It really comes down to consequence, really. Should women have the right to shirk their responsibilities of motherhood? Sometimes, it's just time for people to have to grow up. If they weren't ready to be a responsible parent, then maybe they should have kept their legs closed. Sometimes, you have to learn a lesson the hard way.
People go to jail and even get the death penalty for killing another individual. Well, when a women gets an abortion, it is the act of killing an individual. Which is murder. Abortion should not be legal, if you don't want a baby then use condoms and get on birth control.
Initially the Federal government was only established to unite the differing state governments enacting the Constitution as the law of the land. Since the Constitution is vague, the bill of rights was placed to protect the rights of the individuals and the state governments. To deal with only the most important issues, the federal government left the states to figure out what public laws people should follow. To bypass dealing with Congress and the state, this right to ban abortion was stripped from states by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was really only there to balance and check the other branches of the federal government and instead interfered with state laws which only Congress can legally do. While it is fine that the outcome was protecting individual rights, the states' rights were trampled upon as well as public debate and opinion to conform to a few individuals' perspective on abortion rights that may later change.
When a foetus is created the genetic material of two parents forms together to make a unique being.
Now if we go one step futher and look at a foetus biologically we see that we are taught to look at things biologically in a hollistic perspective. So for example we are taught to see both a cacoon and a butterfly as the same species or being. Therefore if we look at a foetus biologically it is a human, the only difference is the stage of development.
Since it is a human it has the undenied right to life.
While the foetus is a temporary body part of the mother it is not permanent nor is it needed like praticularly every other body part like the lungs or heart.
Although the foetus is still being supported, when we look at this in a legal perspective we see that people on life support still have the right to life.
Therefore gentically, biologically, and legally the foetus is a human being with a right to life. Which means that states deserve the right to ban abortion since the foetus is in actual fact a human.
If you choose to participate in those type of acts, you should be expected to deal with the consequences. People say that you have the right to do what you want with your own body, and that is 100% true. However, when it deals with another human, whether inside the womb or outside, you have NO right to take away their rights.
That's essentially like saying you can kick you children out of the house to live on the street because it is your house, your property, your choice, and you get to determine who lives there. You do have those rights, and it is your property, but rights are limited when exercising them means harming somebody else.
If one or two more conservative based states with lower income and pull in the national government choose to outlaw it according to the beliefs of its people. Why should it matter to the Supreme Court? No one idea dominates the ENTIRE population of the US. If one people should choose to do so, it would make sense to let them voice their opinion over some of the larger states
Abortion is not simply an issue of the states. It is an issue that is going on all over the country! It should be a choice of the federal government because they represent us as a whole as a country and not just as individuals because our states are supposed to be united, not separated.
I definitely agree that the states should have sovereign power to ban abortion. Yes, we as Americans have a right to choose whatever we please with our bodies, but that doesn't eliminate the fact that murder is the suffice. Abortion is ultimately murder anyway you look at it and completely inhumane. How can one commit such an unjust action against their own blood? How can one literally kill their offspring? A fetus is considered human life, studies have shown that the fetus is aware of every harm committed during an abortion. How can you sleep knowing that your own blood knows that you, as obviously an irresponsible person who just couldn't "handle" the pressure of being a mother yet you were so eager to spread your legs, KILLED his/her? It's not like you just gave his/her up, as you could have to a loving family through adoption to let the precious gift of life live, you KILLED your own child. States should ban abortion because democratic and republican parties vary throughout this nation, so whichever party consisted in the state (which they mostly are divided upon) should have the right to participate in whichever action they please. I know I live in a state of the majority being Republicans, who are utterly and completely against such a hideous, disgusting crime.
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people". Since there is no clause in the Constitution, I believe that the power to allow or disallow abortion falls directly onto the states.
Abortion should never even be an option for expectant mothers. Those unborn children don't have a voice of their own, and it's unfair to end their lives like this. The gift of life is a miracle in itself, and should be cherished. And in the case of rape victims, although they may not have "wanted" a baby, this is where adoption NEEDS to be an option.
Something a lot of Americans don't know is the states have a lot of rights guaranteed by the constitution. Legislating abortion is one of them, one the federal government has no right to be meddling in. Different states having different rights is one thing that makes America great. If you don't like the laws of one state, you can move to the other.
Currently in the U.S. legal system if an individual murders a pregnant woman they can be charged with two counts of murder, one for the mother and one for the fetus. If you can be charged with murder for the death of an unborn child than abortions should also count as murder. Therefore, states should be allowed to ban abortion as they so wish. It is preposterous to think that the federal government can call killing and unborn child murder when it allows legal abortions. The federal government should have no impact on what a state chooses to do regarding abortion as it is murder and they should have the right to criminalize the practice.
