Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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Abortion has always been a controversial topic, and with debates from the recent presidential election bringing abortion back into the spotlight, it is clear that people have varying views as well as a great misunderstanding of abortion. Often, the morality of such action is widely discussed, and stones are quickly thrown. I believe that abortion should be legally and safely obtainable in all cases for women who feel it is the best path to take in their pregnancy. While abortion is currently legal in all 50 states, some lawmakers are working to make abortions virtually unobtainable. For example, in Ohio, a heartbeat bill sat on the desk of Governor Kasich. A heartbeat bill attempts to make abortion illegal after a heartbeat is detectable, an event that usually occurs only “six weeks after conception - before many women even realize they’re pregnant.” (Domonoske) Heartbeat bills have since popped up in Iowa as well, although it was promptly shut down 24 hours after being introduced. While Governor Kasich did veto the Ohio heartbeat bill in favor of another bill that would instead ban abortions after 20 weeks, this attempted bill is a good window to what the future could hold for laws regarding abortion. (Ludlow) The ever consistent objection to abortion is morality. People believe that it is immoral to take away the chance a fetus may have at life outside the womb. Society dances around the subject, often claiming a religious stance as their pedestal, trying to rid
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