Abortions Should Be Kept Legal

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Abortion is a highly controversial topic. Plenty of people are pro life, which means they believe abortion is immoral, and that it should be illegal. While there are others that are pro choice, who believe abortion is ok and that it should be legal, I am personally pro choice . I believe the government should have no say in this issue. I do not believe that abortion should be against the law. Who is to say what a person decides to do with her baby?

If they make abortions illegal, plenty of women will still find ways of having these abortions. Women will begin to have “back alley” abortions once more. These kinds of abortion are done by untrained practitioners or by trying to do the abortions themselves. Those kinds of illegal abortions are done in unsanitary conditions, and cause plenty of women to have terrible side effects or possibly even die. Why would the government want to put women through this horrible experience? For this reason abortion should be kept legal, so women would not have to go to the extreme of having back alley abortions or any other kind of unsafe abortion.

I stand behind the saying “my body, my choice”. It should be the pregnant woman’s decision to do what she likes with her body. I believe that the female having the baby should be the one to decide if she wants to have the baby or not. Why should someone who knows nothing about that person or her situation decide what her future will be? “Only a pregnant woman knows whether she is ready to have a child, and governments can play no role in influencing that decision.” cited from Right’s Center for Reproductive “Abortion is a Women’s Right”. At Issue: The Ethics of Abortion. Also a women’s right to privacy gives her the right to have an abortion without the government prying in.

Abortions should be kept legal for the cases where women have been raped. Rape is a traumatizing experience, and the image of having a child from this tragic event can be even more traumatic. If abortions...
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