The controversy on induced abortion has been an ongoing debate for many years. Legally, ab There are two sides of this debate, “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” The pro-life defenders argue that the embryo or fetus has the right to be born and that it is not anyone’s choice or right to terminate their potential existence. The pro-choice defenders argue that the woman has the right to decide whether or not she wants to terminate a pregnancy. In this day and age, I believe the stasis lies in pro-choice, especially in America. Many people have become more open-minded and recognize the fact that the woman should be able to have a say in whether or not she commits to raising a child. I also believe that a big aspect of the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is how early on in pregnancy it is terminated. This is because many view it as you are not a person until you have a heartbeat and the embryo does not have a heartbeat before twelve weeks. Pregnancy terminations past the first trimester have been morally looked down upon and have even been made illegal to get past twenty-four weeks because the unborn child is viewed as being a “person” as opposed to just a bunch of cells. In 1973, a Supreme Court decision was made to rule in favor of a woman’s from Texas desire to get an abortion. This was a landmark decision on the issue of abortion. The court ruled that states could not regulate anything to dow with abortion during the first trimester, could only enact abortion regulations related to maternal health, and could only protect the life of the fetus in the third and final trimester. I take a pro-choice stance on the issue of abortion, which is where I believe the stasis lies. A woman should not be forced to have a child she is not ready for whether it be emotionally, financially, or physically because it does not have the potential to only ruin her lives, but the child may have a bad life as well.


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