Abortion Do We Need It?

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Abortion is a hot topic these days. We hear about it on television and on the radio. Should we, even take a stance on this issue when we have no idea what is involved in each person's case?

Abortion is a very sensitive issue because there are many reasons for having an abortion. And a lot of the time it is not just because a lady does not want to have her baby. It could be due to the lady having been raped, sometimes a lady can't support a baby and sometimes it is because the condoms or birth control did not fully protect them, either way I do not think it should not be legislated by government.

Some people think that the lady should have the baby and then put it up for adoption but then there are also a lot of other people that think that the child will suffer psychologically because in a lot of cases the child never gets to meet their biological parents.

Here are the responses of the major presidential candidates to the question: 'How, if at all, should federal law be changed regarding access to and availability of abortion?''


Bill Clinton: 'The decision to have an abortion should be between a woman, her doctor, and her faith. Abortions should be safe, legal, and rare. We can lower the number of abortions by emphasizing education, prevention and personal responsibility to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.''


Lamar Alexander: 'States have the right -- and should -- restrict abortion. The federal government should not be involved at all -- should not condone, encourage, fund or prohibit abortion.''

Pat Buchanan: 'I am for passage of a human life amendment. But even before that takes place the federal government should take the following measures: totally...