Essay by ub_decathleteCollege, UndergraduateA+, March 2006

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The issue of abortion is one that has been plaguing people around the world for some time now and only will continue to do so. There are three popular stances: pro-abortion, anti-abortion and moderate abortion. Although there are many supporters of each opinion, it is clear that pro-abortion is clearly morally acceptable and desirable in our society today. Anti-abortion boosters claim that it is wrong to kill a human being, indicating that their whole premise bases on the relativity of defining life at conception. This premise is easy to address and defeat by using both logic and science. The moderate abortion position is the least challenging position to prove unacceptable due to the fact that they believe it is justifiable to abort a pregnancy in some instances to some women, but not to all pregnancies and all women, which constitutes total lack of consistency.

Abortion in our society is a welcome and necessary procedure, and proves to be morally acceptable in many instances.

Although many in opposition claim that women are using abortion as a method of birth control, they are clearly wrong as current statistics show:

Teenagers' abortion rate in 2000 was 24.0 per 1,000 women aged 15-19--some 3% lower than the 1999 rate of 24.7 per 1,000. From 1986 to 2000, the abortion rate dropped by 43%; during the same period, the proportion of teenage pregnancies ending in abortion fell from 46% to 33%--a decline of more than one-quarter (27%).

The most compelling argument for abortion is the simple fact that when a child is not wanted in a relationship, is should not be brought into the world under those conditions. There have been countless reports across the nation about women who have their unwanted pregnancies because of outside intervention, who go to drastic illegal actions just...