Pro-Choice is Every Woman’s Right
In 1973, the Supreme Court decision
Roe v. Wade made it legal for a
woman to have an abortion after consulting with her
Thirty years later, Roe v. Wade is still the cause of
much controversy. Now with Bush as our president, this
major Supreme Court decision is in danger of being
If abortion were made illegal, all abortions would be
against the law no matter the situation. There are
many reasons why women get abortions: they’re
economically disadvantaged, they’re too young, or
they’re just not ready to be a mom. Having an abortion
is the impregnated woman’s decision; she chooses what
she does with her body.
The fact that some women get abortions is disgusting
in the eyes of pro-life supporters. Pro-life believers
often ridicule women who abort, because they claim
it’s the mother’s responsibility that she became
pregnant, and she should deal with it. Pro-life
supporters also claim if a woman is responsible enough
to have sex, she should be responsible enough to take
care of the outcome, the child.
Women do get pregnant, but it does not mean they are
not being responsible. In reality, fifty-four percent
of women who received an abortion in California used
some sort of contraceptive. No contraceptive is one
hundred percent effective. Accidents happen, and it
does not reflect how responsible a woman is. She
shouldn’t have her life changed due to a failing
What about women who were raped? Women in that
situation were just living their typical life, and
were not being irresponsible. A rapist’s actions don’t
have the right to change a woman’s life forever. Even
if a raped woman decided to put the child up for
adoption, she would still be pregnant for nine months.
According to my mother, being pregnant and having a
child is difficult and painful. A raped woman should
not have to limit her daily actions, and experience
pain during delivery due to a rapist. The woman should
decide if she wants to have a child, not the rapist.
An abortion is often seen as a murder. Pro-life
advocates claim that to have an abortion is to kill a
human. The dictionary defines human as a person, or
characteristics of human beings. Most abortions occur
only in the first trimester into the pregnancy, when
the so-called human is a fetus. A fetus does not follow
the definition of a human. It does not think, feel,
look, or do anything like a human. Eventually the
fetus will turn into a child, but when an abortion is
performed it’s closer to a parasite than a human.
Women deserve to have a say about what happens inside
their bodies, especially if it’s as life changing as a
baby. Women who do abort have their own personal
reasons as to why they do it, and should not be judged
as bad people.
In California, fifty-seven percent of women having
abortions are in their twenties. These women obviously
feel they are not ready to have a child, and why
should they? A child is a gift, not a burden, and
should only be loved.
When abortions were illegal, desperate women would
perform their own operations. The operations would
often end in extreme blood loss, and sometimes death.
Now abortions are one of the safest surgical
procedures for women in America.
Abortion should remain legal. People who are pro-life
can certainly make the decision to not have an
abortion. If abortion was illegal, people who are pro-
choice and want an abortion would have to take the
matter in their own hands. This is America, where you
have the right to do what you want with your body.
Overturning Roe v. Wade would be like a malignant
tumor that would eventually spread and kill freedom.
The government doesn’t have the right to enter our
home without a warrant; what makes them think they can
make laws about our most personal business?