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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

On Blog- Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

This is due Saturday December 1,2012

41 comments:

  1. Katie Moffett

    I stand Pro-Choice on this highly controversial argument in todays society. I feel that the right to have an abortion should be up to the women who will ultimately be going through the pregnancy and/or procedure. Many arguments are in support of this. In 1973, The Supreme Court decided that an unborn fetus has no constitutional rights until the third trimester. It is not able to function independently from the mother until that time. If a woman is under harsh circumstances, such as, being raped, incest, or financially not being able to support a child, It's not fair to bring a child into the world who doesn't have a good foundation. Denying a women of being able to do what she wants with her body is violating her most basic freedom. Those who deny the right to an abortion under any circumstances fail to see that their argument undermines itself. If terminating the pregnancy is what's best for the unborn child, then by all means a women should have the right to do so.


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  2. I stand Pro-Choice on this decision. The reason I stand for Pro-Choice is because I believe a woman has a write to her privacy with her doctor. I also believe that a women should have the right to make decisions about her body and her health. If we take away a women's right to have an abortion than what would a women do in a case of rape or she faces a health issue that involves the fetus? She would be forced to have a baby from a rape, and also she could die if she has a fetus that if carried to term, would cause her death.

    -Jared Shatkin

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  3. I am pro-choice when dealing with the topic of abortion. I do not feel that the government should be playing a role in dealing with abortions; it should be up to the parents, and ultimately the woman. As Katie Moffett said, "If a woman is under harsh circumstances, such as, being raped, incest, or financially not being able to support a child, It's not fair to bring a child into the world who doesn't have a good foundation." If a woman is not able to care for the child or has strong reasons for not wanting to have the child, then they should not be forced by the law to go through with the birth, and should be allowed to get an abortion that in their minds they deem necessary.

    Daniel Bernstein

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  4. Haden Cosman

    Abortion is among, if not the most, vehemently debated topics of our generation. I am Pro-Choice, as defined by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade (1973), with the exception that in cases of rape and incest abortions should be allowed to be conducted in the third trimester. I strongly believe that a woman has the right to choose what is best for her and for her child. We as a nation cannot understand the circumstances surrounding each fetus’s inception; therefore we cannot pass legislation that prevents women from making their own choice about their pregnancy. A cornerstone of our society is that we have the right to make decisions, a right that makes the United States a great nation to live in, and passing legislation (state or federal) that in anyway prevents, restricts, or hinders a woman’s ability to get an abortion, I believe is unconstitutional.

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  5. Over the years there has been many debates regarding if abortions should be legalized or not. The two sides of the debate are pro-choice which is advocating a women’s right to control her own body, meaning if a women wants to get an abortion she should be able to do so. The other side is called pro-life, which advocates full legal protection of the fetus and opposes the legalization of abortions. I am Pro-choice for many reasons. One reason I have is that I believe that women should be able to have the freedom to choose whether or not she would like to have a child or not. Some women get abortions because they are afraid that they are not financially stable, educated enough, too young, or a single parent which could make the child’s life difficult. Also if a woman is raped and becomes pregnant, an abortion, in my opinion, should be done. The child could remind the mother of her being raped and that could cause issues and most likely the mother would be a single parent too. I believe that if a woman decides to get an abortion because she believes that is best for the unborn child, she should have the freedom of doing so. However I also see from the point of view of the pro-life advocates. I am a Catholic myself and under the religion, having an abortion is considered murder and I respect the people who believe and follow those rules but I do not agree that all of America should fall under what one religion believes. America is the “free country” which includes the freedom of speech, religion, and press. Therefore, if one is Catholic and is pro-life than fine, but the rest of the population who is not Catholic should be able to get an abortion if they wish to do so.

