Abortion-Pro Choice.

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Of the numerous problems the world faces in today's society, abortion is one of the most controversial and

culturally significant. For those who believe abortions are a waste of life, they are forcing mothers to raise children

without fathers and contributing to higher taxes. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by

therestriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain, this topic would not be so debatable. An arguable point is when the conceived infant is declared alive. Some believe it is at the moment of conception, while others believe it is when the baby has exited the mother's womb. A woman can get into a variety of scenarios in which having a child is simply only effectuating burden. With pregnancy comes great responsibility, a duty some cannot handle or do not wish to face. Abortion is a well-suited choice not only for parents but for society.

When a fetus is discovered to be physically or mentally disabled and the biological parents are unable to provide the specialized care the child will need, society suffers. Should a child be brought into this world only to live with a debilitating disease? It is a woman's right to choose whether to have a baby and no one should interfere with that decision.

When judging whether or not abortions are right, turns to the question of at which point a fetus is declared alive. One may base their views of when a fetus is alive on their own personal belief, on science or on religion. None of the religious faith beliefs can factually be proven. Worshipers of God regard abortion as murdering a soul, claiming that God gives each being a soul at the time of conception. But did God not also give...