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Abortion Meeting In The Middle Essay

1104 words - 5 pages

Aimee Crippen
H.S. 103
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Abortion Meeting in the Middle

Societies view on abortion is based on two extremes Pro-Life and Pro- Choice but the idealistic of both view have drastic outcomes. To say that someone is "pro-life" is to say that the person believes that the government has an obligation to preserve all human life, regardless of intent, viability, or quality-of-life concerns. To be "pro-choice" is to believe that individuals have unlimited autonomy with respect to their own reproductive systems as long as they do not breach the autonomy of others. So the real question, does the government have the right to tell us ...view middle of the document...

” (McCormack 2012) Row V. Wade is a law that made it possible for women to have an abortion, but it still states the following, State criminal abortion laws violate the Due Process laws of the Fourteenth Amendment which protects against state action the right to privacy, including a woman's qualified right to terminate her pregnancy. The state is not permitted to override the law but has ligament interest to protect both the pregnant woman's health and the potentiality of human life. This basically made it the woman’s choice to abortion in the first trimester, the farther in to a pregnancy there are stipulation on the right to abortions based on the life of the child. Again the realization is that making it easier to obtain an abortion is giving less responsibility to those who are using it inappropriately, what other options can be looked at before deciding to have an abortion.
What we need to address first is the children already living here in the United States. According to the American Humane Association, Everyday approximately 2,463 children are determined to be victims of abuse or neglect. More than 40 percent of child fatalities were attributed to neglect and physical abuse. 3.3 to 10 million children a year are at risk of witnessing domestic violence. Those exposed to domestic violence are at a greater risk of being abused themselves; 13.9 million underage 18 live in “food-insecure homes”. Lastly out of 1,680,900 child runaways only 21% were reported missing by caregiver. (2011) Knowing that so many children suffer in the hands of own parents, and we lack the resources to help most of them makes abortion look ideal. If we sit and think of all the drug addicts suffering from their own demons who sell their bodies to supply their drug habits, many will become pregnant. Most will not take precautions to avoid pregnancy because as an addict it is the last thing they are worried about. This is a leading cause of addiction among new born babies. I know of two girls who chose to have an abortion because they could not kick their habit. I feel that made the right decision, so the child would not suffer. Also what happens to the child that was born to a...

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