The unborn offspring of a women is called a fetus and many people have opinions on the life of fetus. A woman may be expected to carry the fetus to term and give birth to a child is one opinion about the continuance of the fetus. Another opinion about how the journey of the fetus is continued is terminating the pregnancy. Termination of the fetus by removal is called abortion. The vast majority of abortions result from unplanned pregnancies’ and the fetus becomes unwanted by the women carrying the unborn offspring. Both opinions of the continuance of the fetus believe that cutting down on unplanned pregnancies and thus lowering rate of abortions would be beneficial to women. Preventing unwanted pregnancies and lowering the rate of abortions would require more access to contraceptives and more safe sex education for women.
Imagine you are walking down the street, someone thrusts a plant into your arms and says “You need to take care of this plant otherwise it will die.” Now you have a large responsibility that you did not expect to enter your life. You may not have the space for the plant or enough money to be able to feed it. You may have people in your life that are allergic to the plant or you do not have enough time in your day to water this plant. This situation can happen to people, but rather then a plant being thrust upon someone it can be a unexpected pregnancy. Someone can have the option of throwing out the plant and carrying on with their life. This can be paralleled with abortion in a women. Women have the option of terminating their pregnancy. One side may say that throwing the plant away is cruel and heartless. The other side would argue that keeping the plant would make the women’s life worse. A solution to help both sides is get rid of the person who hands you the plant in the first place. So to get rid of the person who hands you the plant would relate to abortion by lowering the rate of unexpected pregnancies. A solution that could help everyone involved with the argument on abortion is lowering the rate of unplanned pregnancies by having access to contraceptives and safe sex education for women.