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A look at the abortion debate

Discussing the topic of abortion, three BVNW students provided their thoughts on the issue.


Declan Franey, Junior

The basis of my pro-choice stance on abortion is based on that word: choice. People seem to wrongly equate being pro-choice with being pro-abortion, but it’s not about the act of abortion as much as it is about forcing others to make decisions. As a male, it is not my place to tell any woman what to do with her body, and since the decision and whole situation is already incredibly stressful and try...

In Between

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues facing America today. While it’s difficult to compromise on moral issues, the “all-or-nothing/right-wrong” mentality will not help us find common ground. I’m not a fan of killing babies, especially when the reasons appear to be primarily selfishness or carelessness.  I genuinely believe in adoption programs and have seen the success through friends...


Emily Moser, Junior

Over the past 30 years, the leading causes of death in the United States have remained relatively constant. In 2017, suicide ranked number ten, claiming 47,173 lives, while heart disease has repeatedly claimed the number one spot, taking 647,000 lives in 2017 alone.   There is a cause of death that didn’t make the top ten: Abortion. Where on the list would this cause fall? It would be n...

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