Cowles A. Missouri


I believe that even though can be considered murder, it should be legal up until a certain date.

Dear future president,

I believe that abortion should be legal up until 20th week of gestation. Why this date you may ask? This is because this is about the time the baby starts to form their brain. As said by Dr. Paul Ranalli β€œAt 20 weeks, the fetal brain has the full complement of brain cells present in adulthood, ready and waiting to receive pain signals from the body, and their electrical activity can be recorded by standard electroencephalography ”

Why do I support this? I support this because I believe people should have a choice in the matter in whether the baby should be born or not. If they don't believe they can take care of the baby or have any reason that they might not want it, they should have the ability to. Would you rather want to have the choice to take a risk, or no choice at all?

My opponent might say that children can be took care of by certain federal child care agencies. The problem is that the category that child care is in(social programs) is the largest cause of national debt, and since the services are federal they would just increase it meaning the money would would either increase taxes, or increase U.S. debt. 

Another problem with banning abortion is that the people might revert to more dangerous methods. In El Salvador. As said by the website Prospect"The drug misoprostol, often referred to as just β€œmiso” and used for treating ulcers has become a popular abortion drug. But without access to dosage information and no supervision, using miso can lead to complications or even death". This shows that people who are desperate will instead go to more dangerous lengths.