Persuasive Essay On Pro Abortion

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Whether one is pro-life, or pro-choice, abortion has been a long running controversial topic even before it became legal in the United States from the time the earliest settlers arrived. At the time Canada’s Constitution was adopted, abortions, before the point at which a pregnant woman could feel the movements of the fetus (approximately the fourth month of pregnancy), were openly advertised and commonly performed. In the mid-to-late 1800s jurisdictions began passing laws that made abortion illegal. Currently in Canada abortion has been legal since January 1988 when the law was passed. The previous law was found to violate Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as it infringes upon a woman's right to "life, liberty and security of person." (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) Chief Justice Brian Dickson writes: "Forcing a woman, by threat of criminal sanction, to carry a …show more content…
Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion, it is the act of supporting women, allowing and trusting them to make a decision about their own life. When you take away their voice you are taking away their right and freedom to dictate what happens to their body. By no means should abortion be used as a form of birth control; but it should be available and easily accessible for everyone in whatever circumstance they may encounter. The option to abort a fetus should be left up to the conscious decision of the mother carrying the child before it reaches 18 weeks. This is supported by arguments such as the fetus age, a woman’s right to her body, the reason for the abortion, the conception of the fetus, and the idea behind abortion being illegal. While understanding the pro-life arguments made, I see no reason for debate to grow to the various extremes that it has come to in parts of North America and around the world. As long as abortion is kept safe, legal, and accessible to all women it can be kept as a private matter and less