Why Abortion Should Be Legalized

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Abortion should be a part of a country’s contraception policy. People should plan their families and society must allow women to end unwanted pregnancies in order to deal with failures of birth control, cases of rape and cases of incest. Abortion should be legalized but discouraged. Legal, because it is a choice; discouraged because there are other more effective ways to prevent pregnancy than abortion. Abortion is all about allowing a woman to make her own decisions, in relation to her age, financial stability, relationship stability, and mental and physical capabilities. It is up to that woman whether or not she is in an appropriate place to receive an abortion. That choice is a “fundamental right” of all women. It is not the place of the government to make this choice, or yet prevent this choice, for women. They should not take away that right because a woman decided to, or sometimes was forced to, participate in such activities that would bring a woman to make this decision. This choice has been proven to be a right by the case of ‘Roe vs. Wade’. In 1971, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee brought a lawsuit to a Texas court on behalf of Texas resident Norma L. McCorvey A.K.A. Jane Roe. The …show more content…
Pro-life advocates tend to think that if abortion were illegal, there would be not more abortions. They, however, are false. If abortion were to be illegal, there would still be many abortions performed; they would be unsafe procedures performed by non-physicians who may botch the procedure, by the pregnant mothers themselves or by “back-alley butchers” (“Misconceptions About Abortion”). Modern abortion procedures are safe and sanitary. Access to legalized, professionally performed abortions reduces the risk of injury or death. According to the National Center for Biotechnology, abortions are safer for the mother than childbirth, with 8.8 deaths per 100,000 live births and 0.6 deaths per 100,000

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