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Well, that’s true, but there are women out there who do not feel any emotional pain after having an abortion.

The argument is that by making women have to wait to get an abortion or to not allow them to have an abortion is to deny a woman her autonomy. People who hold this position view that those who want to take away this “reproductive right” are treating women like they are stupid and cannot make their own choices about their bodies. What I think this argument lacks, however, is the consideration of another’s body – the unborn child.

The pro-life side is concerned with the unborn child whereas the pro-abortion side is concerned about the woman and her “rights.” It’s almost like comparing apples to oranges – not quite, but close.