Anna C. California


Why abortion should be a personal decision.

Dear Future President,

Abortion is a dividing issue for some voters and a controversial topic for the nation. I am pro-choice, so I believe that a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she gets an abortion. The pro-life arguments tend to value the life of the unborn fetus over that of the mother. In my opinion, pro-life should pertain the mother’s well-being not the fetus’s. Not everybody who gets pregnant is financially, physically, or mentally prepared to become a mother or suffer through childbirth.

A common objection to abortion rights is that it contradicts the religions of many Americans; however, this argument cannot be sustained, as there is supposed to be a separation of church and state in the U.S. If abortion is an individual’s choice, women who follow religions that oppose abortion do not have to get one, but religion will not dictate the options for every woman.

Finally, the ruling of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade declared it unconstitutional to ban abortions in the pre-viability stage of a pregnancy. This decision was implemented to protect the rights of women and upheld the constitution. By reversing the court’s decision or undermining it, the rights of the people would be compromised.



Marlborough School

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