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  6. I stand pro-choice in this controversy. I believe that woman should have the right to have an abortion. If they want to end there pregnancy and feel that it needs to be done then they should have the right to do so. As we learned a baby is not able to function with out the mother until the third trimester. In 1973, The Supreme Court ruled that an unborn fetus has no rights until it is in the third trimester. If a woman were to want an abortion before the fetus reaches the third trimester they should be able to. There are many different situations that a woman might deal with where abortion is needed, such as if she is raped, therefore she should be able to get an abortion.
    Jack Fox

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  7. Hattie
    Under any circumstance I believe a women should have the right to choose what she wants to do with her pregnancy, therefore I stand Pro-Choice. There should not be laws deciding for women what they have to do with their bodies, they should be able to decide for themselves. I do not believe life starts at conception and therefore I think terminating a pregnancy is not considered murder.

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  8. I am Pro-Choice. I believe the woman that is pregnant has the right to choose whether she keeps HER baby or to get an abortion. However, if she decides to get an abortion, she needs to do it before the third trimester. This is when the baby is considered to be able to function without his/her mother. The mother should not be permitted to have an abortion if she has entered the third trimester.

    -Robbie Fiamengo

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  9. Connor Killian
    I am pro-choice in this argument because I believe that women should have the right to choose whether or not they want to keep their baby. The government should not be involved in their decision at all. Women may be in certain situations where they cannot take care of their child or maybe they just aren't ready to take on that huge responsibility. Therefore, if a woman is pregnant and wants to have an abortion, she should not be forced to go through the birth, and the government should not be allowed to question it or influence the decision.

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  10. Will Aldam
    When the debate of abortion comes up, I stand Pro-Choice. I believe that in any situation, it is up to the two who conceived the child, and ultimately the pregnant woman as it is her body. I do not think that abortion is murder and I think the option of abortion should be legal under the guidelines stated in the case Roe V Wade.

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  11. Jack O'Donoghue
    I am pro-choice in the abortion debate. I believe that a woman should be allowed to chose what they want to do with their child, especially in the case of rape. I don't think that the abortion should take place in the third trimester however, because the baby has matured too much and resembles a human life. The abortion should be done early in the pregnancy. My opinion is very similar to the Roe V Wade (1973) decision.

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  12. George Frick
    I believe that it is the choice of a women whether or not she wants to have a child. Accidents happen, even if birth control or safe sex is practiced, a child could possibly be conceived. If the couple or the women is not prepared to raise a child, I believe it is best for the couple/women wait until they are ready to take on the full responsibility of a child. Rape is another tragic scenario where the mother would not want to have a child, who will most likely never know his/her father. When it comes down to it, it is the woman's body and she should be able to choose what she wants.

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  13. Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in today’s society. While many people have their opposing opinions, I stand pro-choice on this subject. I believe that we should have the right to make our own decisions regarding pregnancy. After all, it is our body and we shouldn’t have anyone, especially the government telling us what we can or cannot do. It just seems unfair to have someone, who doesn’t know what it is like to be pregnant, and will never know, govern whether or not abortion is acceptable. In reality it is up to the mother to ultimately make the decision, so then why should it be anyone else's business?

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  14. Nick O'Connor
    In the controversy of pro-life versus pro-choice, I stand pro-choice. More specifically, I believe the decision rests in the woman's hands. Women have a right to their own body and with this right comes the power to chose wether or not to have a child. The government isn't the one who undergoes the pregnancy process, so why should they decide. The government is also not the one who has to care for the child. The woman pay the bills and make all the necessary commitments to raise a baby. If they are the one's responsible for making the all the commitments no one else should have the power to make the life long commitment of having a baby for them.

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  15. When speaking of abortion I stand Pro-Choice. It does not make sense to deny woman the choice of abortion. No person or law should be able to make the decision for the women who are pregnant. There are many occasions where the mother of the child is not capable or suitable to raise a child and abortion is the right thing to do. As Hattie said in her blog, I do not believe that a child’s life begins at conception, meaning an abortion is not murder.
    Sam Woodcock

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  16. Abortion is one of the most controversal topics of our time; the two sides are pro-life, and pro-choice. I agree with what is currently legal in the United States,which is that abortion is legal until the third trimester, when it becomes illegeal. I believe that if the fetus could survive outside the womb, it is murder to have an abortion and a fetus becomes viable in the third trimester. I do not believe however, like Hattie and Same have sad, that life begins at conception. Ultimately, I believe that it should be the woman's choice. I think that a man should have little to no say in the matter, it is the woman's body, therefore it is the woman's choice.

