The right to have an abortion is a woman’s right not to have a conceived child. According to Compton’s Encyclopedia, an abortion is the loss of a fetus before it is able to live outside the womb (1). Induced abortion is regarded as a moral issue in some cultures, but to others it is seen as an acceptable way to end an unplanned pregnancy. In the Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade (1973) women of the United States “have been granted the right to have abortions” (Sutton, 1). Many people, such as myself, believe that it is a woman’s right to have an abortion, and no man, organization, or any form of government should take that right away from her.
However, many people choose to argue that the choice of abortion should not be …show more content…
An abortion is a way to stop an unwanted pregnancy. Parents can both emotionally and financially limit their families to the number of children they want. In cases of rape, abortion is a good choice. It is wrong to force a mother to bear a rapist’s child. That in it self is further torture of the victim of a heinous crime. Many women become pregnant accidentally and are not ready to care for a child. Statistics from the Alan Guttmacher Institute show that 49 percent of pregnancies among American women are unplanned. Of the 49 percent, half of those pregnancies will end in abortion (32, 33). This is one case when a girl or couple might decide having an abortion is in the best interest of the child.
Another factor to support legal abortion is the dangers of illegal abortions. Until abortion was legalized women’s choices were limited to dangerous childbirth and illegal abortions. Legal abortions help ensure the health of the woman. When trained professionals perform abortions in sanitary conditions, the risk to the woman’s health is greatly reduced. The safest abortions are those that are performed early in pregnancy by well-trained doctors using medical or surgical methods. The conditions in which the abortion is given must be hygienic and the procedure must be legal with legal protections