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  • Abortion should be legalized

    Sometimes people make a mistake, but that mistake should not be able to ruin someones live especially if they have a bright future ahead of them. For example, if a teenager gets pregnant, I believe she should get an abortion. Teenagers aren't capable of raising themselves without a challenge, if they could, why would they still be living with their parents?

  • A woman has the right to control her body

    If a woman were to become pregnant, and it would effect her life in a way she wasn't ready for, who are we to tell her that she has to carry it anyways? Also, say she got raped? Forcing her to carry a child that she might not even love is cruel, both for the mother and the child. Once the child is born, it would become a constant reminder to the mother about the rape. She wouldn't love the child, she could spurn it and hate it, and take her anger out on in. No child should be subject to the emotional and physical abuse that could occur.

  • Here's a test

    I am holding something in each of my hands. In one hand, I am holding a two month old baby. In the other, an unborn fetus in a Petri dish. I am going to drop one of them, and you choose which one. Shot in the dark you choose the fetus, because you know there's a difference.

  • It should be Legal

    I think that abortion should be legal and for the people who want to go get an abortion can go get one.. And the people who dont believe in it then dont worry about the people doing it! Its their body and they should be able to do as they please

  • Abortion should be legal

    I think it should be legal because so many teenagers party and take ilegal substances which may cause them to sexual intercourse unpretected an make the young teenager pregnant. She should have an abortion if she is pregnant because she may have a bright future an this may ruin it.

  • Better not make a child than make his life miserable

    A child shouldn't spend his life knowing his parents are stuck with him. Also a woman has to have all the rights to her own body. If someone rapes you, do you want to have his child? I don't think so. Besides, there are already too much of us on this planet.

  • Yes, it should be legal

    For instance, suppose the person got raped? Or is not financially stable to take care of this baby? These are things we must look at, it is bad for ourselves to not have family planning but to be pregnant and not have a good financial background or not even have a father to help in supporting the mother .. So yes I think abortion should be legal.. Thank you

  • abortion debate

    No matter how you look at it, killing a baby in its mother womb IS murder in the FIRST DEGREE! NO taxpayer should be paying for murder of innocent babes, they should be funding a program to HELP POOR MOTHERS care for their child, or legally put them up for adoption.

  • THERE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE AN ABORTION

    What if she gets raped? What if her life is at risk, or what if the baby has no chance in having a normal life? What if she is in no means financially stable to have a baby? What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.

  • Should Abortion Be Legal?

    Abortion should at least be given a chance because no one under the age of 19, is ready to have a baby yet. They just don't want to be lonely. Although people make mistakes, there is still a such thing called protection. They should always double or triple the condom.

  • It should be legal

    If a woman get pregnant because of a hole in a condom, its not the woman's fault. She already tried to prevent the baby. Is an accident . What if she is not ready to have a baby? She should have a second choice besides birth which is abortion . Thank you

  • Women should decide whether they should have a children not anybody else!!!

    Women should be trusted and respected to exercise the choices about their bodies and lives that are best for them, and not be forced by the government into personal reproductive decisions that are against their will. And, many children grow up in poor conditions which do not give them any better chance to improve themselves both from a social side, as much as from an economic one.

  • Depending on the circumstances

    I think that abortion should be legal, but only in cases of rape, but certainly not in others. In cases of rape, the victim already suffers significant trauma. If she gets pregnant, this trauma is further exacerbated, especially for those who are younger. If abortion is rendered illegal even in this case, the mother will never be able to look at her baby in the same way as any other child. She will relive the rape every time she looks at her kid, and cannot love him or her as a mother should. Think about the consequences for both the mother and the kid- feelings of abandonment and agitation. To those who claim there is a reason why women get raped, I agree- they get raped because the rapist can get away with it- so what if a child is born? They don't have to take care of it as the mother has to. The victim is bearing the dire consequences of someone else's actions, when there can and should be a choice if she wants to keep the child. I'm not promoting abortion, I'm just saying that rape victims should have the choice of whether or not they want to keep the baby and whether or not they are ready to take care of the child of someone who has caused them so much agony.

  • What about the mother?

    It is true that at a normal standpoint we would see abortion as a horrible thing since it prevents the birth of a human being, however we must also have in mind the people that are bringing those people to life, just think about a mother that will have a 50% of dying during giving birth, naturally it should be allowed to abort the child thereby avoiding death and possible traumatic experiences. I know that abortion is seemed as a horrible thing in the christian religion for various reasons, which it is but please we should also think about the consequences of bringing this child to life. Life is the greatest gift and the ultimate punishment at the same time.

  • A person has a choice

    Sometimes its rape or incest that would facilitate this type of action - but some people cannot raise a child and do not want to try, and they should have a choice before they bring someone they cant care for into the world. Abortion should be available and should be a choice that someone can take - we should stop being so blind to the truth that some people just cant or won't raise their children, so we need to have facilities where someone can safely have this done.

  • we already tried making it illegal

    All the way back to the 1800's (yes 1800's) this has been a problem with people and remember the early 1900's when it was illegal to have an abortion women were going into back alleys and having some stranger do it anyways. These women were harmed in this process many even died. In short if there is a will there is a way. If they want it bad enough it will happen whether we like it of not. At least with it being legal a trained professional is doing it which keeps the risk of diseases and the death toll down.

  • Pro Choice.. We should not judge what we don't know.

    There are many different reasons to why a mother should have the option to have a baby or not. One is that there could be a financial situation that prohibits the child to be taken care of appropriately. Two the mother or child may have a medical disorder that could possibly harm her or the child's ability to function. The mother could be a victim of rape. The list goes on and on. Pregnancy is not meant to be a punishment for having sex but a way to procreate. Its your choice if you want to participate.

  • No! Ban not bang!

    It should not be legal! Its money making/wasting at your expense! People need discipline and self management more than escape! Human Rights is causing this disaster, human rights are causing inhumane behavior. And this is applicable to all spheres of life, the rapist thinks its his right while the victim thinks its her right while in both cases the final person would have no right! What sense is that!

  • Women have rights and fetuses don't have nervous systems

    Well, women deserve to have an abortion. If you have the kid, you would not want to give it up for adoption due to the special bond in which they feel when they give birth to the baby. Also, babies do not develop nervous systems until week 28, in which the time is illegal to abort the baby. Meaning the collection of cells would not be conscious meaning no pain and no suffering.

  • Restricting people's rights drives them insane.

    Just look at that Venezuelan teenager her killed her baby and went crazy because she was forced to become a mother without being ready. She couldn't handle the stress of knowing she had brought a kid into the world without being given any other options. She wasn't born crazy or chose to be, the impact of going through that whole pregnancy and child birth drove her insane and psychologically affected her. If her only her country wasn't so religious (96% of the population are Catholic and abortion is illegal) she wouldn't have done such a heinous crime nor would she have become so unstable.

  • Effects animals and health

    1st. If abortion were illegal then people who get pregnant after being raped couldn't get an abortion then the human population would increase extremely rapidly then it already has been. If the human population increases extremely rapidly then it already is then it would be harmful to animals and more and more animals would becoming endangered or extinct because taking there space and hunting more of them. 2nd. If a women were pregnant and didn't want to have the baby and she couldn't simply get an abortion for it then the women could try to kill it herself by maybe punching it, falling down on purpose stomach first to see if they could kill it, drinking or eating things that can kill the baby,etc. If the mother wasn't successful at killing it might suffer injuries such as brain damage that could effect the babies whole life and it will just suffer its whole life.

  • Abortion protects women

    Legal abortion not only protects women's lives, it also protects their health. For tens of thousands of women with heart disease, kidney disease, severe hypertension, sickle-cell anemia and severe diabetes, and other illnesses that can be life-threatening, 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.

  • Here's a thought...

    To people who think abortion should be illegal, why don't you just become surrogates for women who want abortions and keep the child too while you are at it since you believe that all life is precious from the moment a sperm and egg combine, even a fetus with no brain function until 34 weeks. I think this would be a better solution than forcing a 13 year old girl who was raped go through all of mental and physical pain of child birth.

  • Forget About Any Religious/Biblical Reasoning.

    Women should have a right to choose if they get pregnant because it is their body and we cannot dictate what they do with them. In most cases it is safer for a women to get an abortion than give birth to the child. Especially in the case of women who are sick health wise already and in cases of incest and rape. To every person who argues that it is selfish, aren't you being selfish for your own belief? If you are personally against abortion, that's fine, but it doesn't mean you should control others lives because in the end you are NOT, I repeat NOT the one who will be affected. Think of the child first of all. They would be put up for adoption and or in the foster care system. Not everyone can be a foster parent. How many people who preach that adoption should be illegal go out of their way to actually adopt a child? If it were illegal the government will be overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new foster children the states would have to support. Then consider the woman and her family. If they can't afford to take care of the baby they should have the choice to abort. Do we really want to force more kids into poverty? It wouldn't be fair to them or their mothers, especially to mothers who give birth and are forced to give up their baby for adoption because they are too unfit to care for them, but still love and want their children because pro lifers think giving up your baby that you can't take care of is so easy. Or to a woman who was raped and suffered through depression until ultimately killing herself because she couldn't bear to bring her rapist's child into the world. Abortion should remain legal because if you think about most people who try to argue against this in government are MEN when WOMEN are the ones that are affected. A fetus is only able to live because it is attached to the womb of the mother; therefore, any claim to a "right" to live must necessarily be at the expense of the woman. It is not independent. I believe that after a certain amount of time such as after the first 3-4 months when the fetus is beginning to take human form and eventually move around that abortion should be restricted and limited then. Would you rather save an embryo in a petri dish or a crying 1 year old baby?

    For every person who argues that abortion should be illegal, are you willing to be responsible for the health of the woman or help take care of her child?

  • Stop trying to control women!

    If a woman gets an abortion it in no way affects your life in anyway what so ever. Pro-lifers preach adoption but how many babies have they adopted lately. Whether it is rape or not a woman has the right to CHOOSE. Stop trying to over turn Roe Vs. Wade. If we make abortion illegal then women will have "back-alley" abortions which can/will harm the woman as well.

  • What is personal should not be political

    Government and society have no right to force a woman to go through a pregnancy that she does not want to go through. Everyone has different circumstances, whether they be rich, poor, single, married, raped, etc. Women should not even have to justify their reason for doing so, it is THEIR life, THEIR future, NOT anyone else's. It is absolutely ridiculous that people could be so ignorant as to say that a fetus has superior rights to the woman that is carrying it. There is no proof that person-hood begins at conception, therefore, it is the woman's right to decide for herself. And besides, IF abortion were to ever become illegal, desperate women would unfortunately resort to hazardous methods, which more than often lead to death. It is not whether abortion is right or wrong, it is about the woman's right to decide and make a choice for herself.

  • It's the woman's choice!

    Even if it wasn't legal, women would get back-street abortions which aren't as safe as professional. And also, it would create more businesses and jobs. Look at history because even if it's illegal, women aren't going to stop! Just legalize it already! Just because one person is against abortion doesn't mean another person is - it's their choice and it's what they think is best! I'm pretty sure a man hasn't experienced pregnancy and birth.

  • Should Abortion be Legal

    Yes, it should be a woman's choice. It is a woman's body and her place to make her own decision, whatever she wants. I would prefer a woman to have an abortion than to have a baby and not have time to take care of it. This sometimes leads to abuse for the child.

  • It's her choice.

    I agree with abortion due to the fact that not every women has the ability to take control or take care of the baby and why through more kids in foster care? Also the saying about a girl willingly opening her legs isn't always true as some women become pregnant because of rape. If a women does not feel like she has the ability to carry the baby for 9 months or give birth or take care of the baby after then it should be okay. And as for giving the baby up to adopt, that's fine and dandy but as soon as a women becomes a mother by having the kid an immediate connection is formed. And baby has heard moms heartbeat for 9 months and mother has felt baby tumbling in her stomach. A bond is created even before birth and the ability to have an abortion can stop a bond from forming which can stop heartbreak later on.

  • Absolutely.

    As there is no way to scientifically define when “life” begins, this is nothing more than an issue of religious faith and individual beliefs. As such, adhering to the separation of church and state, there should be absolutely no legislation regarding the matter, at least until we can come to an unbiased, legitimate, scientific consensus about what “life” is. If you personally believe that life begins at conception, then don’t get an abortion. If you believe that life begins in the second or third trimester, then don’t get an abortion in the second or third trimester. It’s that easy. We don’t need the government legislating our beliefs.

  • Legal within limits...

    The central issue at hand is what the definition of "person" is, a fact that should be determined by expert medical opinion. I am of the opinion that a person is a person when they have the biological potential for cognition. This is roughly thought to occur Week 13 to Week 21. After the first trimester their is less risk of miscarriage and inducing one does carry risks. Roe v Wade has established that abortion cannot be restricted before the end of the first trimester. I agree with this, but I also believe that the courts must also establish when a person becomes a person and vest them with all the rights guaranteed under the constitution. Principles of abortion policy should reflect:
    1. The right of women to control birth.
    2. The safety and health of women.
    3. Define personhood and protect it.
    4. Limit late-term procedures dangerous to both fetus and patient.

  • Yes, abortion should be legal.

    Despite my personal feelings on the subject (that abortion should not be used as a means of after-the-fact birth control), I do not believe it is the right of any government body, nor any group of individuals to say what a woman (I am a man, by the way) can and cannot do with her body without resounding SCIENTIFIC evidence that a fetus, not viable outside of the womb, is a living individual being and should be treated as such -- and that evidence does not exist.

  • We Cannot Dictate a Woman's Rights

    Yes, abortion should be legal. It is wrong to tell a woman she has to carry a baby to term and will be allowed to give it up for adoption after birth. We have no right to dictate what a woman should do when it comes to her own body. When a pregnancy is unwanted, for whatever reasons, it is better for all concerned to make legal abortion an option.

  • It should be an own choice

    People should be able to choose whether or not they want to have children for themselves. If it was an accident or rape, it should be abortable. Therefore, I am convinced that it would be no good if abortion were to be illegalized, keeping it legal is the better end of the two.

  • It is and should be!

    The abortion debate boils down to religion. There is no scientific reason to believe that a fetus is a living human being - it is simply a group of cells. Until the fetus is viable outside of its mother it is part of her body, and hers to decide the fate of. To bring your own personal religious beliefs to the table is irrelevant, since in thsi counrty we have seperation of church and state, so aboprtion is and should remain so.

  • Yes it should

    Because every woman have the right to decide what they are going to do with their life and body because its THEIR life and body. I don't think people have the right to decide what a someone has to do with their life or the government. We are the only one to decide not you.

  • Of Course It's Their Body!

    I don't see why a women should not be allowed to abort their child. It's her body, her choice, and ultimately, her decision. That being said, I think that abortion should be legal under certain circumstances. For example, if the woman was raped. If we don't make it legal, women are just going to find another way to abort their baby (yes I mean the coat hangar way).

  • Yes but only under certain circumstances

    If carrying the baby to term could endanger the mother's life, if the mother was raped, or if the ultrasound shows that the baby will have some sort of altercation that will ruin his or her entire life as well as the parent's, then abortion should absolutely be legal. However, if a woman willingly places herself into a situation in which she is aware that pregnancy is an absolute possibility, and then decides to have an abortion because she simply does not have the energy to raise a child or does not FEEL like raising a child, then abortion should be illegal, but ONLY in this case.

  • Its your body , do what you want

    Women should be able to do what they want. If you want to have an abortion then you should be able to do what you want . If something happens to you really badly and you get pregnant , and you don't want it then you should be able to get an abortion . Technically, a fetus is not legally or scientifically a person or a human being , abortion cannot be equated to murder or taking a life since the fetus is not a person or alive.

  • Its your body , do what you want

    Women should be able to do what they want. If you want to have an abortion then you should be able to do what you want . If something happens to you really badly and you get pregnant , and you don't want it then you should be able to get an abortion . Technically, a fetus is not legally or scientifically a person or a human being , abortion cannot be equated to murder or taking a life since the fetus is not a person or alive.

  • My Personal Experience

    My best friend (18) she had two suicide attempts, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ptsd from rape, and borderline personality disorder. She dropped out of college, worked a full and part time job, had no money to show for it because she owed her mom (who kicked her out) money, slept on my couch, and had a car that barely ran. She got pregnant. Now tell me, someone who isn't mentally stable, switches between different meds, doesn't have her own room let alone one for a baby, barely has any free time to herself because of work and the free time she does have is spent sleeping between jobs so that she can be awake enough to fulfill the responsibilities at her job, has no money for herself let alone another life (or pay hospital fees for having a child), and does not have any contact at all with the father... Does that sound like someone that should have a child? If your answer is yes then most likely your plan is rely on the government to give you food stamps and to mooch off of those around you who have money to spare. Is that what you would want to raise your child to believe is right? That when you can't take care of something yourself that you should rely on other people to do it for you?
    Religion should have nothing to do with laws. Separation of church and state, remember how that's supposed to be a thing?
    If you don't agree with it, fine that's your opinion. But don't use that opinion to take that option away from others who have no problem with it. It's a lot easier to turn down something that is there to be offered than it is to attempt to get something done that there are no provisions for.
    Imagine you had an 18 year old daughter who was viciously raped and got pregnant. You're telling me that you would rather her go through the physical pain of childbirth on top of the mental and emotional trauma that was already experienced with the rape AND will follow the event of giving birth to a baby that was created through violence, pain, and hatred, and for her to keep it and have the same hate for it that she has for the man that attacked her OR put it up for adoption where she would always have that lingering knowledge that someone somewhere has her flesh and blood in their household instead. Something like that as "God's plan for a reason"? I sure as hell know that my best friend didn't deserve it and neither did I. It leaves you feeling so worthless that you don't care if you live anymore, so disgusting that you can't stand your own body anymore, and makes you lose so much faith in humanity. If I had gotten pregnant from it, I would have rather not lived at all than carry and birth that child.

  • Abortion should be an option for women.

    Women should have the right to have control over their own bodies and what if the baby is born terminally ill or is growing deformed in the womb? In that case, everyone knows that the baby won't survive anyways and to still conceive that child would only put the mother at financial risk. I don't think abortion should be used as a contraceptive, it should only be an option when having the child will put the mother at severe risk of dying or if the child is certain to die due to health complications anyways.(ex. Organs undeveloped or missing)

  • No one should tell me what i can and cant do with my body

    If the government tells me i need to keep a baby i dont want it just means the child is going to grow up in conditions they wont like they will feel unloved and even though the government made me keep a baby i dont want they are not going to help me support it in any way

  • Abortion should be legal

    Abortion should be legal because you might have gotten pregnant by accident and you aren't able to afford the child. We don't want people to have children living on the streets because their parents don't want them. Would you like to have a rapists child? I wouldn't think so especially if you are 14 you are not ready to be a mom you were forced, to have sex when you didn't want to. You wouldn't like to have a 40 as a father to your child.We need to have abortion legalized

  • Should Be Legal

    No matter what the situation is, it is HER body, not anybody else's, not the government's. No one should lose the right over their own body, which goes against the entire idea of "freedom".
    What if the baby was already dying? And the mother was dying because she couldn't get an abortion? Somebody give me a reason why that would be okay in anyway. And if you abort a baby you're automatically made a "murderer" for choosing your life over another dying baby who barely has a consciousness? If that's murder, murder won't always be immoral. I'm not saying that abortion is a fantastic thing but it's more than just killing a fetus.
    Saying somebody can't have an abortion is practically the same as forcing someone into having an abortion. It's taking away their right over their body. You're not pro-life for that your anti-choice.

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  • Every person has the right to choose

    Personally, I would never get an abortion. However, I don't think I'm in any position to make that decision for anybody else. Also, anyone else find it ironic that republicans are pro life, but against welfare? 72% of women that have abortions already have children at home. We can assume they're already stuggling to provide for their family, and having another child might make it impossible to support themselves.

  • Free to make their own choices

    I understand that abortion is murder which is possibly the most horrible thing and I used to absolutely despise abortion but once you know females stories why they have chosen abortion theirs so many reasons why it should be legal.

    Women should not have to live a life of hell, if they have an unwanted pregnancy. When you're young and pregnant as a child/ teenager you're still a child yourself, having a child of your own would just be so hard to manage. Being a child you're still developing so, having a child can make your hormones go all over the place.

    Accidents and bad things do happen. It's life.

    I think that women should be able to make their own choices. Their health matters. Sometimes a woman isn't able to look after a child, they just aren't capable, some women aren't ready, some have bright futures ahead of them that they don't want to ruin them. Sometimes the father has left in situatuations and they just need support which they aren't receiving.

  • It's in Between

    Abortion should be legal because some it's not some people faults like some people get raped, and get pregnant, and their nor ready to accept that responsibilities, also it shouldn't be legal because your just killing a life, why when a man kills someone they go to jail but when a doctor kills a baby no body does anything. Even though people go by my body my choice, if I told someone kill me and they do they would go to jail but if a women says kill my baby and the doctor do, nobody does anything about it!

