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Question: Should abortion be legal and what is the Government's role?

Pro-Choice: Written by Lili Berstein, California

Abortion is a word that inevitably ignites controversy. Living in Los Angeles, I feel fortunate to be surrounded by a liberal bubble. However, that is not to say that there is a fair share of conservatives. As I was driving one day, I was stopped at a light behind a car that had a bumper sticker that has stuck with me ever since. It read “Don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one.” Abortion is a topic that is uncomfortable and I think that is the reason we need to discussion it in the first place. Destigmatizing abortion is the best way to have a more open dialogue regarding it.

When someone questions why I am pro-choice, I have 3 responses. 1) I don’t believe abortion should be used as a service like birth control. 2) It is the most individualized health service, and the government should not be allowed to make the call of whether or not it s...

September 11th, 2001 reminds all Americans of a sinister day in the United States.  Almost 3,000 citizens were killed by an international terror organization attempting to gain influence and power on the world stage, Al-Qaeda.  Congress met the disaster with a decisive call to decimate this new force. 

Following many years of additional attacks, and with the progression of modern technology, a contemporary approach to fighting foreign threats such as Al-Qaeda had to be developed.  The idea of American troops in ground combat was counter to many’s wishes, as it placed the lives of loved ones in perilous situations, and, in some cases, was actually what the terrorists themselves wanted: a man to man war with Americans on their home turf.  Enter drones, the new groundbreaking, yet controversial technology that allowed Americans to engage with these terrorists while sitting behind a computer in the safety of their home land.  Over recent

months, this practice has drawn in...

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