The Advantages and Disadvantages of Abortion

            Should we be "for" or "against" abortion? This is a question in which most debates concerning abortion focus. If I were to be asked, I am a Pro-Choice to abortion because there are many reasons why I think abortion should be legalized while there is only one reason that I can think of and have observed why people are against abortion.

             To start of, let us discuss the one and only major reason where grounds for anti-abortion debates always lead. That is, the ground of morality. People are against abortion because they believe that it means killing a life. But this is not so. Abortion removes tissues, not a life. Following is a brief description of what abortion is, as extracted from Aetna InteliHealth Online.

             Abortion (also called elective abortion, induced abortion, termination of pregnancy and therapeutic abortion) is the removal of "pregnancy tissue," products of conception or the fetus and placenta (afterbirth) from the uterus. The terms fetus and placenta usually are used after eight weeks of pregnancy, while the other terms describe tissue produced by the union of an egg and sperm before eight weeks.

             Having knowledge of what the process of abortion really does, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of abortion and the continuance of unwanted pregnancies is significant to understand why Pro-Choice to abortion is important.

             Let me state, however, that being a pro-choice does not mean that I am agreeable to any situation where abortion may be involved. Of course, should it be legalized, as with any subject matter in law, there should also be limitations as to when abortion is acceptable and when it should not be acceptable. My stand as a pro-choice, providing women with the right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy or not, depends on women's choice of what can be good for all. Pro-.

             choice should be a woman's right because pregnancy involves her body and her future.

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