  • I am pro choice

    Lets say you are in the situation of rape or incest. Would you enjoy to have a baby to remind you of the past? Personally i wouldn't. Not only should she have the right to do that but ITS HER BODY. In this situation a women/teen should be able to have full control of their body. A baby should be welcomed to the world wanted... Not shunned because of its past. Pro life may argue and say push through it and put it up for adoption but most likely the mother will get attached and have trouble giving it up

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  • Yes! We are not Robots!

    The government makes it mandatory to know the pledge of allegiance in order for immigrants to become citizens. "for liberty and justice for all" it says, liberty... Sweet sweet liberty. We as United States Citizens are told we live in a "free country" yet we are constantly controlled on what we can and cannot do. Abortion is one of them. Abortion is NOT murder, if the fetus is under 24 weeks its not capable of surviving outside of the uterus, meaning it won't survive. Women should have the choice on what they do with their bodies! Pregnancy is not fun and not enjoyable! Also, if you say a under 24 week fetus is a potential human being then that mean an embryo is one as well. Women menstruate EVERY SINGLE MONTH. Does that mean our body is disposing of our babies? Also, Chemotherapy KILLS embryo does that mean treating cancer is genocide among our babies? Storing embryo is very risky once you recover from cancer the embryo may NOT be viable meaning it may not be able to be fertilized. Does that mean in that process genocide was committed? Are you saying to stop cancer treatment? Women MUST have the ability to say what is done to their bodies. No one ESPECIALLY the government should have a say in what we do to our bodies. They let people kill themselves from alcohol and prescription drugs and cigarettes. Religion and the government need to stay separate. Women need to have a say as to what they allow their bodies to go trough. NO MEANS NO.

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  • Abortion is better off if its legal.

    Yes, I understand it may be killing a human but not everyone is able to take care of a child. There are already too many kids up for adoption, and most kids there feel like they are hated. Like they weren't good enough for their real parents. Why not save the mental problems, pain, and misery by getting an abortion? Kids shouldn't have to deal with feeling like trash because they are a child of rape. What if you were raped by your dad? Do you REALLY want to give birth to your own dads child? Many people have this problem. Some people also don't have money to give birth, so giving birth in an unsafe place is sometimes needed. It's your own body. Do what you want with it and stay out of others lives. The baby is part of the mother thus its HER body. She can do as she please. Since when have women been told what to do with their body? It's the 21 century. Women should have their own rights and say. If you aren't pregnant then you shouldn't worry about abortion. Even if abortion becomes illegal people will still have unsafe abortions. This could give the mother infections and could possibly even bring death.

    Not your body. Don't worry about it. You do what you want with your body. And I'll do what I want with mine. Simple.

    -Brittany

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  • Abortion should be legal.

    Yes, I understand it may be killing a human but not everyone is able to take care of a child. There are already too many kids up for adoption, and most kids there feel like they are hated. Like they weren't good enough for their real parents. Why not save the mental problems, pain, and misery by getting an abortion? Kids shouldn't have to deal with feeling like trash because they are a child of rape. What if you were raped by your dad? Do you REALLY want to give birth to your own dads child? Many people have this problem. Some people also don't have money to give birth, so giving birth in an unsafe place is sometimes needed. Its your own body. Do what you want with it and stay out of others lives. The baby is part of the mother thus its HER body. She can do as she please. Since when have women been told what to do with their body? Its the 21 century. Women should have their own rights and say. If you aren't pregnant then you shouldn't worry about abortion. Even if abortion becomes illegal people will still have unsafe abortions. This could give the mother infections and could possibly even bring death.

    Not your body. Don't worry about it. You do what you want with your body. And I'll do what I want with mine. Simple.

    - Brittany

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Yes, I understand it may be killing a human but not everyone is able to take care of a child. There are already too many kids up for adoption, and most kids there feel like they are hated. Like they weren't good enough for their real parents. Why not save the mental problems, pain, and misery by getting an abortion? Kids shouldn't have to deal with feeling like trash because they are a child of rape. What if you were raped by your dad? Do you REALLY want to give birth to your own dads child? Many people have this problem. Some people also don't have money to give birth, so giving birth in an unsafe place is sometimes needed. Its your own body. Do what you want with it and stay out of others lives. The baby is part of the mother thus its HER body. She can do as she please. Since when have women been told what to do with their body? Its the 21 century. Women should have their own rights and say. If you aren't pregnant then you shouldn't worry about abortion. Even if abortion becomes illegal people will still have unsafe abortions. This could give the mother infections and could possibly even bring death.

    Not your body. Don't worry about it. You do what you want with your body. And I'll do what I want with mine. Simple.

    - Brittany

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Yes, I understand it may be killing a human but not everyone is able to take care of a child. There are already too many kids up for adoption, and most kids there feel like they are hated. Like they weren't good enough for their real parents. Why not save the mental problems, pain, and misery by getting an abortion? Kids shouldn't have to deal with feeling like trash because they are a child of rape. What if you were raped by your dad? Do you REALLY want to give birth to your own dads child? Many people have this problem. Some people also don't have money to give birth, so giving birth in an unsafe place is sometimes needed. Its your own body. Do what you want with it and stay out of others lives. The baby is part of the mother thus its HER body. She can do as she please. Since when have women been told what to do with their body? Its the 21 century. Women should have their own rights and say. If you aren't pregnant then you shouldn't worry about abortion. Even if abortion becomes illegal people will still have unsafe abortions. This could give the mother infections and could possibly even bring death.

    Not your body. Don't worry about it. You do what you want with your body. And I'll do what I want with mine. Simple.

    - Brittany

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Yes, I understand it may be killing a human but not everyone is able to take care of a child. There are already too many kids up for adoption, and most kids there feel like they are hated. Like they weren't good enough for their real parents. Why not save the mental problems, pain, and misery by getting an abortion? Kids shouldn't have to deal with feeling like trash because they are a child of rape. What if you were raped by your dad? Do you REALLY want to give birth to your own dads child? Many people have this problem. Some people also don't have money to give birth, so giving birth in an unsafe place is sometimes needed. Its your own body. Do what you want with it and stay out of others lives. The baby is part of the mother thus its HER body. She can do as she please. Since when have women been told what to do with their body? Its the 21 century. Women should have their own rights and say. If you aren't pregnant then you shouldn't worry about abortion. Even if abortion becomes illegal people will still have unsafe abortions. This could give the mother infections and could possibly even bring death.

    Not your body. Don't worry about it. You do what you want with your body. And I'll do what I want with mine. Simple.

    -Brittany

  • Yes, it should be legal

    All of you Christan motherfuckers need to shut the hell up. First of all, what if you were raped? Being raped is not your choice. What if you didnt want anyone to know you were raped, you can't hide a huge pregnant belly. If God planned for you to get raped and have a child then I want nothing to do with your God. Fuck God and fuck not being able to abort a child, abortion is NOT murder.

  • Abortion should be legal

    Technically, the baby is part of the mother until the mother gives birth. Neither you or anyone else should have the power to tell a woman what to do with her body. Sure, you can set the baby up for adoption, but it takes a lot of time, energy, commitment, and money to give birth. Not only that, but a mother can die sometimes if she does not have abortion. Sometimes people get raped, and if you were a mother pregnant with a baby from a man you hat, how comfortable would you be?

  • The state has no right to prohibit (or to require) an abortion.

    I concede that a fetus is alive, and toward the end of pregnancy it may be even be independently viable. However, I do *not* believe that the state has the right to demand that a woman must bear every child she conceives any more than I think the state should have the right to demand that a woman abort every pregnancy after the first child is born. The mother is directly impacted by the pregnancy and you do not have the right to force her to keep it (or abort it).
    That does not mean that you are powerless to change things. If a woman (or a family) realizes that they do not have the resources to support an additional child, you (or your church) could provide real assistance to the family. Unfortunately many people who oppose abortion only want to help by standing in picket lines and lobbying to change the laws to enforce their own position on this issue.
    I have great respect for those women who have been raped and decide to keep the baby anyway. I could not justify forcing anyone I care about to carry the baby to term in that situation.
    Returning to the main point, we (as a society) have been able to agree that the state has the responsibility to protect us from each other *after* we are born. We do not agree (as a society) that the state has the authority to make that decision for the woman in question. In my opinion, the impact on the woman far outweighs any impact the decision has on the rest of society.

  • Depending on the situation...

    Everyone is talking about how it's wrong to kill a baby, but no one cares what that baby's life would be like. I'll give two examples of when abortion is right, and when it's wrong. My father works at a hospital. A 16 year old mother came in, pregnant, after being raped by her brother. Not only would the child be born with multiple disabilities and mental impairments, but would also be a product of incest, living in foster care instead of with their mother. There is also a high percentage of babies conceived after incest (or rape for that matter) that are suicidal. I think it's completely okay for this woman to get an abortion. However, another woman came in the next day to get an abortion. She had gone through 21 prior to this one. So no, I do not think getting an abortion should be used as a form of birth control. It's called a condom. Overall, I think abortion should be legal. Oh, and for everyone saying "USE A CONDOM", um, are you serious. A woman getting raped isn't going to think, "Before you rape me, put a condom on". On a closing note, victims of sexual assault shouldn't be forced to raise a child or give up a child. Thanks for reading!

  • What if it is incest?

    If it is incest it should totally be legalized. Children that are born incest usually have problems developing or they might be disabled from the day they are born. This incest causes trouble for both the baby and the female giving birth. Incest is pretty much like rape so it should be legalized.

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Many go to adoption as another option but there are more than 500,00 children in the U.S waiting to be adopted. Also, what if the mother was sexually harassed? That mother could be a child. She shouldn't risk her life for a clump of cells. Another reason us that the mother could've been doing drugs. The baby can be born with deformities. You just don't want that baby to suffer.

  • Freedom of choice

    I believe that if the constitution gives us freedom of choice then we should be able to CHOOSE what we do with our body. We shouldn't be forced into giving birth to a child that we don't even want or can't take care of. I don't agree with those few people out there that use abortion as a form of birth control but I do believe that everyone out there should be ALLOWED to abort their child if they so choose. And *gasp* I'm a Christian saying this. Freedom of choice means exactly that freedom of choice so stop butting in and trying to take away a womans freedom of choice

  • It's a write

    The people on the no side refuse to realize that personhood, which grants rights, only happens when the fetus is viable. Besides this, the fetus is unconscious throughout the entire pregnancy, if you're not pronounced dead until you are also brain dead then why be pronounced alive if you're brain dead, the heart beating has nothing to do with this as science has created machines that could keep your heart beating forever. Many pro lifers also bring up religion, but religion has no place in politics. Besides all this, if you bring up adoption in an attempt to challenge me, you fail to realize that if every pro lifer adopted, there would be no more children in the system.

  • Abortion should be legal

    Abortion should only be legal if you are of or under the age of 25. Also you should only be allowed to do it twice in your life time. My personal opinion is that a woman should be able to say "no" if needed. So abortion should be legalized, but if it is, it should have very strict laws on it.

  • The baby shouldn't live a miserable life.

    It all comes down to the conditions. What if the mother was homeless? Why should she give birth to a child in such miserable conditions which will lead to an unhappy and unfair life. What if the woman was raped? Why should she give birth to a child that was conceived against her will. She would look at that child and think of all the unhappy and terrible feelings that she felt while she was being raped. No child should feel like they're are the cause of such unhappiness. What if the child was conceived accidentally. The same thing with the woman being raped. Why should a child be subjected to such sadness of being an accident.

  • An unwanted baby should not be brought to the world

    Having a child is an important decision that requires consideration, preparation, and planning. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stated that unintended pregnancies are associated with birth defects, low birth weight, maternal depression, increased risk of child abuse, lower educational attainment, delayed entry into prenatal care, a high risk of physical violence during pregnancy, and reduced rates of breastfeeding. 49% of all pregnancies among American women are unintended.
    Source :http://abortion.Procon.Org

  • Abortion should be allowed

    Many women who abort babies are not doing just to kill a baby; most have legitimate reasons - they were raped, or they didn't try to get pregnant. It might ruin their life, especially if they get pregnant during their teenage years.

    Also, babies do not think their own thoughts - everything that happens to them is up to the mother. If she doesn't want to have a baby, she shouldn't have to.

    It could help the mother's morale. Many studies have shown that mothers who birth a child and give it away to orphanages are mentally damaged for the rest of their lives. A much more substantial connection is made when the child is actually birthed than when it is in the stomach, so a mother's mental condition would be much better if they aborted a baby, especially if they did it when they weren't showing.

    Also, if every undeveloped baby and egg life is so important, than by that definition it would be a crime by using a condom, or trying to not get pregnant.

    Besides, the government is mostly made of men, and men will never knows what it feels like to be pregnant. Plus, even if I didn't agree with abortion, I don't think it should be up to people other than the mothers to decide whether to abort the baby or not.

  • Abortion is going to happen whether you like it or not, but if it is legalized, SAFE abortions will happen

    It is unethical to force a woman to carry an unwanted baby. At the point of the abortion, the 'baby' is just a clump of cells. To carry a baby that you cannot support or do not want can be physically and emotionally damaging. If you are pro-life, then you should be more concerned about the health of actual humans who have been impregnated, rather than worrying about an undeveloped fetus that feels nothing.

  • Hell ya fam

    Cuz i said so and i need to get one btw cuz my rubber broke and im so screwed . Lol but babys r dope . They kinda dont to me rn cuz i dont wanna have one atm. Shout out to brett coyle he du best fam just sayn.

  • Hell ya fam

    Cuz i said so and i need to get one btw cuz my rubber broke and im so screwed . Lol but babys r dope . They kinda dont to me rn cuz i dont wanna have one atm. Shout out to brett coyle he du best fam just sayn.

  • Abortion should be legal.

    There is a difference between a baby and a fetus. The fetus does not develop organs until 24 weeks. Yes, it is living but if you can not take care of it or pay for medical bills its not worth wasting a life, because once it's born there is a chance it could die. Some people don't want to get an abortion but for their medical needs there going to have to because there ,ife is more important than a fetuses. You don't hear it crying out in pain.They do not have personalities. They do cry out in pain they do have emotions and personalities. If i were to be in the womb and my mom didn't want to have me or couldn't for some reason I would be fine for her to have an abortion because there is no point in having a baby you do not want and especially if you are going to neglect it. Some people believe that god makes everything happen for a reason and you need to realize not everyone believes in that stuff. And if you do then all of the abortions in the world were persuaded by god because it happened and he knows it. I think if you want an abortion you should have a choice to get one, and if not then you don't have to.

    - hailey ann

  • Abortion is fair!!!

    What if the girl got pregnant and it wasnt her fault, what if she got raped? Her parents may be forcing her to get an abortion since she may be too young and will not be able to cope. Although people say its murder or killing a fetus that may grow. Its also not grown yet so there isnt really much wrong with getting it done withing the first weeks or month

  • Abortion is fair!!!

    What if the girl got pregnant and it wasnt her fault, what if she got raped? Her parents may be forcing her to get an abortion since she may be too young and will not be able to cope. Although people say its murder or killing a fetus that may grow. Its also not grown yet so there isnt really much wrong with getting it done withing the first weeks or month

  • Abortion is fair!!!

    What if the girl got pregnant and it wasnt her fault, what if she got raped? Her parents may be forcing her to get an abortion since she may be too young and will not be able to cope. Although people say its murder or killing a fetus that may grow. Its also not grown yet so there isnt really much wrong with getting it done withing the first weeks or month

  • A Woman's Choice

    A woman has a choice. If she wants a kid then have a kid. I know everyone is talking about the rape situation but everyone should know that rape is common. If a young girl was possibly impregnated by her very own father or older sibling then she should get an abortion. A friend of mine asked me " If a girl was pregnant by her boyfriend shouldn't the boyfriend get a choice" I think no. A woman's body is her own. We aren't slaves for men it's the 21st century for god sake. Also people keep bringing religion into it. If that's your religion then go ahead and have your raper's baby. I believe in a woman's choice and that's all i gotta say

  • I don't get it

    When the word “abortion” comes out we normally think directly on the mother, we are raised with the idea that just woman do abortions. A lot of pregnant women are fed up with being walked out on by their childs father. This is kind of father are doing an abortion too, and this action is accepted in our society, is something that have just become normal. Why “father abortion” is legal and “mother abortion” not?

  • The baby needs a good life. Come on!!!

    Is it really going to live happy in a broke moms house with a drunk ass father and a terrible house. No my friends it is not. Give a good life to a baby. Don't get raped. Stay safe out there. Don't do drugs kids. Don't get raped. Peach out!!!!

  • Abortion may not always be a given choice.

    Although I do agree that abortion is bad and should be gotten rid of in some way, I cannot totally go against it because I feel like some abortion is needed in some cases.
    For example, if a woman was raped and therefore got a baby, that is something that happened against her will, and in that case, I believe that abortion is needed.
    For reasons like that, even though I think abortion should be illegal, I cannot completely go against it being legalized.

  • We need to have own right to do whatever we want without people judging you

    A baby should not be able to come in the world unwanted. A woman should have the right to not have baby. VAGINA CANCER IS MORE COMMON WHEN YOU GIVE BIRTH. If you are a teen mom, you might not have all the nutrients and the vitamins to form a healthy child

  • Women should be able to do what they want to their bodies.

    If a women is not financially ready to have a baby, is raped, or just doesn't want the child then it is no less than abuse to make her carry it. More women die from giving birth than from having an abortion. Fetus' are not alive in the womb, the are brain dead, therefore not considered alive.

  • Of Course It Should Be Legal

    People make such a big deal about it. Like I understand your opinion and where you are coming from but I disagree. It is not my body and who am I to say that someone should do something with there own body right? Many people people babies up for adoption everyday. Abortion is currently legal right now and we still have babies being placed for adoption as well as abortions taking place. I do believe in god and think there is a purpose for everyone but there is already enough of us.

  • Rape hurts lifes

    If a man rapes a women and lets say she gets pregnant you really think shes gonna want to give birth to a child she was raped and made to have? No shes gonna want to abort it so abortion should stay legal. For a women's sake they have a choice to.

  • It shall be legal!!!

    Moms should not be stuck with a child they cannot care for. Nathan and I think that abortion should be legal because it can stop the baby from suffering if it has a very bad mental illness. The mother should also have a say, because she is the one with the baby in her stomach.
    -Nathan & Benjamin

  • It shall be legal!!!

    Moms should not be stuck with a child they cannot care for. Nathan and I think that abortion should be legal because it can stop the baby from suffering if it has a very bad mental illness. The mother should also have a say, because she is the one with the baby in her stomach.
    -Nathan & Benjamin

  • It shall be legal!!!

    Moms should not be stuck with a child they cannot care for. Nathan and I think that abortion should be legal because it can stop the baby from suffering if it has a very bad mental illness. The mother should also have a say, because she is the one with the baby in her stomach.
    -Nathan & Benjamin

  • It shall be legal!!!

    Moms should not be stuck with a child they cannot care for. Nathan and I think that abortion should be legal because it can stop the baby from suffering if it has a very bad mental illness. The mother should also have a say, because she is the one with the baby in her stomach.
    -Nathan & Benjamin

  • Multiple reasons why

    A 16 year old girl is dreaming of going to college and becoming a doctor or something equally great. She goes to a party and makes one little mistake of having sex (even though it's a natural to have sexual desires). Does she really have to suffer for her entire life because of on mistake?
    Many kids who are children of unwanted pregnancies live in broken homes. They also suffer from neglect and physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Think about it.
    A fetus isn't a living being until the third trimester of pregnancy. It hasn't developed enough cells yet to become a human being.
    Amendment 14 does say abortion should be illegal, but the 19th amendment says women shouldn't be able to vote. The Declaration of Independence also mention slavary is okay.
    What if a girl is raped? Don't give me that "It's God's plan" BS. "OOO!! Thanks god for having that old, gross man put his disgusting, smelly dick in me! That sure was nice of you!" I'm a christian, but this is complete bullshit.
    I don't know if you knew this, but childbirth really hurts. It's the second most painful thing a person can endure. It is also our choice as human beings to decide what goes in and out of us.
    The population is too big

  • Prolifers are idiots.

    A child is still in non-human form up to 17 weeks. Besides, what does "god" have to do with anything? He paying for that baby, he raising that baby? What is "god" doing for that kid lmao. You bible-thumping, pro-birthers need to do research before you start policing everybody else's body.

  • I don't care about your religion and beliefs!

    It is not your child and you need to realize that not everyone has your religion. A women has as much right to back out of pregnancy as the man! Some people say it is murder but that's an opinion. Some women are not prepared to go through the second most painful thing possible so everyone who says its wrong needs to shut up.

  • Abortion is not murder. It is a basic human right

    Abortion is a procedure that can be invasive and should be up to the woman in question. Science has proved time and again that abortion is in fact not murder as the "baby" is not yet a baby. By revoking a woman's right to abortion, the government is infringing on a woman's right to her own body, a basic human right.

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  • Who is to say what is right for a woman?

