It’s the mother’s body - she should decide what happens
Every baby has the right to proper care and love; if this is not possible, abortion should be okay
There are already too many unwanted babies in our over-populated world. Why add more?
Surely the woman, and her family, have rights, not just the unborn baby?
Raped women should not be made to have the baby as they did not choose to get pregnant and would be constantly reminded of their ordeal as the child grows up
If baby is severely handicapped, only mother can decide if she can look after the baby
In the case of under-age pregnancy, the girl may not have really understood what she was doing, and should not lose her education and career opportunities over one mistake
A family may be too poor to cope with a child, and if there are other children already, they may suffer
Life doesn’t really start until birth, or at least until the foetus is viable
Many pregnancies end through natural abortions (miscarriages) – abortion is natural and often women don’t even know they were pregnant: it doesn’t have to be a big deal
A baby with severe disabilities may have a very poor quality of life that also brings trauma to the parents who have to watch it suffer. It may be kinder for that child not to be born
-banning abortion puts women at risk by forcing them to use illegal abortionists- World Health Organization (WHO) reports that each year nearly 42 million women faced with unintended pregnancies have abortions, of which 20 million are unsafe, mostly in countries where abortion is illegal. According to WHO and Guttmacher, approximately 68,000 women die annually as a result of complications of unsafe abortion; and between two million and seven million women each year survive unsafe abortion but sustain long-term damage or disease (incomplete abortion, infection (sepsis), haemorrhage, and injury to the internal organs, such as puncturing or tearing of the uterus). They also concluded abortion is safe in...