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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 25 2013: That is very true, and I find it comical that some men have such strong beliefs and views, considering they do not have the capabilities to get pregnant. If men had the ability to get pregnant, I feel as though their opinions might appear differently
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      Apr 25 2013: Good point Kate and Jessica, and that is how it was in the other TED conversations I participated in regarding this topic.

      Some men respond here with respect, compassion and understanding, supporting women in the choices they/we make. Others seem to think they have a right to control how girls/women's bodies will be used. It is both comical, as you say Jessica, and sad.

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