    Their body, their choice. Rape or not a woman has the choice of when and hw to have that child and no one should be able to stand in the way of that. A person's age is calculated from birth date, not conception, and fetuses are not counted in the US Census. The word 'person,' as used in the Fourteenth Amendment [of the US Constitution], does not include the unborn. Most of the people saying "no" to abortion are only saying so because they are uneducated. A fetus IS NOT A HUMAN BEING THEREFORE IT IS NOT MURDER,HOMICIDE OR ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE TERMINATION OF A PREGNANCY. AGAIN THE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY, NOT A BABY.

  • Ready When You Are

    There are a lot of people saying that if you're under the age of 19, you aren't ready to be a parent. I can't not agree, but that isn't just the case. Not everyone is equipped to be a parent, not everyone is equipped to give birth. If you're a teenager, you're just beginning your life; being eased into adulthood. Getting pregnant is like being thrown under the bus. Who am I kidding? I'm 15, I couldn't possibly have a child, I am a child! Just thinking about the people out there my age who DO have children, how can the child be in a safe and stable environment? How is the mother/father/both going to be able to provide for the poor thing? I'm not saying it isn't possible, but it should have to happen.

    On top of that, taking into account what I said before about people under the age of 19, whether you're 15 or 25, it does not give you the ability to raise a child! Just because you are 22 not 18, doesn't mean you suddenly know everything there is to know to raise a child, doesn't mean you have the capacity to put someone else's life above yours, to make someone else's life your main priority. Humans. Are. Selfish! Being an adult doesn't magically make you a saint. But getting an abortion shouldn't be seen as selfish; is it honestly selfish to want to wait a bit longer until you're done with school or university and you've got a decent job and a stale place to live, to then have children? It isn't as if getting an abortion means you aren't going to have children at all, I've read many articles on this and majority of these people are now happy parents in a happy home living their happy lives. Happily.

    Now to the opposing side, saying that having an abortion is "murder". Valid to some extent, but please take into consideration some Australian Laws here. I read a few sections on the APH website (heres the link: www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp9899/99rp01#homicide) and came across something extremely interesting. And I quote: "Under Australian Law, a foetus in utero cannot be the victim of any kind of homicide, regardless of the stage of pregnancy at which it is killed. (189) foetus can only be the victim of murder or manslaughter if it is born in a living state".

    How can Human RIghts only apply in minimal circumstances? These people are saying 'No, abortions are murder.' Yet these foetus don't have the right to be victims to such crimes as manslaughter? Or murder?

    Given, most of this is opinionated, but I really wanted to share my input on the matter, as I strongly believe this situation needs further consideration.

  • Women's Constitutional Right

    The US Supreme Court has declared abortion to be a "fundamental right" guaranteed by the US Constitution. The landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, decided on Jan. 22, 1973 in favor of abortion rights, remains the law of the land. The 7-2 decision stated that the Constitution gives "a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy," and that "This right of privacy... Is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy."

    Also, abortion is a viable option if the woman wishes to protect her health. A woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000).

  • It should definitely be legal

    Has anyone heard that story about that woman who suffered for three days and died because of not being able to get an abortion? And rape victims who have kids. How will that live knowing they were a mistake? Or what is they will be disfigured beyond repair? What about alcoholic people? Mentally unstable people? People would rather have a child live a life of misery than never live at all and that's not fair for the child or the parent.

  • You look at it,

    What if she gets raped? What if her life is at risk, or what if the baby has no chance in having a normal life? What if she is in no means financially stable to have a baby? What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.
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  • You look at it,

    What if she gets raped? What if her life is at risk, or what if the baby has no chance in having a normal life? What if she is in no means financially stable to have a baby? What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.
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  • It should be a choice

    People make mistakes, people are raped, condoms break. Birth control doesnt always work..... So does that mean the person should be stuck with something they never planned to have. All that financial burden because some idiot decided to rape then you shoould have to deal with the the unwanted baby problems?

  • Legalize Abortion Now

    If all these babies are born, thats a whole lot of food that we have to feed them with. That food could be given to the already homeless. I say to abort a baby to avoid overpopulation. What if she gets raped? Abort it becasue the mother wont love that child. Its not hers.

  • It's common sense

    Your body, your choice. Oh you're against abortion? DONT GET ONE. It doesn't matter if the woman had consensual sex or was raped, if she does not want a child she has every right to get rid of it. And to those who are against it; since you're so "pro life" why don't you go and adopt the hundreds of children who are abandoned and unwanted due to the fact that their mother couldn't get an abortion? Dumb asses.

  • It's the up to the lady!

    It's the ladies choice whether they want an abortion or not, we should not take away the freedom of an entire gender that would be sexist and i'm a boy! What if it was an accident from a broken condom or caused by rape? Women have the rights to birth control as much as men and thats none of the governments business so just leave it alone. It's one thing to have have your own opinion on the subject but if you accuse someone of having an abortion you're going to hurt someone like my mother!

  • 0% or 25%

    Banning abortion will not stop abortion, rather it will increase the mortality rate of individuals seeking an abortion. 25% of all women who perform and "Underground" abortion die, and all have later complications in life reproduction. So what would you rather have? Families given the choice whether they are able to start a family, or force then to endure all that comes from pregnancy?

    Also how could anyone forget the 32,000 cases of pregnancies a year from rape?

  • Abortion gives women the power over their own bodies.

    It is very empowering for women to know that they have the rights to control themselves. And also, for those who say "Abortion is murder!", which is not completely wrong, what have YOU done to support women who did not abort their child but may have been raped or do not have a financially stable life??
    There is also the point already made that it must depend on the mother's health. If she cannot carry or deliver a child, then her life must be put first. For all we know, they child may not survive once out of the womb, and both lives would be lost.

  • No reason why not

    There are certain circumstances when a woman must have an abortion (e.G. The 11 year old in Panama who got raped by her step-dad and was refused an abortion) and even if it wasn't necessary, it shouldn't be up to someone else to determine her fate.

    Also, a fetus isn't a human. Period.

    Then there's the fact that legalising abortion does little to reduce it. Instead of legal abortions, you'll have illegal ones during which women in desperate need of an abortion risk their lives on questionable methods. In short, you want to legalise abortion so you can regulate it and ensure that women who do perform it do so safety. Instead of mindlessly condemning abortion as 'murder', pro-lifers should concern themselves more with the mother's issues- if they really want to 'save lives' (that's at least how they claim it), they can provide impoverished impregnated women with enough money to look after their babies or persuade women to keep their babies. Simply making abortion illegal does no good. None at all.

  • No reason why not

    There are certain circumstances when a woman must have an abortion (e.G. The 11 year old in Panama who got raped by her step-dad and was refused an abortion) and even if it wasn't necessary, it shouldn't be up to someone else to determine her fate.

    Also, a fetus isn't a human. Period.

    Then there's the fact that legalising abortion does little to reduce it. Instead of legal abortions, you'll have illegal ones during which women in desperate need of an abortion risk their lives on questionable methods. In short, you want to legalise abortion so you can regulate it and ensure that women who do perform it do so safety. Instead of mindlessly condemning abortion as 'murder', pro-lifers should concern themselves more with the mother's issues- if they really want to 'save lives' (that's at least how they claim it), they can provide impoverished impregnated women with enough money to look after their babies or persuade women to keep their babies. Simply making abortion illegal does no good. None at all.

  • Legal no matter the circumstances

    Aside from the fact it's her body and she can do what she wants with it, there are already so many people in the world and this clump of cells isn't going to matter. Overpopulation is a serious issue. Likely, this fetus will grow up poor and have an unpleasant life. It would also be ruining the mothers life, someone who is already alive.

  • Yes it should

    Babies that are born with deformities both physical and mental will always have less opportunities than the ones who are healthy. Imagine a baby with physical deformities like having missing limb or malformed. You really want to bring a child like that to the world only to live in a wheelchair and constantly being checked on by doctor or always in hospital? That's no way to live, and is just plain cruel to let that child to suffer like that for the rest of his/her life. Another point is women getting raped and getting pregnant. The woman wouldn't want a child of a rapist. People should only have children when they're ready for it as in being financially prepared and having a healthy relationship with their spouse . Getting pregnant and giving birth because of being raped is also traumatic to the child if he/she grows up, the child will never see her/his real father and would be more terrible to find out that she/he was an "accident". Sure I guess you could say it's murder, but with good intentions. It will be depressing and may not be able to get full over it but it's much better than having to see your child not being able to simply walk to school or play football and not being able to have a good simple life. It's a crime to let the child suffer like this, so yes it SHOULD be legal.

  • I am Pro-choice

    I support abortion of a fetus before 20 weeks because they are unable to feel pain until after this period. A fetus is no more a person than a brain dead person on life support is a person. They would not be able to live without their mothers and are not capable of coherent thought or feelings. Abortion is not murder. The argument that when a pregnant mother is killed it is a double homicide is not something that I necessarily agree with. It should be up to the mother of this fetus to decide if she is at an emotional, financial, or personal state in her life to support a child. Also important to mention because this a common rebuttal. There are 400,000 kids in foster homes. Just because you give your child up for adoption does not mean they will be adopted by a loving family immediately and given a wonderful life. The reality is that children in the foster system are shuffled around from home to home and are not given a quality of life that a child deserves.

  • Murder is ilegal

    If Abortion is killing a baby wouldnt that be the same as abortion? Yes We make mistakes but should we punish the un born for them? You could easily put the baby up for adoption or Have another family member take care fo the baby until you are stable. -Sienna

  • Most kids never get adopted

    Most unwanted children who are thrown into the foster care system or are up for adoption usually never get adopted. Also the foster care system is notorious for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Why put an child, who was unwanted in the first place and they know it cuz why would they be in foster care, have to suffer for a mistake made by the parties involved? It makes absolutely no sense.

  • Not a matter of circumstance.

    I understand the argument that abortion should at least be an option for rape or incest, but that falls short of the underlying issue. Abortion may be the best option regardless of the conception method. An unwanted birth is a burden on all including the child. I've read that the child may grow up to be a useful or even important citizen and make great contributions. True, as is the opposite. Yes, we may eliminate an Einstein or Salk. We may also stop a Stalin or Pol Pot. To me, it's as simple as "if you don't believe in abortion, don't get one."

  • If the mother was raped?

    In the case of rape or incest, forcing a woman made pregnant by this violent act would cause further psychological harm to the victim. Often a woman is too afraid to speak up or is unaware she is pregnant, thus the morning after pill is ineffective in these situations. Bye

  • Yassss of course

    Why would you want to force someone who doesn't want a child to have a child? Imagine how many more people there would be in the world. Unimaginable. I'm sure there are a lot of people you know who have had them and just didn't tell you. They're a lot more common than ya think.

  • Why not abortion?

    I understand that some people don't agree with abortion. Fair enough, you believe it's murder. I don't believe it to be murder, and a lot of people agree with me, but that's beside the point.

    The point of this is that you don't have the right to tell people what they can and can't do with their body or life. You can't tell someone that they're not allowed to have an abortion.

    You can tell someone you dislike their choices. You can tell them that you think it's wrong. But you cannot force someone who isn't ready for their baby (for WHATEVER reason) to give birth to a child. This person would live their whole life either knowing that their parents didn't want them, or being resented by their parents. It's not fair to put a child through this, and it's not fair to put the parents through this.

    You can have any opinion you want. If you don't like abortion, don't get an abortion. Just don't take away someone else's right to have one. It's really that simple.

  • Why not abortion?

    I understand that some people don't agree with abortion. Fair enough, you believe it's murder. I don't believe it to be murder, and a lot of people agree with me, but that's beside the point.

    The point of this is that you don't have the right to tell people what they can and can't do with their body or life. You can't tell someone that they're not allowed to have an abortion.

    You can tell someone you dislike their choices. You can tell them that you think it's wrong. But you cannot force someone who isn't ready for their baby (for WHATEVER reason) to give birth to a child. This person would live their whole life either knowing that their parents didn't want them, or being resented by their parents. It's not fair to put a child through this, and it's not fair to put the parents through this.

    You can have any opinion you want. If you don't like abortion, don't get an abortion. Just don't take away someone else's right to have one. It's really that simple.

  • In a fair and equal way

    Abortion is murder. Science has proved it. However, there is a way to lower the amount of abortions that happen without the mother risking her life at a backstreet abortion clinic, or Terrorists and Extremist organizations such as the Army of God killing innocent people such as women, the baby, and men in favor of abortion.

    The reason I voted to make abortion legal is I have though of a system. This is only hypothetical, but what if there was a law where before a woman can get on abortion, she has to go to a counsellor. I mean anger and fear can cloud the mind and make us do things we don't want or mean to do, right? Therefore, what if a woman doesn't want an abortion? What if she is just scared, wants to fix her problem and thinks that there is no other option. Well that's where the counsellor comes in. The woman can tell the counsellor about her situation and the counsellor can give her options and tell her (based on her situation) what the best option is. For example, with a situation like rape, a woman is usually scared and wants an abortion. However, if she goes to a counsellor, the counsellor can help her to realize that she has other options such as adoption and that she may not have to abort. The illegal part is not getting the abortion, the illegal part is not going to the counsellor to see otherwise. However, if a woman still feels that she wants an abortion, she should be able to get one. It's her decision and NOT to be rude, but her fault if something goes wrong or she changes her mind too late.

    By using this system, women can make more sober minded thoughts and can use other options besides abortion.

    My name is BravoMike and this is my debate. Thank you for reading.

  • In a fair and equal way

    Abortion is murder. Science has proved it. However, there is a way to lower the amount of abortions that happen without the mother risking her life at a backstreet abortion clinic, or Terrorists and Extremist organizations such as the Army of God killing innocent people such as women, the baby, and men in favor of abortion.

    The reason I voted to make abortion legal is I have though of a system. This is only hypothetical, but what if there was a law where before a woman can get on abortion, she has to go to a counsellor. I mean anger and fear can cloud the mind and make us do things we don't want or mean to do, right? Therefore, what if a woman doesn't want an abortion? What if she is just scared, wants to fix her problem and thinks that there is no other option. Well that's where the counsellor comes in. The woman can tell the counsellor about her situation and the counsellor can give her options and tell her (based on her situation) what the best option is. For example, with a situation like rape, a woman is usually scared and wants an abortion. However, if she goes to a counsellor, the counsellor can help her to realize that she has other options such as adoption and that she may not have to abort. The illegal part is not getting the abortion, the illegal part is not going to the counsellor to see otherwise. However, if a woman still feels that she wants an abortion, she should be able to get one. It's her decision and NOT to be rude, but her fault if something goes wrong or she changes her mind too late.

    By using this system, women can make more sober minded thoughts and can use other options besides abortion.

    My name is BravoMike and this is my debate. Thank you for reading.

  • Yes it should be legal

    Abortion is a very sad and hard thing to do, but sometimes it is for the best. Think of it like this. What if the mother of the child was diagnosed HIV/AIDS? I know I would definitely would not want my child to deal with that their whole life. That's just wrong and cruel.

  • It Can't Support Itself Outside of the Womb

    It's a fetus, not a baby. Yes, it's becoming life but it's not capable of supporting itself outside of the womb. The fetus doesn't even know what's going on. If you don't support abortion that's completely okay but just how you have your opinion so should other people. A person having an abortion won't affect your life in any way. The only reason why a pro-life supporter should hinder an abortion is if it directly affects them in a negative way.

  • Read me Please

    People are making up stupid reasons for no , but if you think about it , how many women kill there children after there born because they dont want them and how many children there is in adoption centres , if my baby was ment to live the rest of its life knowing his parents didnt want him , i dont know he would be in depresion and why should it hurt you anyway , its not your baby + babys at that age cant choose (they dont even know whats happening) so dont say its not fair because they dont have a choice ! And its not a murder ! The baby hasnt even yet formed propely !

  • It's not your body it's the woman's body so therefore it is her choice

    You do not know her motive for an abortion and it is not in the governments hands to make a decision for all the women in the country. Even if abortion foes become illegal, hopefully not, but if it does abortions would still happen but they would just not be safe.

  • Its the woman's choice

    I see how someone was talking about "I understand that people on the yes side continually bring up rape, but you guys have to know that God knows everything that's going to happen to you before it happens. He might have planned it to where he wanted you to raise the baby (if girl) to be a respectful young lady and (if boy) to be a way better man than his father was."

    first of all the mother will live the rest of it's life remembering that horrible day, that horrible moment every time she looks at his/her face. Second, just because some a**hole wanted to rape a woman, and innocent woman, the woman isn't responsible to carry his baby, give birth to it, and raise it. I'm totally for abortion because of this. No woman has to give birth to their rapist's kid.

  • Life is Life, Move ON!

    I see the NO people bringing up God in this argument, God-God-God, its the same thing over and over again! If he was real, we would see him face to face, if he has the power of WHATEVER he has then I think he would have shown himself to the world by now. If the world was not ready then why would he be making god-damn decisions for us? If God was real then we would have scientists studying what he can do and what he is capable of doing. Think reality people. Its a god damn book for god sake. Now.. About abortion, I think it should be legal, not only because of rape but because not every mother would die for their unborn child. If you were to choose whether you would die and the baby would live or the baby would die and you would live. For what I know, I think the abortion keeps the planet from exploding with humans being everywhere!

  • Since when was it okay for society to tell a woman what she can and can't do with her body?

    Women that get pregnant before they are ready shouldn't have to go through pregnancy and raising the child. Whether it was rape, or just forgetting to use protection, a woman should not have to change her whole life if she doesn't want to.

    Some people say abortion is murder, and that it kills children that could one day grow up to be an important part of the world, but what if the mother’s life is at risk, and she has no chance of giving the baby a normal life? If she gives the child up for adoption, the words will still follow her. People will tell her she never loved the child, and that she was stupid for getting pregnant too early. Abortion is as simple as cracking an egg, and we don’t call that murder.

  • It should be legal

    When there are people who may get drunk or may be stupid those people are taken advantage of. You can get sexually assaulted, raped, or others. I mean personally if I am a teenager who got raped and am pregnant I WILL NOT go through with that pregnancy. For one I'm a teenager myself so I wouldn't be able to care for them. Second I would have to quit school and help raise the kid with my parents. I know some people say that's not right you're not suppose to kill another human being, according to your religion. Yes you have your opinion and your religion may tell you its wrong but others are free. They may not have the same religion, or maybe they do but they think different. As it is more than 1 million women already have abortions. I mean if you can't afford the kid, are in school, and a teen, etc. you wouldn't want a kid now. Another is that if the baby is intentional then that would me messed up to have an abortion but if its not I would. Also, if you go through with the abortion your baby could have major defects.

  • Some Women Just Aren't Ready

    As stated in other posts, what if the woman is raped? I, myself, have been raped by my ex boyfriend. I am on the pill, so I did not get pregnant. But if I had, then what would my options have been? I work full time, I'm in school full time. I was not financially stable enough for a child. And the emotional stress of getting raped then having to carry this child would have been devastating. I likely would have tried to kill myself.
    I don't advocate abortion as another form of birth control, but I do believe that it should be left open as an option. If abortion is made illegal, then women will take other steps, such as back alley abortions or attempts at home. It is safer to keep it legal so there are options.

  • It is a women's body, a women's choice. Separation between religion and state.

    Well long story short, a women has a right to her own body. Also there is a separation of religion and state; therefore any religious matters should be out of the equation. Abortion is not up to anyone but the woman who wants/ or doesn't want a baby. As a catholic, I hate to say that religious establishments only want members and money. So furthermore, the more babies, the more members.

  • Overpopulation without abortion

    If abortion was illegal, just think about how many humans would be on planet earth. If you were raped, or the condom broke, would you really want to raise the child, causing misery whenever you see them? I didn't think so. We'd have 900, 000 unwanted people. It seems like murder, but they are too young to have even started their life.

  • Abortion should be legal

    I think abortion should be legal because it can be the parents choice to choose if they want there children to be killed. It can also be hard to take care of babies. If your a teen you can die from being pregnant and you will have a hard time trying to take care of it. And if the women got raped do they have to have the baby that's why i think abortion should be legal.

  • It is the woman's choice

    There are women who can't take care of their babies when they are born, making children who can't be fed or clothed or sheltered! Why would you try to make it illegal if they will do it anyway! There are women dying in hotel rooms from getting an illegal abortion from air in their blood stream from aborting their baby with metal coat hangers! It is the woman's choice, not the governments.

  • Yes Abortion Should Be Legal

    The First Amendment states that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Therefore if your against abortion because of your religion, then do not get an abortion. You have no right to ruin someone else's life over a fetus that is not even viable on it's own because I against your religion. The world is already overpopulated as it is, so let's keep the unwanted children out of it.

  • Yes it should be legal!!!!

    Because it is your choice, your body! So yes it should be legal!
    What is wrong with you Jesus people, you can't say that if a girl gets raped it is because God planed it and gave her a baby! That is just insane you people are insane. !!! !!!

  • Innocent life are being killed

    The fetus has the right to live and become a child like others. This is not fair to kill it. The fetus did not do any crime, it is innocent. It has a life and should be given a chance to live. By killing it you are doing a crime. You may regret because one day this unborn baby can become great person.

