Pro-Choice: Women should have the right to choose.
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Hi! My name is Abby Gunraj and I'm Pro-Choice. I believe that all women have the right to choose whether or not they want or feel fit to have a child. Women should have the right to an abortion because it's their body so they get to decide what they want to do with it. If a woman is not stable mentally, physically, or financially to have a child then abortions should be legal. Another reason why abortions should be legal is that many women are often raped by a stranger or relative which is incest. According to Holmes, "...among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. Among 34 cases of rape-related pregnancy, the majority occurred among adolescents and resulted from assault by a known, often related perpetrator." Since so many women are raped and end up pregnant, abortions should be legal if that woman decides that she doesn't want to keep the child. Abortions could prevent babies from being born with difficulties if it's an incest child. I understand that birth control exist but they are not all 100% effective except for abstinence because there is still a chance that they can fail. According to Heather Busby, "Contraception can fail. The best plans do not always work out. And when that happens, abortion is an essential part of health care." If abortion becomes legal then women can have the opportunity to have less stress so they can continue living their life without having to worry about having a child if they're not ready. Many times when women pregnant, it's an accident which is where abortion comes in if they're not ready to have a child. Back in 1973, the Supreme Court decided that abortions should be legal within 27 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy in the Roe v. Wade case. According to Gordon and Hurt, “So far in 2019, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abortion or forbid it past a certain point in pregnancy.” These laws have certain limits which is when a woman should get an abortion some states say 6-8, 18-22 weeks of pregnancy, except for Alabama. Alabama’s only exception is only if the mother’s life is at risk during the pregnancy. Most people who are Pro-Life think that abortions are killing a baby but is a woman gets an abortion before it’s even a life, then it’s not murder. Women should get an abortion before the baby actually begins to form and have a heartbeat. According to AGI, “The U.S. Congress has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds to pay for abortions, except when the woman's life would be endangered by a full-term pregnancy or in cases of rape or incest.” The government are mostly Pro-Life so they believe that funds should not be used for abortions. The Supreme Court makes these abortion laws and most of the representatives are conservatives. According to Planned Parenthood, “In state after state in 2019, anti-abortion politicians have rushed to ban abortion — either outright or at a point before many people even know they’re pregnant.” The are all Pro-Life so they use their authority to make the decison for women when they fully educated on the rights and wrongs of the issue. By raising money, doing petitions, peaceful protest, and just helping to educate everyone on abortions, we can make a difference. If we come together as one, together we can make abortions legal and affordable everywhere.
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