Top 10 Reasons Why Abortion Should Be Legal

The Top Ten
1 The girl could have been raped

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

I don't care if someone got pregnant unwanted even from a traumatic thing, she should just give birth whenever she is ready to do so and immediately put it up for adoption, because abortion is murder.

And if she's very young, she's probably not in the right mental state to have a baby.

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

2 Another woman's body is none of your business

Randomator is correct. The baby is not part of the woman's body. The reason for the placenta between the mother and the unborn child, is to keep the mother's body from rejecting the genetically separate human being.

Well guess what? That baby is not the woman's body! No living person has 4 eyes, 2 mouths, 4 arms and legs 20 fingers and toes, and 2 sets of DNA.
Also try telling that to the people who decided Roe vs Wade

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

Abortion Clinics are not gas chambers.
You had Christians that bombed them.

3 Sometimes giving birth could kill the woman

If you're going to die giving birth to a baby, it's one of the absolute best ways to go, because you're dying while creating life and doing what's literally the purpose of a human being.

So this really isn't much of a reason. However, my take on abortion as a whole is that if the baby's so undeveloped that it really isn't a living thing, it's fine, but if not, then it isn't.

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.

It's extremely rare nowadays, though many women suffer health problems that arise with time, but all in all, the mothers survive and death during pregnancy's extremely rare, 1 in 100,000.

Whenever that is the case, it's acceptable. But it's rare...

4 Life starts at birth not at conception

You can take it back even further than conception, or even fertilization.
Life began with a cell. A singular cell over a billion years ago. The cell created more cells and created more and more life from then on. You can't have living organisms without organ systems, you can't have organ systems without organs, you can't have organs without tissue, you can't have tissue without, you guessed it, cells.

Nope it begins at conception that's the way it works for every animal on earth and humans are no different. This is simple biology. Go back to biology class

Wrong, just wrong on so many levels... So what you mean the baby isn't alive until it slips out?

Wrong! It starts at conception. The heart starts to beat within 3 weeks.

5 Abortion is a right

Oh for christ's sake, I want people to have a chance to live on this planet, not get murdered when they're not ready to be born yet. Since this is a list about a controversial subject, let's all disrespect each other's opinions about it, shall we?

I'm not saying I disagree, but why is this on here, this argument is circular and wouldn't convince anyone.

It's a right depending on circumstances. Otherwise it's about as much of a right as homicide.

About as much a right as honour killing is.

6 Religion shouldn't affect the law

Actually, it already DOES affect the Law.

That is why murder (which is exactly what abortion is) the worst punishable offense, & why stealing is also a highly punishable offense.

We need to start praising God more, because we've come too far in ignoring him and Jesus, plus we've hurt so many of each other and driven ourselves to death with our evil foolish acts, such as abortion.

We should get along more and praise the lord, because he made us and didn't make us to kill each other, even though we have free will.

Even putting religion aside it's still a moral issue. Imagine how you'd feel if your mother aborted you.

7 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 unsanity abortions. The only thing that is accomplished by making it illegal is getting 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

One of the few reasons why abortion shouldn't be completely abolished.

8 The fetus won't feel any pain

Who cares if it doesn't feel any pain, because living as a human is more important than pain, and abortion's wrong and evil.

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

Modern hanging is also devoid of pain. Your point?

We don't rob a fetus of a life they haven't started.

9 The family might not be able to afford a living for the baby

In that case put the baby up for adoption or I don't know think about the consequences before having sex?

That may be despair, but abortion is killing and that's worse than not affording a place to live.

Unless #1, you brought it on yourself.

10 Even animals abort their babies
The Contenders
11 Nobody should have the right to use somebody else's body without their consent

People, stop using whatever argument you're using and start using this one, it's the only one that matters. This argument is a direct response to the "it's the murder of an innocent human being" argument from the pro life side. The correct course of action when encountered with that argument is to point out to them that a two year is a human in every sense of the word so personhood is taken out of the equation and if a mother had a two year old and that two year old needed an organ transplant in order to live and the mother is the only one that can deliver that organ she isn't legally forced to deliver that organ. Ask them why the fetus is allowed to have the rights of using the mother's body regardless of the mothers say, but the two year old doesn't have this right? What you will find is various excuses such as "because the mother put the fetus there in the first place" or whatever, none of which are satisfactory. I think the only reason people have such a visceral reaction towards ...more

Nobody should also have the right to kill someone else.

12 The mother might die if she doesn't have an abortion.

That's SO unlikely, that's 1 in 1,000,000,000. Almost EVERY mother has survived and people are likely to die sooner if they have a disease from living an unhealthy life, or if they were KILLED, which is what abortion's about.

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

See my comment on #3.

13 Preventative measures don’t always work

May be true, but that doesn't mean there's a right to kill babies.

Hmm I wonder who poked holes in the condom...

14 The baby might make the mother's life harder

Doesn't matter, mothers give their lives to their children and risk so much. All for their babies. because children are more important for parents than anything else on Earth aside from God.

Well should've thought about consequences before having sex. Weak reason

Unless #1, she brought it on herself.

That poor mother again has anyone ever heard of putting the baby up for adoption

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.

Still, humans are precious and we must not use each other the wrong way.
Killing is hurtful and not only hurts ourselves, but others as well.

To be fair I can understand this. Living with deformations your entire life could be more of a burden than anything.

That is arguing from a eugenics point of view, & very insulting to people with disabilities.

16 The pregnant girl could be very young

Whether young or old, abortion is wrong and an example of muder.

17 Overpopulation

As mentioned in another comment I made, there are already millions of existing children without families, and 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.

We're causing overpopulation with science experiments and drugs, causing chaos.
Whatever happened to the good old days where there was a balance and everyone decided to respect each other and not cause chaos.

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

Well, there are very sparsely populated areas for people to settle in so that shouldn't be problem.

18 Some of us are just too lazy to take care of a baby

Then give up the baby to someone actually caring.

Mothers aren't lazy, taking care of a baby's hard and stressful. More so that you'll ever think. but it's also valuable because the child's precious and lives a life as a human being, and we have no right to kill precious people. - LinkKate1

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 the majority of it's life.

You can also give the baby to a friend? They might be caring.

20 The baby could be evil

I'm 100% pro-choice (I've said this a million times, but I am so sorry to anyone who sees my old comments from when I claimed to be "pro-life"), but this is a pretty weak argument. That's like saying abortion should be illegal because what if the child grows up to be a saint? Yeah, there's a possibility that they could, but very unlikely.

Only if he/she's raised that way, but many mothers raise their children and keep them motivated, so they don't grow up evil.

I'm pro-choice but how is this a good reason?

It could also be humanity's savior.

21 Unwanted children are likely to receive a poor upbringing

However that's rare.

22 Because some people hate babies

That's the dumbest reason ever to make abortion legal. If you hate babies, it's your own damn problem.

That's their opinion, but hating is wrong.

23 9 months of pregnancy is hard

I would never want to get pregnant. If I end up having kids, it will be an adoption since there are millions of already existing kids without families, so I would honestly go as far as to say it's a little selfish, especially since the only arguments I ever hear from these people are usually about their family bloodline or the child taking their last name.

That's besides the point though. Pregnancy and childbirth sound like nightmares, and they are some of the worst pains a woman could ever even imagine experiencing. Not to mention all of the long lasting effects years after the child is born, so if she doesn't want to put herself through that, it's her choice.

24 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 have an affect on the child, so if you want children, it's important to think about whether it's even the right time.

25 Pro-life is outdated
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