Since the dawn of time, we have had to continue to reproduce and spawn to spread our kind to every corner of the Earth. We did a pretty bang up job, and for that we should all feel proud. There is a point that we should feel content and throw in the towel and pat ourselves on the back. Some countries recognize this and have implemented restrictions to how large a family can be (Hesketh 1171). Is this so wrong? Are they really 'tyrants' for trying to distribute the nations wealth amongst its people evenly? No, this is thinking sensibly and in the long term, not trying to consume and deduct our world's resources for our own kin. So, here we come to the giant topic at hand, abortion. Or really, the power to chose.
Choice is one of the key defining factors we have as a free nation. As mentioned previously, other countries do not allow one to choose to allow their child to live or not. So, why would we as a nation decide to remove that freedom? The factors weigh more heavily than a couple “just not ready to have a child,” or “she was violated and does not want to keep the growth inside her,” it reaches down to our roots and looks at our cores to give the individual the choice to the being growing within the mother. No government should take away that basic human right to chose what is best not for them as a family, but their child. There is an innumerable amount of defenses to allow parents to off their growing babies, and the only real defense for it is purely religious.
Now, religion is great in theory, but throughout its entire history, all it has is allowed and advocated is the oppression of people who so desperately seek answers. The abortion topic is no different, with the term “pro-life” being what defines their stance on the debate. “God has a will for every being that is born, everyone has a purpose,” etcera, etcera. If we were created in God's image, and God had the power to chose, then why would we tear our God given right to chose away? It is a choice to rip the choice of others away. So many a time can it be seen that the view of others become forced onto everyone else because they have a bigger pull and the rest of the world can do nothing but submit to the almighty sting of not God's wrath, but the ones who follow him.
People are always so ready to jump on the side that is easiest to defend, and what would be simpler to protect than a budding human's life? Sometimes the thing that is the simplest and most readily defend able is usually the one that is against the will of the masses. Children are in no way shape or form in small amounts or hard to find. Everywhere you look, our culture forces the 'family life' on the individual, highly frowning upon human sterilization, deeming it a point of ridicule for men, and a very painful procedure for women. Society has put a burn notice on abortion, mostly tabling the discussions and choosing to ignore the topic since people who are against choice are so fervent in their beliefs they...