Her Body, Her Choice- Claudia and Elie

“Surprise! You’re having twins!” For some people, this would be exciting news. However there are factors in people’s lives like old age, finance issues, and unplanned pregnancies  In our opinion, people need to worry about their own life and not worry about the outsiders who don’t understand their mindset about having kids. People who are against abortion should have empathy for the people who choose to have an abortion because it’s a hard and emotional process for them. No one loves having abortions. There will always be the guilt of having one of the twins and not the other, no matter what. It’s in our nature. Choosing to have an abortion is a personal decision, not a murderous crime. Do people feel guilty when they refuse to donate their organs? If people have the, “right to life,” do people think about the mother’s life? Do people worry about HER health and life? Giving birth alone is a risk taker. Jenny put her own life at risk just by getting pregnant.

People argue that women should take responsibility for having unprotected sex  and that women know they are risking their chances of getting pregnant just by doing so. Yes, teenage girls and women should be more responsible about their sex life, but if they know they can’t provide for their child and give them the life they deserve, why make the kid suffer? Rather than arguing over the life of a child, most people choose to argue about women taking responsibility for their actions. There is no method of protected sex that works 100% of the time, but abstinence. So if a women has sex, protected or unprotected, they instantly obtain the obligation of having a child? Instead of bashing abortion/reduction, you are bashing the woman’s behavior. 

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Growth of Fetus

A popular pro-choice case is the Roe vs Wade. Roe, a single pregnant woman, tested the law that prohibited abortion unless it was to save the mother’s life. According to the Pro-Choice America Foundation, there was a law made that gave women the right to decide whether they would keep the baby or not.”The court held that the fundamental right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision whether or not to have an abortion and that any governmental interference with that right is subject to strict judicial scrutiny.” If the fetus is able to live outside the uterus (viability), the government can protect the life of the fetus.

 

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Roe vs Wade

The risk of death from childbirth is 10x higher than the risk of death from having an abortion. No women should feel like they don’t have a choice. Isn’t America a free country?

*Due to Cross Country Meet, Claudia wasn’t able to attend class on Friday, but worked on blog post later that day*

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  1. Dear Elissa & Claudia, I really enjoyed being able to read your perspective on such a conversational topic. Just like the both of you, I agree with the idea of the mother feeling guilty about having to undergo a reduction or an abortion. In the other hand, I do believe that there are better options, (such as adoption) which helps individuals give their child the required sources they need such as, proper care. In addition, I also enjoyed the fact that you included a very common case in order to support your idea. I believe that this allowed your post to be a lot stronger and very realistic. One thing that I will have to disagree with is that having an abortion is not a major crime. When you state: “Choosing to have an abortion is a personal decision, not a murderous crime,” I immediately thought about the life of the individual who was taken away. I have read many articles which spoke about how the fetus develops a brain, spinal cord, a heart and a few other major organs as early as the age of five weeks. I understand why individuals decide to undergo an abortion, but I also do not fully agree with this concept due to the fact that a life is being taken away. In your perspective, do you think that if individuals receive better sexual education it can serve as a factor to decreases the abortion rates?Lastly, I would like to say, that your blog post was very enjoyable to read. Great job! -Yoselin R.

  2. Elissa & Claudia:
    I like reading your thoughts about this topic. You made some pretty valid points such as, think about the mother’s health. I believe that in Jenny’s case, if she knew her life would’ve been at risk by getting pregnant, then that wasn’t her best choice. I like how you put many examples in your blog post, such as the Wade vs. Roe case. Your post was very well written.

  3. At first when reading your blog post, I was against your point of view. But after reading your argument, I agree. The part that really spoke to me was when you mentioned how some people can only support 1 child, not two. I completly support that statement. The other number of examples you talked about like jennys case really supported your point of view. I cant wait for you to post more on what you find out!

  4. Elissa & Claudia:
    I like reading your thoughts about this topic. You made some pretty valid points such as, think about the mother’s health. I believe that in Jenny’s case, if she knew her life would’ve been at risk by getting pregnant, then that wasn’t her best choice. I like how you put many examples in your blog post, such as the Wade vs. Roe case. Your post was very well written. -Prisila Samaniego

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