A personal view on the topic of abortion

If you haven't decided on a position, you will need of the full range of arguments from all sides about abortion in order to settle on a personal position. The story of my abortion is nothing out of the ordinary, though it determined the course of the rest of my life.

Over the past few years, the attacks on reproductive rights have come fast and furious — 51 clinics closed nationally just between and ; in about 90 percent of American counties there are no abortion clinics; and the reduced access has hit poor communities and women of color especially hard.

But the truth is that most people of faith, like the majority of Americans overall, support access to contraception, comprehensive sexuality education, and reproductive health care — including abortion. But for a young woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy, those are terrifying misperceptions to contend with.

Speeches will be made at Merrion Square after the march. Abortion access: All sides of the issue About abortion: Abortion is a very active topic on the Internet. A program that is well funded by governments to develop artificial wombs so that instead of killing a human life or murdering a human person before birth, she or he could be transferred to a medical device and nurtured until they are able to survive on its own.

pro life arguments

Since she or he contains human DNA, the zygote is a form of human life. As Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote has helped protect abortion rights over his 30 years on the Supreme Court, prepares to retire, we are faced with the very real prospect of a court that would overturn Roe, at a time when states across the country are already restricting abortion rights.

Free distribution of contraceptive supplies.

Pro abortion facts

Putting a deliberate end to life goes against our biological and physical existence. Boys will be boys, but women who get pregnant have behaved irresponsibly. This web site is one of the very few locations on the Internet where both sides of the abortion dilemma are discussed fully and with a minimum of bias. No wonder: According to one study, on television 5 percent of all female characters who choose abortion die — a figure that is 7, times the actual, very low real-life mortality rate. It discusses all points of views on abortion-related topics. Most pro-choicers believe it happens later in the pregnancy process, perhaps when: the embryo's heartbeat can be detected, or when it loses its gill slits and tail, and looks vaguely human, or at quickening when the mother first feels the fetus move, or when the higher brain functions of the fetus first turn on and the he or she can sense the environment to some degree, or when the fetus is half-emerged from its mother's body, or at birth, or when the newborn takes her or his first breath, or when the umbilical cord is severed and the newborn becomes separated from her or his mother. Many of the earlier generation of activists had been survivors of the coat-hanger era and they spoke out as a warning: never again. Church leaders have not only a right, but a duty, to speak out on moral and social issues, though not to engage in party politics.

This was not part of the plan. He would have asked her to continue with the pregnancy and to allow him to raise the child alone if needs be. If I can look back in 20 years and say that I was part of the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment, I will be very proud.

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