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Monday, November 9, 2015

Final Exam- 1st Installment (#8)

Whitney Ingle
(#8 TR)
1st Final Exam Installment

THIS I BELIEVE
Introduction

              I am a product of adoption. My mother was unable to have children of her own, so she decided to go across the big pond and get a child for herself. She actually influenced her sister to follow her lead and adopt too. I always joke that she was pregnant with me for 2 years because that’s how long they had to wait in order to get me. With both my cousin and me growing up in this influence, it’s hard not to be pro-adoption or pro-life. I see all around me the positive influences of adoption and how life changing they are not only to the children and parents but also to their community. I do believe that when faced with this tough decision, mothers and fathers should think thoroughly before making rash decisions. Many couples who are ready and desire children to complete their family are unable to have little munchkins of their own. I believe it is selfish to take away that kind of indescribable, priceless joy from hopeful partners. Of course, there are always outstanding circumstances in which some expecting mothers would be put in a difficult decision which we as third party bystanders wouldn’t understand unless in that position ourselves. However, if left the choice to abort or adopt, I would always encourage the latter. Although just because I fully support adoption doesn’t mean I’m not pro-choice. I am currently still very young in my political mindset, but during my senior year of high school, I had the best U.S. Government teacher. He was passionate and made me really enjoy government which I thought would be boring. While going over the amendments, one that really stood out to me was the ninth amendment. In laymen’s terms, the ninth amendment basically states that just because we have not stated all of our rights as citizens and human beings above in the other amendments does not mean we don’t have them. One of these implied rights is the right to privacy. With this being said, I believe women have the right to privacy and therefore the right to choose. 

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