or die. To some extent, I believed Hall has a valid point. However, society has to understand that some people doesn’t always have the mean to provide for their child. In a case where a fetus has been diagnosed with a disability, some parents might find it difficult to scope with a disable child, which can lead them to have an abortion. Others might have other family members and a disable would put too big of a strain on their life
For those who claim that abortion is against God’s will and only He should decide who live or die. Then let me ask you this, if what God says is right and what He does is an example to us all then why does he kill? In the story of Noah, God annihilate the world except for a few just because he didn’t like what the world had turn in to; things didn’t exactly go the way he planned so he wiped the slate clean. By this action, is God not doing the same thing as a woman might do when she has an abortion? She’s terminating the pregnancy because it didn’t go as planned, that’s not what she wanted, or she’s not sure whether or not she’ll be able to cope with a disable child. So my question is if God can do it, why can’t a woman do the same. Women should be allowed to make her own decision, after all it is within their right.
Another opposing view on abortion is that minors or young women who choose to terminate their pregnancy because they feel unprepared should be held accountable. Some pro-life sympathizers believed if a female is responsible enough to have intercourse than she is wise enough to implement measure that would prevent the risk of unwanted pregnancy through the responsible use of contraception, or if that’s not possible through abstinence. It’s easier say than done. According to Guttmacher Institute, half of the pregnancies among American women were unintended, and four out of ten of them result in abortion. Unwanted pregnancies placed a lot of stress on young and teenage mothers. It also showed that fifty-one percent of women who have an abortion had used a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant. From my perspective, all babies have the right to be provided with their basic needs of