The entire reason we even have The United States (key word united) is because the states were able to govern themselves. The Federal Government is nothing but an overseer. The states have the right to ban abortion, gay marriage, marijuana, welfare, veteran disability, special education; anything they want. But here's the catch. Only if the PEOPLE of that state want it to be so. So yes, someone from New York cannot tell Texas what laws it can make and vice versa. States regulate their own laws.
In order for something to be a law in every state, it needs to be written into the Constitution. In the Constitution, there is an amendment that says that all things that aren't mentioned in the Constitution are for the states to decide. This is where you may have heard the term "state's rights." States are free to create their own laws as long as there isn't a law contradicting it in the Constitution. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. And that, is why there is a law regarding abortion written into the Constitution.
Even if it is an unborn child it is still a living thing and it deserves the right to life. How would you feel if you were unborn and your life ended so shortly because of you being aborted and thats how the unborn child feels. I think it should be illegal even in cases of incest or rape because the unborn child deserves the right to life no mater what.
are being really, really dense. That's like saying "Oh, well, Plessy v Ferguson has been settled, the Supreme Court can never make a decision that's morally unacceptable, so that's that and there must be no more discussion on the topic." The question is "Should" states have the right to ban abortion, and I definitely believe they should, because I believe abortion is just as bad as infanticide.
Every life needs to be protected. If the woman's life is in danger, then there would be susceptible cases but aborting a baby who others would willingly take on is selfish. There is no such think as an unwanted child. Woman do not have the right to take the life of anyone.
When a women misses her period she says I am pregnant and going to have a baby. No one should have the right to abort an unborn child because it is not convenient. I am not talking about an issue when a mother's life is in danger. The states should do the right thing and protect those that cannot protect themselves.
This is nothing more then dictatorial centralization. This is not just about religion. It's what some people consider to be ethical. Buddhist Burma bans abortion out of ethics rather than religion. I understand women feel they can't cope in stressful times but they are vulnerable to make the wrong decision so it's better the state chooses for them. They will thank the state when they bring up a beautiful child.
im sorry, is the government pregnant with an unwanted child? didnt think so. no one can tell a woman weather to have her baby or not. its her choice, no one elses. get it straight people!!!! people on the yes side saying "its murder" get over yourself. if america is the land of the free, why take away womens righht to choose weather to keep her baby or not?
States should not be allowed to ban abortions, as the right has already been determined to be provided by the US Constitution by the Supreme Court. There is no need to revisit the issue as the pressure to forbid its practice primarily comes from religious groups. Our constitution protects its citizens from any one church doctrine dictating law.
This debate will go on forever, or at least until unplanned pregnancies exist. It's a very personal decision and the debate is a matter of opinion. In the US we have basic human rights and they shouldn't be messed with.
I think that this kind of decision for law should be taken on a higher level. It is not only matter of religious beliefs but also of social benefit. Sometimes abortion could be better both for the mother to be and the unborn baby. For instance, when there is some kind of illness which can be predicted before the baby is born or if the mother is too young to take care for her child. So I believe that such an important decision whether to band abortion or not should be taken by the government or by the people themselves, running a referendum, for instance.
The States should not have the right to ban abortion. This could possibly violate the separation of church and State, as the reasoning of those wishing to ban abortion is often religious in nature. There are too many cases where a woman may be in danger of losing her life if she goes through with a pregnancy, due to various health complications. Of course, there is also a more gray area of those who became pregnant through rape or assault & may have emotional trauma by going through the pregnancy, etc. In either case, women may go to desperate measures when abortion is illegal -- using dangerous methods that may take their lives in the process. This could also cause a rise in criminal activity by opportunists using the law to perform 'back alley' abortions, which would become a tax on the criminal justice system.
I do not believe that it is the government's place to decide what a woman can and cannot do with her own body. Personally, I would not get an abortion except in an extreme case but I reserve my right to decide that point for myself. I do not want my state, or country to make that decision for me by limiting my access to health care.
Abortion is a human right that no bible thumping maniacs should impose on. A woman should not have to travel across a country, or even across a border to access this service. It is her body, and she can do with it whatever she pleases. Mistakes happen, and if you think going through an abortion isn't punishment enough for that mistake, you need to do some research.
State rights should never supersede those granted by the Constitution. Abortion is at heart an issue of choice in terms of one's own body - not an issue of murder. So individual states should not have the right to establish their own laws regulating or forbidding a medical procedure of any kind, including the controversial practice of abortion.