    Abortion should not eliminate the rights of the unborn child to life, freedom and quest for happiness.Either bring the baby up or give it away for adoption.

  • Should abortion be legal?

    No because some women that could be very successful could be dragged down by the responsibility of raising a child. Why ruin the woman's life when she could become a great scholar or scientist? Also they would have feelings of hatred towards their child who dragged them down from achieving greatness.

  • It should be allowed

    Sometimes the parent or teen can't afford the baby. They could get rid of the baby before it is developed then to kill it when it's born and devoloped. If we banned it, Babies would suffer! A they could be abandoned on streets, shot, or even drowned. Maybe the parent will even Leave it in the basement or something!

  • It is not someone else's decision.

    Whether or not you would have an abortion, it is not your's or anyone's right to decide someone's life changing choice because of illogical reasoning. The decision to have an abortion is up to the woman making the decision and not a bunch of extremists who think they should involve themselves in someone else's situation. Abortion does not kill a person. The fertilized cell is not a baby, is not a human, and can not be considered a murder because of inaccurate conclusions. Many people today are protesting against abortion clinics and shutting them down not allowing women to make their own decisions. While people who "say no" can say that abortion is immoral, murderous, or selfish, it is not your decision. I am tired of ignorance taking control of society without any logic or reasoning to their decisions because either their priest said it was immoral, that their parents told them that it is wrong, or they did not look up any scientific evidence to their argument.

    To give a little "science" lesson, I can say that every month half a "baby" dies for most women because of periods. There are probably millions of half "babies" this second that have died, but I do not see anyone being called a murderer for that even though those cells are living things. Maybe the con side is right, we should just arrest every teenager and woman below the age of 40 just to make sure we catch all the murderers, but I completely forgot about the men. We should just arrest all the men also because you do not know how many half "babies" they have just killed, which is practically murdering billions of people. I mean, according to people who think abortion is murder, these zygotes are people right? And, an egg and sperm make up a zygote. That means that the egg and sperm are half people.

    Abortion should not be illegal just because of the thought that your "killing a human" because it is just as human as the monthly-released egg during a woman's menstrual cycle, maybe closer to being human than the egg and sperm but still not human.

  • Abortion should be legal

    Because often it is the parent who decides that the environment in which the child will grow up will not be suitable for whatever reason for the child due to poverty or young age of the parents, dangerous home environment, etc. Is it better to have a child grow up in an unsuitable environment than lose their life painlessly before they can think? I know adoption can be a better option sometimes, but for some circumstances it is not an option, and also pregnancy and childbirth can be very taxing and painful to the mother. I believe that abortion should be a legal option, but should only be used if it is the best solution.

  • Lots of religion here...

    Abortion is so widely debated because we don't know when life is... Life... It always annoys me to see religion mixed in with these debates because then it wrongly assumes that everyone is the same religion, which is certainly not the case. And I would like to make it very clear that Abortion is only legal during the first few weeks, then the cell has developed into a fetus and considered a living being. Only when it is a cell is it legal. That being said it is much safer to let a professional carry it out rather than have as mother who is (for example) financially unfit, mentally unfit, carrying a rapists or incest baby, damaged child, or that the mother it's physically incapable of carrying the child Letalone giving birth to it. And then attempting dangerous and even deadly abortion methods that could make the mother infertile or kill her. Having the option to have an abortion saves many young woman's lives and some children who would have never grown up ma healthy environment or even grown up mentally or physically damaged that neither the parents nor child could deal with.

    And its the egg, not the chicken.

  • Abortion should be allowed on ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

    Why would you take away more rights away from women? I mean, if we go back in history women had no voting rights, no voice, women were considered their husbands property once they are married, no participation in the government whatsoever etc. By outlawing abortion, you are forcing a life on a woman. Yes, I know, she should have obstained from sex or had safe sex but keep in mind we will always have irresponsible people in the world, everyone makes mistakes. It's a sad procedure but it is necessary to prevent unwanted child from neglect or abuse later in life. It's a WOMAN'S decision whether to have an abortion, notice I said WOMAN not WOMEN. It's their body and their future. Also, there are many other factors that lead a woman to take abortion as a option not just irresponsibility, such as complications with health for the both.

  • Abortion should be allowed on ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

    Why would you take away more rights away from women? I mean, if we go back in history women had no voting rights, no voice, women were considered their husbands property once they are married, no participation in the government whatsoever etc. By outlawing abortion, you are forcing a life on a woman. Yes, I know, she should have obstained from sex or had safe sex but keep in mind we will always have irresponsible people in the world, everyone makes mistakes. It's a sad procedure but it is necessary to prevent unwanted child from neglect or abuse later in life. It's a WOMAN'S decision whether to have an abortion, notice I said WOMAN not WOMEN. It's their body and their future. Also, there are many other factors that lead a woman to take abortion as a option not just irresponsibility, such as complications with health for the both.

  • Yes, I believe it should be legal.

    I honestly hate abortion it is against my religion and murder. But it does not mean we should shame on women or tell them not to get one because it's a sin. It all depends on the pregnant women if she wants the baby or not. It's that simple. Also denied abortions can increase crime rates (it has been proven) for being horrible mothers, couldn't feed their children, low education, etc. It also causes deaths/injuries for doing illegal abortion which is called "back alley" abortion because they couldn't do it legally in the first place.
    Yes I also know there's a thing that can leave a child to the police station, fire station, a house, or even a hospital. We can't always depend on it. Why? Maybe no one wants a baby who has any kind of diseases that can end up killing them and suffer while it's living. I don't think it's worth bringing a baby in a world if it's going to suffer unless there's a cure for it then that's a different topic. It all depends on the situation of that women's life.

  • Quality of Life

    I am the product of a teen pregnancy and some days I feel like I don't want to be on this earth, my mother was not given the opportunity to mature, as a product her choices pertaining to me have been petty and unnecessary, so many terrible choices that all culminate to a bad life and a horrendous childhood.

  • Abortion is not murder. Abortion is

    Under the right circumstances, a woman is able to conceive a child successfully and raise it to the best of her ability. If the woman is not fortunate enough to raise a child with sufficient funds, the right nutrition, and loving care, then the child is better off not living. It may seem harsh and unfair, but a child should have the right to live peacefully. And for those children not, I send my deepest condolences. When farmers "put down" their livestock, it isn't because they can't care for them. It's because they aren't experiencing a good quality of life. A broken leg for an animal is the same as a baby without proper care.

  • I would rather have a healthy happy child then a sad and unhealthy one.

    Would you really want to spends thousands on dollars getting medication for a child instead of getting him/her a toy. They also would be made fun of their entire life for also it would be hard for someone like that to get a mate. Realistically none of you would even think about dating let alone marring or having kids with a person that is mentally disabled so you guys should support abortions for the reasoning of no one accepts them in modern life now.

  • Its their own life.

    If the mother cannot afford to have the child it is fine. I am not a mother but with my mother having me, 2 others and one on the way i know its hard and it cost alot of money. If you cannot afford to live yourself you dont have to put your child through that. It will be hard because you will love them so much and you wont be able to pay for everything they want. I believe abortion is ok if you are not ready.

  • DNA is not objective sentience.

    The viability of a fetus to live on it's own is not present in the majority of abortions, also, the fetus can not feel pain in the majority of abortions as it's nervous system has not yet developed. The argument of "this will be a person eventually" is not viable, under this argument male masturbation is mass murder of sperm cells that could once become a human.

  • No one should have control over a woman's body besides her

    No one should have control over a woman's body besides her. If you would never get an abortion, okay, but you have no right to tell another women she must use her body as an incubator. A fetus can not survive outside of the human baby and nearly 2/3 of all conceptions are naturally aborted. Nature "murders" an awful lot of so-called "babies" for it to be considered killing.

  • Women deserve rights

    Abortions should remain legal, as they are safe and legal procedures in the united states. As a practicing catholic, I believe that abortion is a bad, bad thing. However, that doesn't give me the right to judge a woman who is in a difficult time. Only god knows the thought processes of women in these circumstances. White, conservative, republican, rich churchgoers do not have any right to judge a woman in this difficult situation. You do not know something truly unless you experience it.

  • I think it should be legal

    What if your life was at risk you’d do almost anything to stay alive? What if the thing to stay alive was killing a child? A child that had no memory of you, nothing it needed to life for yet had done nothing wrong. You’d kill it to keep you alive. Why not? Who would be so mean as to keep the child and let it live on parent-less or with an only father that every time he looked at you would remember your mother? Let it be bullied in school for being a foster child or even let it feel guilty that it was the cause of its mother’s death?

  • Its up to the mother

    Theirs many people that are not ready for parenting and they and up abusing their child to death. Many women get raped and don't want the baby because its hard for them to have the baby . I feel that its up to the mother and what she wants to because no matter what happens at the end of the day its up to them.

  • It should be legal.

    Every women has the right to choice what she wanted or what to do in their life. Abortion must be legal especially those being victim of rape. If you are being victim would you still love the baby? You can only remember the bad thing that you experienced if you can see the baby. Disadvantage for the child if she or he will grow with no care and love of her mother, that's the reason why many children are not respectful or committing illegal crimes.

  • Get out of it!

    A women should have the right to chose if they want to get an abortion or not. It is there body and they have the right to do what they want with it. Let's say they got raped. You would not want to be pregnant with a baby you won't love and everyone deserves to be loved. Plus, someone getting pregnant isn't your problem so why are all of you getting in everyone's rights. Every one has the right to privacy and happiness and if you are happy not having a baby then you should be able to not have a baby. Also before abortion was legal girls would commit suicide and have random men take out their baby and end up dying. Lastly, all of the republicans are like "save the baby, everyone deserves a life." but once that baby is born they want nothing to do with it. They don't want to pay extra taxes and don't want to pay anymore money so get out of someone else's business and go worship god.

  • Regardless of your opinion...

    Look, regardless of your opinion on the morality behind abortion, women will still get abortions even if it is illegal. Much like people still consumed alcohol during Prohibition, a law can't change the attitudes or actions of an entire population. So, if you really cared about the well-being of the unborn child, you would certainly realize that abortions are more harmful to the child if they are illegal. With no government regulation, women would undoubtedly resort to unsafe procedures, perhaps harming herself or aborting a baby late in a pregnancy. The only way to make sure abortion is to keep it legal and safe. If you're against abortion, remember: your opinion affects you. I wouldn't make eating apples illegal because I think they're gross.

  • In certain cases

    It should be legal only in certain cases as in rape or incest. The mother shouldn't have to carry the child if she was raped because its a constant reminder of what happened to her and she shouldn't have to go through that its not fair for the mother and the child. Also the mother wont have that same bond a mother should have with her kid and that could lead to a bad life for the child. A mother should have a bond with her child the very first second she feels it kick and maybe before then, but if a mother doesn't love the child it could lead to abuse and that shouldn't happen. But if adoption is a option I would consider it but I believe that its the woman's body and she wants to get rid of it under the circumstance's I just said she should be able to.

  • Make abortion legal

    A fetus is like a brain dead baby with no emotions. It scientifically isn't alive, therefore not murder. And sending a child to adoption can be hard, and do you really want your child to grow up in an adoption service? It's a women's right. Making abortion illegal will increase teenage pregnancy, and it may lead to illegal abortions which will lead to death or serious health problems.

  • Yes abortion be legal under all circumstances

    Its the mothers body and she should be able to do with it what she wants to. If the mother cant afford the baby even the hospital bill then they might have an illegal abortion which could put the mothers health in danger because they are dangerous. Having the baby may not have been the mothers choice that she couldn't control that's not really fair

  • It may reduce the number of abandoned babies

    If a woman is pregnant she should have the option of the abortion, because if she already decided don't to have her baby but for certain reason she continues with the pregnancy what would happen with the baby if her mother don't want him. The mother can abandon her babie leavin the child in a strangers or church doorstep or she can even through him to the garbage. How many cases of childrens found in the garbage are in the news. We should thing in what woul happen to baby, cuz sometimes bring a baby to this world can be worse than abortion.

  • The government cannot control whether a woman has an abortion or not, but they can control whether its safe or not.

    Although I believe that abortion is morally wrong and that there are other options available, I think that abortion should be legal. When abortion is not legal women abort their babies illegally and in unsafe ways like using coat hangers, knitting needles, penicillin shots and more. Abortions have been done since the beginning of time. By legalizing abortion we are ensuring the safety of women who do not want or cannot have their babies. Unwanted children have a higher risk of child abuse. People who are turned away from abortions and forced to have their child have a 76% chance of being on welfare, unemployment, and twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence.

  • Abortion case 101

    For one:
    God has not got your back. Stop saying that it's god's will, because that simply makes you sound like a bigot. There are other religions as well, you realize that, right? It's not all god.

    Two:
    A woman should have control of her body. I hear many people saying that she should pay for her mistake. Not only is this a completely horrible thing to say, but think of this: You get an answer wrong on a test. Maybe you didn't get a job from a job interview. These are both mistakes. But should your entire life be ruined because of it? Of course not. Neither is it with a child.

    Rape:
    I hear some people saying if you are raped to give the baby away. Not only is this also a completely bigoted thing to say, but when a mother has a baby her brain feels a rush of chemicals saying, 'keep it. Keep it'. Also, why should she have a baby in her womb for nine months filled with horrible memories? Why would you put her through that?

  • It's the Mother's Choice, Not the Governments

    Women should be able have the choice to have an abortion if she wants/needs one. Yes, it is killing a human embryo but at that stage its just a clutter of cells. You could take a piece of dandruff and use it to make a human. Even if abortion is legal or not, women are still going to get them. If they aren't legal they're just going to seek out unsafe options to have an abortion. Everyone gets rights as a whole, rights don't go to certain parts of us. You can't take away a woman's choice just because a formation of cells inside of her could produce a human.

  • Some circumstances are hard to get out of

    Abortions should be legal because some women are put in certain circumstances that they are not able to get out of and results in a pregnancy, for example rape. Rape is one of the biggest reasons why abortions should be legal, it's a circumstance that some woman are not able to avoid. Another circumstance is health issues, some woman don't want to bring a baby in the world with a lot of birth defects because they don't want them to get bullied and things like that. But yes abortion should be legal, it's better for the women who has had things done to them. If they do keep a baby in a circumstance like the ones I just stated then they grow up to hate the baby, put the baby up for adoption because they don't want or just send the baby away because of the defects that it has. People should think more about that

  • Some circumstances are hard to get out of

    Abortions should be legal because some women are put in certain circumstances that they are not able to get out of and results in a pregnancy, for example rape. Rape is one of the biggest reasons why abortions should be legal, it's a circumstance that some woman are not able to avoid. Another circumstance is health issues, some woman don't want to bring a baby in the world with a lot of birth defects because they don't want them to get bullied and things like that. But yes abortion should be legal, it's better for the women who has had things done to them. If they do keep a baby in a circumstance like the ones I just stated then they grow up to hate the baby, put the baby up for adoption because they don't want or just send the baby away because of the defects that it has. People should think more about that

  • Abortion should be legal because its a woman's choice!

    Woman are going to have abortions whether its legal or not. If its not legal it will likely end in death or severe injury. What if it was rape, what the man left, what if the condom broke, or what if you just simply don't want to have a kid, Its not anybody elses choice but yours.

  • What if the girl/woman was a victim of incest or rape?

    If a 14 year old girl was raped by her father she should be able to get an abortion. If a girl is raped in general she should be able to get an abortion. It's ridiculous to take away a woman's right to her own body when it belongs to HER, not the fetus or the father but HERSELF. You cannot "just get over" being raped and she should not have to carry around a baby for 9 months and be reminded of it everyday because pro-lifers think it's selfish and a sin.

  • Abortion is a personal choice, not a legal debate.

    Given that I am pro-choice I believe that women have rights to their bodies and should not be denied these rights. Although it is not listed in the constitution, the case of Roe v. Wade states that it is a fundamental right. The government should not invade in a women's personal health choice. And if abortion were to be made legal it would only cause more issues. Examples like; Unwanted babies, women seeking abortion elsewhere, which is usually the unsafe way to do an abortion. Like Jessica Vanlenti stated in her blog post about abortion, "Women wouldn't (and shouldn't) have to prove that their abortion is of the "acceptable" variety."

  • It depends on which Country and it's Culture

    Killing a life is definitely a murder but this depends on each and everyone culture. In the West where modernization is vast, it is acceptable but in Asian culture is is considered a disgrace for the family if it is a out-wed child. Yes, one might support to say that we saved a life at that time but how about in the long run? The child is deprived of many things...The child has to go through many obstacles and humiliation. My theory is 'When you are in Rome do what the Romans do'. Act according to the situation. People can say many things but those people are not the one who will stand by you when you have problem..It is YOU who has to face the world.

  • Abortion should be legal

    1. Abourtion may be seen as murder because of the potential of the baby but with that logic condums and birth pills would also be murder
    2. The fetus may have rights but the women has rights also she should be aloud to choose her future
    3. Yes abortion may cause health problems BUT giving birth has a bigger chanse of causing life fretting problems.

  • In development it is not a life

    When most abortions are done, they are done in the first trimester. At this point, this developing "baby" cannot survive without the mother, as compared to say a 7 month old baby in the womb. These zygotes have less cells than the head of a fly. To claim that you are taking a life that cannot maintain itself without the mother womb present is preposterous.

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Think about Abortion should be legal because what if you were raped or accidentally got pregnant at such a young age what would you do?If i were in charge id put an age limit to where abortion should be legal but after the age limit for you has passed then the baby is your responsibility.

  • Abortion should be legal!

    Basically our generation is getting bigger and bringing bad influences to our world , having to kill a baby its not as men our choice its the women because she is feeling the pain , plus what if a child become unformed or you gotten raped. We would not like to have a baby unwanted or make him suffer.

  • Abortion Needs!!! To be Legal

    I am a Man that has had to deal with my wife and another man that has constantly sexually abused her, she got pregnant, I told her I would take care of it, but she didn't want to remember the man who Raped and sexually abused her, so she didn't want it, it is every right for a woman to do what she wants as a mother, killing is bad but it hasent been born yet so it never had a life so therefore it's not alive, All those mothers or future mothers should have a right to "THEIR" body not urs!!!

  • Pro choice. It's a personal choice and a right we should be granted!

    A woman has the right to choose. Not everybody agrees with it, and if you are one of those people then don't get one. Making abortion illegal is taking away a woman's control over their own body. The law should not be based on religion which is the main reason people resent abortion. Nobody should be forced into an unwanted pregnancy!!

  • Abortion is a human right

    Every woman has the right to abort their fetus. It is their body. And no, the fetus does not feel pain. It hasn't developed the nerves yet at the time of abortion. And what if a woman is raped? Or a teenager is raped? It would be a daily reminder of the trauma. I don't understand how this is even an argument. And religion has nothing to do with it. And yes, contraception can help with unwanted pregnancy, but contraception doesn't always work and some women don't have access to it.

  • Adoption is not the best Idea.

    A lot of the pro lifers say that if you don't want the baby, put it up for adoption. But what if the baby ends up with a child abuser who only adopted them for the money they receive? And by putting them up for adoption, you force them to go through life never knowing their parents, and possibly feeling like they rejected it, thus despising them. Another thing I'd like to point out is that while pro choice gives a variety of reasons, the pro lifers can only give three: Murder, God, and "you wouldn't like it". Life begins at birth, because birth is the only time when a fetus is developed to the point where it CAN be alive. Yes, there's a heartbeat. Yes, there's functioning organs. But the stuff making the fetus is only preparing it for activation. And perhaps we're wrong, maybe it is alive, and abortion is murder. If that's the case, then abortion is the murder of a very, very, very big parasite. A baby can bring joy to your life if you want that joy. A fetus only brings a gigantic stomach that gets in the way 80% of the time.

    Another thing: Drugs are illegal, but we use them anyway. Certain weapons are illegal, but some people have them anyway(Ex: ak47). If we outlaw abortion, people will get them anyway, and if they don't get them from professionals with a degree, they will get them from backstreet potheads with cloths hangers that could puncture the womb, thus killing the woman. I's rather they get them from professionals.

    One last thing: If you believe abortion is murder, THEN DON"T GET AN ABORTION. Problem solved. A government has many roles, but taking away a woman's freedom just so rich men can control her is not one of them.

    Besides, It has better things to do.

  • Think of the Long Term Results

    Abortion should stay legal. Women deserve full rights to their bodies. Abortion is only an option for women WHEN THERE ARE NO OTHER OPTIONS. Do you think a women would want to abort her unborn child? No. But if they are not capable of caring for that child, it is what must be done. My biggest concern is (big shocker I know), for rape victims. If a woman is raped and is forced to still deal with the pain of childbirth because abortion can’t be an option, I have lost all hope in humanity. That is sick and inhuman and simply put, WRONG. Women who are raped will only be left with the reminder that they were raped when they look at their child. That kid will spend the rest of their lives knowing they were a mistake. Besides, even if they were to put the kid up for adoption, adoption centers would be too full and wouldn't even be able to take in more children. If abortion becomes illegal, thousands of innocent children are unwanted and unloved with nowhere to go and no one who can care for them. Especially if the biological mother is incapable. The kid will be born with literally NOTHING. And that’s a lot more cruel then aborting an unborn FETUS. Have some common sense and think of the long term results.

