Essay about Should Abortion Be Legal?

1884 Words Nov 15th, 2015 8 Pages
Abortion is a huge topic of debate in the United States and in the world. In the United States the majority of the members of the democratic party are pro choice, meaning they are for abortion, while the majority of the members of the republican party are pro life, meaning they are against abortions. In the United States, abortions are legal, but everyday there are people working to stop them. Abortions are still illegal in many developing countries and women die from unsafe abortions every day. There are many valid arguments on both sides of the debate, such as the fetus being a human vs women having control over their own bodies. Scientific research has been conducted for both sides of the argument, and both sides will say that the research supports them. An interesting fact is that even though the Lutheran and Catholic Church oppose abortion, many of their followers believe abortion should be legal. Another fact that supports abortion is that the women 's risk of dying from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher, showing that an abortion can be the safer option for the mother. One must look at all the facts from both sides and decide where they stand. Although, there is a multitude of evidence against abortion, one can still believe they should be legal. Some major reasons abortion should be legal is that the U.S. supreme court declared it legal, the fetus is not considered a human until it can survive on its…

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