Abortion is one of the most divisive topics in society and has been for many years. There are many parts to pro-choice whether people realize it or not. Women have every right to choose what she wants to do with her body for the next nine months whether she will save the fetus or abort it. Pro-life supporters do not consider what the mother goes through those nine months she will be carrying the fetus, they just label her as a tramp for opening up her legs.
Pro-life supporters should learn more about why the mother choices to abort instead of labeling her for something they don’t know the story about. Abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that the birth of a child won’t occur. There are different types of abortion. There are two types of medical abortion, there is the abortion pill also known as early medical abortion. This abortion pill involves taking medication to cause an early miscarriage, then after nine weeks of gestation, the women will need to visit the clinic two times and doesn’t involve any anesthesia or surgery process.
The second abortion pill involves medication to cause the womb to contract and push out the pregnancy, the women will have to visit the clinic two times as well and sometimes you have to stay overnight on your second visit. Surgical abortion is a quick, small operation and as well there are two types of surgical abortion.
The first type is vacuum aspiration which removes the pregnancy by gentle suction.
This surgical abortion can only be done up to the fourteen weeks of pregnancy and done with local anesthesia. The recovery for this part is quicker which means you can leave the clinic unattended and drive sooner so no one would have to go with you and the women won’t feel so judged for her decision. Dilation and evacuation are carried out with general anesthesia. The pregnancy is removed by using narrow forceps that pass through the neck of the womb and some gentle suction. Most abortions take place during the first trimester of the pregnancy so you are not killing a baby since it isn’t fully developed yet. Pro-choice supporters believe in the right and the idea that women should have the choice to do what she pleases with her own body. In addition is a woman is rapped by and man and becomes pregnant with his child she should be able to decide if she wants to keep the baby or she has an abortion because the idea of having the constant memory of the horrible event that happened to her to be in life for the next nine months because it will be too painful for her to cope with. The baby would serve as a reminder of the rape.
Women should not be harassed by being called murderers because of the choice she made about her body and the changes she would go through if she continues throughout her pregnancy. That is what pro-life supports and they all support the idea that every child has a right to live, even if the mother is not financially able to support the child and herself. A girl that is too young and her reproductive system has not fully matured, and possibly she wanted to actually keep the baby but she and her child could die since she isn’t fully prepared to bear a child. Although women have come a long way to earn rights they are still oppressed for decisions that they choose. Women who have religious views are usually against abortion by any means. They attack the subject abortion by arguing that abortions are murder because the child has a heartbeat and a chance for survival outside the womb. Also, that once a woman becomes pregnant and the fetus has a heartbeat it is already a child and should not be aborted. A lot of women who are not fully prepared to have a child and become pregnant do not end up doing abortion because of their religion. In the religion, Christianity abortions are considered homicide.
Most pro-life supporters sometimes find themselves in this situation where abortion is necessary. Is risking the mother’s life over religion and your point of views worth the cause of her death because she simply didn’t want to abort her fetus. How can we say that this country is based on freedom when women cannot be able to abort and do what she pleases with her body. It is not up to the government to choose that for women because in one’s life is going to be affected but hers. Abortion should remain legal because legalizing it can cause women to go to places that can put her at risk of her life. It is a right for women to make a decision over her body since every woman should be able to have a legal right to do so. The Texas restrictive abortion laws obey the letter of the law but place an undue burden on women seeking to terminate their pregnancy often leading to the woman to go to another state and possibly paying more than she would if her state would legalize abortion.
In the article Roe v. Wade, Geldon argues that Roe endorsed an ‘extreme and isolating version of individual liberty’ and contrasts that with the more ‘communitarian’ approach she finds in Europe where most countries take a ‘middle position’ of disapproving abortion in principle while permitting it in circumstances deemed by the legislature to constitute good cause. She draws a sharp contrast between the European situation and that of the United States where ‘to a greater extent than any other country, our courts have shut down the legislative process of bargaining, education, and persuasion on the abortion issue.’ (Glendon suggests that Roe v. Wade ‘insulated the pregnant woman from the larger society’ and that it precluded humane statutory initiatives and supportive communitarian approaches to the problem of abortion and unwanted pregnancy. Nothing in Roe v. Wade, however, precluded a woman from choosing to consult her parents, spouse, minister or supportive friends about her decision; nothing in Roe precluded government from reducing the number of abortions by making more effective birth control widely available; nothing in Roe v. Wade precluded the community from providing the financial support that would make it easier for more women to choose to have more children.
Women get abortions because of rape, incest or simply because they are not ready to bring a baby into the world. She should have the choice to do whatever she pleases with her body whether to abort or continue through the pregnancy through the nine months. People who do not support this should consider what she is going to go through the next nine months and how her body is going to change. They should put themselves in her shoes and try to understand the point of view where she is coming from and her situation whether either she is financially stable or not instead of harassing her and judging her for something that she had no control over.