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Abortion: Wrong or right?

Abortion is an extremely controversial topic, and I believe that women should be able to choose what happens to their own bodies. If abortion was illegal, the maternal death toll due to unsafe abortions would rise dramatically, and overpopulation would become an even more prominent issue. A woman should be able to have a say in a situation involving her body, and those who oppose abortion shouldn't care about a personal decision that doesn't affect them. I can understand that some people look at it as a form of murder. But i can't understand why people continue to pick and choose what is "justifiable" murder, and what is bad murder. Murder is murder. We can send people to war, we can legalize the death penalty, but abortion is STILL wrong? I think that people with different religious and cultural backgrounds have different unique perspectives, so I would love to here opinions. It doesn't matter whether the comments are anti-abortion or not.

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    Apr 11 2013: Hi Jessica.
    I remember when abortion was legalised in the uk. All sorts of checks & balances were supposedly put in place to favour the child. Abortion would only be permitted under the most serious of circumstances. The US is apparently heading for a total of 50 MILLION abortions.
    My view is that these are children, & should be treated as such. I am a mere man, but if I could buy a child's life with a year or two of misery, I would gladly do it. If for no other reason than the regret I would have to live with.
    It is a bit of a runaway train. In order to stop it we have to admit we have been murdering our children. Not a pleasant prospect. No-one is suggesting that women should risk life & limb to carry a child; the spirit of the original bill can still be implemented, but this wanton destruction of human life must stop.

    On the same vein. I would never support a euthanasia bill for the same reason. The bill may be reasonable & alleviate a lot of suffering; but human beings seem incapable of being grateful for the inch, & feel an insatiable need to take the mile.

    :-(
    • Apr 11 2013: 50 million abortions… that is such a hard thing to conceptualize. I respect your opinions and I am glad that you shared your views.

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