Should Abortions Be Legal ?

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Should Abortions be Legal?

This essay will show a distinction between abortion for convenience sake, and abortion for medical reasons, as well as abortion in the cases of rape/incest. People will view both sides of the on going question, should abortion be legal.

"The key argument for this issue is that a woman has a right to her own body. This is a true. However, the fetus, or unborn baby, is a distinct individual. Even though it resides inside its mother, it is a separate entity genetically. From the moment of conception, it is an entirely separate genetic individual." (

Although not everyone believes that a fetus is considered to be a life from the moment of conception. There are many reasons a woman chooses to have an abortion. I, personally, am against abortion to a certain degree. For example, if a woman was raped and became pregnant due to the rape, then I see no reason why she could not have an abortion.

Most women who are raped and become pregnant do not have a loving bond with that baby and it can cause the child to be neglected or be harmed by the mother or even killed.

Another case would be if a young girl was raped by her father or any male. I could than say I would be for that girl having an abortion. Or maybe a woman has a life threaten medical condition. The one thing I am against 100% is an abortion for convenience sake. I do not believe it is right for a woman to kill an unborn child just because she does not want the child. There are other options she could take. Women who have an abortion for convenience sake should be...