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by Asma Gaba
Abortion: Should it be legal? Should it be banned? Pro-choicers
believe that abortion should be legal and accessed easily,
because every woman deserves the right to terminate a
pregnancy (before the fetus can survive outside the womb, which
is normally between 24 to 26 weeks). Pro-lifers, on the other
hand, believe that a termination of pregnancy is immoral and
should not be used.
Whether it is for religious or personal reasons, pro-lifers
believe that a fetus should always have the chance to undergo
the full 9 months in its mother’s womb- and so pushing laws in
favor of banning abortions seem to be the right thing to do.
There’s a distinct difference between being personally pro-
life and politically. If one is personally pro-life, they still believe
that abortions should be legal, therefore voting pro-choice.
Political pro-lifers will vote against the choice, inherently
attempting to change laws due to their own feelings against
What most people fail to understand is that pro-choice does
not equal pro-abortion; pro-choice means that the option of
termination should be readily obtainable. In fact, one can be pro-
choice but personally dislike the idea of an abortion. Being
politically pro-life is essentially restricting the rights of women
across the nation.
If one doesn’t enjoy the idea of an abortion, that’s a
personal belief. Every single woman deserves to have the
opportunity to terminate an unwanted pregnancy- the choice
should be available- whether it clashes with one’s personal
opinions or not.
Because you can be pro-life and pro-choice.
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