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." http://web.mit.edu...
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.
"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.