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Complexities of Abortion
aching to make peace with their decisions. This respectful exploration, not the intimidating zealousness of some pro-choice veterans, is the ultimate aim of feminism. Surrounded by men, women and children of all ages, I felt empowered to stand up for every woman's legal right to reproductive choice (not to mention health but also free to disclose my complicated feelings over the issue. I am not the pro-life child I once was, and I am not the pro-choice young adult I once was. While stopped at a red light he commented, out of the blue, that after seeing our fetus, he could never bring himself to abort. On Tuesday night, first lady Michelle Obama and a series of earlier speakers made clear their partys belief that women have the right to choose. And, yes, sometimes it made my skin crawl, especially college tuition when she said that she "understood how people could want to bomb abortion clinics." Perhaps I experienced a bit of what some older feminists feel when a young woman in their midst wants abortions. Does it really weaken the argument that it should be legal, just because we admit it is also fraught? Pro-choice advocates largely dismiss pro-life advocates with accusation of extremism, and charge them with wanting to relegate women back into oppression. Writing a pregnant woman off as self-serving for aborting means we don't have to struggle with her as she makes the very real, life-altering, decision to either continue educating herself or building a place in society for herself, or to become a mother - and. By the time a woman finds out she is pregnant, the embryo/fetus is beyond the zygotic stage of development, where it can very literally be described as a clump of cells.
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A young woman spoke about her conviction that abortion should be legal, but not easy, and another woman, who looked to be in her 50s, immediately yelled out "Abortion is a form of contraception!" Another feminist veteran teared up talking about her misguided students who. I am not, nor ever was, a conservative Christian - despite having grown up just miles away from Focus on the Family. Similarly, deriding human fetuses as mere tissue, parasites, or clumps of cells allows us to ignore the complexity of questions concerning the beginning of personhood, the of moral status and rights, and the ambiguities that comes with the destruction of human life (which. In fact, I was at that Planned Parenthood, in order to support a pregnant neighbor. Related: Obama: Once the Darling of Notre Dame; Now The Dog. Pro-life advocates accuse pro-choice advocates of being Communists (a term that incited much during the Cold War era) with an agenda that includes compulsory abortions. And to think it all started reading Report by a English learner with a simple ultrasound.
I remember giving up my seat to a woman who looked to be in her thirties and totally unfazed by the crowded lobby on abortion day. She believes the abortion debate is being used by both parties for political benefit. If fetuses are nothing but "products of conception then, like all products, they can be disposed according to the whims of their "owner" without a second thought. As a young teenager and through a lot of my college, I identified as "pro-life that is, I believed that women should not have a right to abort a fetus they created as a result of voluntary sexual intercourse. It means that I actually had to engage in difficult complex thought - as we all should when we are dealing with moral dilemmas (but, unfortunately fail all too often to do). Regarding fetuses this way means we don't have to deal with the accurate statement that many pro-life advocates often repeat: that abortion really does stop a beating heart.