Understanding Family Planning

The United States is currently in the 40th year of arguing and bickering over the issue of abortion and proper family planning. The major points of the issues are as follows. Those that agree with the practice of abortion are called pro-choice individuals. They will argue that a woman has the right to determine what happens with her body. The crux of this argument hinges on the ability to disassociate the baby and the mother as well as minimizing the life of the fetus. Those that disagree with this position are said to be pro-life. Regardless of your position on this issue the following guide will highlight some key facts in the debate.

The first question is whether or not the fetus, or baby, is actually a human life. The reality is that when a male sperm fertilizes a female egg, life begins. A multiplication process takes place and the egg quickly begins to grow and materialize. If this process where discovered on a different planet, science would claim to have found life. Is abortion a proper planning technique? Some would argue that abortion is not a family planning tool but rather a way to end an unwanted pregnancy. Another option to consider when planning your family is birth control. Birth control comes in many different forms but the most common type is a pill. The pill will stop a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. If you are interested in family planning then you should seek the council of your doctor. Make an appointment and discuss your questions with him or her.