Abortion should be the choice of the mother, not the government. Many people are against abortion because of religious reasons and this is fine, but religion and the government should remain separate. These people who do not support abortions would be able to choose not to have them, while other women (who man not even be in a good situation to raise a child) could avoid the unnecessary hardship of pregnancy. I do not think that abortion is the same as murder, as an abortion done at an appropriate stage in the pregnancy does not affect a thinking and feeling human being.
The federal government should remain true to it's legalization of abortion since the 1973 case of roe versus wade. Justice harry Blackmun was absolutely right when he said it would be unconstitutional for anyone to parade on the right's of women and their decision to abort an unborn baby. There are multiple cases where abortion is the better choice to be made. One being an incident where a female has been raped and does not wish to carry the child of an unfortunate situation. In this case women can take the pill or go through early medical procedures that will remove the fetus or embryo from the womb of the woman before it has reached a stage of potential self-sufficient life form which can be possible between the twenty-second and twenty-fourth week of pregnancy. In addition to this, there are instances where the impregnated tissue which is supposed to turn into a fetus can become swollen and infected leading to a disease harmful to the woman known as a molar pregnancy. Many might say this situation is different because it did not actually become a baby, but those who insist life begins as soon as the sperm is planted into a woman's egg would then have no explanation behind the molar pregnancy. In this incident the mother would have to have the tissue removed in order to survive. A second disease that causes maternal deaths is the obstetric fistula disease where and egg contains sperm but withholds no dna. This is also harmful to the carrier and also needs the same procedures as the previously stated disease. Another incident where a woman may want an abortion is in the case that the doctor has gained knowledge that the birth of the child will result in defects, disorders, and any other harmful cases to the mother or child. In a common incident, and the final one I will mention, many women are subject to face the tragic incident where the survival of both her and her child is not possible, and that she is to choose between her own life and the life of her child. This topic is a very sensitive one that should not be so harshly criticized, especially for those of you who have no knowledge of the matter. It is not up to the state to ban abortion because by banning abortion they are choosing the life of the baby over the mother, they are choosing to allow women to suffer through life-threatening diseases that lead to death, they are choosing to tell women who are victims of rape that they are to keep the child regardless of the opportunity to remove the unborn baby before it has even reached a point of self-sustaining life on it's own. Women have the right by the constitution to abort their baby if they feel it is necessary. It is called human rights. It is the right of the woman to do as she pleases with her own body. For those who criticize women who have aborted babies due to personal religious beliefs-you have no idea what each individual has gone through to lead them to that choice and it is not for you to judge anyone here on earth because you have sinned just as the rest of the world has which makes you just the same according to your religion. For you women who have had abortions I have the most respect for you because to make such a life-changing decision such as that is very difficult and it is a very emotional process to get through, but you will make it through. Be strong women! Do not let the voice of others bring you down in times of pain. People should really be more sensitive to such issues as these and more open to understanding both sides of the issues. I understand the sensitivity people feel towards women who abort unborn babies because these babies have potential to walk this earth and have the same opportunities we do, but there is so much more to abortions than many people know. It is the individual's right to make that decision. Every one has their own opinion and we are each allowed to voice that opinion if it does not have threatening or attacking connotations behind it. And another thing-for the people who say it is considered killing, yes you are right. Any time something is destroyed it may be referred to as being killed. One can use the word kill in various ways. You can kill a beat, you can kill a fly, you can kill a deer, you can kill someone's hopes, you can kill a fetus, you can kill a human, you can kill a blade of grass. So just because women prefer not to say they are killing their baby does not mean they are shying away from the truth, like I said previously, abortion is a sensitive topic and I seriously wish people would hold back on the negative energy towards this topic because words do hurt and you never know what your words may do to the life of another. The states should hold no control over the banning of abortions because that is deprivation of a woman's rights and that's what it comes down to.
It is a federal law that is in place and this trumps state law. If you ban abortions from state to state, women will just travel to the states it is legal in. What is the point? Besides, federal law says it is illegal to ban abortions in individual states.
Commonly abortion is viewed as the irresponsiblity of the women, but in many other cases abortion is needed for emergencies. An example is when the mother has a choice between her life and the baby's. I don't think it is right for the state to make that decision for her.
Ultimately, I think it is up to the female as to whether she wants to abort or continue with the pregnancy. In some cases, a pregnancy could result from a sexual attack, and in those cases, the female might not be willing to continue with the pregnancy. Sometimes, the life of the mother is in jeopardy, so whom do you save? That decision should be left to the mother.
The government, whether on a federal level or on a state level, should not have the right to ban abortion. Abortion, while it should be addressed in terms of when it can be done, should be the right of each individual woman. The choice should be that of the individual, and not that of state or government.
