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that of the mother. It has a totally different blood type and genetic code. It is not just a part of the mother like an arm or a leg. It is a human life temporarily living inside of that woman, and its birth is just a change of residence. These advocates also claim that saying that an unborn does not have the fundamental right to live is a form of discrimination based on age and the fact that the unborn cannot speak for themselves. All of these arguments given by the pro-life stand on abortion can quickly be opposed by the pro-choice advocates. Pro-choice supporters believe that each individual woman should be able to make her own decision regarding abortion, having the right to control their own bodies. They want abortion to be a safe, legal, and accessible option to women. Some of them argue that the fetus is not a human life from the moment of conception just because a reproducing cell is a living organism. Some also believe that even though there may be human life, or potential life, that denying a woman the right to have an abortion is denying her control of her own body. Pro-choice advocates take situation like pregnancy due to rape, birth defects, and the mother’s help into consideration when they argue that abortion should be legal. Why would any woman who becomes pregnant due to the violent action of rape have to remember that terrifying experience every single moment for the rest of her life with the life of the rapist baby. This seems extremely unfair to the mother. Also, why should a child and its family have to suffer extreme pain because a baby which was previously detected with birth defects was forced to be born. Lastly, why should a woman go through horrible health problems which might take her life because of an unborn, some might same “not human” life. These circumstances shown above show what extreme suffering, for not only the mother but the child as well, illegalizing the abortion process can create. Reading and listening to both sides of this argument has really made me think a lot more about this issue and has pointed out many other views on abortion that I had never thought of before. When I was younger I thought it was unreal that so many women were getting pregnant and turning to abortion because they didn’t want the baby; as I grow older and am exposed to more people who are dealing with this type of situation, I have realized that this is a reality that society must face these days as sex becomes more and more casual. I have become more and more confused in my position on the issue. I think that almost everyone is just as confused as I am though, all because no one can define exactly when a human life begins. Also, having so many principles and morals to live by makes making such a complex decision even more difficult because often times the principles and morals conflict. I tend to feel that abortion is a violent and cruel act that takes an innocent unborn human life, but if I was faced with having an abortion I don’t know if I would act under these terms. If I was raped or my child was going to have defects I know that I would choose to have an abortion to avoid the extreme suffering waiting to happen. If I became pregnant accidentally I hope that I would go ahead and have the baby so as not to kill a human life even though I didn’t particularly want it. My whole life would probably be changed forever, but it would have been my fault for having careless sex in the first place. I definitely feel it is wrong for people to be having abortions almost as a means of birth control. I, like most others, feel it should only be used in extreme circumstances.