Individuals who involve themselves in the debate need to acknowledge that what may be the right decision for some may not be the best decision for others.
While I believe that it is a women’s right to choose I am not fully supportive of all cases of abortion.
Those who support abortion would argue that abortion is a safe medical procedure which significantly relieves the woman of the stress of having an unwanted pregnancy.
The supporters of abortion would also argue that, although women have come a long way, they are still a group of individuals who oppressed.
The chances of being oppressed increase if a woman is poor or belongs to a minority group.
Having a baby which the woman is unable to care for keeps the woman in a cycle of poverty and deprivation.Supporters of abortion argue that women should not be forced to have a baby after a horrible incident such as a rape. Some individuals also support abortion in cases in which there may be medical problems which would significantly limit the quality of life for the baby that would be born.They would argue that a fetus is not a person right at conception which makes it okay to terminate a pregnancy early in the first trimester which often when abortions occur.These women often find themselves in poverty as they are unable to afford the many children they continue to have.By having the option of abortion available to them these women can make a decision about their reproductive rights and options.The primary argument against abortion is that it is essentially murder which is against the First Amendment and our laws.Pro-life advocates consider the fetus a person right at conception once the sperm fertilizes the egg.Supporters and critics of abortion will usually define themselves as being strictly pro-choice, in that they support a woman’s right to make decisions about her body, or strictly pro-life, in that they believe the fetus is a human life which should not be destroyed.However, most individuals do not define themselves within these restrictive concepts as they may find themselves somewhere in the middle of the debate with room for compromise.They recognize that the real life circumstances of abortion are not black and white.They may believe that in some cases it is justifiable to have an abortion such as in the cases of rape.