Yes, some people view of it as that. However, the worldwide issue covers the legality of the act, not the moral standpoint. Although morally, abortion is against many people's beliefs, they should still have the right to chose whether or not they desire to go through with the act. It's an ongoing debate on the right of the people to perform the act, not a debate on the conscious and morality aspect to it, because not every person believes the same beliefs.
The decision to get an abortion is often made by minors and young adults, who do not have the maturity and life experiences to make good, smart decisions. Many of the young women who make the decision to get an abortion have lifelong regrets afterwards. Why should an important decision like having an abortion be made by those who don't have good judgement yet?
Legal abortion protects women's health. Though it is an incredibly hard decision, some women need to chose what is best for them. In many cases, there have been illnesses that can be life-threatening, and the availability of legal abortion has helped avert serious medical complications that could have resulted from childbirth. Before legal abortion, such women's choices were limited to dangerous illegal abortion or dangerous childbirth. Though a woman might be pregnant with a child, she still is her own person and has every right to decide what she wants to do with her baby.
For women who demand complete control of their body, they should prevent the risk of an unwanted pregnancy through the responsible use of contraception. If the person was not responsible, they should face the consequences.
It's not just the mother's body that needs to be thought of. If the life that the mother would provide is in no way eligible to support a child, then abortion should be allowed to rid a child of ever having to deal with terrible consequences such as alcoholic parents, drug use, etc.
Women who have abortions can suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS). PAS is a term that is used to describe the emotional and psychological consequences of abortion. Some symptoms of PAS may occur right after an abortion, and other symptoms may take months or years to surface. Some women may feel guilty. Guilt is a normal reaction that surfaces after the woman recognizes that abortion is wrong, and that she is responsible for committing her own abortion. Besides guilt women may express anger, have anxiety or depression, or some commit suicide. Teenagers who have abortions are especially vulnerable to PAS because they are at a critical developmental period of their life.
They may be more emotionally unstable towards the thought of raising a child. It might cause more pain and suffering for both the mother and the child if an abortion does not take place and both persons are left in a world with no security or sense of companionship to live off of.
Abortion can result in medical complications later on in life. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a potentially life threatening disease which can lead to an increased risk of ectopic pregnancies and reduced fertility. Ectopic pregnancies are life threatening and may result in reduced fertility. Women who have an abortion have a higher risk of having cervical, liver, and ovarian cancer.
There are many hypothetical situations that go along with why abortion shouldn't be allowed. However, from a realistic standpoint, an attempt to restrict the abortions would rise not only the percentage of illegal and unsafe abortions but also the expenses of the procedure. A new law would be needed to tackle the illegal abortions and further legal hassles would have no ends. All in all, if you stop abortion, it will cause more problems than what people have started already today.