Essay by haitikid86University, Bachelor'sA+, February 2005

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The Purpose of this write-up is to emphasize many points regarding abortion. Most Americans believe that abortion should be illegal. Many people are arguing over a woman's right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy or not. There are two parts in this debate. First, anti-choice believers consider abortion the same as murder. They believe that the unborn has the right to live. Anti-choice Americans believe in a society where contraceptives are so readily available, there should be no unwanted pregnancies, and therefore no need for abortions. They believe that women don't bother doing their best with contraception because abortion is available.

However, pro-choice believers focus on women having the right to reproduce as they please, which means that an individual woman should be able to make her own choice. The pro-choice groups support the idea that no woman can call herself free without the freedom to control her own body.

For many people, abortion is one way to allow them to limit their childbearing.

I don't understand the whole abortion issue. There really should be no issue. An unborn baby shouldn't have to pay for what the parents have done. In my opinion, there are only two exceptions. The situation where a woman has been rape and the health of the pregnant woman should be the only reasons for an abortion. I've known women who were raped and gave the baby up for adoption. After all, the baby shouldn't have to pay for violence. I really believe abortion is wrong. Knowing that birth controls and other means of contraception aren't 100% infallible, adults are taking the chance of pregnancy when they have sexual relations. We can control what we do. Humans are born with choices. I do believe what a woman does with her body is her choice, whether...