My World View
Abortion is a topic that has been debated for centuries. Many people believe that it is a woman’s prerogative to terminate her pregnancy. These people also say that it is a violation of her rights to take that option away. Others argue that a fetus is a defenseless being that deserves a chance to live. Attacking an individual who has no means to defend them self is wrong, which is why I strongly oppose abortion.
Abortion is unconstitutional. Several times during the course of history the government has become involved with the issue. As evidenced by the well-known case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has expressed it strong discontent with abortion. In this landmark case, the Court ruled that a pregnancy may be aborted during the first trimester, because the embryo is not yet viable. During the second trimester, the state may decide to protect the woman’s health by regulating the manner in which the abortion occurs. However, the Court ruled that during the third trimester, the developing child is capable of surviving on its own and, therefore; the state then has the power to deny the woman an abortion. After this ruling many pro-choice individuals argued that it was an inappropriate intrusion of the government into the people’s affairs; but as a result many young lives were saved.
Abortion is unnecessary and the statistics prove it. Forty-two million abortions take place around the world annually. This breaks down to approximately 115, 000 per day. Out of those 115,000; only seven percent are a result of rape, incest, or potential health risks. The other ninety-three percent of abortions take place because the child is either unwanted or inconvenient. This is because the mother, father, or both have acted carelessly. In today’s society there are a number of contraceptives available to consumers that, if used correctly, prevent unwanted pregnancies. Some of these contraceptives (e.g. condoms) can be unreliable, so if a young woman does not want...