Abortion Should Remain Legal Essay

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A woman is walking through a dark alley. She has a bag full of cash that she scraped together and is going to see a man who will probably rip her off. This woman is not what you think, she is receiving an illegal abortion by an untrained surgeon. Many have said that abortion is a crime against humanity, taking away the innocent lives of unborn children. Though, the real crime would be to rob women of their rights and well-being. Abortions should stay legal because the absence of legal abortions will mean rise in dangerous illegal abortions, abortions are a woman’s right, and motherhood has a negative effect on women who aren’t ready. If abortions are banned, it will only provoke illegal abortions, which are particularly hazardous to …show more content…
Men can undergo any procedure they want without controversy, the same should be applicable to women. All humans should receive equal rights. Many have argued fetuses should receive these rights as well, but embryos are only a clump of cells and comparing it to an infant would be absurd (Peikoff). “We must not confuse potentiality with actuality. An embryo is a potential human being.”(Peikoff). Fetuses are potential humans which, if the woman chooses, can be developed. Therefore once again, the women should have a legal alternative. Even if the mother chooses to keep the child, it might not be the right time in other aspects. There are many things to consider before planning for a baby. The women should be physically, emotionally, financially, and mentally ready for a child. It has been proven that babies born into a safe environment are healthier in general (Arthur). It would be irresponsible to raise a baby into a hectic environment. Some women are just not ready for babies (Arthur).Most women do not have the support of their loved ones when having an unplanned pregnancy. Without considering these factors, having a baby will ruin not only the women’s future but the future of her baby as well. Pregnancy is a consequence of unprotected sex, but motherhood should not be a punishment. Motherhood can be wonderful only if it comes at the right time, but if it isn’t, it would be better off for the baby and the mother to abort.

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