Should Abortion Be Legalized? Essay

1400 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
As Margaret Sanger once said, No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. Women’s right to their bodies are being taken away by pro-life supporters. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy. The beginning of abortion started early in the 1820’s when Connecticut passed the first law in the United States to allow “quickening” which was performed on women after their fourth week of pregnancy by giving them poison. The debate on whether or not to make abortion illegal or legal; however, fully blossomed as a highly debatable topic since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade in 1973. To force a woman to undergo a pregnancy after the action of rape, to force a woman to knowingly go through childbirth despite complications, and to make women feel like they would rather risk dying from an unsafe abortion because abortion is made illegal, is all but some of the reasons why making abortion illegal is immoral. These are such reasons why abortion should be legal all around the world.
As pro-life supporters may argue, rape is not a moral justification for abortion (Napolitano). Women who are raped however, should not be forced to carry out a pregnancy. Each year, 132,000 women reported to be victims of rape or attempted rape according to statistics from the National Organization for Women (Preface to ‘What). This number is shocking, and the amount of women who got pregnant from…

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