The debate that’s breaking all of our hearts

Alexandra Smith

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In 1973 the supreme court ruled in Roe vs. Wade that abortion is legal and the rights of the woman. Recently those ideals have been questioned and people are wanting them to change. There are at least 8 other states who have limited abortion laws  and are wanting to overturn the supreme court decision in 1973. In Georgia the governor, Brian Kemp, just passed a bill that stated you cannot get an abortion after a heartbeat is detected which can be as early as 6 weeks. 17 states are considering passing the heartbeat bill. In Alabama the governor, Kay Ivey, just passed a bill saying you can’t get an abortion after 6 weeks even if it was incest or rape. The consequences for getting an abortion can be prison time for 10-30 years.

The pro-life or pro-choice debates have been going on a lot in the past week and there have been a lot of people putting their opinions out on social media. I think one thing that is not talked about enough is that pro- choice doesn’t mean “pro- abortion.” I think that you can support freedom of choice but that doesn’t mean that you think that abortion is a “good thing.” One of the best things about the United States is that we have the freedom to make decisions for ourselves and our own family. The frustrating thing about what is going on right now is that the government is imposing themselves on the personal decisions of a family. These new laws are not only taking away women’s rights but family rights as well. As much as there needs to be restrictions on abortion the laws in Georgia and Alabama are too much because they are basically forcing a pregnancy.

People will get abortions for many different reasons and it’s not fair to assume that any situation is the same. Every family or woman that decides to get an abortion goes through different situations and nobody will know why they made the decision they did, and because we have the right to privacy they don’t have to talk about it. There are so many grey areas when it comes to abortion and it’s no one else’s choice to decide whats best for the woman or the family. As a citizen of the United States you have the right to choose what you do with your life and nobody should be able to take that from you.

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