Essay on Should Abortion Be Legal?

1069 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Pregnancies are very exciting yet very stressful, to help this stress; ultrasounds are used as a tool to help identify any potential medical problems a newborn may have; however sometimes these tests fail and can cause the parents to upset and have second thoughts. A planned parenthood clinic received a phone call from previous patients; they were very upset because their baby was born with a cleft lip and they said that they would have aborted the baby had they known about this problem. The ultrasound they received failed to show this and resulted in the parents being very angry with the clinic. What should a person do if they have an unwanted pregnancy? Would it be wrong for them to have an abortion if the baby will be born with deformities or illnesses? “The abortion wars in America are typically cast as a battle between choice and life” (US News is Abortion a Human right). Surprisingly enough it is not uncommon for parents to have an abortion because they will have medical problems.Although there are people who believe abortions should be government funded no matter the situation, abortion should be a private procedure because it is not a necessary procedure excluding rape,incest or causing life threatening issues to the mother.

Abortion should be a privately paid procedure, because an increasing amount of abortion cases are just cases where a baby will be born with a defect or have a medical issue. Abortion due to defects or other medical issues is becoming less…

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