    Bryan Bohaty

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  17. I argue for pro-choice. A woman must be allowed the right to decside if she wishes to abort a pregnacy. Not allowing that right infringes on the individual's 8th amendment right of cruel and unusual punishment. Carrying an undesired unborn child for nine months and possibly supporting that child when it is born for years is cruel punishment within itself. The burden of a child for a woman that doesn't want one is unimaginable, and could most likely impede a childs growth into an adult. The increase of risks for a innocent child out ways the negitive effects of removing a undevloped embryo.

    Will Knight

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  18. In today's society abortion is a heavily argued topic, and in this argument I stand Pro-Choice. I stand Pro-Choice because I believe that it is within a woman's right to make decisions regarding her own body and to ultimately make the decision to have or not have an abortion. I do not believe it should be in the Government's power to make that choice for any woman, because making that decision would be a violation of her basic human rights.

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  19. I am pro-choice. There are very few valid reasons for a country that promotes equal access to liberty to deny a finite amount of its women the right to choose to keep or abort a growing embryo. It is easy, as a christian, to generalize the demographic and let those assumptions sway your view. When all aspects are considered I find it hard to not advocate for pro-choice. If a woman cannot support a child then I don't think that she should be forced to have it. In America about 5% of rapes result in pregnancy. A woman forced into sex shouldn't be forced to give birth. The fact of the matter is that women who feel that they need an abortion will ultimately get one. I am pro-choice because legal abortions are safer when performed by professional doctors, rape victims shouldn't be obligated to give birth, and women should get to choose for them selves rather than male politicians arguing over a problem they will never have.
    -Thomas Benfield

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  20. Hayden Dunham

    Today, abortion is a major controversy in are society. And I am pro-choice. The decision should be made by the women who is pregnant. And the decision should lie solely on the women who is concerns. It should be their choice whether or not to keep THEIR baby. Another reason for abortion is the instances involving rape and incest. Rape victims should not have to endure more trauma by delivering the rapists baby. These days there are also safe certified doctors who can safely preform abortions. I believe that a baby is not alive until it takes it's first breath, once delivered. Women should have the option and security of abortion. Women should not use it casually, but it should be an option that remains on the table at all times.

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  21. Maisie Noesen

    To be “pro-choice” means that an individual believes that a woman ultimately has the choice to control her own body, specifically her reproductive system. I am pro-choice. I believe government laws against abortion cannot be trusted to decide who should have an abortion and under what circumstances. Women should have the right to decide what is best for both them and their fetus.

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  22. I am pro-choice. Personally I believe that my opinion does not matter in this argument as I am not the one who will have the child and be pregnant for 9 or so months. Men's opinions on abortions and completely irrelevant and should not have a say in the creation of a country wide law. But There are many valid points that support pro-choice. For example, what happens if the women is raped? She should be allowed to make the choice wether or not she wants to keep the baby. Also, what if protected sex is practiced and some how the women becomes impregnated? Once again it should be her choice. If the women do not want the baby and is forced to have it what are the chances she will love and care for the baby like a willing mother would.

    Joe Pezza

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  23. Ever since abortion has been legalized, they could arguably be the most debated topic in America. There are countless conflicts, some relating to religion, others to murder and of course personal beliefs. In this past election, Governor Romney potentially ruined his campaign by supporting the pro-life choice. This is clearly an ongoing issue in America and is extremely controversial. However, for me this is not even a question. I stand for pro-choice. To begin my reasoning, men should not have any say whatsoever in this discussion, due to the fact they will never be pregnant. It was made very clear in the case Roe v. Wade (1973) that women have the right to an abortion, as long as the pregnancy has not reached the third trimester. In regards to religious beliefs, if one does not believe in terminating pregnancy because of their religion, that is their choice. Not everyone believes in religion, these views should not be forced upon those who do not believe. The subject of rape also has an effect on abortion rights; a woman should not have to conceive a child that was a result of rape. It would be unconstitutional to deny women the right to make the choice. Religion should have nothing to do with the law allowing this.

