Abortion

Years ago when a women would get pregnant she would have a baby. Today accidental pregnancies are solved by a method called abortion. With this method the newly formed fetus is basically removed from the mother?s body and destroyed. Although the whole process of having an abortion seems not especially pleasant, they seem to be popular.

Many people argue that abortion is plain and simple murder. They reason that if a woman feels responsible enough to have sex, she needs to be responsible enough to deal with the consequences. No matter what the circumstances may be.

The fourteenth amendment states that no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without a good reason and a fair trial. Pro-life supporters use the fact that in the United States constitution it clearly states that no one can kill anyone else without due process to fight against abortions. They reason that we must follow all of the other amendments so why do we not fully follow the fourteenth? The unborn baby has a constitutional right to life unless due process of the law is put into effect. But how can due process be in effect when the baby can not even speak for itself? Basically pro-life supporters argue that the baby can not be killed because it has the constitutional right to life.

Non-abortions advocates also argue that abortions get used too regularly as a form of birth control. They believe that abortions are put into the same category as the "pill" and the Depo-Provera shot. They also believe that while abortions are legal and so available, people do not see unprotected sex as serious as they should. Women may consent to un-protected sex because if they become pregnant they figure they can always just go get an abortion. Pro-life supporters believe that abortions are a simple way out of a very complicated problem.

However, the illegalization of abortion may bring on many consequences. If someone falls victim of rape and becomes pregnant it is not fair to make them keep the child. The mother would of course love the child, but with that would come a form of hate. It is true that one should take responsibility for their actions, but rape is no action of their own. Rape is an act of violence and no women should have to have a baby out of it.

As a women I agree that I, and only I, should make the decision of rather to have an abortion or to not have one. It is the women?s right to choose. If her decision is to have an abortion then that is her decision and it should get respect. The bottom line is that it is always the women?s right to choose.

One must then look back at the fourteenth amendment issue. It says that no person should be deprived of life. But at this stage is the fetus actually a person? If childbirth takes place in the first three months of life it is impossible for the baby to live. It may have a heartbeat, but none of the limbs or other vital organs is fully in tact. The definition of a person is an alive human being. The definition of a fetus is the unborn young of a person or animal, still in the uterus. So the question here is, is the fetus also a person? An alive person could mean someone with a heartbeat or it could mean a human that walks and breathes on its own outside the womb. It is a very hard and controversial question to answer.

In reality most women are probably smart enough to realize that abortions are a serious matter. Each time an abortion is performed she not only destroys her child, but she destroys her body. With each abortion her reproductive system gets broke down and eventually she will probably become sterile. Most women probably understand that to kill another person is not a game and should not be a light matter. Of course there are those select few ignorant women out there that may use abortions as a form of birth control. Although a few ignorant women should not ruin it for the rest of the people that understand what an abortion is really for.

Abortion is a horrible experience for one to go through. Emotionally as well as physically,