Ousman P.V. Jassey
10 April 2009
Should Abortion be banned?
Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in our societies and politics today. Since 1973, when the Supreme Court of the United States of America legalized abortion in its landmark Roe vs Wade decision, the opposing groups of abortion have sought to increase or restrict access to abortion, leading to intense debates among pro-life and pro-choice political leaders and activists both at state and federal governments levels and as well as religious organizations.
The abortion debate is often considered a two-sided controversy; however, the issue involves questions about biology, ...view middle of the document...
They gave a number of reasons why abortion should be banned and some of these reasons are either logical or realistic.
The pro-life activists argue that women are the custodians of life and the seeds of future generations. They made it possible for generation to pass from one period to another. This is done with bearing of children and that is why when catastrophe hit, the first cry would be save women and children. They (pro-life activists) argue that certain groups in the society such as pro-choice advocates want women to be murderers than custodians or saviors of life and generations. A woman performing abortion is nothing other than killing the precious seed of our future generations and those are children. On this point, Maria Vargas of renewamerica.us states:
Men of pro-choice supporters are less likely to live by the law of women and
children first, the first cry heard in times past when tragedy struck on land or sea.
Our adherence to the old code was the finest acknowledgement we had that
preserving the lives of mother and child was surest way to preserve the future.
Now that we find ourselves sailing on a dangerous societal sea, it’s time to
reassert common sense and embrace the common heritage that has preserved us
for generations. (Vargas and McCorvey)
The pro-life advocates further believed that abortion should not be used to campaign for gender equality. They argue that lives of human should not be sacrifice in order to gain social equality. Abortion supporters thought abortion would erase sexual discrimination and allow men and women to compete on an equal footing in the bedroom and in the boardroom. In reality, a woman who has undergone an abortion is not the same as a man who has never undergone an abortion and never will. The woman who performed abortion carries around the scars, emotional wounds, regrets, and her heart and life looses conditions that make peace of mind. In fact, what she experiences most is broken life. The evident of such condition is stated on lifenews.com web site where Norma McCorvey who did abortion testified about her horrendous experience afterward, “It’s been 14 years since my last abortion and it has been a week an a half since my last nightmare”.
Performing abortion does not mean an exercise of one’s rights and it also does not make anyone a hero. In the United States, the government will not imprison or go after any woman who performs abortion, but your own deeds and conscience will hunt you down and even psychologically imprisons you. The evident of this can be found in the case of Amy Young of Sterling, Virginia. She states on lifenews.com web site “I still cry; I am still hurt, and for 17 years after my abortion, I cannot free myself from anger and bitterness. I feel less important in public; I prefer living in exclusion away from public”. This shows that anyone who performs abortion will not pronounce herself publicly or like to be introduced publicly as abortionist.