Pro Abortion

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Did you know that right now in the United States that the choice of women as to what to do with their own bodies as to child bearing might be taken away from them? While controversial, abortion is a medical procedure that allows a woman to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. It is usually done during the first trimester, which is the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Abortion has been legal since 1973, after the Roe v. Wade court case. This Supreme Court court case overturned all state laws in the United States restricting a woman’s access to abortion procedures during the first trimester of pregnancy, and during the second trimester in emergency cases. It seems that abortion should be legal because women should be free to choose what to do with their bodies and there are various circumstances where the procedure may be a good, but difficult choice, for a girl or woman.
Abortion was illegal prior to 1973, except when the mother’s life was in danger, but that didn’t mean that the procedure was unavailable. It just meant that abortion was done in secret and was more dangerous and harmful to both the baby and the woman. If women wanted to have abortions they found illegal abortionists. These illegal practitioners were untrained and performed the procedure with no medical equipment, often in unsanitary environments. Complications can occur during abortions even now when they are done professionally, but back then when performed in secret, complications were a common occurrence. An abortion back then could result in death for the mother or harm to a surviving baby; however this was a risk many were willing to take. Five thousand women died yearly from abortion prior to the Roe v. Wade decision, but the number of deaths for every 100,000 ...

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...dopted it will grow up without a mother or a father and not have the life it deserves. How is that better than abortion if the child is alive but miserable?
All in all, women should be able to choose what they want to do with their own bodies. Even if you don't believe abortion should be legal, a woman in a different circumstance might think differently and have different needs. She might have a solid reason such as rape or incest or a medical reason where she would suffer terrible harm from going through with the pregnancy. The world should not go back to the illegal abortion days where five thousand women died yearly from illegal and unsafe abortions. Ultimately, all lawmakers should think before taking away abortion and how this backward step would be taking away a woman's rights and what she would suffer if there is no or very restricted access to abortions.
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