A pro-choice controversial paper on abortion

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Keeping Abortions Legal

The purpose of this paper is to attempt to show the reader the importance, as well

as the benefits of keeping abortions legal. Abortion is a right, not a privilege but anti-abortionists

are slowly turning it to one. Many issues on abortion started to rise as soon a George W. Bush

came into office just a year ago. "President Bush has frequently sided with abortion opponents

since taking office (www.washingtonpost.com)." Pro-lifers have avidly taken advantage of this

time to go against abortion. My position in this controversy, as you can see, is for abortion. I

belive that deciding whether to have an abortion or not is very personal and the decision should

be left up to the woman and her doctor. The government should not have such a strong of an

input in a woman's private matter.

The first major reason for my feelings towards this issue is this country's fundamental

values. This is supposed to be a free country, full of liberty and, "At the heart of liberty is the

right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of

human life. Beliefs about these matters could not the attributes of personhood were they formed

under compulsion of the state (Roe v. Wade)." Nobody, not even Congress, has the right to

decide where life begins, whether during conception or birth. I do not believe that the government

should be able to intrude into a matter so deeply affecting a person as the decision to have or not

have a child. The ability of women to hold this option has led to woman's ability to control and

make their lives easier. Since 1965 the number of women in the U.S. labor force has more than

doubled. Women...