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Abortion Rights in America

Updated on March 31, 2016

Donald Abortion is Not Your Choice

As I listen to the news and the ranting of an American political candidate for the presidency all I can think is, "What gives men the right to decide what I do or don't do with my body?" We live in America. I'd like to think we have progressed from the days of forcing women to go insane lengths to keep themselves from an unwanted pregnancy. I would hope that the days of coat hangers and unsanitary surgeries is a thing of the past. Besides, it's my body and no man in America can truly ever know what a woman goes through mentally, physically or spiritually before, during and long after pregnancy.

It's the age old argument should women be allowed to have abortions or not? Let's look at it through a historical perspective. When abortion was outlawed in America did it really accomplish what people thought it would accomplish? Obviously, it did not or abortion would still be outlawed. If there is anything to the old saying that history teaches us not to repeat our mistakes, then making it against the law to have an abortion would mean we are ignorant and have learned nothing from our past mistakes. Punishing women and doctors who have or perform abortions accomplishes nothing. Besides the majority of women will most likely punish themselves worse than any law enforcement agency could.

There are plenty of arguments for and against abortion. We could argue and discuss it all we want. There are times when I don't condone abortion, but the fact remains outlawing abortion does not work!!

We need to find a way to educate, both men and women about the seriousness of pregnancy, the use of contraception and the consequences of the decision to have or not to have an abortion. But it shouldn't stop here. It's important to realize that abortion is a grey area. It's not black and white. There are times when women have a justifiable right to have an abortion.

Not to mention women have the right to choose in this situation. Women were not given the choice to be the bearers of children but it is their choice to bear children or not. Men have contraception choices along with women and we don't punish them when they choose not to, so what gives us the right to punish a woman who makes the same mistake??

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