Top 10 Reasons Why Abortion Should Be Legal

The Top Ten
1 Another woman's body is none of your business

NOBODY has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Abortion should be legalized, period.

And when you have a baby, you can choose what to do with it.

That's true even though I'm 100% against abortion.

2 The girl could have been raped

If that's the case, then it's okay to abort, but other than that, abortion is not okay at all! And I am not even a fan of babies, so that's saying much!

That is the truest but also the saddest and most depressing thing I've ever heard.

It doesn't matter if the person is young or old, abortion should be legal.

3 Sometimes giving birth could kill the woman

This is the biggest reason. Some of you claim to be "pro-life" but then don't even consider the fact that women risk their lives by giving birth. It may be rare, but you can die. So even if you do think it should be illegal, you really can't argue with this one.

That's true because mothers die from giving birth to their babies.

This and number one are the only good reasons.

4 Life starts at birth not at conception
5 Abortion is a right
6 Making it illegal only makes abortions unsafe

This is the main reason that abortion should remain legal. By making abortion illegal, you are promoting unsafe and unsanitary abortions. The only thing accomplished by making it illegal is a feel-good feeling about making it illegal.

At least with it being legal, it is safe. The mother is talked to about the consequences of her actions and the possible steps she could take before going ahead with the procedure.

7 Religion shouldn't affect the law

Not everyone is religious, so religion shouldn't affect the law.

8 The family might not be able to afford a living for the baby
9 The fetus won't feel any pain

Abortion should be legal, but only before 20 weeks because then the fetus won't feel pain.

10 Nobody should have the right to use somebody else's body without their consent

Ask someone's permission first because they give you their answer.

The Contenders
11 Even animals abort their babies
12 The mother might die if she doesn't have an abortion.

One of the only cases where it is acceptable, but these cases are rare.

13 Preventative measures don’t always work
14 The baby might make the mother's life harder
15 The baby could come out with physical or mental defects

While aborting a baby because it has Down syndrome is discrimination, some babies have severe defects that would cause them to die at birth. For those babies, abortion prevents them from experiencing the suffering of death shortly after birth.

Then find a painless way to put the fetus down. I don't want him/her to suffer during the procedure.

16 The pregnant girl could be very young

Teen pregnancy can affect their school years.

17 Overpopulation

As mentioned in another comment I made, there are already millions of existing children without families. To tell the truth, most of the reasons I've heard to give birth instead of adopting one of those children have been awfully selfish.

This is a great reason, but mandatory sterilization of everyone not tested to be intelligent enough would be a better solution.

18 Some of us are just too lazy to take care of a baby
19 If a baby was put up for adoption, it might suffer even more

If I were a mother who was pregnant with an unwanted baby, I'd rather the baby be aborted than have a possibility that it'll suffer in foster care for the majority of its life.

20 Unwanted children are likely to receive a poor upbringing
21 The woman may not be in the right mental state to have a baby

This is another big one to take into consideration. If you're in a bad mental state, that can affect the child. So if you want children, it's important to think about whether it's even the right time.

Using myself as an example, I have depression and possibly CPTSD. It's been proven that behaviors caused by trauma in adults can be passed down to their kids. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, much less a child.

22 The baby could be evil
23 Because some people hate babies
24 Pro-life is outdated
25 The government has no right to intervene in the private lives of citizens

I'm pro-choice, as long as it's in the first and early second trimesters. You better have a good reason for after that.

Why would a government intervene on people's lives? That's unusual!

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