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Last edited at 2:39PM on 12/16/2012
Pro-choice 100%. I believe that a woman should be able to decide whether they want to have a baby or not -she shouldn't have to be plagued by one mistake for the rest of her life, especially not with the case of rape and teen pregnancies. Teens mothers are more likely to leave school, get divorced, develop health problems.... and they can adopt their kid, sure, but who's to say that they will want to, or even that their kids will be adopted by a loving family? Very few women try adoption after they give birth, and most families wanting to adopt are looking for a healthy white baby. And no, abortion isn't murder. Saying that abortion means killing "innocent babies" or "unborn children" isn't exactly true. Repeating these phrases doesn't change any facts; most abortions occur early, when the fertilized egg has no nervous system and no consciousness.
I am personally pro-life as a Christian. However, I believe that my personal beliefs should not infringe upon the rights of others and whether or not a woman should have control over her own body. Therefore everyone should have the right to abortion.
Pro-choice simply means that a person has a right to do what they want with their own body. As a result I am both pro-life and pro-choice. Abortion is a terrible institution, but I believe that the first spark of brain activity is the beginning of the human soul. That being said the potential for life after the first month of conception is too great for an abortion to take place. Also abortion is a very gruesome practice and VERY unethical. It can result in sterilization and permanent scarring in the naive girls that participate in the practice because they "don't want to throw their lives away" or "don't want to get in trouble". Someone may be a victim of rape, but unless there is a health risk there is no valid reason to not have the child. As for the women's bodies, their bodily rights end where another person's body is involved. A women can't just smoke, drink, and party when pregnant. That is frowned upon. Oh but she can have an abortion because she has a right to her own body! Do you realize how backwards that logic is? It is not a debate for me. It is a matter of reasoning. It is just that people just try and mix emotion in with the issue.
Pro-life. I am a Catholic but that is not the only reason I do not support abortion. I believe even in the earliest stages of life, the baby is still human. The woman does have the rights to her own body, but she should be responsible with it. When the fetus is in the womb it is a living being, and deserves a shot at life. Many times, a child brings joy and peace into homes. It can be a struggle to raise a child, and it is again the woman's choice whether or not she decides to keep the child. But any of us could be killing the next Mozart or Picasso. I highly disagree with "VickyCaramel" who states that "pro-life arguments are usually based on fantasy ideas of a soul or outright lies". Also some clinics perform abortions when the embryo has become a fetus, which is more human-like than ever, and could be classified under murder.
Life! It kills babys, why not just adopt? Why not take take bc, or use "protection", or afterpill? You have three choices. Maybe if your 5 weeks in, but after that you might as well have it and put it up for adoption.