Why Should Abortion Be Illegal

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Since 1760 BC, abortions have been sought-out internationally. There are a variety of reasons for them: because sexually abused women do not desire for guardianship of the child, females do not want their body to be unfit because of pregnancy, or it was a careless mistake that could have been prevented with birth control or any other prevention method. Many women have nonessential abortions. One quintessential example of this is in China; they kill fetuses if the sonogram proves the unborn child to be female. Abortions should be illegal because it is unjust and purposeless slaughter to the unborn human being. In most beliefs, people consider abortions to be unethical and murder to the unborn child.
In a poll by the Pew Research Center in
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Many people take the right to live for granted, however, from hundreds of thousands to millions of unborn children are killed annually because they are unwanted by their parents. Facts provide evidence to support, “If destroy us at the earliest stage, you never end up with us at this stage” (Clemmitt). Everyone believes their life is guaranteed, that they will be able to live undisturbed and happily. Marcia Clemmitt stated in an article from 2006, “If you are a full scale human embryo and you are given nurture, you end up, by anybody’s definition, a full-scale human being”. According to a 1997 statistic, approximately one and a half million children are aborted annually; 100 thousand children are put up for adoption while one and a half million families want to adopt a child annually (“Annual Adoptions”). If not one woman aborted for one year, there would be an overabundance of children being adopted; all families who wanted an adopted child would get at least one while there may be children …show more content…
A study says “in 2011, the latest year for which data are available, the abortion rate was 16.9 per 1,000 women ages 15-44 years, according to a national survey by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights” (Wanlund). So if the abortion rate is low, why should society illegalize it? Many people are on either side of this argument; however, on the side fighting pro-choice is the most popular side. People on this side commonly are feminists and people who fight for equality among all genders. A poll states “U.S. abortion rate continues to decline from its peak in 1980, seven years after the Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in Row vs. Wade.”

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