Persuasive Arument on Abortion

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The argument whether abortion should be legal or not has been raging for years. In America where democracy rules and the right to freedom of choice are set at a high priority among citizens, it’s not hard to see pro-choice and pro-life ideals going head on. In this paper I will explain some of the major reasons woman have abortions, as well as how if we are truly a democratic society and we do have freedom, then pro-choice and legalizing abortion is the answer. I will also talk about ethical issues, and how the effect of legalized abortions has affected other countries, as opposed to countries where abortions are illegal.
One of the major reasons some women have abortions is because they are too young, other reasons include not wanting to stop work or school, or simply can’t afford it. Some incidents of abortions include rape and incest which are big factors in under privileged countries like Africa. In developing countries, women have the additional concern of health risks and complications that occur as a result of unsafe practices in medical settings. This occurs when there is little social support, when a specific gender of a child is preferred or when governments enforce population control, such as China’s One Child Policy (Juggle, 2012). These reasons are consistent across numerous countries, but the difference between other countries and the US is that we have freedoms and inalienable rights which say woman have the right to make a choice.
This country was founded on the ideal of freedom for all, and with that came freedom of choice. Once we make the mistake of taking away some freedoms from our citizens, then people start to think how long before you take all of their freedoms away. This train of thought breaks down the fabric of democracy. Freedom is not always free it always comes with a price. Sometimes it is about making hard decisions and…...

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