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Abortion. Banning abortion is a violation of human rights. Would you want the law to dictate what you can do with your own body?

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How would you feel if you, your sister or your mother's rights were taken away? Abortion challenges this, with many wrongly believing that it is a negative action, or a taboo subject. This leads to people believing that abortion should be banned, despite the fact that this is a completely inhumane view. Banning abortion is a violation of human rights. Would you want the law to dictate what you can do with your own body? Aborting an embryo only directly affects two people: the mother and the father. In addition to this, carrying a baby should be a choice, and not an obligation, and so it should be up to the individual. To make matters worse, 90% of anti-abortion leaders are male, despite the fact that none of these men will ever be pregnant. Many see abortion as being against their religious or moral beliefs, failing to remember that these are views not everyone holds, and so shouldn't be imposed on the public. ...read more.


After this, it becomes an embryo up until the end of the second month of pregnancy. At this point, the baby is still only half an inch big and has no properly developed organs. All of this is the first trimester, and all of this is when the majority of abortions are performed. How can this be substantial enough to count as human life? If you were to say that aborting something this tiny with no organs is murder, then isn't the concept of stopping a human life from developing also murder? This would mean that one would be against using any form of contraception, including even using condoms. Unless you are also opposed to any form of contraception, then this is a very hypocritical view. Some also argue that by allowing abortion, it will encourage young people to use abortion as an alternate form of contraception. This is not true. 92% of all women who have had abortions had used effective methods of birth control such as condoms and pills, and it is a known fact that these cannot always ensure complete protection from pregnancy. ...read more.


However, my boyfriend told me that he'd stick with me, and because of that I decided to keep the baby. I'm now 18 with a 2 year old child, and although I love her, it is a struggle to bring her up. My boyfriend left me 3 months ago, and it saddens me every time I see my old friends and see that they're going to uni, being teenagers and out having fun. I know myself even now that I am too immature to bring up this child properly, but I am trying the best that I can. If I had the option again, I would have had an abortion when I was 16 and instead waited until I was older and more mature to have a child." As you can see, abortion is the best choice in many cases, and also the most realistic. It has the most pros, and if you find yourself doubting it by questioning the matter with an argument, think to yourself again - how would you feel if your civil rights to choose your path in life were taken away? ...read more.

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