Abortion. Should it be Legal or Not?

Essay by Ana45College, UndergraduateB+, May 2012

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One issue that has been going on for years in America is abortions. Recently the debate between pro-life and pro-choice has been getting hotter. Most pro-life are conservative republicans and pro-choice are usually liberal democrats. One of the reasons why abortion is such a hot topic is because it is not just an issue over money but over moral views. The government should not be in control of a woman's reproductive system. It is a woman's civil liberty to choose what she wants to do with her body and health. Taking away a woman's civil liberty would cause more chaos as opposed to abortion being an option. Republicans are also trying to cut federal money on organizations that provide women with STD testing and contraceptives. The reason behind that is that many republicans that are against abortion are also against contraception.

Many people who are pro-choice believe that abortion should be illegal because it takes away the life of a human being.

Some believe that the fetus actually feels pain. In 2003 a bill was passed that banned partial birth abortion. Partial birth abortion is a late term abortion and is typical performed between 19 and 26 weeks of pregnancy. The passing of that bill is quite understandable because of the amount of time that the baby has had to develop. The bill though does not ban abortion all together. Abortions between 1 to 18 weeks of pregnancy should not be banned because it is only a fetus. (Marlena Sobel "Abortion Myths") Abortion could only be considered murder if one considers a fetus to be a person. A fertilized ovum, or zygote, is a cluster of cells; each of those cells is encoded with a specific DNA. If each of these cells is then to be considered a possible human...