September 04, 2006
P.O Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
Why has abortion become such a political issue? Who should have the final say?
It is hard to imagine a more troublesome, emotional decision for a woman, than to end a pregnancy or to let it proceed to bear a child. It is also hard to imagine how anyone has the right to decide the fate of a pregnant woman.
To qualify for an abortion in New Jersey, a woman must be over 18 or have a parent or guardian over the age to escort her. A woman must be in good health and less than 63 days away from her last menstrual period as well. Abortion in the United States of America is still an overwhelming number of young, unmarried teenage women.
Free from government interference, every woman has the fundamental right to decide for herself, whether or not to have an abortion.
Today, more than ever, American families do not want the government to trample on their privacy rights by mandating how they decide on the most intimate, personal matters. Carol Moseley-Braun from Newsweek Magazine stated, "The decision to bear children is a very personal and private one not a matter for the government to dictate."
In conclusion, the best we can do is ask: Who should have the final say? Is it to be the women, their loved ones or the advisors they choose? Or is it to be the politicians and other unsought meddlers? The answer must be: Offer help, guidance and emotional support, but keep the unwanted hands of government out of it. Decisions about pregnancy and parenthood are too vital for politicians.