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Abortion: A Man's Choice!
Are you for or against abortion?
Abortion the definition!
Abortion is a really hot issue nowadays. It is all over television, especially since the Susan B. Komen and Planned Parenthood issue arose. People on the right have their opinion, people on the left have their opinion, and even independents have theirs. Everyone has a right to their opinion. With that being said.
Abortion is defined as, "The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of an embryo or fetus" (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion). This is what an abortion is, there are more definitions for miscarriages and contagious abortions. I am truly sorry to any woman which has had to make any unwanted choice in the matter.
A Woman's Choice A Woman's Right
Women sometimes considered the gentler sex, the bearer of children, the one's who have a womb. This is your argument! No male should have the right to tell you what is right or wrong for your body. I'm not saying that I'm pro-life nor pro-choice. I'm saying that as a man, I have no opinion. Granted, if you were having my child I might not want you to have an abortion, but it is not my body that is being considered.
I'm not saying that you should not consider your significant other while making your choice, but the choice is yours and yours alone. The law making body should have only the women discuss this issue, not the body as a whole. That way it is a decision made by those that either have the most to gain or lose. Depending on your view of the matter. This is also a decision made by those which understand, better than any man, what is at stake for other women.
Abortion, A Man's Choice
It's not, and this is for a very good reason. Women know more about what their wants and needs are to not have a man tell them what they can or cannot do with their own body. Does this mean that you don't have an input? No, you can talk with your partner and discuss the matter. This does not give you the right to tell her what she can or cannot do with her own body. Not unless that is your personal situation, then by all means... do what you do!
Should men have a say in what happens?
To sum things up very quickly, as far as laws and government officials. It should be women who make this decision. The Supreme Court getting involved, only the women should have an input on this issue. The reason for this is to make it fair. So that only the one's who have the responsibility make the decision, and it is the one's who have the responsibility that have to deal with the repercussions of the decision.
Tell me what are your thoughts on the matter, is it right for us men to have a say whether a woman should have an abortion or not?