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The right to life

Life is a right held by all creatures on the universe, everything has life; however, everything also has it's own character or individuality. Every person is his or her own self and does what he or she wishes to do to a certain extent. Many people are opposed to an individuals decision on life they should realize that in America people have the freedom to do what they want.

In Roman times, abortion ans the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, however civilization's aged and now there is a huge controversy about who chooses. In the 1970's the Roe v. Wade was tried in the U.S. Supreme Court. 'Jane Roe' took the District Attorney of Dallas county to the Supreme Court because she wanted an abortion and was not legally permitted to have one where she lived. She could not afford to travel elsewhere to have it "preformed" so she went to court. On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court said that it was legal for any woman to have an abortion and terminate her pregnancy at any given time. The Roman Catholic Church has said that abortion is murder and violates all terms of human morality. My personal opinion lays between that of the Roman Catholic Church and the Supreme Court. I believe that a woman should have the right to an abortion only if she was raped and can not afford to have the child, or if she does not know who the father is. If the woman just want's to have an abortion for no reason, believes that the baby will be born with a handicap, or will be born with a disease, life threatening or not the abortion should not be permitted to take place. Within the past year President Clinton has vetoed a bill that will outlaw "partial birth abortions," I strongly oppose his decision and believe that he should have outlawed them. In New Jersey, there is an assemblywoman writing a bill that would outlaw them in New Jersey and fine each party involved twenty-five thousand dollars.

Assisted suicide has also been a controversial topic concerning the right to life. I believe that everyone should come to accept the fact that people have the right to choose to live of die. I think that assisted suicides should be legal only if the person is terminally ill. The person should be able to choose when to end his or her own life if he or she is terminally ill. I strongly oppose assisted suicide if the person just wants to kill himself or herself for no particular reason. If that is the case he or she should go seek counseling from a priest or counselor. A family should also have the right to disconnect a person from life support if he or she will never be able to live life without any physical limitations. If a family has the right to do this then a person should have the right to do this to him or her self. Death is a part of life that many people are afraid to face. Weather it be a loved one or a worst enemy, everybody mourns during the time of death. Assisted suicide should be legal, but with certain limitations like seeking a permit every time it happens and having to prove that the person is terminally ill.

I think that life is a right and a privilege given by God to everybody and everything that has ever existed. Although there will probably never be a resolution to this conflict in my lifetime, It would be nice to see at least one day where everybody will unify their opinions and work together to solve this conflict that has a part in ever household and life in the world.

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