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You are a fifteen-year-old girl with a bright future ahead, until you realize that you are pregnant because of a rape. You have just undergone three months of psychiatric treatment because of that horrific night and now you realize that you are carrying this monster’s child. What are you going to do? You are incapable of taking care of yourself, much less another human being. You decide that the best thing to do is terminate the pregnancy. The only problem is abortion is illegal. You have two choices, either go through with the pregnancy or try to find someone who will perform the procedure anyway. You opt for the latter only to find that the end result is not only the termination of a pregnancy but also your death. While this example may seem a little harsh, it is something that happens everyday around the world. Women are dying or becoming very ill due to the fact that abortion is illegal. Is there not a way that societies could come to an agreement on this issue? Considering my Christian background, I do not believe in abortion but I cannot push my beliefs onto another person. I believe that it should be a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy during the first trimester if she chooses. In this paper, I plan to discuss the issues at hand in hopes that we could all see how there can be a neutral ground. When it comes to the topic of abortion, many people from religious backgrounds will quote the Ten Commandments stating, “Thou shalt not murder” (Women of Faith 88). These same people who say it is wrong to kill, are generally the ones who are killing doctors. “In the wake of attacks on doctors, fewer physicians are willing to perform abortions, making a guaranteed “right” often inaccessible to many” (O’Connor 11). If these people are saying it is wrong to murder then why are they murdering? It is not our place to judge others. If a woman wants an abortion, then it should be her right. What happ...

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