  • To condemn a woman's right because of pregnancy is unjust, to accuse murder in the abortion of an unborn fetus is balderdash

    Whether or not science proves the child within is truly alive, I cannot stand aside while such accusations of murder and religious nonsense oppress the right of a woman's body. If one is so sensitive in the death of an unborn baby as oppose to a fully grown human's death being equal, then fine. However, in doing so, this will become a device for limitation of women rights. And for all the religious response regarding God or sacred life, the bible, a controversy, yet widely known method of argument has this to say about women and if life really is equal and sacred,
    "Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control." 1 Timothy 2:11-15, even in the holy book of life, it is excepted by historians that women are heavily oppressed in that era and only perceived as child bearers. So the 'baby killers' who are getting abortions are insulting the lord's plans of life while she herself, has very little rights. I do not condemn the descendants of 'Eve' if they want an abortion, especially under the circumstances of rape. To pin them as murders of 'children', unborn fetuses, is practically comparing women who chose abortions to Albert Fish, an actual cruel murder as opposed to a doctor performing a procedure. Call me cruel for allowing a killing of a 'child', but find yourselves at hypocrism when a young woman is rejected from a clinic, forced into early motherhood. Arguments about sex regarding 'responsibility' and 'condemns' is not an excuse to ban abortions, if anything, it is actually supporting abortions since teenagers in this generation are quite 'loose', but one cannot change society nor condemn freedom.

  • Abortion reduces crime

    Abortion has been shown to reduce crime rates by Stephen Levitt and Steven Dubner in their book Freakonomics. Making abortion legal means less unwanted children are born, kids who the possible parents aren't prepared for. These kids are then going to live their lives as 'accidents' rather than the mother having an abortion and then having a child later on when she is in a better position to have one. This means that the kids that are born are going to be loved and cared for and will be far less likely to commit crimes. The statistics prove this. Also, people make mistakes and making abortion illegal is like giving them no chances for one small mistake. Their whole life could be ruined. Also the fetus isn't alive yet. It cannot think for itself and is not getting hurt by abortion. It cant feel anything. And if a woman gets raped, how is it fair for her to be forced to care for a baby she didn't want and she has to live the rest of her life knowing that her child was made by a rapist.

  • All life is sacred, but the woman bearing life owns her body and has free will.

    To berate the mother for 'killing' the life inside of her is equal to downgrading her as an object that is fully enforced by the 'Religion's philosophy ' of life, not to mention, how every old religion tends to see women as inferior beings to men. Even the bible seems to head in this direction, "Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control." - Timothy 2: 11-5. Thanks God! Now I know I need to bear children and be submissive in order to enter thy holy kingdom! Awesome! So for all those people who think "Women are murders if they abort because life is equal and unique," remember, a fetus isn't an excuse to force a young woman with free will and passions into young, unprepared parenthood. Religious answers opposing legalization has it's downsides, such as how most religions see women as objects and those who believe all life is sacred, especially an unborn fetus in the body of a woman who may be at fault or not (considering rape), you might as be forcing the young girl to throw away all of her freedom. Humans can adapt, yes, but that is not an excuse to limit a woman's freedom. And about self control, don't say that to any person's face. You nor I are 'God' or Kevin Bacon for that matter and she has the choice to 'self control' herself. Plus, this is the twenty-first century, the era of sex, open racism and online pornography at convenience....Don't be a troglodyte, folks.

  • Religion should not be brought up into the law

    People are always bringing up that abortion is a sin, but that is THEIR religion. Women who choose to abort should have the freedom to make her decision without having religion forced upon her. Not only that but bringing up the argument that abortion is equivalent to murder is false; the fetus won't feel anything and it has not yet developed to even know about "being killed". That's like saying not letting sperm inside a woman is murder.
    Needless to say if you don't want to abort your child, good for you, but don't make a decision for others when it's their body and not their morals.

  • Yes, abortion should be kept legal.

    At the moment of conception, the embryo is indeed alive, but it doesn't have a conscious mind, and it is nothing more than a collection of cells. It doesn't even have a gender until about 17-20 weeks after conception. A woman has the right to choose whatever she wants to do with her own body. She shouldn't be forced to have a baby if she merely isn't ready for it. Also, it isn't fair for the baby if it is born into a family that doesn't want or love it. Humans desire love and companionship. According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, love and feelings of belonging are necessary in order for an individual to stay motivated to reach the self-actualization phase. Self-actualization includes morality, creativity and problem solving skills. Aside from unwanted pregnancies that spurn from intimate sexual relationships, many women become impregnated as a result of rape. If a woman is raped, then she should undoubtedly have the right to abort a child that was a product of sexual assault. She shouldn't be forced to give birth to and consequentially raise the baby of a rapist. These are the reasons why I currently am, and will continue to be Pro-Choice rather than Pro-Life.

  • Society is still slightly misogynistic.

    If men could get pregnant I think this wouldn't be an issue at all. Women aren't just incubators for children, they have lives and bright futures too! People make mistakes every now and then, but it should not rob them of their dreams and aspirations, especially when it doesn't have to. I mean, no rational women is happy to have an abortion, but if she wants one, c'mon, she has got to have the option to do so (after thorough consultation). After all, it's her life and body and does not concern anyone else at all. Speaking as a male here, and this is my two cents.

  • People have the right to choose.

    I just want to get this out of the way: I do not support abortion being used as birth control. I do support it if there are foreseeable life-risking complications, or if the women was impregnated in a rape. I don't think people should use abortion if they made a mistake.

    But at the end of the day, my opinions don't matter. I'm a man, I'll never know what it's like to be put in that position, so therefore I have no right to judge. So while I am not like the decision they make, I will always support their right to make that decision.

  • Abortion is private

    Abortion is a private medical procedure. Women uterus is not up to debate for a another human to override it. It's a simple case that a 'human' can't use a 'human' without proper consent. Life began millions years ago and won't stop within a women uterus. Murder has two meanings. 1) illegal killing and 2) opinion base. I could say "killing sperm is murder because it's a form of a life". People should stop with the 'moral' concept what murder is. Murder have different meanings when it comes to people morality. Abortion involves with laws and being a medical procedure. It has nothing to do with people morality of something. That's what abortion is..A medical procedure. Abortion is a private act and it's no one business to know about it. A women uterus is not a government play toy nor are women government property. Women are no one property. There bodies is there own, not someone else. If she wishes to deny a another human to preserve her own health then that's her right. She has all the same rights as everyone else to deny any human from using there body or there health. If you can deny a cancer person from using your blood, or taking a organ from you. So, can the mother deny another human to use there bodies.

  • It's a human right.

    The problem is is that no one agrees when life begins. Some say at conception, others at birth. Personally, a fetus is a baby the second it can live outside the womb. Until then, the fetus is just a parasite, and the woman has the right to remove it. Not allowing a woman is this right is basically giving her less rights than a dead person. See, theres this concept called "bodily autonomy". Its generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. Its why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.

    A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a persons continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.

    By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you are doing two things.

    1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person.
    2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse.

    And that is why abortion should be a womans choice.

  • It's better for all of us

    The argument for rape victims has been used constantly, but I feel the need to address it too. Adoption is not always the answer. Did you know that children could wait for years just to find a loving family, if they ever get one?And raising the child to be better than the rapist is a horrendous idea. That just reminds you all the time of the trauma the victim went through, and it's not fair.

    Now I want to address the ''use protection'' argument. Contraception is never 100% effective. Even if you use a condom, an IUD, and take the morning after pill after you have sex there is still a chance of getting pregnant. It's very small, but still there. And a person should have he right to have sex for pleasure and/or emotional bonding without wanting children.

    And by using the logic that aborting an embryo or a fetus which has the potential to become a life is murder, millions of men and women globally are homicidal maniacs, including me and you. Because egg cells have the potential to become a human life, yet they are killed off every month. And men would have it worse. Their sperm cells die constantly, and each of those sperm cells has the potential to become a human life. Therefore, in order to prevent killing possible lives, we must find a way to preserve sperm cells and women must not have periods.

    My source: Science class!

  • YES in some cases

    What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.There would be so many unwanted children. Its that persons life if they're not ready and cant afford the child then its okay. If they know they cant take care of a child why make a child suffer. I know I could not afford to take care of a child now. I know my parents could help me and be there but now every one is lucky enough to have that.

  • YES in some cases

    What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.There would be so many unwanted children. Its that persons life if they're not ready and cant afford the child then its okay. If they know they cant take care of a child why make a child suffer. I know I could not afford to take care of a child now. I know my parents could help me and be there but now every one is lucky enough to have that.

  • Mothers un able to support a child impose on americans

    When an unplanned pregnancy occurs and the mother is unable to support the child, then it will cause an imposition on society, and cause higher taxation. Be that as it may of abortion was legal then the mother (being emotionally able) could have an abortion performed and then there would be no imposing on society.

  • Of course It should be legal.

    I think it is ridiculous that people want to deny these rights to a woman. If you yourself do not want to get an abortion, that's good for you. But women should not be denied abortion options based on what OTHER people want. Stay OUT of the lives of OTHER people. Every woman should have the right to do what they want to their bodies. There are thousands of women who get abortions because of personal situations such as rape, financial issues, family issues, health problems, and so on. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but it can also be a heavy burden placed on some women, physically, emotionally, and/or financially. Every child should come into the world feeling wanted by the mother. With this being said, women should have the right to do whatever they want. Women should have the FREEDOM to make her own choices, regardless how good or bad her actions may be. People should never be denied their rights. And women should most definitely not be denied rights to their OWN body.

  • Free country... Why not ?

    A women should be able to do it as long as the babies not 1 month or something away from being born to the point where it must be ripped from the vagina and chopped up. If i was raped i would not want that child if it got to that point of pregnancy seriously. Just wait till you get raped then see how it feels like.

  • Free country... Why not ?

    A women should be able to do it as long as the babies not 1 month or something away from being born to the point where it must be ripped from the vagina and chopped up. If i was raped i would not want that child if it got to that point of pregnancy seriously. Just wait till you get raped then see how it feels like.

  • Provided the circumstances are correct

    If someone willing chooses to get pregnant, than I have a hard time seeing an abortion as anything other than murder. However, if it comes as a result of rape, then it's completely moral. Look--a zygote cannot think, cannot feel pain, and therefore is not a person. As for anyone using the "what if it was you" excuse, my answer is that I simply would not care, because I wouldn't be able to care, because I wouldn't even have a brain or a nervous system or any way of really existing! Of course, if the abortion is extremely late-term, to the point where the fetus can feel pain and actually is identifiable as a human, then I would call that murder--but you can't kill what never was even technically alive.

  • Yes it should be legal.

    There is a difference between a fetus and a baby.
    A fetus does not breath or eat and is within the mother and dependent upon her for oxygen and nourishment. It does not feel pain until the 24th week of pregnancy (5 months). The brain does not become active until the 28th week of pregnancy. This means it can't even think. It is not a person.
    A baby is a birthed living creature which has been born into the environment and detached from the support systems of the mother. It must breath on it's own for oxygen, and consume foods to digest them for independent nourishment. It can feel pain, happiness, sadness, frustration, etc. It is a human life.

  • Life long decisions

    Abortion should not be used as birth control, by any means. Never. However, if an individual was raped saying that God planned that is not right. God would not plan that. Someone deviated their path and ruined another's. Yes adoption but the life long consequences on the mother are not going to be supported by the government. Are YOU going to help raise a child that is deformed beyond high hell and cannot live unless on a machine? Are YOU going to support that family and be there for that victim as she relives her rape in labor? It does happen to EVERY victim. Are YOU her foundation?

  • Abortion should be legal.

    If abortion is illegal that will not stop women from from doing an abortion on their own and hurting themselves. Also, if there are abortion clinics then there will be therapists and counselors consoling the women and giving them other options such as adoption. In the long there could be more adoptions with this law being legal then if it was illegal and women took matters into their own hands.

  • Life starts before conception...

    People on the "no" side of this argument says that life starts with conception.. The sperm organism is a living thing, the egg cell is a living organism. According to this logic, masturbation should be illegal and NOT getting pregnant should be illegal because the egg cell dies.

    And do not bring up God in this argument...

  • Two lives not one. It should be legal.

    If such a law is passed to make abortion illegal, think of how many children would be abandoned, How many women would turn to unsafe procedures and die just to abide the law. How many children that would live a difficult life with say, a young mother who is not ready to give everything to raise a child. Because that is what it takes. Raising a child is NOT easy. Especailly as a single mom in the state of the economy today. The need for financial assistance would increase. The list goes on. There are so many problems to making abortion illegal and the only defense is because of life? There are TWO lives involved. No one should be forced to bring a child into the world if they are not ready.

  • It would be immoral to NOT legalize abortion.

    There's this thing called Body Autonomy. It's essentially considered a human right. It means that you get to decide what another person uses your body for, and for how long. It's the same reason we aren't forced to donate blood, organs or other tissues, even when we're dead. When you're pregnant, the fetus is under body autonomy because it's using your body parts. You should have the right to abort the fetus, the same way you can deny a full grown person your blood even if it would save their life. By making abortion illegal you would be saying two things;
    1. A fetus has more access to a person's body than any born person on earth and
    2. A pregnant woman has less say in what happens to her body than a corpse.

  • Should be legal

    Yes, the woman can put her baby up for adoption. But I think that its not fair on the woman to have to live through her whole life knowing that somewhere out in the world is a part of her and she has no idea what they are up to. I think that a woman should have rights to her own body and even if it is illegal if a woman wants to get rid of her baby she will just go underground. Its not fair that one mistake a woman made should ruin her life like this forever. People say that instead of abortion she should "just give her baby up for adoption". But its not a simple "just". She should have a right to make her own choices.

  • Yes...I believe abortion should be legalised

    I believe that women should be trusted and respected to make decisions about their own bodies. Also, if abortion is made illegal, women will turn to various shady methods of abortion which have known hazards. A woman should be allowed to have the right to bear children when and how she wants.

  • Abortion should be legal

    Fetus is not a human, it is a potential human and at some points not having an abortion may lead to the death of mother's. So why should a potential human lead to a REAL human's death? And eventhough people make abortion illegal, people get it at backstreets, without enough conditions. So, ABORTION SHOULD BE LEGAL!

  • It needs to stay legal

    Remember a brief part of American history when alcohol was illegal? But it didn't out an end to alcohol, it did put an end to obtaining it legally though. People just created an underground network to get it. The same thing will happen with abortion. You'll put an end to safe, painless, legal abortions that will insure the mother will be safe. People will resort to illegal, painful, and unsanitary methods of getting rid of this fetus. If you really are 'pro-life' you'll want to protect the mothers life as well.

  • It needs to be legal

    My abortion does not affect you. If I'm some random stranger living on the other side of the country my abortion does not affect you. THE FETUS IS NOT YOURS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. Unless the baby is yours, you don't have any say in that.

    It's my body, my rules.

  • It should definitely be legal

    A fetus isn't a baby. When we have an abortion we aren't killing a human life. A fetus is for us what a seed is for a plant.
    Imagine that the mother was a 15 year old girl what would happen to her if she didn't have an abortion?

    - She would probably have to quit her school,
    -Her parents would raise the baby, not her, because a 15 year old isn't neither mentally or physically ready to have a baby,
    -She would have an unhappy life, seeing her friends have a normal teenage life, while she was stuck at home with a baby.

    Also:

    -If a woman wants to have an abortion, she doesn't want the baby, so the child would be raised with a mother that didn't want him/her,
    - Life in orphanages isn't the same as a life with a mother, dad, siblings, etc. While the child could get adopted, most don't.
    -Contrary to most people think, the mother may not love the child after giving birth to him/her, holding grudges, because the baby was the reason she stopped having fun/ quit school/ etc.

    While I don't agree that we should banalize abortion, because it shouldn't be used as a contraceptive method, we should definitely legalize it, in case like rape, high-risk pregnancies, teen pregnancies, etc.

  • Please consider the future generations

    Yes abortion is terminating a potential human being and that is a very good reason to oppose it, BUT if you can honestly and objectively consider all the the reasons abortion should be available and legal you cannot say that it should always be illegal. No woman wants to have an abortion. We need to stop putting our focus into trying to stop abortions and focus on the real problem: the need for abortions. The world needs better availability to birth control and sex education. We need to support women better, not tear away the last safeguards that the most vulnerable, desperate, and victimized women use as a last resort. Studies have shown that the legalization and availability of abortion has led to a decrease in crime. There are 7 billion people in the world. Humans consume more than the world's ecosystems can sustain. We do not need more people. I value human life, but I also value the opportunities and resources that make life worth living. Allowing for women to chose abortion when they really need it might end some lives, but it will benefit many more lives, and particularly the lives of the unborn. If you really care about the unborn, then allow abortion for women who really need it.

  • Here's a test I am holding something in each of my hands.

    Here's a test I am holding something in each of my hands. In one hand, I am holding a two month old baby. In the other, an unborn fetus in a Petri dish. I am going to drop one of them, and you choose which one. Shot in the dark you choose the fetus, because you know there's a difference.

  • Abortion should stay legal.

    If a baby isn't born yet, the mother should choose if she wants a child or not. If the mother is poor, and can't provide for the child, the baby could be saved a life of poverty. A condom can break so even with protection, they aren't completely protected. If a victim of rape and the mother didn't want to have a child, then why should a man she never met decide if she will have a baby or not? Without an abortion she is forced to have that baby. It is also part of the woman's body until it is born, so what gives others the right to stop her from deciding what to do with her body? The baby cannot remember anything and therefore can't feel pain, until it is born. The mother should choose if she wants a baby or not, not other women. If you don't like abortion, don't have one, but don't take away the choice from others.

  • Abortion should be legal.

    Abortion is a woman's choice. SHE IS THE ONE THAT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE STRESS. The woman may not want to give the baby away because they have created a bond at birth. Anyway there are way to many people in the world. There is even a one child policy in china. The woman has the right to chose.

  • Abortion should be legalized but....

    Abortion should be legalized, but should only be used under extreme circumstances.
    For instance, if a woman is raped and becomes pregnant she would be
    allowed to have an abortion.
    However, if the woman was under 18 she would need parent's consent, and if the say no
    she would not be allowed to an abortion.

  • In case of incest and rape.

    If the female doesn't want the child, she doesn't have to carry it all term. Yes, once it is in the fetus it is given life, but, if the woman was forced onto have sexual intercourse, she shouldn't be forced to have the child. It is not murder. You may think it is because it is ending one that hasn't been delivered. I been raped, but I was lucky enough not to get pregnant. I was 12 when it happened and it would have ruined my life and body. I would have been humiliated and let alone, no place to have a child. But, I am pregnant right now and I am keeping it. I would not end my baby's life because of a mistake. This is something, I have to work through but, the father is staying by my side and is willing to help me through it. I think I will be a fine mother for my child. But, at 12, I would no have been able to do the things that I can now. I can get a job, raise it and provide for it. 12, I wouldn't have been about to even support it. I wouldn't have been able to provide for it...

  • I support abortion

    I support abortion because it would lowers the world's population. Also some people may accidentally get pregnant and they never had any intention of getting pregnant. There are also people out there who are to young to get pregnant or are not ready to become a parent at such a young age.

  • Its your choice

    Ya abortion is depressing and makes me feel sick but if a girl wants to get one its her choice. Plus maybe there was something wrong and the child was going to have a lot of health problems.. So why would she put herself through that? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But bottom line its their body and people don't need to be dictating these girls's choices.

  • It needs to stay legal

    Abortion is a woman's choice. Make abortion legal, and you are endangering the life of the potential mother. Making it illegal is only going to lead to unsafe abortions that could end with the mother's life. Also, saying that something has the potential of life means nothing. That's like saying that the eggs in my body have the potential of life, so I should have sex every time that I'm not on my period so that I can have that baby. No matter what, abortion is the choice of the mother and father. Forcing someone to have a baby is a terrible thing to do.

  • It needs to be legal

    Ultimately this isn't your child. No one is asking you to abort your own child and you don't have to, this is someone else's decision. If you don't want to have an abortion you don't have to, plain as that. A women has the right the decided what happens to her body.

    What if you were raped? The rapist can try to get partial custody of the child, can you image how traumatic that would be for the victim? No one should have to go though that.

    What about teenage pregnancy? A 17 year old is no place to take care of a baby, we can all agree. And what about the father? They most likely a teenager too and when they find out they'll leave the girl. This child could potentially ruin a girls future.

    What if you aren't in a position were you can take care of that baby? What if your a pore family and can't support someone else. You might say 'just put them up for adoption' but you fail to mention hospital and doctor visits involved with giving birth that you would have to pay for.

