Abortion Should Be Illegal In The United States

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Jenna Geyman Government March 25, 2012 Abortion I do not think abortion is a good thing. There is something very precious about bringing a new life into the world. I love to hold a new little baby and think about what its life will be like. If I had a friend who got pregnant and was considering an abortion, I think I would help her to try to find some way to keep the child and care for it. But I do not think it is right for the government to make abortion illegal either. Individual liberty is one of the founding principles of the United States and the decision to have an abortion is a very personal one. While I think it is a serious choice to have an abortion, I think there are some situations where it can be justified. A woman should not be forced to have a child that is the result of rape or incest. Even if these cases are only about one percent of abortions, it still affects thousands of women each year. (nytimes.com) There are also cases where the mother’s life is endangered by the pregnancy.…show more content…
The “Guttmacher Policy Review” reports that “abortion was listed as the official cause of death for almost 2,700 women in 1930.” (guttmacher.org) There were probably many more who did not show up in the statistics. They also point out that the death rate among women from abortion soared in Romania when the Ceausescu regime outlawed abortion in 1966 and dropped dramatically after Ceausescu was overthrown. (guttmacher.org) Making abortion illegal does not stop abortions and it ends up killing many women. Some countries like The Netherlands where abortion is free and legal have lower abortion rates than places like Peru where it is illegal.

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