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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: Hi Jessica,
    Abortion has been a practice since the beginning of humankind. There are herbs that will induce abortion, it has been performed by medicine men, shamans, witch doctors, men in back alleys with various sticks, wires, and unsterile instruments, women/girls have performed abortions on themselves with a wire coathanger. Many girls and women have died from infections and hemorhaging.

    Girls and women WILL take control of their own bodies, and no one has the right to control what a person does with his/her body.

    It is interesting that those who oppose abortion because they say it is murder, often blow up women's health clinics, killing health care professionals, as well as many innocent women. NO ONE has the right to decide how a woman's body is to be used, except the woman/girl herself.

    Since abortion has been a practice since the beginning of humankind, and will continue, I prefer to see it done legally, in a sterile, safe environment.

    I am not a judge, and cannot decide for another person if it is right or wrong. If however, anyone is opposed to abortion, I would like to see that person watch a 10-12 year old girl carry a pregnancy to term and deliver a child, which was not so unusual in the shelter where I volunteered. Unfortunately, the reason she carried the pregnancy to term, is because HER father was the father of HER child, and did not believe in abortion for religious reasons......how sick and hypocritical is that!!!
    • Apr 16 2013: That girl deserved the right to choose, and her father is a disgusting man for not only doing that to her, but for not letting her make a decision in a situation that is so amazingly disturbing. I really appreciate your views. Thank you so much.
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        Apr 16 2013: I agree Jessica.....those girls, and every woman and girl, has the right to choose how her body will be used. Those men who are against abortion are simply trying to control the choices of girls/women. Whatever their reason is (usually religious), NOTHING gives one human being the right to control another human being's choices regarding how his/her body will be used.

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