AbortionAbortion has always been a controversial subject among everybody whether they are involved directly or indirectly, whether they are for it or against it. It is nearly impossible to find someone who doesnat have an opinion about abortion. Both those who favor or oppose abortion make superior arguments to defend their beliefs and views.
Personally, I think every last person is entitled to his or her own opinions, beliefs, thoughts, and rights. And yes, women have rights too, and denying women the right to choose abortion in the early stages of fetal development is denying her rights as a US citizen and is also discriminating against her. I think that abortion should be restricted to the first 21 weeks, which is when most of the tests can be taken to determine the health of the fetus. Anything after that might be immoral, since the fetus can very well live outside the motheras womb; although, it does depend on the situation. Abortion should unquestionably not be used as a primary birth control use. It should be determined based on the circumstances of the pregnancy.
A woman should have the choice to have an abortion if she is raped, impregnated by a disturbed man or by incest. It would be unfair to force a rape victim to bear an unwanted baby and give up all the dreams she ever had and be reminded of that rape for the rest of her life. I also think a womanas life should not be sacrificed or put at risk, a woman should be able to abort if there is any complications or a risk to her life and a threat to the babyas life. It would be morally wrong to bring to this world a severely deformed, extremely handicapped, or an incompetent baby and watch him or her suffer for the rest of their lives. That would not only affect the motheras life, but that would affect the babyas life also. That child would never be average, never be happy and would feel sad for not being like the other children.
It takes so much energy, will power, dedication, prayers and money to take care of an ill-fated baby and that is why they commonly end up in institutions regardless of how much they are loved. And the worse thing is there is not much they can achieve in their lives. What kind of life would that baby have if the mother passes away while in labor or delivering? There is only so much a father can do. How fair would that be? If the woman is not prepared financially, emotionally and physically, she should have the choice; every child should be wanted. After all, there are enough children out there that are either on welfare, foster care or abused. They might also feel rejected by society, by their parents who did not want them in the first place, and might rebel later on in their teen years.
Pro-life wants abortion to become illegal; they think that itas murder. They say the baby is innocent, did nothing to deserve being killed, did not ask to be born and has the right to live. Which is understandable and logical but the fetus has no feelings or memories, it is just a mass of tissues at first. But think about the result, think about the future of that baby, she or he does not deserve to live in melancholy, in poverty and abuse, she or he might be resented later on, might have a ghastly life with terrible parents that do not care and can not afford raising them. Pro-life wants to pass ahuman life amendmenta to the constitution declaring the unborn fetus to be a full person from the moment of conception. A womanas body has the ability to abort naturally by the way of miscarriage.
Natural abortions are happening everyday. Does that mean woman are going to be questioned about the circumstances of the miscarriage, are they going to be investigated or liable or even prosecuted? Who is going to be held accountable for the death of that fetus? Where do we draw the line? Pro-life promotes adoption, which is a very good way to give a baby a better life and a better future. But it is a lot harder to give up a newborn than it is to abort it. All mothers can assure you that. Woman getattached to the baby during the pregnancy and do not care any more about giving up the baby even if they can not afford to take care of it, therefore adoption is not an option anymore.
They will always want to keep the baby. Not only that but according to statistics, there is a two to four year wait for an adoption and could cost as much as $10,000 to $15,000. Not a lot of people can afford that. In my opinion, abortion should definitely be the motheras choice with some restrictions of course. Do not exceed the first 21 weeks. Mothers are competent of making their own decisions.
Nevertheless, it is their constitutional right and they are the oneas who are going to live with the outcome or guilt. It should be between the mother, her religion, her conscious, and her morality. Nobody has the right to impose his or her morals on anybody. Sometimes abortion is a way out of misery not just for the mother but for the baby, too.