In the cultural dimension, life is valuable and that legalizing abortion is trying to show how life has no value and that it is disposable. The late Pope Francis who was the catholic religious leader strongly condemned abortion and called it a “throw away culture”. By saying that abortion is not illegal, we mean that the life of human beings can be disposed just like food. Thus abortion should be legalized under no circumstance. Despite the above arguments bringing out clearly the reason against legalizing abortion, it is also crucial to revisit other people stand on the same. Recent debate in US Supreme Court on whether to legalize abortion has divided American a great deal. Proponents argue that choosing abortion is solely women decision and the government or any religious authority should not intervene in any way. They claim that if abortion is made illegal, then women will result to so many unsafe illegal abortions. The reproductive choices empowered to women give them the choice to choose whether to have a child or not. One of the retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra day claims that the ability of women to participate in both economic and social life depends on how they control their reproductive lives thus they should be given freedom to do so. However,
Surname 9 the point remains that abortion is killing someone life bearing in mind that life begins immediately fertilization occurs. Conclusively, the above arguments vividly show the negative effects of carrying out abortion. It is killing of an innocent life as well as it can be life threatening to the mother. Most of the procedures used are so painful and might as well result to alarming future complications ( Moller 428). It is prudent to anyone considering abortion to have all the facts about abortion on the table before making the decision. However, women who see abortion as a solution should be informed of the risks and given contacts if complications occur. The fact remains that abortion is not a birth control measure but it’s killing the innocent. We don’t deny the fact that women have right to control their own bodies but the right of someone is overweighs the right of women to control their bodies.
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