Federal law is the law of the land, making any Federal court decision the superior decision. By allowing state law to supersede federal law, this opens the books to every single law that states would like to have, no matter how much different they are than the federal version. States could choose to have different standards for nutrition in school lunches, for example. Yet school lunches are partially federally funded, so that money could then be used to purchase popular foods, instead of nutritional ones.
America is the land of the FREE; or at least it's supposed to be. Nobody has ANY right to tell a woman what to do to her body. She shouldn't be FORCED to have a baby, especially if she really doesn't want it and took necessary precautions to avoid it! You then wonder why people abandon their kids, are shitty parents or are on welfare. You're only HELPING that habit by banning abortions people!
People should have the right to choose their own outcome in life. They have to answer to god, not us. How would you feel to have someone else choose important decisions in your life? I believe that some people need to have this option even if they never even have to use it.
In this country we have this so called freedom. When the choice is taken away from the people, the freedom is then taken away from them. It is personally the woman's choice if she wants to keep or abort the unborn child, not the Government's. The Government is not carrying the child, the mother is.
What is the woman's body doing when she has a miscarriage? The body is aborting the child because of many reason known, or even unknown. This doesn't explain much, but why take away a woman's freedom of making a choice and living with the consequences whether it be keeping the child, giving it up for adoption, or possibly aborting it?
Freedom of choice, we hold this country on this so called freedom and we shouldn't take the freedom of choosing from the person who has to make it.
The separation of church and state guarantees us that others religion based opinions cannot be pushed on us. If someone could tell me that fetuses can feel pain, have the mental capacity that humans have, and that a fetuses right to life is important enough that a woman should lose her rights as a human being with control over her own body, then I'd agree. But I've never, ever, met someone who could tell me that the reason they believe abortion should be illegal is because of some other reason than what their church states. You may say that people have a right not to have the legalization of abortion pushed on them, that THAT violates the separation of church and state, but that simply makes no sense. There is a difference between making something legal and giving you the right to choose, and making something illegal and giving someone no right to choose. If you disagree with it, don't do it, but a majority of Americans agree that it is a woman's right.
If men could have children, this would simply be a case of a person's right to choose, but because this is women, certain people in government, mostly men, believe that they have the right to choose for us.
If you couple this with the recent problems with contraception, pay equality, and the disagreement over continuing federal funding assistant women who work with child care, it is obvious that the people in control of (obviously) the Republican party are attempting to send women back to a time when men ruled, and women took care of children, did the laundry, and cooked.
I am not that kind of woman, and I refuse to be forced into that role simply because they can't differentiate my wants from that of their poor wives.
What a woman decides to do with her body is completely her own responsibility, the government shouldn't deserve the right to say what is legal and illegal. Whether the fetus is aborted or not, the government still shouldn't be making decisions on what is allowed or not, this is a personal decision, not a state or local decision.
Every person is entitled to be able to make their own decision. Why should the choice for women to perform an abortion be any different. No one is claiming that if it is legal then that means it is right or that every women should do it. All it means is that the option is there if you decide that is what is best for you. If it is not what is best for you then don't do it but don't tell someone else that they cannot. After all, that person is the one that has to live with the decision whether to keep the baby or to have an abortion, so that means the decision is theirs to make.
Examples are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia. "Personhood" legislation proposed in these states would have repercussions so widespread it would take away not just the right to have an abortion, some would reach as far as making common forms of birth control illegal, denying families the opportunity to use in vitro fertilization and more. The government should not be able to dictate what a woman does with HER body. Some legislators would like to define a "person" as a fetus at conception,the first fertilized cells. This is too far.
Abortion always involves one human being, but can involve two. In my opinion, if the fetus has not developed the organs necessary to sustain life (i.E. Heart, lungs, brain, etc.), then it is technically not a living human being and therefore its "fate" should be able to be determined by the mother, and the father if he wants a say, since having a baby is a monumentally life-changing decision. However, if the fetus has developed the internal organs required to live, then the mother should have the baby since they have waited several months fully aware that there was a fetus growing inside of them. At this point, however, it is about responsibility, not morality, although that is also my opinion. Regardless, the choice should never be removed from the hands of the potential mother.
It should be a federally enforced right for women to be able to make decisions that affect THEIR body and THEIR future. Government has no right to be infringing on what should be such a basic human right. But states that are heavily influenced by religious 'morality' would seek to restrict this right, especially if it denies gender equality. If there should be government intrusion on anything, it should be federal government laying down THE law for women to have complete freedom over their own bodies. Maybe men shouldn't be making these kinds of decisions (ie concerning health and reproductive rights) FOR women, but men (and women, amen to female politicians!) with federal positions should not protect; even, should OPPOSE this notion that men can deny women such independence.
