Abortion Vs Pro Life

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The pro-life versus pro-choice debate has polarized this nation for decades. Many supporters believe that it is more of an issue regarding women’s rights, than it is about the definition of life. The individuals that are against the prospect of terminating a pregnancy, believe that life begins at conception. This is where the argument lies, what truly defines life and where do we draw the line with abortion? Life is defined as, “The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death” (Definition of life in English) However, from a biological standpoint, life begins at a similar yet more exact point than just a definition.…show more content…
“They base this argument on the fact that they consider the fetus as human; therefore, killing potential people not only is it wrong but also illegal. In addition, there is the argument on fetal rights; that is, since the fetus is a potential human then human rights apply.” (Karakoulaki, M., 2012) Not only do these individuals who advocate for pro-life believe that abortion is murder, but they also believe that the act of terminating a pregnancy puts the prospective mother in danger of health issues. “Connecting abortion with psychological illnesses and even breast cancer; arguments that that have no scientific base.” (Karakoulaki, M., 2012) Many go as far as claiming that abortion is an act against the feminism moment, as by terminating a pregnancy you are potentially murdering a soon to be…show more content…
pro-choice tends to disregard the fact that the wide majority of women who have terminated pregnancies do not, in reality, do so entirely by choice. Circumstances may put these women in a situation where abortion is the least self-destructive option accessible to them. “According to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, 68% of women who have abortions in the United States say that they cannot afford to have children and 27% cite this as their primary reason for terminating the pregnancy. 20% cite health reasons. 38% are young women either hiding pregnancies from their parents, or ordered by their parents to terminate their pregnancies.” (Head, T.,

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