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My Opinion of Abortion
Since abortion is currently a topic of intense debate, I shall state my own opinion of it here.
I support a woman's right to have an abortion, unconditionally, if she wishes to do so; i.e., I am pro-choice. To be more specific, I support a woman's right to have an abortion regardless of any factors, such as the condition of her unborn fetus, the exact point in her pregnancy, or her own physical health.
I believe without any doubt or uncertainty that a woman's body is her own concern, and she her supreme and ultimate authority over it and any conditions that it may have, including pregnancy. While I agree that aborting a fetus late in a woman's pregnancy is slightly disturbing and could be hazardous to the woman's health, it is still her decision to make.
The idea that anyone, whether they are a man or another woman, should have the authority to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her own body, is one that I find to be both completely irrational and utterly repulsive. No one should be restricted in their control over their own body. Also, some people may object to the killing of a living fetus, but the fetus is within the woman's body, so it is ultimately her decision to do with it what she wishes to do.
If abortions are made illegal, women who seek them shall still do so, but shall be forced to have them performed illegally, which shall incur the risk of a woman seeking a doctor who may not possess the skill that is required for such a delicate task, which could cause extreme problems to the woman's health. Also, while some people may dislike the idea, abortions can be used to prevent the birth of a child whom its mother finds to be undesirable. Keeping abortions legal shall help to decrease the likelihood of children being born with such conditions as Down's Syndrome, which greatly hinders them from functioning as normal members of society, or even as normal human begins.
That is my opinion, and I shall not force anyone to agree with it, but I shall maintain it, for I believe that any person, either male or female, should have supreme authority over their own bodies, and that any attempt to deny a person that authority would be slavery or tyranny.
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