    Just because someone regrets their abortion doesn't mean everyone will.

  • Yes, it should be legal

    Not everyone is in a position were they can raise a child. Rape victims, teenagers, and people who aren't ready for children are a few. Even with the option of adoption hospital bills are still expensive. And not everyone is in a position were they can take time off work.

  • Abortion should be legal

    SO many reasons I won't get to all. One is Abortion is much safer than going through pregnancy. You say "why doesn't she just go through with the pregnancy, give the baby to someone who wants it" well maybe that woman feels more comfortable not because of the risk involved with going full term on a pregnancy. Two, who is anyone to tell a women she has no right to her body? Who are you to tell me I am forced to hold a baby in my uterus when I REALLY DON'T WANT that baby there? Who are YOU to tell ME what I can and cannot do with MY body. There is a being in MY BODY, and I DON'T WANT IT THERE. Why should I have to deal with it because YOU think so. Oh religion? WELL the whole world doesn't cater to your religious beliefs. And you should not impose YOUR PERSONAL beliefs onto TAKING AWAY THE RIGHTS OF A FEMALE TO THEIR OWN BODY.

  • Abortion should be legal!

    Abortion should be legal, not everyone has the financial means to take care of a child, also even if you are on BC there is still a chance to get pregnant why should that person have a child when she was trying to prevent one? I know if I was raped I would want a abortion, I'm sorry but I am not about to carry to term a baby I did not want and it was forced upon me, the constant reminded would kill me. I also believe it is our body and if we strongly believe that it is not our time to have a child then we should have a choice.

  • The opposed are stupid.

    You will debate legalizing the removal of a creature that hasn't even been born yet, but don't go saving those people that try to kill themselves. Either way it's your body, so why do you care more about someone that isn't even born yet more than someone that's been living?

  • How does Abortion affect me?

    Okay so I don't understand why people think abortion will affect them in some way, it's not like it's anyone else's child they are aborting. First of all it has nothing to do with you or anyone except for the one deciding to keep or abort the child. Somehow people think they need to tell others what they should or shouldn't do with "THEIR" Body, yes it is the females body and she deserves the right to choose what is best for "HERSELF" the way I think of it, as long as it doesn't affect me in some way, let them make personal choices for themselves.

  • Why ruin a young women's life?

    The fetus is just a lump of cells. It's just dumb forcing a young girl to suffer. No women in this world would be able to stand knowing that her kids father raped her. And what if the baby is sick and the parents don't have money to help her then the best thing to do is get an abortion. I respect that you guys find it wrong but you gotta understand that we need to let a young women have her rights and do an abortion if she really needs to. Peace out mofos!!

  • It needs to be

    Well to start off, many women aren't financially stable and don't want to bring a child into that. Others already have children so why should they have to suffer because the baby couldn't be aborted. And what if she was raped? Everyday she would be reminded of it just by looking at the child and may even take her anger out on the baby/child. Another thing is there may be something severely wrong with the baby and it might not live anyway.Adoption is an option but it's psychologically damaging for the mother and an immediate connection is formed between the mother and baby after the it is born.

  • What about rape?

    What if your twelve year old daughter was beaten and raped? Since her body could not shut down properly, you voted for laws that make her undergo the grueling process of giving birth to the baby of the monster who damaged her, who stole her innocence, and most importantly, threatening her health during birth. Abortion isn't selfless. I full heartedly think that the termination of a fetus should be up to the woman, not the government.

  • What about rape?

    What if your 12 year old daughter was beaten and raped, and since her body hadn't "shut down" you're voting for laws that ban her from undergoing a process that would save her from having the baby of the monster who stole her innocence and childhood. Case closed, I fully believe that under the right circumstances, the government does not have the right to control the women's fetus's fate.

  • YES it should....

    Abortion should be legal because it is a freedom to choose what happens to your body. If we let the Government decide what woman do to our bodies... What's next? Forcing religion.... Abortion is all based on opinion... Yes I don't agree on why some people perform abortions... Like in cases of mental disorders. But in case of rape and teenage pregnancy... It should be the mother's choice in what to do to her body...

  • It's women's right

    When a fetus is inside of a mother's womb. They are living off the mom's body and taking away most of her nutrition like parasite. A fetus is simply not the same as an individual human being. If a woman is not ready to have a baby, then they have their fundamental right to do what they want to do with their body. Nobody should have any right to force any woman to carry a child when the woman is not ready for it.

  • Yes it should

    Nobody think that the decision to have an abortion is an easy one. But in certain situations it may be the only one. If its because the birth mother cant afford it then of course there is always adoption. But sometimes the health of the mother is at risk and therefore putting the health of the fetus at risk. There is also the chance that the baby may have a birth defect and the birth mother decided it be best not to bring the fetus to full term. There is also the case of rape and incest which should be one of the main reasons why it should stay legal. If abortion was to become illegal then "backyard abortions would start happening. Which is unsafe and deadly to the mother.

  • We don't have to agree on the ethics of abortion,

    All we have to agree on is that abortion is a personal and private decision. Its not anybody's place to tell another what they can an cannot do regarding such issues, including the government. Its also important to keep in mind that if a woman has decided to abort and it is illegal, it does not mean she won't. Woman will still get abortions illegally and dangerously, whereas they could have safe operations if it is legal.

  • Know the facts before you post.

    A fetus is not a living thing until the 23 week mark. It cannot survive without tubes, machines, etc. Prior to that point, machines and tubes would not sustain the fetus. If a fetus in born prior to the 23 weeks, hospitals will not attempt to keep the fetus alive. Some consider the fetus to be human at the very moment of conception because it contains "human DNA". In that case, shouldn't the sperm and egg be humans, too? They contain human DNA, even if it is only half the chromosomes. However, if left to survive on its own, sperm or an egg could not survive and should not be considered human.

  • Yess it should be aloud

    Some people cant take care of a kid. And if they have a baby and give it to foster care they can end up in a bad family home. They could have been raped or parents having sex with a family member. You never know they need to be able to make a choice on it. It is up to them.

  • Only for girls under 18

    Once you turn 18 you are considered an adultyou chose to live this life so LIVE IT! ! Whether gou like it or not you are an adult and do the responsible thing, keep it let it be born then give it away!! I know its scary but if you didnt want it then DONT HAVE SEX

  • Yes, abortion should be legal

    Abortion should indeed be legal. Most people are against it because their religion is. This threatens the vital separation of the church and the state. Also, a person becomes a person at birth, not conception. Fetuses are also incapable of feeling the pain brought upon by an abortion, so in no way would you be harming the child. Also, this has an effect on mothers. Even if abortion is illegal, what makes you think that the women won't do it illegally? Illegal abortions can cause the mother sickness and death, while a legal one is perfectly safe and won't harm the mother. And what if the mother has no way of supporting the child financially? Even if she gave up the child for adoption, it still may take the poverty stricken mother years to pay off a medical bill that would take the middle class citizen a month or two. There's also the bringing up of the child. What if the mother and/or father beat or neglect the child? You wouldn't want that... Would you? Also, if a woman is impregnated through rape, what makes you think she'd be willing to keep the child? The baby would become a living, breathing reminder of the unjust act done to her. Even if she gave up the child for adoption, she's still going to have to deal with the fact that somewhere out there is the child that was made by a cruel, heartless man. Even during the nine-month pregnancy, she's going to be reminded every day that that "small bump" is the result of rape growing inside of her womb. It's a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, not yours.

  • The 21st century

    Women should have the right to do what they want with their bodies. Point blank it is the 21st century.
    Okay no one tells a man to do what he wants with his body. No one tells a man how he should take care of himself, why tell a women?!

  • Its up to the mother

    Abortion should be legal and should remain legal. Some may say that humans are just playing God, but I completely disagree. Mothers cannot always carry babies for several different reasons varying from health risks for the mother herself, to rape, to financial instability. If abortion were to be illegal then women would start to search for back alley ways to abort their babies and there is more chance and risk for death if it is done that way. Everyone should have a choice in regards to their body and a fetus is not aware of whats going on or feelings or emotional distress when it is still just an embryo. There are to many factors playing into this topic that cannot be determined.

  • Legalization of Abortion, yeah

    Some mothers are not mentally or physically healthy to carry and nourish a child for nine months in their bodies, whether they be too skinny, on drugs, mentally ill, etc, and it can begin causing birth defects on the fetus, that will soon become a child. If being pregnant puts the mom's or child's life in danger, they should be able to let it go, with proper medical care. In the case of abortion being illegal, women will perform unsafe abortions themselves anyways, which puts their lives in more harms way. Having abortion legalized allows women to remove fetus's that they cannot provide for and prevents them from performing at home abortions.

  • Yes, that is her baby and her right

    I believe that abortion should be legal because what if the women is raped? Then she has to drop out of school and wont be able to care for the child like they deserve. If the woman has to drop out of school there is no chance of getting a good paying job to be able to support the baby.

  • We have our rights!!!

    Women have their rights to be able to decide whether they want to keep the baby inside of them. Whether it is money problems or a rape case it should be legal. The government doesn't have the right to tell us women and/or families whether they can abort heir baby or not. It is their choice and their bias in whether they want to abort their baby or not. If government forces someone to have their baby and they don't have enough money to support it they can put him/her up for adoption. But, it won't be guaranteed that this orphan will be adopted.

  • Marnesha V. Darden

    I do believe abortions should be legal because people never know what type of situation a person might be in. I don't think anyone should be able to dictate wheather a person should have a child.They may or may not be able to provide for. They might not want children. They might know there is a high chance that something could be wrong with the child. There are numorus reasons for this but these are only a few.

  • Babies are not conscious until they are born

    Abortion should definately be legal. The world is over-populated as it is, without adding to it with unwanted children. Women that are raped, or whose life is at risk, have every right to want to get rid of an unconscious fetus that has no emotions and can feel no pain. It is better to terminate a pregnancy to save the already living mother than to continue with it for the sake of something unconscious, like a growing plant or bacteria. The woman will have to provide for the child for the rest of her life, and if she doesnt have the means or desire to be able to, more harm will come to the child than if it had been aborted at a safe stage.

    Posted by: hd91
  • Abortion should be legal

    Women have the right to choose whatever they want with their bodies. No one should have their say so on what someone else is doing. If you don't want an abortion then don't do it. Just don't say what someone else shouldn't do! Just simply MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. It shouldn't matter what someone else is doing with their fetuses. It doesnt affect no one else but them. Motherhood is a choice not an obligation.

  • Women's rights on abortion

    Women have the right to chose if they want to get an abortion. No one should be able to tell them what they should do or not do to there body, also religon has to do with womens rights too because some bevleive that it was ment to happen, and if you were to get one, it would be agents gods will.

  • My body, my choice

    As a young women who has been a victim of sexual abuse, I like to know that if I were to get pregnant I could get an abortion. I believe that if a women uses contraceptives properly, is raped, or will be harmed during child birth, she should be allowed to right to give up that child. Many people argue that the child could be adopted, but we already have thousands of unwanted children in foster homes.

  • Every child an unwanted child

    If woman are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies the result is unwanted growing up these children are often disadvantaged or inclined toward brutal behavior to others. Among societies most tragic cases often uncared for un loved brutalized and abandoned are these children. Children need love and families who want and will care for them

  • No, not right

    I understand that people on the yes side continually bring up rape, but you guys have to know that God knows everything that's going to happen to you before it happens. He might have planned it to where he wanted you to raise the baby (if girl) to be a respectful young lady and (if boy) to be a way better man than his father was. And not being ready or having it not be the right time excuse? Well.... Was it the right time when you spread your legs? Or when you forgot to use protection? Or when you "thought" he did? Those excuses are your own mistake, if you did the deed, then you should be responsible for the life that YOU created instead of taking it away.

  • Abortion is Murder

    At the moment of Conception a life is created. When a woman has an abortion she is essentially murdering her baby. If the child is not wanted there are other options such as adoption, if you can not love your own child there are others than can and will love them.

  • Personhood and Babies

    Abortion should be legal if the babies are not persons. What is the difference between a baby in the womb and a 2 year old? There are 4 basic differences, they are the size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency.
    Is a fetus a nonperson due to its size? Is a 4 foot person any less a person than a 6 foot one? No, so the size no matter what of the fetus should make the fetus or any human a nonperson.
    The second thing is level of developement. Is a 17 year old more developed physically and mentally than a 2 year old? Yes. But is that 2 year old any less human? No. Level of developement had nothing to due with the nature of personhood.
    Thirdly is the environment. How does a change of location classify a human as a nonperson? Does moving to a new state make you not a person? So how does living in a womb make a baby not a person, and quite simply it doesn't.
    And finally is the degree of dependency. Are diabetics living on insulin or a man living on life support make them nonpersons? Would it be right to kill them based on their condition? No, so why would it be right to murder a baby in the womb.
    The abortion issue isn't about the rights of the mother. It's about the rights of the baby. Murdering a human being is never okay. And. Based on the evidence above I have concluded that fetuses are persons and shod therefore have their own undeniable rights.

    -Hobbes

  • What if it was you?

    What if you were the fetus in the womb? What if your mother chose abortion? Where would you be today? You wouldn't be here to read this. So choose life for your children's sake and your child's children's sake. Because when you take away one life, you take away many. My mother chose life and I'm glad she did.

  • PRO LIFE always

    A baby is living in the womb and deserves a chance. If your raped give the baby away. Pro-abortionists say that outlawing abortion would restrict a woman’s right to privacy. Is that right absolute? Does somebody’s right to privacy exceed another’s right to live? God created life and it is a sin to take it away.

  • It is Murder

    There is a tremendous consensus in the scientific community about when life begins. This is hardly controversial. If the claim were made that life was discovered on another planet, for example, there are well-defined criteria to which we could refer to conclusively determine whether the claim was accurate. How do scientists distinguish between life and non-life?

    LIFE cover photo A scientific textbook called "Basics of Biology" gives five characteristics of living things; these five criteria are found in all modern elementary scientific textbooks:

    1. Living things are highly organized.

    2. All living things have an ability to acquire materials and energy.

    3. All living things have an ability to respond to their environment.

    4. All living things have an ability to reproduce.

    5. All living things have an ability to adapt.

    According to this elementary definition of life, life begins at fertilization, when a sperm unites with an oocyte. From this moment, the being is highly organized, has the ability to acquire materials and energy, has the ability to respond to his or her environment, has the ability to adapt, and has the ability to reproduce (the cells divide, then divide again, etc., and barring pathology and pending reproductive maturity has the potential to reproduce other members of the species). Non-living things do not do these things. Even before the mother is aware that she is pregnant, a distinct, unique life has begun his or her existence inside her.

    Furthermore, that life is unquestionably human. A human being is a member of the species homo sapiens. Human beings are products of conception, which is when a human male sperm unites with a human female oocyte (egg). When humans procreate, they don't make non-humans like slugs, monkeys, cactuses, bacteria, or any such thing. Emperically-verifiable proof is as close as your nearest abortion clinic: send a sample of an aborted fetus to a laboratory and have them test the DNA to see if its human or not. Genetically, a new human being comes into existence from the earliest moment of conception.

  • No no no!!!!!!!!

    Abortion kills living children that could one day grow up to be an important part of the world. What if Abraham Lincoln's mother decided to get an abortion? Slavery might still be a part of our lives. Abortion is horrible and kills our own people. How would you feel if you had to die without a say or an argument. Your parents didn't abort you, so don't abort your child.

  • Abortion is murder, the killing of an innocent human life

    Scientifically, the life of a human begins at fertilization. This is agreed upon among embryologists, but debated among those who are not experts in the field. (For some reason, people seem to assume they know better than embryologists.) Thus, killing the fetus is killing a human. This is called murder.

  • No, no, no!

    I don't even understand how this is a debate. Abortion is never the best choice. It is murder whether people want to admit this or not. Life begins at conception as the fetus starts to develop immediately and its cells contain HUMAN DNA different from their mothers immediately after conception. Homicide is forcefully ending a life of another human being. A fetus is a human being. Therefore abortion is homicide.

  • As long as adoption is an option, abortion is selfish

    Another life should not be wasted because someone did not choose use protection. I know many will argue about rape, but those make up 1-2% of abortions. I think abortion is just a shortcut. It doesn't make people deal with their problem like adoption would. Adoption would ha a bigger effect because people would have longer consequences to deter them.

  • No, it shouldn't and Here's Why

    Let's say a 14 year old child gets raped, whats she going to do if she can't abort? Drop outta school and have the child or stay in school, get ridiculed for the rest of her life and still have the child? Either way her life is RUINED. If she stays in school every one will bully her for being pregnant when it wasn't even her fault! This poor child will have no future life because she'll drop out of school due to every 1 calling her names and picking on her when all that happened was the simple fact that she got raped and couldn't do a darn thing about it...Think before you speak plz!

  • Killing a baby

    Abortion should not be legal cause your killing your own child before its born. If you don't want your child just give it up for adoption. There's people out there who want kids and cant have any so why kill a kid when you can give it up to adopting. Its their fault for spreading their legs

  • Its killing a life

    You do not kill what god created because of your mistakes. Unless it is because of health problems etcetc, it is not morally right and it will leave an impact on both the father and mother. You do not know what you get yourself into when you do something like this.

  • Life begins at conception

    Life as we know it starts at the point of conception. Wether you believe in God or not. By allowing abortion we are starting 2 things
    1. We are allowing murder to occur simply because a woman does not want the "burden"
    2. We are dividing ourselves into a double standard nation
    if I shot a pregnant woman I would be charged with 2 murders not just one. So why aren't abortions murder. The fact that you don't "want" something does not take away the value of life. We are not requiring a woman to care for the child post birth, there is adoption, but she does not get to play God and determine whether or not her child dies.
    Also, the idea that "it is a woman's body" is bull crap. A fetus even when it is just an early embryo is not the woman's body. It has an entirely different genetic code.

  • It SHOULD be illegal....

    But it never will be because according to America's rights, women have the choice to kill their babies. Even if someone agrees that the baby actually is a lifeform in the womb (which is still a human lifeform no matter what stage it is at), they may say that women who are raped or unplanned should be allowed to abort their babies. I say they shouldn't for two reasons. The first, because their babies are their own and even if they didn't expect it, they still have an orphanage or anywhere else they can go to live the rest of their lives. And if it was unplanned, it's simply being selfish and cruel. The second is because most women who abort their babies because of rape is a small percentage compared to those who abort because they didn't plan for it. If a teenager gets pregnant and doesn't want her parents to know, that person is being selfish for the wrong that she did. It's wrong for her to end her baby's life before it starts because of her secrecy. It shouldn't be, but it nonetheless will continue..

  • Abortion should be illegal..

    That baby you just murdered could have grown up to be the change in the world, could have created the cure for cancer. Yes, people have unwanted pregnancies but there are so many couples out there who cant have children due to medical problems and they would happily take your child into their hands and raise him/her. There are options people. Murder is not the answer. If a 13 year old gets pregnant, well that's her mistake, she shouldn't be having sex. If they make the choice to have sex, they have to deal with the consequences, simple as that. If we had a choice to get out of mistakes, this whole world would be crazy. Everyone would be getting out of murders or robberies and many more. C'mon people. Abortion is a terrible thing and you all know it.

  • Abortion should not be legal

    They are human beings who can't defend themselves!!!!! That is just not fair for them !!!!!!!!! It is a gift from god that should be prized for ever!
    They haven't seen the world and they should get the chance to at least see that mothers if u didn't want to have a baby and want it dead then why did u have it in the first place?

  • It should not be legal

    Those are gift from god. Even if she got raped but it was god who plan it. Because there's a reason why she got raped. And maybe this newborn have something more important that the world need. Maybe this newborn is going to save this world. But who know?? ONLY GOD KNOWS

  • No no no!

    Abortion is killing a human baby! Life begins at conception, not at birth.. There is no way anyone should be able to say that they are just getting rid of some tissue. When a baby kicks, the mother doesn't say "Oh the fetus kicked" or "Oh the mass of cells that isn't a human yet kicked" she says "the baby kicked"

  • Abortion should be illegal!

    Many women don't understand the risk of aborting a fetus. After a woman gets an abortion she runs a high risk of infertility, major health issues and even death. It is so easy to just not care about getting pregnant because someone will just say "oh I'll get an abortion". But do they really know what they are getting themselves into? Abortions can also take away sex drive and cause psychological damages. There is the huge debate about whether or not abortion is legal and the truth is, it is. Many women don't know when they are pregnant so they have given the fetus time to grow and in some states it is still legal to perform an abortion when the fetus actually becomes a child. Abortion is wrong and should be illegal.

  • Stop passing the Blame

    That baby shouldn't have to suffer or have its life taken from him because of a mistake you made. Stop passing the blame off and start taking responsibility for your actions. If a teenager thinks that they are mature enough to have sex then they should be ready for the responsibility involved with it.

