Pro choice: Abortions

According to USA today, House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion. The House considered the bill last Thursday but the White House promised that it would veto if it reached the President’s desk. Frank’s bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life of the woman or in cases of rape or incest of a minor if they were reported to the police. Statistics show that there is high percentage of women, being rape victims, whom do not report their incidents. Privacy is a big issue with women. A lot of women do not want their friends and family to know what is going on when this occurs. Women can sometime be ashamed of telling the police that they have became victims of rape and the thought of carrying a child of a rapist is heartbreaking. Women can also die from carrying a child. This can be a case of saving a life of someone. Being financially and mentally stable, as a woman, is also saving a child’s life. For example; if a 16 year old young woman gets pregnant, she will not be able to take care of a child compared to a 25 year old woman. Not all women are in a great financial or mental state to carry a child.

The 14th amendment states that the concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state actions includes a right of personal privacy or a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy. Such cases as Roe v. Wade established a right of personal privacy protected by the due process clause that includes the right of women to determine whether or not to bear a child. It is inhumane to strip women of their rights to decide whether they want children or not. As I stated earlier, women are sometimes forced into those crucial predicaments. As an educated college woman, my focus is on my classes and excelling in them. Also, financially all of my funds are towards my college tuition. A child would put a strangle of my life and make life a lot harder for my future success. The option of abortion should lie in the hands of each and every woman whom decides to partake in one.