Should Abortion Be Legal

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Should Abortion be Legal?
Charlette Williams
Luke Van Horn
PHI103: Informal Logic
October 29, 2012

I. Introduction
A. Thesis Statement
Everyone has their own opinion based on whether or not abortion should be legal or not. However, there are many reasons why some may have to have an abortion. There are cases that may cause a person to have to make such a decision. Having an abortion should be based on the person with the issue. Abortion should be legal based on health issues, the situation surrounding the pregnancy and if there is a young child involved. II. Should abortion be legal?

While abortion can come off as being a bad judgment on ones part, some may feel like it should be legal. There can be situations where abortion is very much needed due to difficult situations. It should be a woman's right to choose abortion. A fetus is not a human being. Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not a baby. A. Supporting Evidence

Access to abortion is necessary because contraceptives are not always easily available. Women need doctor prescriptions to buy many birth control methods, such as the pill, the patch, the shot, and the diaphragm. About half of all large group-insurance plans do not cover any form of prescription contraception. B. Explanation

Abortion gives couples the option to choose not to birth babies with severe and life-threatening medical conditions. Motherhood must never be a punishment for having sexual intercourse. There are cases where a mother has to have an abortion due to complications. III. Professional opinion

“According to non objectors, conscientious objection affects quality of service. In the first months of the program, objecting ob/gyns and other health-care professionals who did not agree with legal abortion created an atmosphere of hostility, causing women to wait longer for services than necessary, making disparaging remarks, and refusing to provide appropriate services post-procedure—for example, offering only...
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