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Students views on abortion

Jacqueline Olvera and Chelsey Ochoa

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On the issue of abortion, the majority of Morton East students surveyed believe that it is the women’s right to abort (pro-choice). (But it was a close call.) 

In a random survey of 120 Morton East students, just a little over 50% of students surveyed reported to be pro-choice. To be specific, 51 students were pro-life, and 69 were pro-choice. Abortion is the ending of pregnancy due to removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus. Abortion is one of the safest surgical procedure for women in the United States. The last statistics on how many abortions are performed each year show that about 652,639 legal abortions were reported from 49 reporting areas. Girls under the age of 18 must get written permission from a parent or guardian before being allowed an abortion. Kavanaugh is president Trump’s pick for the supreme court, and his confirmation chances were good, up until an accusation raised up but that is unrelated. A seventeen-year-old immigrant that was being held, was pregnant and asked to get an abortion but her demand was denied by Brett Kavanaugh, but after thirteen weeks of discussion, she was allowed to get the abortion. 

“I believe it is the mother’s choice to what she does with her child; it all depends on the situation, like their financial state, their age, or rape,” Jasmine Hosley, nurse at Morton East said. 

Many mothers may find abortion as the best solution; however, many others believe there are other things that can be done other than aborting the fetus.  

“There’s a long process on deciding to get an abortion. If you are under age, you’d must confirm the pregnancy and if tested positive the deciding goes to the social worker, to determine if the parents should get involve, or if you are at the right stage to get the abortion,” said anonymous nurse at Morton East.  

Some may argue that getting an abortion in some situations would be a hard choice for an underaged girl alone, but others think otherwise, they are never alone in making this type of decision.  

“I don’t believe the baby has to suffer and die because two people made a mistake. Adoption is always an option.” said an anonymous survey student.

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Students views on abortion