Abortion should not be abolished. Abortion can be a way to save a suffering instead of killing a life in some extent. If the parent can't provide a basic living standard for the child, they shouldn't cruelly force the child to be born and to endure the miserable life. The child does have the right to live, but how could you let the child bear the irresponsible actions of the parents. Having a baby in not only giving birth, but also raising the baby and being responsible for him or her.
Every human does have the right to life. In the situation of a women in poverty, the life of the born child could be a rough one. There is one problem though, you are taking the chance away from a young child to grow out of poverty to become something great. To kill a child, whether born or not is murder in itself. Religious view or not, a child is created at conception and you are destroying a human life. To take a life away from them is a selfish decision by the mother. Anyone can get out of poverty with hard work and devotion, and a child is a way of this. Having the child would then allow the mother to have certain things such as welfare here in America. In any case, studies have shown that adoption is a growing industry that is not difficult in any mean. Why kill when you could make someone else's life?
Are you even aware of what you were talking about? The argument you are trying to make is actually treating the birth of the child as a tool to get access to the social welfare. You are accusing me of killing lives, while at the same time, you only see the child as a valuable tool. When an unready mother who got pregnant under the circumstances of being raped by an irresponsible young man, the birth of the child will only reminds her of the suffering and violence she had to face, and it will not certainly bring her any kind of happiness nor will it bring the child any good. As one the comment under said, "A living, independently functioning human being deserves the right to terminate her pregnancy at will."
People say life starts at conception; however, fetuses don't count in population, and birthday isn't the day of conception. Safety of abortion is a serious issue when considering legalization. According to statistics, during 1950s and 1960s, 1.2 million illegal abortions were performed, and 5000 women died annually due to unsafe abortions. The alternative way for young mother to seek legal abortions was throwing themselves off stairs, which could lead to deaths of both the mother and the child. Unsafe ways of has to be stopped for endangering health. To prevent the unsafe methods of abortion, abortion need to be legalized and performed without being ashamed of.