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Should abortion be legal in the United States?

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Started: 3/29/2017 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Abortion has been around for years for a way for women to not have to give birth to a child but many disagree that it should be illegal as it is wrong. I disagree with this statement as their are many reasons why it should stay legal. Procon stated on their website on February 1st, 2017 that women can control their own bodies and have the right to do whatever they want with it including abortion. This allows women to pursue goals they want to achieve without the obstacle of having a child.


While yes it is important to consider a woman's choice in the matter, there are significant drawbacks caused by abortion such as psychological and physical. Valerie Meehan, an editor of American Feminist magazine was mentioned in an article, "...that many women who have abortions experience psychiatric problems, including depression and nervous breakdown. She also claims that women who have had abortions have a much higher suicide rate than women who have not."
Debate Round No. 1


Although abortions may be dangerous, they are the safest way to abort a child. News 24 posted on their Web page on December 12, 2013 stating "Access to legal, professionally-performed abortions reduces injury and death caused by unsafe, illegal abortions." Without abortions being legal, people would find alternatives far more dangerous than an abortion performed by a doctor.


Even if legal abortions are safer than illegal abortions it is still quite dangerous to the woman. Ramah International stated on their website this year the many health complications that can occur such as: incomplete abortion risks, a cut or torn cervix (cervical laceration), inability to get pregnant due to infection or complication from an operation, and many other dangers to their bodies.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by GoOrDin 3 years ago
for couples who have been married for multiple years: Yes.

for adulterers?: no

drug users?: no

people who fuckk strangers?: no

There is no reason we should facilitate womanizers,
capitalist whore mongering,
social injustice (LOL),
immature youth fuckking bigots or criminals
people who crash our economy buying contraband products,
or who are unfaithful to their spouses and partners.
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