Abortion is one of the most divisive issues facing our country today.
Supporters and critics of abortion will usually define themselves as being strictly pro-choice, in that they support a woman’s right to make decisions about her body, or strictly pro-life, in that they believe the fetus is a human life which should not be destroyed.
Having a baby which the woman is unable to care for keeps the woman in a cycle of poverty and deprivation.
This oppression often makes it so that women are unable to make decisions about their reproductive rights.
According to Luker, 2009, many of these individuals who attempt to make the decision for women are men who would never have to make that personal decision of having an abortion themselves.
Women have fought hard to be able to get the right to vote, be counted as a human being without a man attached and the right to make decisions over their body.However, this cannot occur for all cases as each individual woman may have different circumstances surrounding their decision to have an abortion.The pros and cons of the debate surrounding abortion will be analyzed to present a concise analysis of the issue.However, most individuals do not define themselves within these restrictive concepts as they may find themselves somewhere in the middle of the debate with room for compromise.They recognize that the real life circumstances of abortion are not black and white.While I believe that it is a women’s right to choose I am not fully supportive of all cases of abortion.I think that the time frame in which a woman is able to get an abortion need to be scaled back in some ways.It is their freedom of choice as well control over their body.However, more and more individuals are trying to make the decision for us.By taking away the rights of women to make decisions about their body would make a negative impact on the progress made by the women's movement.Individuals who involve themselves in the debate need to acknowledge that what may be the right decision for some may not be the best decision for others.