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Abortion - Pro-Choice

Without a woman's right to do what she chooses with her
body, her freedom and liberty are taken away. If for personal
reasons, a women wants an abortion, as is, currently, her
constitutional right, she has the freedom to do so. In some
states, a woman's freedom to have an abortion has been severely
limited. Because of this, many women have had abortions by
people not medically licensed to perform them. Many of these
unlicensed and unqualified people have used unsterile
instruments, thus causing illness or death. A child needs to be
loved and wanted. A baby whose mother resents his birth, will
not receive the proper care and nurturing he deserves. Perhaps,
he would be better off not to have been born. For these reasons,
I support the Pro-Choice movement.
We all know America as the "land of the free", as sung
daily by many in "The Star Spangled Banner". Knowing that many
women's autonomy has been taken away, how can we, Americans, who
claim to be people of liberty, say the words of "The Star
Spangled Banner" in good conscience? Females have been told what
to do with and how to treat their bodies. If the right to self-
determination is taken away, what will be decided for us next?
What we can wear? What we can read and what we can say?
Possibly even how we can act? This is not the American way! In
fact, it is unconstitutional. We must be aware of this lack of
freedom and see to it that women receive it.
Sadly, there are many people who can not afford to
support a child. There are people who hate themselves and are
incapable of loving another. As I see it, it is fortunate, that
some women may realize that they are not fit to and can not care
for a youngster. However, an anti-abortion law may not give them
any other choice. A mother willing to give up her offspring, is
likely to resent her own child. This resentment might result in
neglect. I would like to propose a compromise. Let there be a
law requiring counseling for someone planning on having an
abortion. As such, she would have the opportunity to discuss the
impact of her actions. After receiving counseling, she would
have the freedom to chose whether or not to have the abortion.
A woman who decides to have an abortion, will probably
not give up even after being told that she may not have one. She
may seek an illegal even dangerous alternative. A compromise,
such as counseling, should be considered.
The government of the United States of America must be
directed to work together with it's citizens to insure justice
for all. "We the People" must make certain that our
constitutional rights are guaranteed

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