The basic principles of the pro-choice argument in the USA are:
only women can get pregnant, and therefore only women have abortions, a male legislator has no right to vote on an abortion-related
maybe legislators are a special case because they're supposed to represent other people. But in general, a man does not have
a right to take a position on abortion, as it affects only women.
abortion is made illegal, some women will still try to obtain abortions illegally, and many are likely to end up at back-alley
butchers or attempt to perform abortions on themselves and suffer serious injury.
to abortion is based on religious beliefs. A fundamental principle of American democracy is that no one can impose their religious
beliefs on others. Therefore, there should not be any laws against abortion.
have many different ideas and theories about when human life begins. Laws against abortion are an attempt to impose one particular
theory, the theory that life begins at conception. But what about people who believe other ideas? Why should they be forced
to forced to abide by this one theory?
one can be sure when human life really begins. As long as there is doubt, as long as we cannot be sure that abortion is killing
a human being, it is a morally acceptable option.
question is not whether abortion is right or wrong, but, Who decides? The individual woman, or the government? If you're opposed
to abortion, don't have one, but don't try to impose your morality on others. Abortion is a personal choice between a woman
and her doctor.
one has a right to oppose abortion unless they are prepared to provide pre-natal care and other forms of support needed by
woman with unwanted pregancies, including providing homes for pregnant teens who are thrown out by their parents.
are hypocritical: They say they oppose abortion because they believe life is sacred, but then they support capital punishment.
abortion is outlawed, more unwanted children will be born, and these children are likely to be abused or neglected. It is
better for such children to never be born than to live such a miserable existence.
if abortion is not justified in most situations, it is justified in cases of rape.
about girls who are victims of incest? How can you force such a girl to go through the ordeal of carrying such a pregnancy
Source and critique at: www.pregnantpause.org/abort/choicarg.htm
or also http://lifestrategies.thingseternal.com/topics/abortion/prochoice-arguments.html