Lola D. New York

Abortion/reproductive rights for women and families.

Reproductive and abortion rights for women are extremely important, and will put our country in complete chaos if the wrong decisions are made. It is vital that all families should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies and their children, without the government needing to step in.

Dear Next President,

Abortion rights for women (also known as reproductive rights) have always caused many disagreements for many years, and I am focused on addressing it. For example, many people believe that women and families should NOT be allowed to abort their unborn child. But, many other people, including myself, do believe that they should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies and their children. It is vital to make sure that this problem should be solved in the most helpful way possible, and to think about the people your decision will affect, whatever it may be.

On January 22, 1973, the supreme court passed a new law, a law known as Roe V. Wade. This suddenly allowed women to make their own medical decisions, including the right to have an abortion. According to, illegal abortions were the cause of one sixth of all pregnancy and childbirth related deaths. But, when it became legal, it got a “safety record of over 99 percent.” Very good! It is important to be able to do whatever you want with your own body, and your own medical safety.

There are also other important and serious reasons. One of the big ones is rape. Every minute, young girls are getting sexually assaulted on the street, and some very bad things might happen to them. Underage children getting attacked, and in some cases, getting unwillingly pregnant with the child of their attacker. For example, I am a twelve year old girl, living in New York City. I constantly walk on the streets and take the subway alone; what are the chances that someone is trying to physically harm me? I should have the right to do whatever I want with my body; Any women or girl should. Like Lely P. said in a letter on, “Don’t let kids have kids!”

In conclusion, I personally think that abortion should stay legalized. It is extremely wrong that the government should step in when a women wants to abort her baby. Being far underage, financially unstable, sexually assaulted, or simply not being able to support the child, nobody but her can make any decisions about how to deal with the child. If you, Next President, are going to do something about this law, I request for you to think about the women and girls all over the country, and how you will affect their lives by deciding about this law.


Lola D.

NYC Lab Middle School

NYC Lab Middle School

Lab students have been painfully subjected to three debates where they searched for policy talk. Four and a half hours later.. Now, our students will have the chance to speak about an issue of importance and possibly make a recommendation for improvement.

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