  • If abortion is legal why isn't murder

    I believe abortion should not be legal in any states in America. A drunk driver can be charged with two counts of murder if he kills a pregnant women; but under many arguments said by Pro-Choice and Pro-Abortion people it is not a "living human being". so why is it that someone can be charged with taking two lives if women are doing it with no consequences everyday? It is because our country recognizes a fetus as a person. I am not religious so I am not Pro-Choice because the bible said or because my God thinks so, I am Pro-Choice because each life should be valued i should not be allowed to take anyone's life and as soon as doctors can tell your are carrying a life is when i believe you lose your right to do what you want with your body. Unless in extreme medical conditions where mother or child could die i don't think women should be killing babies because the rent is high this month and they cant afford it or because they didn't use protection. its a life and the only reason people pretend its not is so they can feel better at night.

  • Abortion should not be legal.

    Having an abortion is taking away an unborn child's life. Did they ask you to take it away? I think not. If you think you're not able to be responsible enough to take care of a child, put them up for adoption. You've mistakenly gotten pregnant when you weren't ready and you need to take in the consequences. Don't make a baby take on full responsibility for your actions.

  • Doctors break the Hippocratic Oath by performing abortion

    God's law: Thou shalt not kill.
    Abortion is murder, and Doctors by doing this are "Playing God" (which is still in the oath today), not to mention that the baby feels pain after 20 weeks.
    The baby is a human being, regardless of it's size or age, and it should be natural for abortion to be illegal in a country which allows every human being to have rights. In fact, for abortion to be legal is ridiculous and hypocritical. If you really cared about human rights you would be pro-life.

  • Doctors contradict the Hippocratic Oath by "Playing God" and ending the life of a human being.

    God's Law commands, "Do not kill". But for those who reject God, I will also state that doctors break the oath that they've taken to never kill or harm another human being and by "Playing at God" (which is still included in the oath today). The baby can definitely feel pain after 20 weeks gestation, and life does not begin at birth, it begins at conception. What is the difference in killing the baby 30 seconds after birth, or 30 second before? There is no difference. Abortion is ending the life of a precious human being. It is discrimination.

  • Abortion is murder!

    The fetus has the right to live, and we should not take it from him. There are also better alternatives to abortion if you don't want to keep the baby. This includes adoption. Many childless couples are looking to adopt babies, so why don't you just leave the baby for adoption?

  • Should not be legal

    I personally do not agree with abortion, It SHOULD be illegal.... But it never will be because according to America's rights, women have the choice to kill their babies. Even if someone agrees that the baby actually is a life-form in the womb (which is still a human life-form no matter what stage it is at), they may say that women who are raped or unplanned should be allowed to abort their babies. I say they shouldn't for two reasons. The first, because their babies are their own and even if they didn't expect it, they still have an orphanage or anywhere else they can go to live the rest of their lives. And if it was unplanned, it's simply being selfish and cruel. The second is because most women who abort their babies because of rape is a small percentage compared to those who abort because they didn't plan for it. If a teenager gets pregnant and doesn't want her parents to know, that person is being selfish for the wrong that she did. It's wrong for her to end her baby's life before it starts because of her secrecy. It shouldn't be, but it nonetheless will continues long as adoption is an option, abortion is selfish. People should be able to choose whether or not they want to have children for themselves. If a women does not feel like she has the ability to carry the baby for 9 months or give birth or take care of the baby after then it should be okay. And as for giving the baby up to adopt, that's fine and dandy but as soon as a women becomes a mother by having the kid an immediate connection is formed. And baby has heard moms heartbeat for 9 months and mother has felt baby tumbling in her stomach. A bond is created even before birth and the ability to have an abortion can stop a bond from forming which can stop heartbreak later on. I just feel that Another life should not be wasted because someone did not choose to use protection know many will argue about rape, but those make up 1-2% of abortions. But, I'm not goanna push my opinion on someone if they get it. But I won't support them. That's just my opinion.

  • Fetus feels pain

    It is not the babies fault it is brought to this world. Every fetus has the fundamental right to life in this world. There is no excuse why it should be aborted. Simply it could be put up for adoption if the mom does not want the baby. It can also be costly to abort, so why abort and pay money when it can be worth the money and give the baby to a family that wants a baby? Everybody has the fundamental right to life, there is no excuse to abort, actually abortion should not be an option!

  • When is a child a life? Is someone else's life your choice?

    Why can't a mother kill her 3 year old? Or even a 3 weeks old? Because, in most cases, a child is consider alive or a human life as soon as their born. But tell me, what is the difference between a developing child in the womb and a born child? Isn't birth just a necessary part of child development? Children are continually developing throughout there young life, and even into their adult life, until their brain is fully developed. In this case wouldn't it only be consistant to say a mothers right to choose goes beyond birth? Abortion is just an early point on the scale of child murder. The choice isn't whether or not to keep a child once it is conceved, that's too late. By then you have already created new life, even as an accident. The choice is whether or not you will chance pregnancy all together. Will you show restraint and self control? Or will your developing child pay the price? Is it your choice when another person's life is on the line?

  • It is taking an innocent life

    No matter when you believe a life becomes official, it is still taking the seed that God planted and taking it for granted. Abortion is murder however you look at it, it is taking an innocent life that could not have had the chance to experience life like everyone should

  • No more abortions

    Abortions shouldn't be legal, because I believe that life is given at the point of conception not birth. The same as in if a mother baring a child was killed and the baby died to DA would charge either murder or involuntary manslaughter. So with that being said either way Abortions are inhumane and should be illegalized.

  • Its considered murder

    When young teenagers or adults get pregnant i beleive that she chose to get pregnant so she has to carry the problems and issues with being pregnant. Imagin this, your baby,or their babies are alive and have fingers and toes they are already alive and you are murdering it. I beleive you should go to jail for murder like any other KILLER for killing a helpless baby. It it would be able to see you and look at you with fear would you still kill it?!?

  • No good reasoning for why the unborn aren't human.

    There is not a single argument for why the unborn aren't human. They only differ in areas of Size, Levels of Development and Dependency, and Environment. None of which are good measures for "humanness." The whole premise that we can kill the unborn because they aren't aware is faulty. That insinuates that the reason we can kill them is because they don't know they are dying, don't know they are being killed, and don't feel the pain. Following that logic, a boy knocked out for five minutes could be killed.

  • Abortion is murder of one of God's creatures.

    In the Bible, God says that he creates everyone in his image. He also said in the ten commandments that there should not be murder. Abortion is the murdering of God's creature that is made in his own image. Imagine what God would say if you were murdering his children.

  • Abortion is Murder!

    No matter how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, it is still murder. Taking the life an innocent human being is wrong. If you can't take care of the baby, there are always couples who CAN'T have children and would love to adopt! Murder is murder, no matter what the situation.

  • It's only fair

    It doesn't matter if it's the mother's choice or someone else's to abort a baby: IT'S MURDER. Think about it this way, if you say that it's the mother's choice, you're saying that a certain living creature's life is a choice of someone else. I definitely don't want someone to have the legal option to kill me, even if they are family.

  • I think that abortion should be illegal

    This has served to make surgical abortions safer than they have ever been before.
    The vast majority of pregnancies occur at 8 weeks gestation, when the fetus is the size of a small pea. The tube is big enough to allow the fetus to pass through whole. It is only with later pregnancies (most pregnancies after 12 weeks are performed for a legitimate health, life, or genetic defect reason) where the suction may remove the fetal limbs instead of the whole.
    Saline abortions have not been performed since the 1970s. Abortions during the 3rd trimester, where a health or life reason must exist in order to be able to have the abortion, are either labor and delivery abortions or C-sections. So if people get an abortion they should go to jail because technically they are killing another human being because they are alive in the stomach.

  • You made a mistake

    You made a mistake and should own up to it. You should have the child instead of killing it to keep yourself happy. If you have some reason not to have the child, put it up for adoption because babies are the future and if you get rid of one, imagine what they could have been. Ruining future society because you made a mistake.

  • No, in know way should it be legal.

    You are murdering a child who does not have a fighting chance to stand up for themselves. It is not their fault you accidently got pregnant without wanting it. Whether or not you believe that a life begins at conception or birth you should give it a chance. If you do not want the child why can you not give him or her up for adoption. That child could be the one person to one day make the world a better place, they could do great things and if abortion is legal young women who are not fully sure what to do get out under pressure and never give that one soul a chance in this beautiful world.

  • Abortion should not be legal!

    Abortion is so wrong for many reasons. You are killing an innocent human being for no good reason. Why are you punishing the baby? Is it because you had sex and can not face the reality of the outcome of sex? There are other options. Many couple today can't have children, go for an adoption, its legal and there is no murder involved.

  • Abortion not legal

    Abortion is the removing of a fetus from a woman's womb. The fetus the moment that it connects with a sperm it becomes a baby. If it is not a baby then you sure as hell are not pregnant. Which is the reason that if you wont an abortion there is such thing as giving up the child for adoption.

  • Abortion Is MURDER

    If a woman were murdered by her husband (or whoever...) the husband would be charged for the murder of one person, his wife. If it was later found his wife was pregnant when she was murdered, the husband would be charged for TWO deaths. It is irrelevant whether she had been pregnant for a week or nine months, she was with child. So how does it make sense to say that abortion is not murder? It doesn't.

  • Adoption adoption adoption

    If you are stupid enough to have sex, if its not rape, then you should have to deal with the consequences. You are the one who did this to yourself. If you don't want to keep it, ADOPTION! Maybe you're not stable, then don't have sex. It's a way better choice!

  • Abortion is the worst thing a woman can do against human dignity.

    Abortion is a crime, the life of a human being Is being taken away. It is honestly the worst thing a woman can do against human dignity. It is not the fault of the little one that good decisions were not made. It should not cost his or her life. -Johnny Mendoza
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  • People Are People, No Matter How Small

    Life begins at conception. A baby in a womb is a living person. Not a fetus or cells, it is a person, who could grow up to be an amazing person who does great things in the world. When an abortion occurs, it is murdering an innocent child who has done nothing wrong. Even if their parents made a mistake, which is understandable, the baby should not be killed so the parents don't have to deal with it. There are many options for people who do not think they would be able to support a baby, the most popular being adoption. In the case of rape, it is understandable that the women might be emotionally damaged and not want to care for a baby who is partly her attacker's. However, there are many couples who are unable to have children that would be totally capable of giving this child love and support if the mother is unable. Some women claim that "it is my body, I decide what to do with it." But this baby is actually someone else, not you. It is not "your choice" to murder another person, no matter how old they are. The only instance in which abortion is okay is if keeping the baby would case physical or medical harm to the mother. Other than that, a person is a person, no matter how small. Abortion, or what it actually is, which is murder, is wrong.

  • Speaking up for the unborn

    This is selfish. Unless you are a victim of rape, or danger is coming to your own life, there is no need to get an abortion. Do you know how many women want so badly to have children, AND THEY CAN'T. You have been so blessed to have a child, and you're killing it. It was your decision to have sex, you need to be the one to man up and take the gift that comes with it.

  • Babies have rights too!

    Did you know more than 38,000 babies were aborted? Probably not! Did you know at least 2 of those babies could of cured cancer? Did you know 2 of them could of been professional business men? Now next time you think abortion is okay, think about cancer and how it could of been cured by those dead people.

  • Stop playing god

    People need to stop playing god. If you don't want the baby put it up for adoption! Or if you can't carry it transfer it to someone else who wants it! It is that simple. If you think you won't love it just try, if you do try and you still don't love it put it up for adopting.

  • Stop playing god

    People need to stop playing god. If you don't want the baby put it up for adoption! Or if you can't carry it transfer it to someone else who wants it! It is that simple. If you think you won't love it just try, if you do try and you still don't love it put it up for adopting.

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  • It is the murder of Innocent children.

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  • No abortion shouldn't be legal

    Abortion shouldn't be legal i understand it was a mistake but a child that hasn't got to experience life be at fault it wasn't their fault they are just harmless the ones at fault were their mothers they were the one's at fault cause if they took care of them self's they wouldn't have gotten pregnant

  • Abortions ends innocent lives

    The bottom line for all cases of abortion is that an innocent human life is lost. It doesn’t matter if that life is unable to take care of itself yet or if it was the result of a rape. Children, old people, and disabled people are some examples of living beings that cannot survive independently. Anyone can call them a burden on society and say that they are unwanted; with the logic of abortion we should also be given the authority to end their lives if we want to. With utilitarian logic, those that aren’t useful should not be allowed to exist, no? Just because you got raped doesn’t mean the baby is a scapegoat for the sin of another. The baby still has the potential to live and become something and thus is definitely deserves the chance. There are many people concieved from rape who are grateful that their mother did not choose abortion.

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  • All Children should have a chance

    Think about the child not just yourself. If you don't want the child send it to an orphanage so it at least can have a chance at life. And this could be a decision you would regret for the rest of your life. Just thing before you decide for the child's sake.

  • No, you shouldn't, because...

    Since the day conceived the unborn fetus is preparing for life, getting ready for the real world, you don't just clear your conscience when you abort a baby. You get rid of the possibility for a life to change the world, to gently grip your pinky as you hold it, grinning ear to ear as you plan your life together, you crush the chance for happiness, experience and love. So what if you don't want the baby, there's someone out there who will love it all the same, so why kill, when you can send love?

  • Should be illegal

    Most pro-choice people bring up rape when talking about abortion. But did you know the 3% of aborted babies were because of rape? Abortion is killing a child for your own good. If you didn't want the child put him/her in the adoption program. Abortion is murder and it is terrible.

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  • Your killing a living human

    The fetus can feel pain when u get an abortion proving that it is killing. Its like if a woman is pregnant and is killed it is a double homicide which is saying that there is life in the womb. But when someone gets an abortion no one really cares but they should. If u got an abortion u killed an innocent life without even giving them a chance.

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  • No, it shouldn't

    Its a bundle of cells, that forms into a human being, abortion should not be legal. We were once those cells, and youre saying its alright to abort it? God has plans for everyone. Dont tell me that bs about the baby reminding you of what happened. Who wouldnt love the child youve kept. Yeah yeah its awful that the girls still have to go through the painful pregnancy, but women have done that forEVERRRR

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  • I am pro choice

    Lets say you are in the situation of rape or incest. Would you enjoy to have a baby to remind you of the past? Personally i wouldn't. Not only should she have the right to do that but ITS HER BODY. In this situation a women/teen should be able to have full control of their body. A baby should be welcomed to the world wanted... Not shunned because of its past. Pro life may argue and say push through it and put it up for adoption but most likely the mother will get attached and have trouble giving it up

  • Killing a Baby?

    Umm would you kill a new born baby.....No you wouldn't so why kill your own baby who cant fight for him or her own life and i you were raped than yes it may be hard but then put the baby up for adoption why kill something if i didn't do anything wrong...

  • It is murder

    The BS that a fetus is part of a woman's body needs to be stopped. Let's see if if fits the biological definition of alive. It is made up of cells. It requires energy. It grows. It CAN reproduce. It can respond to stimuli. Check. By definition it is alive. Furthermore, an embryo is created by the fusion of sperm and egg. The fact remains that the only reason babies are developed in the woman's body is because that is where the sperm meets the egg. If the sperm and egg were to meet in say a cultured environment outside of the womb, it would create a zygote. I would even go so far as to say that a lot of people who are pro-choice are just scared that people will label them as misogynistic. I can't really blame them.

  • Abortion is bad

    Abortion is bad because its really bad and bad things are bad so abortion is bad because bad is what bad does and if bad is what bad does then badness is bad to all the baddies who ever badded on this bad bad bad bad bad bad bad world.

  • Who knows what that one baby, that you killed, could bring to the world?

    That one baby in your body, could cure cancer, could be the next president, could make the world at peace. But that will never happen, that will never be a possibility, because of that one choice you made, for a human, you don't know anything about. God knows you are ready, otherwise he wouldn't of made it happen.

  • Who knows what that one baby, that you killed, could bring to the world?

    That one baby in your body, could cure cancer, could be the next president, could make the world at peace. But that will never happen, that will never be a possibility, because of that one choice you made, for a human, you don't know anything about. God knows you are ready, otherwise he wouldn't of made it happen.

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  • These are CHILDREN

    For you older people you know that it's not right. These are living breathing people and they deserve to live because it's not THEIR fault for making you pregnant. You were the one who messed up. Those kids that were aborted will never be able to live on the good earth that we do if we don't do something about this!

  • These are CHILDREN

    For you older people you know that it's not right. These are living breathing people and they deserve to live because it's not THEIR fault for making you pregnant. You were the one who messed up. Those kids that were aborted will never be able to live on the good earth that we do if we don't do something about this!

  • Definitely not legal

    Abortion should definitely not be legal for so many reasons.
    First off, every person who has some common sense knows that when you have sex a consequence may be pregnancy, and legalising abortion basically is making it ok for anyone to do what ever they want without being responsible for their actions and dealing with the consequences.
    Obviously there are circumstances of rape and in that case have the baby and then give it up for adoption as many couples would love and appreciate the child more than you would.
    The fetus is a life from the second it is conceived. A 50 year old women is just as much a life as a 2 second old fetus, so if murdering a 50 year old is illegal then so should murdering a fetus be.
    I completely agree with women having the right to do what ever they want to do with their body but in this situation it is affecting a life that could turn out to be amazing.
    Some of these pro- abortion arguments are BS. Like the one 'a child should not spend its life knowing its mother is stuck with it' and 'a constant reminder to the mother about the rape. Obviously the mother would have given it up for adoption if she knew she couldn't love it.
    A life of a child should not be taken away just because you were irresponsible.

  • Put your self in the child's shoes

    What if you were told that you couldn't live to see the outside world, because your parents wanted you dead form the beginning. You were told that your parents didn't love you, they didn't even want to have you. It is NOT the infant's falt that they"re going to die. Thou shall not kill.

  • Put your self in the child's shoes

    What if you were told that you couldn't live to see the outside world, because your parents wanted you dead form the beginning. You were told that your parents didn't love you, they didn't even want to have you. It is NOT the infant's falt that they"re going to die. Thou shall not kill.

  • It is wrong

    Abortion is killing an innocent child who had no choiccce! All the time you see a women or male get arrested for murdering a child, but because abortion is behind closed doors its okay? NO!! In my eyes, both are murder. The only difference is that one is behind the doctors doors, and that somehow makes it okay.

  • Abortion is not the choice

    Well abortion is wrong because you are killing a fellow human being what if you were the baby and your parents choose to abort you would you be satisfied? No you wouldn't but if you would well your parents made a big mistake for not wearing a condom. So abortion is the worst choice for a human to choose but if you cant support the child well give him for adoption or just try your best to raise him/her to become a better person. Even though you are Christian you would still believe that abortion is wrong and that every unborn child should have a chance to see the world so always be PRO-LIFE

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  • Abortion murders babies

    Abortion should be illegal. It kills babies and that's not the worst part it painfully kills babies. I can never for the life of me understand why some women decide to get abortions. It's like they want their child to die or something. The only times abortion should be allowed is if the woman was raped or if there was a danger to the mother or child's health.

  • Do you want to kill a baby!

    STOP ABORTION/ SAVE LIFE!! WHEN YOU HAVE AN ABORTION YOU ARE KILLING A HUMAN BEING. YOU ARE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY HURTING YOURSELF. "BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I KNEW..." -God YOU BREAK God's heart when you have an abortion. You will regret having a abortion mentally, physically, and spiritually

  • Abortion is killing a child

    Why would you want to kill a innocent baby . The baby can't speak for itself and your going to kill him or her. "A person's a person, no matter how small." - Horton Hears a Who. As we grow up we don't become more human, a baby is just as human as you and me!

  • Abortion is killing real people

    Abortion should definitely not be excepted in the United States. We are killing real and innocent people. It doesn't matter if the woman was raped or she doesn't want the baby or she's too young. That is not an excuse. She should have the baby and if she isn't responsible for caring for it she should put it up for adoption. That is the right thing to do. The county that I live in just had a small version of the March for life like the one in D.C and I participated in it. The county I live in no longer performs abortions, but that doesn't mean we should stop there. We need to get a republican president that is pro life and that can make abortion illegal! I don't understand how some people don't think children are a humans until they are born. They are people right at the moment when the egg fertilizes. How do you explain ultrasounds? I just don't get some people. It makes me sick that thousands of abortions are committed in one day. We need to put a stop to this. "A person is a person no matter how small" -Dr. Seuss

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  • Abortion should be illegal because a baby is never a mistake.

    If a person decided to do things with someone else they should be aware that they are going to have to take the responsibility for what comes next.When you decide to make an abortion you are killing a person. Even though it is a fetus it still has feelings.By a aborting you are ending someones life,and this is unfair.I believe that if a person does abort they should go to jail because you are killing someone.

  • No. It shouldn't

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  • NO, No, No abortion

    Other people will adopt your kid if you don't want it. There is no use for killing a child. Children are fun to play with and not to kill. Abortion should not be legal. You will enjoy being there parents. Already in 2012 there was 699, 202 abortions. Don't do ABORTION!

  • Abortion should not be legal

    Abortion should not be legal because then that would mean your taking away another humans life, imagine if your mother did that, you wouldn't be here right now. Just think about it, that baby could have an amazing life. Even if your a teen you could still birth that baby and then give it up for adoption, at least let the baby have a life.

