Abortion Is Wrong And Should Be Declared Illegal

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I believe that elective abortion is wrong and should be declared illegal. Abortion should be a last resort, and used only if the life of the mother or baby is at risk. Elective abortion is the interruption of a pregnancy before the twentieth week of gestation. This type of abortion is done at the request of the woman for reasons other than maternal health of fetal disease. The debate over abortion is broken down into different sides: pro-life and pro-choice. Roughly fifty-one percent of people in the United States of America are pro-choice, or believe that women should have unrestricted access to abortion. The other forty-nine percent of people are pro-life, or are against all forms of abortion with no exceptions. There is, however, a select group of pro-life activist who have slightly different views. Some believe that only elective abortion should be made illegal, and exceptions can be made for those who face life-threatening situations during the pregnancy. Pro-choice activist argue that women should have the right to choose whether or not to give birth to the child. Moreover, those activists will point out that a child should not come into the world unwanted. Pro-life activist will argue that abortion eliminates the potential societal contributions of that future human being. Another point made by pro-life activist is that abortion should not be used as a form of contraception. The debate over the legality of abortion has led to the government stepping in. In 1973, a

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