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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 16 2013: Agreed. I believe that there are cases where abortion would be justified. Though personally I would find those cases to be rare and far between. In the case of "eliminating unwanted pregnancy", simply so you are not pregnant, I don't find that an appropriate use of abortion.

    I also agree that a more proactive approach to birth control is justified. As an educator, I have tried to instill in young men and young women that these choices, to engage in sexual activity, are adult choices with adult consequences and both members must make intelligent adult decisions to protect themselves. It is a tough task to teach in many ways. But a proactive, positive approach is far better than some of the other efforts out there.

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