Abortions (Pro-Choice Paper)

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Mary, a pregnant woman, has barely enough money for herself. Her boyfriend, Steve, left her because she was pregnant. She has started to take drugs, and has ruined her whole life. Now she thinks what is the only solution left for her: an abortion.

Abortions have always been, are, and will always be a controversial topic in not just Canada, but the world. Scientifically, an abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother's womb. The main question is: should abortions be banished from the world? Alternatively, should the mother have a choice to exterminate the baby? Nowadays, the notorious topic is still debated widely, as countries like the U.S. and Canada have allowed abortions to slip in their law. Abortions are not wrong, and should be widely accepted, and that is why I support abortions to be more legal in the world.

We claim we are living in a free country, with laws only to protect oneself from danger. We want to stop all inequality in the world. Yet, if we ban abortions, where is the "freedom" of women we all supported in the beginning? When we are banning abortions, what we are imposing to the world is this: A woman who, maybe doesn't want a child, is pregnant, and she is being forced to bring the baby into the world because of a law. The irony of this sentence is seen. Women are being forced to do something they might not want to do, and this choice could affect their entire future and the baby's entire future.

We should think what the consequences are for both the mother and the child, if the mother doesn't want him or her. When women cannot do an abortion, she would be...