Abortion: Pro-life vs. pro-choice

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Such a question has puzzled

Americans for many, any years. I have heard all the arguments, but is

there really a right or wrong answer to this question? In my opinion

no. Sure I lean toward one side of the argument but I cannot give a

definite answer to that question. I have the exact same feelings on

the subject of abortion. Abortion has been a highly debatable subject

for many years. I used to be a supporter of the pro-life cause,

meaning in short I was against abortion in every aspect, there were no

exceptions when it came to abortion, it was simply murder, and I would

not stand for it. After a few years of being pro-life I started to

question why I believed so much in a cause that took choice away from

women. After all we do live in America, land of the free, which should

entitle us (women) the right to choose whether or not we want to carry

a baby to term.

It is thoughts like that that led me to where I am

today supporting the cause of pro-choice.

As a pro-choicer, I believe that a woman has the right to choose and

the right to privacy when she makes that choice. I believe that not

one person has the right to tell another that she cannot have an

abortion. What if carrying a baby to full term is life threatening to

a woman? Should a woman have to die so an unborn child can live? I do

not think so. Yes, that fetus is alive, it is human, and yes having an

abortion would constitute murder of an unborn child. Yes, pro-lifers

we know it is murder, but there must be some exceptions. I...