Essay about Pros/Cons of Abortion

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Pros and Cons of Abortion
Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions specialized clinics set up for this purpose. There are two sides to this abortion topic the PRO-LIFE which is those who are against abortion altogether and the PRO- CHOICE or those who believe it is the woman’s right to choose if she wants to
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Most women don't realize it will happen to them because they are too busy trying to correct the immediate problem. Pro-life persons don't have any reason to be ashamed to defend pro-lifers view in the case of rape and incest. Pro-choice has a different view to this whole abortion controversy. Pro-choice believes that it is the person’s right to have an abortion if they want to and that no one should interfere with that right. Pro-choice activist have many reasons for feeling this way. First, let’s talk about who has abortions and why they have abortions. There are 1.6 million abortions in the United States every year; there is no real special class of people who have abortions. Why does pro-choice feel that abortion is acceptable? Pro-choice believes that the answer is what the woman believes. The most common reason for abortions is when contraception fails. What is a person supposed to do when the birth control method fails? "The fact is that contraceptive failure led to 1.6 to 2 million of the 3.3 million unwanted pregnancies in the United States in 1999. These pregnancies account for about half of the 1.5 million abortions performed every year." Besides these reasons for abortion women also give researchers other reasons for getting an abortion. Opinion polls have shown for years that women are more against abortion than men are. The women led the opposition of abortion. According to a poll taken in 1983