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Abortion - why should it be legal?

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Why should it be legal? Whether it is the first, second or fifth time it is never an easy decision to make. Whenever it was against the law or socially unacceptable to have an abortion. Women were driven to backstreet abortion where they put their lives at risk. This carried on in America until 1873 before abortion was legalised thousands of women died. People then fought for women to have a right of choice. However there are still people in society today who wont accept abortion even when the case is rape. But those have failed to convince the public to agree with their views. Here are reasons why abortion was legalised: 1. ...read more.


Before abortion was legalised such oppositions were limited. 3. A women is more then a foetus There is the argument that a foetus is a person, which deserves rights equal to women's. However our society beliefs it is up to the women to decide on what should happen to the foetus 4. Being the mother is only one option It was a long and on going battle to give women political and economic right. But a rape or can end a woman's economic and personal freedom. 5. Outlawing abortion is discriminatory Anti- abortion laws are discriminating against women with low income, whose only open options are the dangerous backstreet abortion. Because that's all they can afford. ...read more.


8. "Every child a wanted child." If women are forced to keep unwanted pregnancies it will result in unwanted children. And those children will not get the right love, supports and care they need to live happy normal lives. These children often end up with a bad start in live, which can cause them to brutal to others. This not good for the families, its not good for the child and its also not good for society. 9. Choice is good for families It does not matter how careful you are accident do happen, since there is no 100% safe contraception. For some people this not a problem, however for others it could case a lot in the family. For example it can cause financial problems, tension increase and ruin relationships. Amal Yussuf Prse coursework ...read more.

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