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Abortion: Pro-Life Or Pro-Choice

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In the argument of abortion, there are many sides to be seen. There's the pro-life side, which is the side that is against abortion. The next is the pro-choice side, which is the side that supports abortion. The two rival sides of this topic have a strong fire burning between them, making this one of the biggest political and moral debates of my lifetime. Whichever side you stand on, there are good arguments on either side. I personally am pro-choice. But look at the facts and see which side fits best.

Pro-life is a term that describes the perspectives and activist movements against bioethics, which is the study of biological science and medicine. These beliefs have been derived from two basic religions, the Christian and Islamic faiths. The belief is seeing that the life of a fetus begins at conception and not in between or at birth. Thus, pro-lifers believe that any end to a fetus is the same as murder. This belief is not only against the aborting of the fetus for the personal reasons of the carrying mother, but also stands with any defamation to a fetus for medical or scientific advancement. This belief is also strong on the fact that abortion is not a safe practice and that it is similar to discrimination on a race, but instead it is discrimination against the unborn. Ever since the decision of Roe V Wade, those who are pro-life have been livid, and diligently working to achieve a constitutional amendment being passed that would give protection rights to those who are unborn. Pro-lifers see abortions as murder and cannot see them in any other form, even for reasons others would think were strong and good. They believe it is against God's plan (most of them) to kill a baby that has been conceived. Very often, when going to an abortion clinic such as Planned Parenthood, pro-life activists can be found passing out brochures, preaching their beliefs, and even engaging in acts of violence toward those receiving abortions. Acts of violence, however, are not common in all of those people believing in the pro-life side of things. To sum it up, the belief in the pro-life viewpoint is to believe in "fetal rights," or legal or moral rights which should be given to a fetus as is given to any other living human.

The opposing viewpoint, pro-choice, is that of the political and ethical view that women have the right to have complete control over fertility and pregnancy. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to have access to safe and legal abortions, protection against forced abortions, access to sexual education and contraceptives, and fertility treatments. All this adds up to the reproductive rights. Pro-choice believers are often found volunteering at clinics either as help before or after abortions or to shelter those receiving abortions from the harm of violent pro-lifers. Some people who are believers in the pro-choice view do not see a fetus as a living being. Some also believe that abortions are occasionally safer than going through childbirth. Two of the strongest beliefs in the pro-choice viewpoint are that every child brought into the world should be a wanted child and that every woman has the right to control her body. By the term "wanted" I mean that if the pregnancy was accidental and the mother does not want to take care of the child and it would be born into orphanage, it should not be brought into an unstable existence if at all possible. Women often do not find out about possible complications with birth until after the conception, making her choice to abort even more pertinent if it may cause permanent damage to her, possibly even death. Some also argue that since a man has the ability to walk out on the woman in pregnancy, abortion gives the woman options instead



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