The truth doesn’t need a hook. It stands on its own. Everyone has control on their own body and they have the right and the freedom to choose what happens to it. Illegalizing abortion is wrong, naive, arrogant, and not in any way a choice for anyone but the person involved. Being pro-choice is believing all women have the right to an abortion. Many people that are pro-choice believe You should be pro choice since legalizing abortion has a more negative side-effect than positive, the consequences on the carrier are extreme, and everyone has a right to his or her body and his or her bodies’ needs. Making abortions illegal will not solve anything. If a woman wants an abortion, she will do whatever it takes to get one. Women are determined enough to risk prison, sexual molestation, and their existence.  If a woman is willing to go through that for an abortion it clearly affects her more than those against it. No one against abortions is willing to lose their life to make it illegal.  Thousands of women have died during an illegal abortion” From the National Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, the CDC identified 86 deaths for 2013 that were related to abortion”. Women also risk gruesome measures, vaginal scarring and deformation, and a lot of pain. Some women with the help of someone will attempt an abortion on herself. She will insert an object through her cervix for a couple of days causing pain, bleeding, sepsis or an infection.  If a woman waited too long in her pregnancy due to the unavailability of abortion, she faces an even greater hazard.  If abortions are illegalized, women will resort to this again. If people are so concerned with life, they shouldn’t outlaw abortions. Some pregnancies, such as tubal pregnancies, are ticking time bombs, the fetus faces certain death and the pregnant person could be harmed too. These people should have the right to safety. Aborting a fetus before it naturally miscarries, can save the pregnant person a lot of pain and danger to health. Is causing both pregnant person and fetus to die pro life?   There are hundreds of explanations as to why women need abortions. The long list includes: she was a victim of rape/incest, she is not ready or too young for a child, she is financially incapable of having a baby, the fetus has a health problem, the woman has a health problem, she wants to avoid being a single parent. The social aspect to these problems is not frivolous, but very serious.  The only way to understand these reasons is to be in that woman’s shoes. They are legitimate reasons and cannot be solved in most cases. To think otherwise is incredibly naive. But they do not need one. That sentence is key. Nobody plans to have an abortion. Abortions happen for two main reasons: an unplanned pregnancy that the woman does not want to continue with or a planned pregnancy that has health problems and risks for either or both the fetus or the woman. The second reason, while a tragic situation, is a small percentage of women seeking abortions and is also a situation that is dependent on outside factors such as genetics or severe health risks. These abortions account for 1.5 percent of all abortions performed in the United States, which leaves 98.5 percent of all abortions because of an unplanned pregnancy. It stands to reason that if there were less unplanned pregnancies, there would be fewer abortions. Something pro-life and pro-choice believers can agree on. More effective and more affordable birth control can help prevent unplanned pregnancies. Accurate and comprehensive sex education is also crucial to society. Women who have abortions do not want to be in that situation. This may be an overarching statement, but every single one of them would rather not have to be in that situation, which is why nobody wants to have an abortion. To think otherwise is illogical and unreasonable. But all women should have the right to do anything they want with their body. A woman’s body is her property and no one should enforce otherwise. She’s a women; not a womb. My opinion on abortion doesn’t matter. What matters is what the consequences on other people. Making abortion illegal has some very real, and  very devastating consequences on the lives of people who aren’t me. I don’t get to decide what somebody else does with their body. I just don’t. A  person’s body is their property, and they decide what to do with it. When a woman is pregnant, it is still her body. A fetus growing in your uterus does not take rights away from you. I believe that life begins at conception- that is a scientific fact. When an egg and a sperm come together, a zygote is formed. Recognizing that a zygote/embryo/fetus is a life, however, is not antiethical to the pro-choice position. Life is scientific, but personhood is legal. A fetus should not be considered a person legally until it has been born, as that is when a fetus is truly separate from the woman’s body. Any other position does not give equal rights to the fetus and the woman, as the pro-life side states their mission is, but rather elevates the fetus’ rights above those of the woman. See, I don’t have rights over anybody’s body except my own. Making abortion illegal makes the fetus more important than the woman, as in she must give up her bodily autonomy for the fetus.  Pregnancy involves around nine months of difficult or debilitating symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, cravings, exhaustion, and more. The UN has classified forcing a pregnant person to continue a pregnancy against their will as torture. Pregnancy is considered an actual form of torture and yet abortion is looked down upon and in most countries illegal. Pro-lifers believe it is cruel to “murder” a fetus; but which is crueler: abortion or a kid living a miserable life?  A child deals with many issues once they realise they are adopted. Children struggle with guilt, as they feel they aren’t good enough to be kept. They also struggle with identity issues, emotional distress or pain, difficulty in making connections and many more. Each year in the United States, about 51,000 American children are placed for adoption. In addition, about 6,500 foreign children are adopted by Americans, for a total of a little under 58,000 children adopted per year. Every year there are about 1.3 million abortions. Only 4% of women with unwanted pregnancies give their children up for adoption. If abortion becomes illegal the amount of women giving their child up for adoption will increase by around 64 percent. There are no national statistics on how many people are waiting to adopt, but experts estimate it is somewhere between one and two million couples. Which means over half the kids won’t even get adopted. And the ones that do still have many emotional issues. In 2001, there were 1.5 million adopted children in the United States, representing 2.5 percent of all U.S. children.Pregnancy is torture. Any kind of treatment that causes physical or mental pain, committed for any reason, is a violation of international law. Legally, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted it is illegal. Is forcing women to keep her child a form of punishment? The UN classifies pregnancy as a form of torture, and you want to illegalize it?  Others might be pro life because they think abortion is murder. Recently, one of the biggest scientific debates has been about the fetus is considered alive. There are many leading scientific studies, but none have been proven. However, what has been proven is when a human dies. A human dies when the brain completely stops to function. During the first 11 weeks of pregnancy the fetus doesn’t even have a brain to begin with. Or a heart, or many other vital organs. So if living begins when the brain  starts to function and living ends when the brain stops functioning, how are we killing something that isn’t even alive yet? Mark Twain once said, “Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable?  I, not the state. If I choose injudiciously, does the state die? No.” Your body, your property and that’s why you should be pro choice.

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