When one thinks about a topic that would have several different opinions, many things can come to mind. One thing that came to my mind was abortion because it is one of the most controversial issues in the United States, possibly the world. I reviewed several articles from several different sources and came to see that everyone sees the topic of abortion is a different way. Some see it simply as an election issue, and some see it as murder and think it should be banned. The articles I reviewed came from BBCnews.com, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Public Agenda.com.
Tony Blair is one man that looks at abortion and wonders why it is an election issue. Tony Blair quoted, Abortion is a very key issue. The policy supported by Mr. Howard is one that we would commend, on the way to a full abandonment of abortion. This quote shows that Mr. Blair is one of the people who believe that abortion should be banned as well. The Catholic church supports him in this argument. But what about the thirteen year old girl who was raped. Should she be allowed to have an abortion when she becomes pregnant? She will not have this option if it is banned. According to the public agenda, more than three quarters of the American people believe that a woman should be allowed to have an abortion if having the child will affect the mothers health, if a woman is raped, or commits incest. This drops to thirty four percent when a woman wants to have an abortion because of economic issues, such as thinking they cannot afford to have a baby.
The majority of the people believe that the government should not involved with the topic of abortion. I strongly agree with this. The one thing that really makes me angry is to see the American soldiers over in Iraq dieing to get rights for the people of Iraq, but yet the government is trying to take away our rights in America. A woman should be able to do what she wants with her body. I do understand that having an abortion just because you do not want a child is wrong, but banning abortion would take away the right to have abortion when it is needed, such as being raped. The government should stay away from the topic of abortion and worry about more important things, like how are we going to get out of this war, or is it going to go on forever?
Blair, Tony. Abortion not a Poll Issue. BBC News. March 2005. http://www.news.bbc.co.uk_politics.stm
Abortion Overview. March 2005. http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/overview