America would not be America without politicians injecting their opinions everywhere. American voters have been extremely opinionated about abortion, especially with the 2016 Presidential Election coming to a close. America's Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has shown his intent to support the pro-life movement if he were to be elected President by using vulgar language in previous debates to discourage voters against abortion. Hillary Clinton, our Democratic nominee, has shown her obvious opposition towards pro-life and has firmly placed herself in the center of the pro-choice movement. The two candidates have riled up the voters and are clashing opinions like Gladiators. It's hard to see where the issue will go next; it depends on who wins the race to the Presidency. This election is extremely important in terms of abortion especially because whoever wins the presidency will have the power to elect new Supreme Court members. These new members will either be pro-choice or pro-life and will sway the country one way or another immensely. The new President will have a lot on his or her plate.
Abortion is widely debated, but for us to have an opinion on it, we must first understand it: abortion is the ending of a pregnancy. It is the Conservative belief that abortion is the killing of a child and therefore a crime against an American citizen. This belief is called pro-life (the movement Donald Trump has associated himself with). Liberals, on the other hand, think that the woman with the pregnancy has the Constitutional right to have or not have an abortion because she belongs to herself, not the government. This is called pro-choice (the belief Hillary Clinton is aligned with). Trump and Clinton have been spinning the issue of abortion to their favor at every turn, sharing anecdotes, spreading rhetoric, anything to sway the American voters. Now, every politician uses certain words when speaking of an issue to nudge the public towards agreeing with a certain politician or their views. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are no different. Trump makes abortions sound very gory and disgusting, while Clinton makes them sound heartbreaking for the woman involved and communicates how we should show more respect and care for them. It is difficult as Americans to see what is the truth, and what is make believe.
Donald Trump has shown that he is set on being pro-life and electing new Supreme Court members that are also pro-life. According to the New York Times article, "Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don't," Donald Trump (in the third presidential debate) said: "You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb on the ninth month, on the final day." This statement is gory. This statement is awful. This statement is simply incorrect. Donald Trump has consistently shown that he will say anything to rile up the voters and pick up votes. This statement is being used to make voters think twice about abortion, to doubt what they've heard from doctors and others. Trump is injecting a small amount of indecision into the American public and nurturing it so it can grow to all out doubt. It is a manipulative tactic that, unfortunately, is working. Many voters have bought into Donald Trump's fiction on abortion, even though highly experienced doctors have consistently refuted his statements. Not only do Trump's words affect votes, he negatively affects the women who have had abortions or are considering having an abortion. Having an abortion is an extremely painful decision to make and an extremely intimate subject to discuss. Women are sick of Donald Trump and others like him who look down on a woman's right to choose what to do with their bodies. Donald Trump's false and superfluous words about abortion do nothing to help these women, only to bring out painful memories and lies. These women are done with Donald Trump telling them the worth of themselves and their right to choose. Donald Trump spreads falsehoods and it is unfair to allow the American public to buy into his rhetoric any longer. They must rise above his false realities and realize the facts.
Hillary Clinton will not allow pro-life politicians, who will restrict women's Constitutional rights, into the Supreme Court if she becomes president. According to "Abortion: Why it Matters": "A Clinton victory could strengthen the court's current 5-3 majority that supports abortion rights." Clinton electing pro-choice Supreme Court members would strengthen the pro-choice movement and would hold abortion rights for women. Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has met with women who have had abortions and have listened to their story, understood it as a fellow women, understood it as a mother. Being an American president is not about being untouchable and cruel. Compassion is an important skill in the presidency. Hillary Clinton has shown, by meeting with these women, that she is compassionate and still strong. Having this extremely personal understanding gives her insight that Donald Trump simply does not have. This shows that she is more qualified and can understand American women, giving her the power to do what is right for the American people.
By digging through the rhetoric and finding the facts, it is clear to see that Hillary Clinton would be a much better candidate than Donald Trump. She has morals and she believes in a woman's right to choose. This is Constitutionally correct. Donald Trump lies and believes in the rhetoric he spreads to the public. The choice for who should be allowed the presidency is clear: Hillary Clinton has experience, and will not jeopardize the Constitutional right of a woman. It is understood by some that a woman's body does not belong to the government, but others still need convincing. A Clinton presidency would help those struggling with the choice of abortion and would lift some of the weight of their shoulders. This is exactly what American women need.