The first response on the "NO" side is treating a minority like a majority. According to the New York Times, 99% of abortions have nothing to do with rape, incest, or a threat to a mother's life. This means that according to the response writers' reasoning, 1% of abortions are justified. We can not simply claim that this 1% justifies 100%. The second response is almost the same, except instead of using "threat to the mother's life" it uses "rape." I agree that we shouldn't ban ALL abortions, but that doesn't mean that we should ignore legislating the rest.
For my first point I would like to say that the planed parenthood started out as a racial thing. Margaret Sanger, founder of planed parenthood, wrote an unfortunate sentence in a private letter about needing to clarify the ideals and goals of the birth control movement, "we do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."
Next, abortion is also unsafe. Compared with other medical procedures, the abortion industry is largely unregulated. Although there are no exact statistics for the number of women who die from botched procedures, LifeDynamics.Com compiled a list of 347 women killed by legal abortions since 1973. Furthermore, the National Cancer Institute commissioned a study lead by Dr. Janet Daling, an abortion supporter, and her colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center which found a link between abortion and cancer: "among women who had been pregnant at least once, the risk of breast cancer in those who had experienced an induced abortion was 50% higher than among other women."
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer reports: "28 out of 37 worldwide studies have independently linked induced abortion with breast cancer. Thirteen out of fifteen studies conducted on American women report increased risk. Seventeen studies are statistically significant, sixteen of which found increased risk. Most of the studies have been conducted by abortion supporters."
Thirdly, abortion causes mental anguish for the mother. Women who go through an abortion have to always carry that thought with them. They often wonder what their child would have looked like, acted like, and what type of person he/she would have been. No matter how strong a woman is, an abortion causes mental anguish that never truly goes away. At least with adoption a mother or father has the chance to see what their child has become.
Finally, we are killing humans. Life starts at the moment of conception. This is the definition given in any respectable medical textbook. To declare a beginning of life at any point after the fusing of a wife"s egg and a husband"s contribution is irrational and an exercise in sophistical chicanery. Only machines such as clocks and cars come into existence part by part. Living beings come into existence all at once and gradually unfold their world of innate potential. A living human person begins to exist at the moment of conception, even though only as a cell. What is important is not the accident of size or weight but the essence " which is fully human. The unborn baby has a distinct, unchanging and unrepeatable genetic code, unique in all of history, from the moment of conception till death. Nothing is added except nutrition and oxygen.
There are facts to prove that most women abort during the 12 week pregnancy period which is when the internal organs and external features are well formed. It has so much potential but if you just kill it you would be killing the chance for it to become something great. There is always the option of giving it up for adoption if you really don't want it. There are people more than willing to adopt because they cant have children of their own.
Abortion being legal is simply sensical for public health concerns. Morality and ideology aside, we simply need it to ensure public health for women, and there's really no other comfortable way around this issue. It may be sad, but it's simply true. We just have to find which way best to live with it.
Getting an abortion may kill an unborn child, but think on it! Say a woman you love (or just a woman or even a young kid) gets raped and pregnant. She then has a kid growing in her that she wants nothing to do with because it is her rapers kid! Would YOU let someone else s' kid grow in the woman you love all because you believe in no abortion? Should you have to raise and grow someone's kid when their father RAPED your lover? Think more on this if you're not convinced yet. 14 year old gets raped and because it's illegal to get an abortion she'll have to deal with 9 months of ridicule in school and even then her life will be ruined because every 1 will know and pick on her when it wasn't even her fault!! She didn't consent to having that kid in her! And her parents will have to deal with that as well! And that poor kid will forever be ridiculed and called named due to her being pregnant because of her raper! And she will forever be scarred due to all that!