Should Abortion Be Legalized? Essay

2462 Words May 6th, 2016 null Page
Choose Life Mother Teresa once asked, “And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another” (Faithful Catholics)?Allowing abortion to be acceptable because someone made a mistake is like murdering ones neighbor because he made someone mad. Abortion is a huge controversial issue in America, becoming more prevalent as the years have passed. There are two sides of the abortion controversy: Pro-life, which means one is against abortion and pro-choice, which advocates keeping abortion legal. States now are passing many laws regulating abortion. In addition, there are several other things such as religion that may have a huge influence on what one believes about abortion. The after effects may have an impact as well. However, legal or not, abortion is wrong because it’s an act of murder. According to the organization Our Bodies Our Selves (OBOS), “In the United States, abortion was practiced until about 1880, by which time most states had banned it except to save the life of the woman.” So after the late 1800s abortion became illegal, but just like any other law, it was broken. Women still continued to get abortions, that often times were not very safe. Even when abortion was permitted for most women it was still very dangerous depending on their financial situation, where they lived and their race. If the pregnant woman couldn’t afford a physician to abort her baby, she would often times find other “. . . dangerous…

Related Documents