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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: I don't know that right or wrong is the correct terminology. That appears to be very black or white in the answer. There is very much a grey area with far to many nuances to sort it out easily.

    Without delving to deeply into the topic, I would say this. Right or wrong it is up to the person who makes the decision to deal with that choice including the consequences and the expense. If you wish to have an abortion, you pay for it and no one else subsidizes it. The US government subsidizing abortions through funding does not help the issue.

    If you wish to use abortion as "birth control" then I would say wrong. You made the decisions that led to pregnancy, deal with the consequences of your adult choice. Aborting a child because they don't fit your "ideal child" also not okay. There are other options.

    Now, in cases of rape or threat to mom, I don't know that I feel as strongly opposed. Those are still the women's choice, not mine to make. It is a most difficult issue to find a black and white answer to.
    • Apr 11 2013: I apologize for not being clear about what I mean by 'right or wrong'. You are absolutely correct when you say that it appears to be a very black or white answer, but my intention wasn't to arouse any form of conflict. My only intention was to hear out peoples reasons as to why they believe abortion is right or wrong. That does not mean that it actually is right or wrong, because you are right when you say there is no simple way to sort it out. There are definitely legitimate reasons why both sides of this issue deserve to be heard and considered. I believe that aborting a baby for no reason is selfish, and women always try to make it justifiable. I think that you have a very wise, intriguing perspective and I am thrilled to have had a response like yours. Thank you for the eye opening.

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