I believe that every woman should have the right to choose what happens to her own baby. After all, it doesn't concern you. I know that the pro-life argument is that A) the next Einstein might have been the one aborted, B) Every one of God's children is special and C) There are alternatives such as adoption, but ok let's think about this; Argument A) is true, BUT along with that Einstein could be the next serial killer or mass murderer. Argument B) is completely invalid because there should be a separation between CHURCH and STATE. Argument C) is also true but, imagine the amount of stress and pain the mother will have to endure because of something that wasn't meant to happen in the first place. You can't just automatically assume that every woman seeking an abortion brought this upon herself by not using protection, and you do not know the story behind how the baby was conceived. Also, there are already thousands and thousands of children in foster homes in the US. The US makes it extremely hard to adopt out of any foster home in the US, therefore there is an almost automatic possibility that the child will grow up without parents for its entire life.
I really don't think this issue should be up for debate because (I hate to be the pessimist, but...) the world is already extremely over populated, and basically every human is just a number to our government.
let's not leave out the constitution in our politics, remember separation of church and state- just because an abortion is legal doesn't mean somebody is forcing you to get one, secondly it is not murder in many cases the mother's or child's life would have been ruined anyway and @
Azara is completely right
Killing babies even when they aren't born is not only murder but it's an irreversible mistake many women wish they never make. Even if the baby was a mistake, it's unfair for anyone to make another mistake and murder that child. Killing babies makes me wanna cry for all those defenseless souls who had no say in their death..
It is not an irreversible mistake to have an abortion because it is so much hard work and pain and money that has to go into supporting a child, and sometimes a woman is too young to have a child. If the baby is not born yet, it is not a baby. It is a fetus that is capable of becoming a baby, only if the mother decides to carry on through the pregnancy. To say that a fetus is a baby directly after conception is taking away from the nine months that the woman has to go through in order to give birth. Therefore, it is anti feminist to say that a fetus is a baby and a human after conception. A woman should be able to choose whether or not to go through nine months of sickness in addition to labor and having to raise a human being. If a man is to rape the woman, and the female cannot get an abortion, she is then forced to have the child which she might not be able to afford and take care of. I love children, but I think that the government should get out of people's bodies. It is not fair to say that just because you are one day pregnant means that you have to pretend that it would be a murder to 'kill' a lifeless blob of tissue. Also if you need more of a piece of my mind, look at Arza's comment.
Someone might not be able to provide for their child, which in turn creates havoc for said child in the future. Think about this, most people get abortions when this baby thing is a mere cell in the body.
I know someone who had to get an abortion as soon as she found out that she was pregnant. She is an older woman who is far from healthy and isn't doing well financially. She has to raise two children on her own as is.
I don't think women should just get pregnant, know that they could get pregnant, and when they do get pregnant, and get an abortion. If you were raped, however, you have a good reason, especially if you're underaged.