Taxpayer funded abortion
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CON: "Taxpayers money going to fund abortion clinics is unfair to the people who personally oppose abortion."
"I believe that abortion clinics should not be government funded or taxpayer funded."
 According to the Hyde Amendment, it is illegal to fund abortion using federal funds unless in the case of rape, pregnancy due to incest and saving the life of a mother in which life-endangering complications have arisen as a result of the pregnancy. In which case, the question is raised whether it is a person's right to abortion in order to save their own life? Should a woman or young girl who is raped have to live with the consequences and reminder of what has happened for the rest of her life?
It all boils down to personal choice whether an abortion should even be committed but at the end of the day, money is being used in various branches of the economy that not everyone agrees to such as the death penalty, housing inmates, nuclear bombs and military service . Statistics show that abortion rates are higher for poor women than for rich or middle class women . Women who have limited access to funds rely heavily on government funding to support them. If a woman suffers an unforeseen circumstance that she has no control over, she should have the option of help from the government should there be any in place.
In a lot of cases, women are too afraid of people finding out that they're pregnant, namely their parents or other family members but also from the general public who they feel would persecute them for their action. Aborting a baby at an early stage of the pregnancy makes it easier when there is hardly any "baby bump."
Having said that, abortion seems like the easiest option in the eyes of young or poor women.
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