Should Abortion Be Legal?

863 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Imagine a woman was raped and later became pregnant. Shouldn 't she have the right to abort the child or should she be forced to deliver? Put yourself in her shoes. Can you imagine the pain she might feel every time she looks at the child? Should she be forced to endure this? Women should be allowed to have abortions under circumstances such as these.

Abortion has been a topic of debate for centuries if not longer. Abortion occurs when a fetus is removed from a woman 's body before the fetus is able to fully develop. Before the 1800s, not many laws existed concerning abortion. It was not until 1973 that the Supreme Court listened to a case concerning abortion. In 1973, the Supreme Court struck down all state laws that had ruled abortion illegal in Roe versus Wade. However, many still argue that abortion should be illegal. Abortion should be legal and an option available to expecting mothers due to issues such as rape, life or death situations in mothers, and teen pregnancy.

In every situation, there are exceptions. Rape should be one exception as to why abortion should be legal. It is estimated that between 1 and 2 percent of pregnancies are an result of rape and/or incest. While this number may seem like such a small percentage, this means that about 1 and every 6 pregnancies is a result of a woman that was raped. Should a woman who experienced such a tragic event be required to keep a child that serves as such a reminder. In my opinion, no. One of the most…

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