Abortion Should Remain Legal

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The average woman is pregnant for 38 weeks. However, what if a woman decides she no longer wants to follow through with her pregnancy? If a woman chooses to no longer be pregnant; abortion has become a popular way to terminate a pregnancy. There can be many reasons as to why a woman might have an abortion. It may be due to an unwanted pregnancy, health issues with the mother that will cause her sickness throughout the pregnancy, inability to care for a child, ectopic pregnancy, and even awareness of life threatening illnesses that will not allow the baby to live outside of the womb. Abortion has been a controversial subject for decades. Not only has abortion been controversial in the United States, but it has been an issue around the world. There are many powerful reasons as to why some people are against abortion; and there are also numerous reasons as to why some people advocate abortion. Some people feel that abortion is an act of murder, evil, and selfishness; while many others feel that it is a womans decision and right to do what she wishes with her body; as well as the decisions that she makes. To those who are unaware of exactly what an abortion is; it is when a pregnant woman has a fetus removed from her womb. To this day, there are 682 abortion clinics in the U.S; and there are numerous methods to abortion; although the aspiration method is most popular. The aspiration method, also known as the vacuum method, takes place within the first trimester of pregnancy. According to lifesitenews.com, a website that discusses abortion, the methods of abortion depends on the stage the pregnancy is in, as well as the size of the fetus. Due to health concerns and less chance of complications, abortions are usually performed within t... ... middle of paper ... ...s." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013. . "Roe v. Wade." Roe v. Wade. N.p., 13 Dec. 1971. Web. 03 Dec. 2013. . "Share." The Bible's Teaching Against Abortion. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. . Sifferlin, Alexandra, and Alexandra Sifferlin. "Study Linking Abortion to Mental Health Problems Is Flawed | TIME.com." Time. Time, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. . "Surgical Abortions." LifeSiteNewscom RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. .

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