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  24. Miles Busby

    Like every other one of my classmates, I am also Pro choice. I believe a woman has the right to choose if she wants to have the baby or not. Like Joe said, men should not have an opinion on what a woman does with her body or her baby. When a women gets raped or gets pregnant accidentally she should have the right to abort her baby if she cannot care for it. This is a very controversial problem in the United States and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I also believe that if a fetus is attached to the umbilical chord and is inside the woman's body it is not considered a person. It is a part of the woman's body and should be treated like such.

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  25. In the year 2012 many believe in pro choice, it should be a mothers choice on what they do with their own body. I on the other hand believe that pro life is the right choice. In the present day their are many ways to prevent pregnancies: condoms, birth control, contraceptives, etc. If women are careful before they engage in intercourse they can prevent pregnancy that they do not want up to 99%. If that doesn't work their are drugs to take after you may have "created" a baby. The morning after pill is a great example of what women can do after they have sexual intercourse. I believe these pills should be available for people who cannot afford them, and abortions will not be needed ever again. If you are going to make a decision wether to have a baby or not it should be decided at the time of conception. I am pro life.

    Fortenbaugh

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  26. Tyler Behring

    In the U.S. today abortion is a major topic. I am pro choice. I believe the woman has the right to choose wither or not she would like to have the baby. Men should have no say in what the woman choices to do with the baby. It is her baby and if she feels she can't care for it then she has the right to an abortion. However I feel that once the baby can live outside of the mother it is to late for an abortion. We live in a free country where people should be able to make their own decisions. I feel that this is not a political concern, and that the decision should be made between the woman and her doctor. I also believe that my opinion on this matter is irrelevant since I ultimately will never be pregnant.

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  27. One of the most controversial issues within our country today is the right for a woman to be able to abort her pregnancy. Personally, I am pro-choice. The pro-choice argument is a woman's right to control her own body and have the ability to an induced abortion. Bringing a child into this world takes time, money, and responsibility. If a woman is not able to provide for her child like a proper parent should, then it should be her right to choose what is best for both herself and her unborn baby. The right to choice is important, because preserving one life can sometimes mean killing another. In situations where adolescents become pregnant their bodies may not be mature enough to undertake pregnancy, which ultimately leads to the death of the mother and the abandonment of a newborn child. When it comes down to it the people who believe in pro-life have the ability not to abort, but it is their choice. In the end it is not fair for anyone to tell a woman what to do with what is rightfully hers.

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  28. I stand up for Pro Choice. I feel as though making a woman carry a kid for 9 months or more is ridiculous if she doesn't want it. She may not treat it with the same care that a regular mom who wants the baby might. I'm surely against killing a innocent kid wo hasn't been born yet, but making Woman carry this burden should be their choice not any doctors saying no they can't make their own decisions. I'm for Pro-Choice also because Men don't know what it's like to feel that burden. Us men try to make heavy and irrational decisions without even being put into the situation. PRO-CHOICE!!!!!!!

    Eric Samuel

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  29. This topic is probably the most controversial and highly debated topic of the past fifteen to twenty-five years. Like most of the class, I stand pro-choice. The main reason why is because of the possibility of one being raped and from that becoming pregnant. I believe strongly that a woman, especially in that situation, should have the control and choice as to what she does and how she handles it. A man should not have a final say in what happens with that. Though part of me things about the fetus that is aborted not having a chance to live and make a difference in the world, like Miles, I believe that it is not a person unless the baby is successfully delivered and brought into this world. It wouldn’t necessarily be the woman’s inability to care for the child, but the fact that the father is a rapist and a criminal has monumental affects. Having something happen to you of that magnitude can scar a person for a lifetime, and it’s the possibility of the child being a symbol and result of that moment in the woman’s life makes it seem that pro-choice is psychologically the right way to lean towards.


