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Who has the right to tell women what they can and can not do ? The law? Or women ourselves?

Dear Future President,

I am writing you today because I feel that abortion laws should stay the same because women should have the right to choose what they want for their body and life no matter the circumstance and outlawing abortion discriminates women. I am connected to this topic because I am a woman myself. If abortion was outlawed and a woman got raped and found out she got pregnant, why would she want to keep the baby? Or what if they weren't financially ready? Why would they have the kid just for the kid to go through poverty, how would the parents provide ? What is your thoughts on abortion? Do you think it is a women's right to choose?

Men know what they want for their body and have the right to choose, why can't women? Women should have the same rights as men because were all equal. “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” (Sanger). There is no laws telling what men can and can't do with their bodies. Abortion is more common than some people think, ¨ In fact, 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.¨ (

Outlawing abortion discriminates women and how they see themselves. It discriminates low-income women who are driven to dangerous back alley abortions because that is all that they can afford. It also discriminates women because if you outlaw abortions and abortion clinics, women will only see them selves as “baby makers”.

While some may say that abortion is killing an innocent child, but it is proven that the aborted baby doesn't feel any pain because the fetus isnt that far along. “Because the neural structures necessary to feel pain have not yet developed, any observable responses to stimuli at this gestational stage — like the fetal “flinching” during an amniocentesis — are reflexive, not experiential. Which is to say, the fetus at 20 weeks can’t actually feel anything at all. Which is to say, the fundamental justification for these laws is a really big, really popular lie”. A fetus can not feel pain until the third trimester, the third trimester starts at about 27 weeks of pregnancy. Depending on the time you get an abortion, the fetus could be partially developed or not at all.

In conclusion, Keeping abortion laws the same and legal gives us women the choice for our bodies and women in general over coming gender discrimination and helping women all over the U.S become independent.


¨Saloncom RSS, Fetal pain is a lie: How phony science took over the abortion debate¨. November 3, 2016. @kmcdonovgh



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