Abortion Should Remain Legal Essay

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Abortion. This one word, or statement in this case, can be defined as death to some and as life to others. With two completely different explanations of a word, it is obvious that abortion is probably one of the leading topics of controversy in the world today. So, who will win the fight? The pro-choice supporters, or the pro-life supporters? It has been a battle since the first laws of abortion were enforced in the 1820’s. Neither parties are right, however neither is wrong. Abortion is a personal opinion that is conducted according to the personal reason.

Honestly, although there are several people, pro-choice to be exact, that disagree, the question I ask is “Why should abortion be legal”? Isn’t it murder? Isn’t it taking a
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This topic has become a common act to follow in most households. Parents encourage their teenage daughters to abort their baby in hopes for a more promising future for their teen. Because of the heartlessness of people, the abortion has became a tool to still be sexually active, have fun, be carefree, and if something like pregnancy occurs, the abortion will bail the person out of their misconduct and irresponsibility. A poll was conducted in 1994 and the article concluded that “excluding miscarriages, forty-nine percent of pregnancies were unintended, and fifty-four percent of these were ended due to an abortion” (Henshaw 24). This means that out of one-hundred women that were pregnant, forty-nine of the pregnancies were unintentional and approximately twenty-seven of these women had an abortion. More than one-fourth of pregnancies are aborted. This situation is absurd. If women were held more responsible for their actions, then unplanned pregnancies would not be at such a high rate. Another article reports that “Since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, about one out of three pregnancies end in abortion. This means that 1.5 million abortions are performed in the United States each year” (Flanders 3). Whatever happen to our morals and ethics. Since I am religious, I can’t help but to view the situation sacredly. God

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