Every woman has a right to choose, roe v wade. If you do not believe in abortions, then do not have one! But do not try and take away our right to choose. It is our constitutional right, and we do not have to explain our reason for our decisions.
States should not ban abortion, because, by forcing someone to have an unwanted child, there are three options:
1. The family tries to keep the baby, in rich families this will be no major issue, but in poor families the child and the parents will endure a lot of economical struggle, possibly recurring to crime.
2. The baby is given up for adoption, possibly having a harsh life, and again will likely fall into a criminal life.
3. (Although this one is very uncommon) The parents kill the baby, trying to avoid their responsibility.
It is very easy to say that abortion is a crime, but making someones life a living hell is as bad as killing him/her so, if abortion is a crime, so is banning it, therefore, since we cannot come to a direct conclusion we must not ban it, but try to prevent it.
Women should have the ABSOLUTE right to choose what to do with their bodies. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, but with restrictions. I agree that there should be safety restrictions for the woman, but the choice of the woman should be superior to the states. Abortion should be regulated on a national level.
The UNited states shouldnt be deciding whether or not the mother should be able to give up her baby or not. If a women is raped, she wont want to keep some lunatics child. Women have the right to have a choice. Women under the age of 18 who had unprotected sex, and who are not responsible enough to have and raise a child.
Imagine you’re poor and pregnant. You’re unemployed, and struggling to pay rent. Maybe you’re a single mom and already have three kids to take care of and you can’t afford a fourth. Maybe you’re still in high school and don’t know where to turn for help. Maybe abortion is the right answer. Do you want to kill a human being? The government should hold the duty to choose whether women should have the right to abort their baby or not. The women might not be able to take care of the child, but there are other options. Don’t be that person that kills another person.
Do you know how many babies are killed per year? How about per-day? Per-minute? Per-second? 234 abortions per 1,000 live births (according to the center for disease control) 1.2 million per year, 3,288 per day, 137 per hour, 9 every 4 minutes, and 1 every 26 seconds (http://www.All.Org/nav/index/heading/) . That’s a lot. Women every day, every min, get an abortion. Do you know how many women get abortions? White women = 36,399,198 blacks = 8,897,793, Hispanic or Latino = 11,845,024, other = 5,303,843 (According to 2010 U.S. Census). This is getting out of control. Too many people are choosing to kill their baby. The minute the baby has a heart beat on the 25th day (6 weeks) the baby is officially a human being.
Abortion is murder. Even if it is an unborn child it is a living thing and it deserves the right to life. How would you feel if you were unborn and your life ended so shortly because of you being aborted and that’s how the unborn child feels? If you can’t afford it or your young and just don’t know what to do, choosing adoption as an alternative to abortion would give the baby its rights to live (http://www.Debate.Org/opinions/should-states-have-the-right-ban-abortion ).
Abortion can also cause the women to have medical and or emotional issues. Abortion increases the likely hood that women will develop breast cancer. Since 2006, eight medical organizers, include the breast cancer prevention institute, the Catholic Medical Association, and the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, have recognized the connection between abortion and breast cancer. This can also cause the women to become depressed and guilty. Depression can be caused by the feeling that she killed her baby and she can fall in to the depression state. Knowing that the women had aborted her baby can cause her with guilt.
Abortion might sound like a good idea and the right chooses at the time but one you know some of the things that can happen and doing some research you start to understand that aborting you baby might not be the best choice. The government should hold the right to whether a woman should abort her baby or not.
I believe that it is a woman's choice to decide when she believes life begins. I believe when a fetus is viable it then has obtained personhood. Depending on the person you will hear different arguments saying "Well a fetus is a person from the moment of conception" or "A fetus isn't a person until it is viable" neither is right or wrong. The states have no right to decide that for everyone within its jurisdiction. So, yeah I'm pro-choice but that doesn't mean I don't understand the pro-life side.
America is the land of the FREE, NOT the land of "take away our rights, government." Please explain how people should NOT have the choice to do what they want with their bodies? And are you even a woman? Yes, it is morally wrong to kill an unborn child but taking away our rights as American citizens? If we wanted that, we would go live in China. America needs to stay free and if we just give our rights away without fighting, why not just hand them all over? We don't need a communist country.
It's the women's choice. Not the government's. No one should be forced. It is not fair to women who have been sexually abused or have been a rape victim. I crucially believe that yes, it is wrong to kill a baby before it is born if not done correctly but there are some situations that it should be crucial to have an abortion. The reason could either be because of physical or emotional stature.