  • Every Child Matter

    There are those who are for abortion that constantly bring up rape and incest, why? Because its their only reasoning for abortion. Pregnancy from rape is a touchy subject, yes it can be a painful reminder, but some victims also lover their children despite the Child's obvious origins. On the other hand, for the vast majority of pregnancies, rape is not the cause. When you choose to have unprotected sex, you knowing taking a risk. I see like this, if you do have consensual unprotected sex, if on you if you get pregnant. Abortion in those cases is a get out jail free card for those who aren't responsible enough to use protection. In rape cases there should be some leeway, but when are consensually having unprotected sex, and end up pregnant, it is your fault. Why punish your potential child for your mistake?

  • One of the worst kinds of killing.

    It's just as bad as killing a living person because the mother wishes to kill her child. Abortion is not humane and has no impact on gender equality whatsoever. A woman does have a choice - a choice to have children or not. Even if her child has birth defects, a true mother would still take care of her child.

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  • Should it be legal?

    I personally think that abortion should be illegal, some times falling pregnant can be a mistake but it's a mistake that you made and should live up to. There are other choices such as Adoption, but I myself had an abortion due to the fact that I was only 13. I made the hardest and worst decision in my life based on others opinions.

  • Abortion is Murder

    A Fetus is alive. Plain and simple. A living thing to be considered living must react to stimuli, grow, eat, be made up of cell/s and needs energy to live. All of these things are being done by and unborn human. Fetuses are human and abortion is government funded murder.

  • Abortion is murder

    If you abort a baby you are just taking a live that could become really successful in life. Even if they don't they might love to see what it's like to live like others. They might even love there mother and father and the parents could love to grow and love the child. WHY KILL YOUR OWN BABY

  • Its wrong to murder a baby

    Its wrong to kill a innocent person no matter whether its fully developed or not it is still a human being ... Why would you want to kill your own baby .... It Is murder no matter what NOONE says..That is Your baby ... A baby boy or baby girl should not be murdered whether the mother is ready or not

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Think about this

    How come bacteria on mars in considered life yet a human fetus is not? How come its illegal to kill a puppy but legal to kill a child? Why is it so horrible to live up to your mistakes? Why is adoption always left out as an option? Why is it illegal to kill a child outside of the human body but legal to kill it on the inside?
    Developed or not, its a human. A child with down syndrome has just as much of meaning to the world as a child with a 4.0 GPA.
    I agree it should be legal on certain circumstances including a resulted fetus of rape, a fetus causing physical harm to the mother, or a fetus with too many health issues. Other than that it is the woman's and man's place to own up to their mistakes or let it go into an adoption home to have a chance to live.

  • Sense of humor, to just after one has conceived, what it might be out there it is simply called a baby

    I wonder if the one supporting abortion could be existing if his/her mother did perform abortion while he was still in the womb, its just common sense, abortion should be made extra illegal cause any one performing it is just a deliberate murderer who kills the innocent intentionally, abortion and terrorism is synonymous to me

  • Sense of humor, to just after one has conceived, what it might be out there it is simply called a baby

    I wonder if the one supporting abortion could be existing if his/her mother did perform abortion while he was still in the womb, its just common sense, abortion should be made extra illegal cause any one performing it is just a deliberate murderer who kills the innocent intentionally, abortion and terrorism is synonymous to me

  • Sense of humor, to just after one has conceived, what it might be out there it is simply called a baby

    I wonder if the one supporting abortion could be existing if his/her mother did perform abortion while he was still in the womb, its just common sense, abortion should be made extra illegal cause any one performing it is just a deliberate murderer who kills the innocent intentionally, abortion and terrorism is synonymous to me

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  • Killing someone no matter who they are is a sin.

    We are not god therefore we don't have the right to kill anyone especially a poor helpless baby. A baby doesn't have to go through scissors and knife because of someone's mistake. "women should have a choice..Its her body".. First of all its not just d egg that makes a baby ..Sperm does it too. So its not just the women's choice and second of all its not just a woman's body ..Its 2 bodies. When does a woman has 2 hearts and lungs??? So don't legalise abortion

  • Abortion SHOULD be illegal!!

    Personally i think abortion is horrible as, some people go through miscarriages losing a child when others are getting rid of them, murderers get life in prison for killing an innocent person, well that's what the mother is doing killing an innocent child. If a mother falls pregnant and wants an abortion it's not her life to take. They should consider other options if they can't love their own child then adoption is available, ill never understand how someone can kill an innocent child when others are either unable to have children or sadly have a miscarriage.

  • Abortion is anti-life

    The reason for man's existence is to procreate and fill the earth and mankind cannot play God by determining which child dies or lives.All that God wishes to give must be taken as a gift from him wether the baby is ugly or not ,that is what God want to

  • No!!! That is not right

    I just do not think it is okay to take that poor child's life away , a baby is a human no matter what size but people have different opinions i honestly believe that babies are gods gift yo a person and you should be grateful but as for rape then yeah maybe the person can't life knowing theres some monsters child inside her.

  • It's not the woman's decision.

    What most people are forgetting is that once a woman is pregnant, it is no longer just her body anymore. There is also another human being inside, sharing the body. So why should she be allowed to make a rash and selfish decision like she is the only inhabitant, when she is not?

  • You look at it,

    What if she gets raped? What if her life is at risk, or what if the baby has no chance in having a normal life? What if she is in no means financially stable to have a baby? What happens when abortion is illegal? That is about 900,000 unwanted babies.
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  • Abortion is murder

    Yes it might be your body but the person your killing is not your its there. Every body has a right to live and yes if you might have a bright future ahead of you but and it will ruin your life but they also have a bright future ahead of them and you will be ruining it.

  • Abortion is not right.

    Abortion is killing an innocent child. If the person wasn't ready for a child they should not be having sex. The only exception would be if the baby was threathening the life of the woman or if the woman was raped. Abortion is murder and many women who have abortions suffer depression and regret the decision plus some have health problems later on to the point where they can not have children again.

  • Abortion should be illegal

    How can people live with themselves if they want to kill their own child that has not even started life yet? I understand that people do not want babies and accidentally get pregnant, but at least have the courtesy to let the baby have a life and live. Give the baby to someone that can not have a baby and have been trying for years or give the baby to an adoption center.

  • Killing of the innocent

    The whole "my body my choice" is ridiculous. These women who have gone and had sex and gotten themselves pregnant and decide to get an abortion are being selfish. That little person inside of you, whether you are 16 weeks or a week pregnant, does not have a choice. They can't tell you anything. As a mother, whether you have already had the child or are getting ready to have the child, you have to give everything to your child to make sure they grow up strong and have the best shot at life as they can. By getting an abortion, you are taking away their right to live and are more concerned about yourself than you are of them. Way to go you selfish people.

  • Don't punish the unborn children

    When you have an abortion on a child you are killing that child before they even see the light of day i think if the mother is not stable enough to have a child she should have her/him then put them up for adoption instead of killing them.Something else if she was raped its not the child's fault don't punish the baby for the actions of another person

  • Abortion kills a human life

    Abortion is the intentional taking of a innocent human life. Aka- abortion is murder. The simple version is that from the moment of conception, everything that we will ever become is in that zygote. Our hair color, eye color, skin tone, the DNA for our organs are all right there. The code for everything about us is in that little "clump of cells". That clump of cells in an underdeveloped human being. By the rationale that killing that is ok, so would killing all children up until full development, which isn't something anyone would promote.

  • Abortion is wrong!!!

    If you are a teenager, get knocked up, and then decide to have an abortion, that's murder, it's evil, and it's irresponsible. If you are so determined not to keep it, deal with your mistake for nine months, then put it up for adoption. There are women who can't have babies that want them. It's extremely disrespectful to them. Now I have mixed emotions about a woman getting an abortion if she is raped. It is awful if is she is raped, but do you want to live with that reminder for nine months or that abortion for the rest of your life. Who knows, when the baby is born and you are holding it in your arms, you might grow to love it.

  • Abortion shouldn't be legal!!!

    Abortion is killing a baby (which is murder!!! Which is illegal!!!). You think it's okay to kill an unborn baby but it's not okay to abuse and kill a ten year old... And you have two other options instead of that. Option one; you could not get pregnant . Option two you could give the baby to a family that cannot have kids!!!

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  • It is a human life in that body and it is MURDER to abort it!!!!!

    So many people have had an abortion and do many people are pro-choice. "It's my body I can do what I want" "I gotta do what I gotta do" NO! There is a human person made by God inside of her body and the woman can't kill the baby ITS NOT HER BODY its the baby's

  • It is murder!

    First of all, killing an unborn baby is first degree murder. Therefore, it is wrong morally. Second off all, it is wrong legally. The fifteenth amendment says that all Americans cannot be punished without the due process. I do not think that the unborn babies have been put on trial.

  • Its sick, and not right

    Its sick, and not right if you cant except your own for child then ok... Send them for adoption. There's no need to kill your own flesh and blood. Its truly selfish and abortion just brings regret and unhappiness. You say it has no pain and it wont make a difference, but you know your wrong. Its hard to take in but the reality is abortion is evil.

  • Abortion is murder no matter how old the fetus is, no matter whether or not it can feel, and no matter how you define "alive".

    For those making the point that the fetus is not "alive" because it cannot live outside the mother's body, what about a newborn baby? Do you think they can live without the mother constantly feeding them and caring for them? If you left a baby alone in a house, what do you think would happen? It's completely dependent on its caretaker. Babies are just further along in the development cycle. There isn't a massive break between an unborn baby and a born baby, it just learned how to live outside.

    Now take a three year old kid. If you left them alone in the house, they would be fine. If you took them out and left them in the woods, they would probably die. Does that make them more human than a baby, since they can live alone for longer? No, they're just further along the development cycle.

    My point is that there are just degrees of dependency. Arbitrarily drawing the line of "no longer inside the mother's body" is still arbitrary. A newborn is just as dependent (some might argue even more so) on its caretaker as a pre-born baby, because the caretaker will have to wake up at all hours of the night.

    "But unwanted babies could have a terrible future!" Sure, they could also have amazing futures. They could grow up to have a huge impact on the world. They could grow up to be a drug addict. They could grow up to be a murderer. We don't know what will happen to them. Even if the odds are stacked against them, it's still their choice to live their life. No matter how you want to look at it, no matter how you try to define "alive", you're stopping a human being from existing.

    As others have said, it has absolutely nothing to do with a woman's right to control her body because that baby is its own person.

  • How would you feel

    What would you feel like if you were an unborn child, And were being sucked with a vacuum, until you were shredded to a bunch of pieces, You were never given a chance for your first breath, first blink, First movement, First word. How would you feel? HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE

  • Abortion should be a last resort

    Abortion should not be legal unless the women's health is in danger or she had been raped or if the baby will be born physically or mentally handicap. Other than that abortion should be illegal because it is ending a chance at life. Abortion should not be a choice. Thank you

  • Abortion should be a last resort

    I dont think abortion should be legal with the exception of 3 circumstances 1.) it is indangering the woman's health, 2.) she was raped of number 3 the baby is going to be born physically or mentally handicap. But overall abortion should not be legal because many women will abort the child simply because they dont want it.

  • God created women with a purpose.

    God created women with special design. His purpose was for them to be fruitful and multiply. Having a baby and then killing it is just as bad as marrying someone and then killing them. It's murder! This is not what God wants. The bible says "Thou shalt not kill!" Women do have a right to their own bodies, but when it comes to another's body, being the baby's, they have no right over that. If women don't want to have kids, then they shouldn't have any right to men.

  • Murder is murder, no matter at what stage of life it happens. Making it legal does not change its definition.

    The amount of free birth control out there is HUGE! But still, many women make the choice to not use it, or if they do use it, it simply fails (it does happen). But, why does murdering your own blood a good solution? Most of us are in this world because either no birth control was used, or because it failed, but we were not planned. But, thankfully, our mothers chose to have us. Why take that choice away from our very own kids? My professional experience: it's inconvenient right now. I think that if most women that are choosing abortion were to have an ultrasound of their baby AND shown a video how an abortion is really done, they would see it for what it is: murder. To see the little body parts after this procedure is truly horrendous. And, for most of these women, they think: "it was just a bunch of cells, not really a baby." If I only had a dollar for every time I've heard that!

  • It is murder

    Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. Abortion is taking the life away from an innocent baby's life just for parental needs. Just one thing, why would you do an action that requires something you don't want for your future? You people should actually think before you act. You have innocent lives in your hands and just with a decision it can change their lives forever. Abortion should be illegal and that's all!!!!!

  • No,it should be illegal

    The reason why i think it should be illegal because it's a murder.If the women don't want to raise their child up or aren't ready to be the parents then they should put their child in orphanage or give to someone who is ready to be the caretaker.But abortion is killing human being.

  • Parent's choice, not child's

    In the cases of rape or discovered health risks to the mother and/or child, arguably, abortion should be legal. In cases when it is all out of choice, the parents of the unborn child are the ones who have chosen to have intercourse, they are aware that they are risking possible pregnancy. It is therefore, their fault if the mother becomes pregnant and so why should they deny the child a life when they could very well have avoided this situation by not having sex. The child is not the perpetrator of the situation, the parents are, why do they get the easy route out at the expense of the child's life

  • Abortion should not be legal

    Abortion kills living children that could one day grow up to be an important part of the world. What if you we’re a womb ? What if you was a scenario on should you live or should you die ? Choose life for your children's sake and your child's children's sake because when you take away one life, you take away many a especially if you’re taking away a life that was sacred. Concluding from as much information gathered fetuses are persons and should therefore have their own undeniable rights. Take responsibilities. Use protection so you will not have to come across decisions you’re not ready to make.

  • Abortion should not be legal.

    "Abortion is okay. Its the women's rights to do what they want with their body." If females have the rights to their bodies then why are female babies dying with no option? Don't they have a right too? Babies shouldn't be dying just so women can live how they wish.

  • Emotional damage to the mother and the murder of a life

    There have been countless reports of how a barely developed infant has proven it's life to the public- whether it is holding the hand of the doctor taking care of it or the simple fact that it says in the bible "before you were in your mother womb, I knew you"- there is a lot of scientific evidence proving the life inside. There is no such thing as an accident- if you are going out and having sex, than you know the risk, and you should not take YOUR mistake out on the child now inside of you... And in the case of Rape, i know it sounds all religious and many of you don't care to listen, and have probably already decided to stop reading this comment, but God has a plan for every life he has created- He has given you the gift of a child- one of HIS creations... And you are going to go murder it?

    And forget the debate if the child is a living thing or not, how about the proven mental damage that the mother goes through when she gets a child aborted. From the moment of conception that kid, whether you like it or not, takes a part of your heart and you can ask any mother who has gotten an abortion, and 90% of the time she will tell you it was the biggest mistake of her life. Many women end up going into a depression because they aborted the child they thought they didnt want... There are other options than aborting the kid... Abortion is just the "easy" way out- your quick escape... Now dont get me wrong, i have friends who have had abortions, and I have seen first hand how they break down- they are the reason I am studying to be a counselor for young women who feel alone and scared and are considering getting an abortion or have gotten one and are falling apart... If you have gotten an abortion, I do not judge, but let me say this, if you are pretending to be ok, and tel everyone you could care less about the life inside of you that you gave up, you are going to eventually break and lose yourself in the depression that you are trying to hide...

    Abortion is never the answer in my opinion... And a life is not a mistake... They may be unplanned or unexpected, but they are NOT mistakes...

  • Children should not be punished for the irresponsibility of the parent.

    Just because a parent is irresponsible does not mean a life should be ended because of it. From the moment of conception there is life, therefore removing this child - especially in the most disturbing methods - is inhumane and essentially violates a human rights: the deprivation of life. There should be exceptions to rape but that is it.

  • Abortion is murder

    Abortion is murder, Plain and simple. If you kill a baby in its mommys belly, that/s still killing it. After a few weeks, that baby can already feel pain. Its gonna hurt that baby when the mom kills it. Its redicilous to kill an innocent child. That could've been you, that could've been your mom making the decision weather or not to kill you. Think about it. If you dont want a baby and dont want to take a chance, don't laay down and have sex. And if you get raped or something along those lines, I understand that is isnt your fault, but it's not the baby's fault either. So why kill the child because of something like that?

  • Abortion is not the answer.

    Don't say that abortion ruins someone's future. It doesn't. All it means is they have to try a little harder. Don't be lazy. Try. Just because a woman was raped doesn't mean the baby should have to suffer the consequences of his/her "father". A woman may have control over her body, but there are TWO bodies involved during a pregnancy. You ARE killing a person. A fetus IS a person. From the moment of conception, that fetus is a living organism. Have a heart people.

  • It's meant to be..

    I strongly believe that everything in life happens for a reason. A child is a blessing whether you wished for it or not. Abortion is like cheating in life, you can't always take the easy way out of situations. If God has given you a child, it's for a specific reason. Maybe it's a long term lesson, or maybe it's something that will positively change your life, or maybe it's an opportunity to open up your eyes to world you are in. You most likely won't know the reason now, but if you would just give it the chance ,you'll see. I also believe that having an abortion is murder. You're stopping an innocent child from coming into the world, growing up, and experiencing life. You might think that having an abortion will benefit you, but what about the life you have just canceled out? It's selfish and wrong. Someone else shouldn't have to pay for your faults. Whether you believe a fetus is a living thing or not, it is on it's way to becoming one and that's what counts.

  • Your a baby killer

    People who get a abortions are selfish whether you have been rapped by the wrong man the baby still is there inside the women you could be young as 10 to 16 and even though you may not know there is more options then killing a baby you always have a choice to keep the baby or not when is delivered. If you to decide to put it up for adoption you can.Or try your best and make the best of it. Those who try and get a abortion you are just killing the baby for your own selfishness and It's so awful that this law was passed legal mistakes go away only if you make them mistake is a mistake you can make the mistake of having the baby and being a good person or have the memory of killing your own child because you are only thinking about yourself

  • Innocent life are being killed

    The fetus has the right to live and become a child like others. This is not fair to kill it. The fetus did not do any crime, it is innocent. It has a life and should be given a chance to live. By killing it you are doing a crime. You may regret because one day this unborn baby can become great person.

    Abortion should not eliminate the rights of the unborn child to life, freedom and quest for happiness.Either bring the baby up or give it away for adoption.

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

    It is going against our unalienable rights. Science is on the side of not legalizing it because the babies brain has already started to develop. The baby is now an individual. I believe it is murder. The baby that was just killed could have grown up to make a difference in the world. Maybe he would have been a murderer but at least give them a chance to live.

  • No! No! No!

    If the mother doesn't want the baby there are other choices such as adoption! There are other people out there who are incapable of having a baby and would gladly adopt a child that needs a good home and a family to love them. So give the baby the opportunity to feel loved and wanted!

  • Abortion does not only hurt the baby

    56% of all women have nightmares regarding the abortion and the child that was brutally murdered. Plus, 17% of all women who've had abortions experience physical problems such as bleeding or pelvic inflammation and infection. Also, 25% of women who have abortions seek out psychiatric help, against the 3% of average women who seek it out.

  • Murder is Murder

    If this offends anyone, great!
    I'm so sick of everyone claiming that abortion is okay. "It's my body, so I should get to do whatever I want, right?' WRONG!
    "Its not a living person until it is born, right?" WRONG!
    If killing a pregnant woman is considered "double murder" then why wouldn't abortion be considered a murder?
    Frankly, abortionists are nothing but cruel, sick murderers.

  • No. It should definitely NOT be legal

    Abortion should not be legal! Nobody has the right of killing an innocent creature that isn't responsible for the mistakes you did. A baby is a gift! I mean really, it was born for a reason. Oh, and if you got raped, and that is how you got pregnant, once you hold that baby in your hands you will forget absolutely everything that happened to you and love that creature. It's something ALIVE that's living in you! Its part of you. Murder is illegal. Why would you want to kill it?

  • No, but those who choose to abort should receive gov. money.

    Yes, it is absolutely wrong for a woman to control the baby's body, but the problem is that she should receive help. Aborting would not solve anything. Instead, the government should send money to her to help her with her problem. With this, she can seek physiological help and provide the basic necessities until she can choose to put the baby up for adoption, give him/her to a friend, sell him/her, or keep the baby.

  • No because, of

    A massive number of women have complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, or damage of the womb. Plus abortion is taking away a life against its will. If you don't want to be pregnant then don't have sex. If you don't want the kid than give the kid up for adoption. Adoption is always an option.

  • Abortion is murder

    It should not be legal because in the sense of abortion your are murdering a child and a murder is a crime. So if a woman has an abortion she should go to jail. You can have a child and put them up for adoption , there is no reason to get rid of an innocent child , unborn .

  • You Just Committed First Degree Murder

    A baby is the only innocent creture in the world, they have no idea what they look like, where they are going to live, who thier family memebers are, or that they are even babies. They have done no wrong so why are they being killed. Just for your own selfish reason