A battle between pro-choice and pro-life supporters.

The views on this column are mine alone and not those of the Wolf Pack Press or Wyoming Public Schools.

Abortion is a very contreversial topic. Many have different opinions on the issue such as siding with pro-choice or pro-life. Pro-choice emphasizes the right of woman to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy while pro-life emphasizes the right of the embryo or fetus to gestate to term and be born. I think the main conflict in this situation would be either being in the position of getting an abortion or seeing someone else making the choice of getting an abortion. There are a variety of different reasons as to why a woman makes the choice of getting an abortion. Some don’t even have the choice, whether it’s being pressured by the other parent or by their own parents which is a very sad thing.

Mirriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines murder as “The unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought”. Although legal abortions would not fit the requirements. Under the law of man instituted by civil government, abortion is not unlawful and would not be defined as murder. Death of an unborn child can be legally counted as murder of premeditation. If that was the case.

Coming from a liberal voice, I believe that a woman can do whatever she wants to do with her body. Most people care so much about the fetuses they didn’t help make and won’t care about once they’re home. I personally think abortion is not murder. I firmly believe in, “your body, your choice”. Anyone who gets an abortion, has her personal reasons behind it that shouldn’t concern anyone else. You can’t force a woman to have a child if she doesn’t want to have or is not ready for.
I don’t think most people even consider the life of the mothers or think “well, she asked for it” or “there are different methods of protection.” But what if one can’t afford it? Or even worse, what if they’re raped.
At the end of the day, a woman has full control of her own body no matter what decision she chooses to make. What she chooses to do with her own body is not anyone else’s business and I don’t think it’s right that some like to stand at actual abortion clinics and try to protest against it. One might already feel self conscious about doing so. Just like Margaret Sanger said, “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body”.

I don’t think people really get into depth when thinking about abortions. A lot comes with being a mother; sometimes it’s the choice of even wanting to be a mother. I don’t think a lot of people think about foster homes, abusive households, poverty, rape, and etc. Now if an 11 year old girl was raped and ended up pregnant, she would be traumatized. Whether she wants to keep the baby or abort it is her choice that has no business to do with anyone else. No child or woman should be forced to carry a monster’s child.