Almost all religious, secular, and ethical systems forbid murder. Pro-lifers believe that life starts at conception and therefore is murder.
Some also argue that many women who have abortions feel guilty and regret their decisions for the rest of their lives.
I believe that the choice to have a child or not is in the hands of the parent/parents. Years ago before abortion became legal, one of my 8th grade students was raped by her next door neighbor and was pregnant. She could not get an abortion, so she commited suicide. Another of my students was impregnated by her father and was not allowed to get an abortion. I do not feel that society has the right to determine this private part of a person's life any more than they can determine what a person wears, eats for breakfast or marries.
I completely agree with GuruBlue!!!!! I have had 2 friends commit suicide because they weren't legally allowed to have an abortion. Another friends mom actually killed her baby. Society has NO right, WHAT SO EVER to decide that abortions should be illegal!!!!! Only self centered people with no ability to think or care about other peoples feelings and future would say abortions should be illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!
I totally understand the other view, which is why I chose this topic. It is a persuasive speech but my intentions are not to make anyone switch their views; and I know I can't do that either.
but everyone's allowed to view it their own way and "Finally 14", you have no right to judge who's self centered and whose not. Like Ms.Sue said, a lot of it has to do with your moral values and your religion. Most of the relgions and cultures dont' allow it, and if you're a very religious person who values each life then you are PRO LIFE. I think it's strange that you get charged with double murder if you kill a pregnant woman but abortion (killing of a baby) is allowed and legal.
So we all have our point of view on it, and honestly I dont' think there is a right or wrong. I just needed opinions on what side you're on, not what you think of me knowing that I'm against abortion