    Chris Gaynor

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  30. I am Pro-Choice regarding the legality of abortions. However, that does not mean I am Pro-Abortion. I do believe that a woman should have the legal rights to receive an abortion regardless of her situation within the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy (which currently is the law). As Margaret Sanger said, “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” Men who control most of congress and the judicial branch will never be pregnant, they should not get to decide whether or not a woman has a baby. Furthermore, illegalizing abortion would not stop abortions from occurring, they would simply be done illegal and dangerously; consequently, more women would die each year from dangerous "back alley" abortions. Women should have the choice to choose.

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  31. Today abortion remains one of the most controversial topics in the United States and around the world. There are two sides to choose from, pro-choice and pro-life. I am and fully support pro-choice. A woman should be able to choose what is best for her and her own body. A government taking away a woman's right to get abortion is infringing upon the rights of women everywhere. Every woman deserves to have a choice and control over her own body.

    Bella Sinsigalli

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  32. I believe that people are entitled to make their own decisions about their lives especially in regards to their bodies, I am pro-choice this doesn't mean that I am pro abortion. Im Catholic and I believe that the taking of any life is wrong in the eyes of God. I think the current system established by the supreme court in Roe v Wade is the best and most logical why. A women should be able to choice if she is capable of taking care of a child, However in my opinion If a fetus is viable then the mother has lost her chance to decide if she want the child or not because it can survive outside of her womb.

    Mark Nordhausen

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  33. I'm pro choice. It should be up to the person to make the decision because there going to have to live with it for the rest of their life. This is one topic we have to keep our religious views out of because not every person practices the same religion so we have to make it equal for all. If a woman can't take care of a child then she shouldn't be forced to have it. A woman forced to have sex shouldn't be forced to give birth to a child they didn't want. If we don't allow these women to get abortions there is no telling what they'll do to get rid of the baby or how they'd neglect the child once it's born.

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  34. The topic of abortion is something that is heavily debated. With regards to this topic, I stand pro-choice. This means that I believe the lady carrying the baby should be able to decide for herself whether or not she would like to keep the baby. I believe that pro-life is not fair. In some circumstances the pregnancy may not be the choice of the lady. Some of these cases are things such as rape where a woman should not be forced to keep a baby in which she did not intend to create. I believe that nobody except for the person carrying the baby should have a say in this. The woman is the only one who has to live with this life long decision. If a lady cannot pay to take care of a baby because she hadn't planned for it, she should be able to make this decision. Depending on the environment the baby is born into, it may have been better off for the lady to abort the child rather than to have it and not be able to lead it through life properly and safely.

    Murphy Newman

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  35. On the topic of abortion, I am pro-life. I believe that a fetus is a human being simply because it's growing. Growing things have life and therefore killing it is a crime. For this reason, I believe abortion should be against the law. If the baby is unwanted the mother has the option of putting the child up for adoption and placed in a family where it is wanted. this can be an option in the case where a mother is raped. There are many complications during pregnancy which may be a risk to the mother's health, however all pregnancies are a risk to a mother. The level of complication can be predetermined before a woman is pregnant and an abortion can be avoided. An alternative is paying someone else to have your baby for you.

    Kimberley Henry

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  36. Abortion is one of the most controversial topics among Americans today. I am Pro-choice. I believe that the decision to have a child should be between the woman, her family and her doctor, not the government, for a variety of reasons. An enormous factor in my decision is if the victim was raped. This alone makes any arguments stating that it is the mistake of the woman invalid. Furthermore, there are tons of teen pregnancies every year that result from kids not being properly educated about sex ed and the pregnancy was accidental. In situations like these, not only is the life of the teenager ruined, but you're bringing a child into the world that has a parent who cannot support them and will likely have a very difficult life. I believe that because of the negative effects unexpected pregnancy can have on both the woman and the unborn child, a person should have the right to choose whether or not they think it is the best time for them to have a baby.

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