Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1350 Words Oct 27th, 2014 6 Pages
Introduction Abortion is a highly controversial topic; people say that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances, some say only under certain circumstances, and others say it should be legal no matter what. Abortion should be legal under certain circumstances, yet banned under others. People should have the right to decide what they want to do with their body. However, with abortion, it is not your body. It is the life of someone else that is inside the female body. An argument is that adoption is always an option. However, in some circumstances, adoption is actually not an option. Abortion should be legal in very rare circumstances. Under other circumstances, abortion should be illegal. The decision should be made by a health care professional with knowledge on the circumstances and be completely unbiased.
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Some people believe that all abortions should be illegal, under every circumstance. These people have very good reasons for arguing this matter. The body inside of the female that is being terminated is not part of their body, nor just a fetus. It is a living human being that has the potential to have a great life. “For 2006, a total of 846,181 abortions were reported to CDC. Among the 46 areas that provided data consistently during 1996-2006, a total of 835,134 abortions (98.7% of the total) were reported; the abortion rate was 16.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, and the abortion ratio was 236 abortions per 1,000 live births.” (Pazol K,…

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