The point of views of abortion both pro-life and pro-choice.

Essay by byebyejekkiHigh School, 11th gradeA+, June 2003

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The answer to many unplanned pregnancies is abortion. Abortion is a legal way to discharge the fetus from growing inside a female's womb. Many people will argue that this process is morally incorrect while others will argue that it is acceptable. In this issue there is two opposing sides that have been disagreeing since this controversy was brought to the public. The two sides are pro-life (against abortion) and pro-choice (to have the choice for abortion).

Pro-life supporters believe that abortion should be illegal. To them abortion is a crime because you kill the fetus, which in their eyes it is a future living human. Christians are a majority of the pro-life supporters. Their point of view is that in God's eyes, a fetus is a living child. Pro-choice supporters believe that abortion should be legal, because it is their choice and no one else's choice. America's given freedom makes them feel that they live their own life.

Pro-choice people believe that the constitution gives them the right to be able to make their own decisions about abortion. The First amendment of the United States Constitution states:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or of right of the press; of right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." (Constitution of the United States)

This amendment gives any human on United States soil the right to make his or her own choices.

At current pace the Earth's future will have over population and hardly any resources left for everyone to live off of. An estimated 46 million abortions worldwide are performed every year. At that pace in a little more than 5 years the...