Abortions should not be legal because it is harmful for the fetus if it is beyond 10 weeks. "Bernard N. Nathanson, MD, the late abortion doctor who renounced his earlier work and became a pro-life activist, stated that when an abortion is performed on a 12-week-old fetus, "We see [in an ultrasound image] the child"s mouth open in a silent scream... This is the silent scream of a child threatened imminently with extinction." Scientists say during abortions the fetus flinches and is experiencing some type of pain. According to the Victims of Violence Act which was "to protect unborn children from assault and murder" anyone trying to intentionally kill an unborn child should be punished. "38 states have passed similar fetal homicide laws" this shows that the states care about giving the unborn child a chance at life.
Abortion should be legal because some women who have not fully ready to have a child and to take care of the child then they should abort the baby. "19% of teens who have had sexual intercourse become pregnant each year. 78% of these pregnancies are unplanned. 6 in 10 teen pregnancies occur among 18-19 year olds.
From the Alan Guttmacher Institute Facts in Brief on Teen Sex and Pregnancy."
The pregnancy is the result of carelessness on the mother"s part. If she did not take the proper precautionary measures to effectively prevent an unintended pregnancy she should have to deal with the consequences. 'Despite the use of local anesthesia, a full 97% of women having abortions reported experiencing pain during the procedure, Compared to other pains, researchers have rated the pain from abortion as more painful than a bone fracture, about the same as cancer pain, though not as painful as an amputation." So Abortion is not only hurting the unborn fetus but the mother as well this shows instead of causing harm to one life its two. Also abortion can leave the mother in a higher risk for breast cancer around the age of 45. Women with a family history of breast cancer are more likely to get it. "All 12 women participating in the study who had abortions before 18 and had a family history of breast cancer themselves got cancer before age 45. "
"Without publicly funded contraceptive services, there would be 40% more abortions each year in the US. The rate among teens would increase by 58%. The teen birth rate and births to unmarried women would both increase by about 25%." This means that without publicly funded contraceptive services abortions each year would raise as well as teen birth rate and unmarried women. Also "14,000 women have abortions following rape or incest" which means that abortion doesn't mean that a women has sex then goes into abortion, it sometimes means that a women is forced into sex or the man leaves her, the women shouldn't have the responsibility to herself to take care of the child herself and with abortion she has other options to help her with the problem.
A women's only choice doesn't have to be abortion, there also is adoption. A women should not kill an unborn fetus just because she "feels incapable"of taking care of it. 94% of women who gave birth said that abortion would not be a good solution resulting from rape. " I was an innocent victim of a horrible crime. I was not to blame for what the rapist had done to me. But in choosing to abort, to kill an innocent child growing within me, I lowered myself to the level of the rapist.