Should abortion be legal?

  
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It should be a basic right for all women to have open access to abortion services. The belief that all life is sacred and all babies are worth saving is noble, but it's simply unrealistic in the real world. Forbidding access to licensed professionals won't even save every fetus: truly desperate women will seek out unlicensed individuals to perform illegal, unsafe abortions, and the affluent will have no trouble traveling to regions of the world where abortion remains unrestricted for their own needs. There are already far too many unwanted children in the world, far more than overburdened adoption and foster systems can handle, and a sudden influx of infants with parents unable and/or unwilling to care for them would lead to a dramatic increase in lower-class misery.
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Yes, it should be legal. We should not bring babies into this world who are unwanted. A full 49% of pregnancies in the US are not planned. Unintended pregnancies are common among poor women and teenage girls who must raise them in poverty. This increases the chances their children will turn to a life of crime. Abortion is an effective way of preventing overpopulation.

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It's murder, plain and simple. Some people may say it depends on the circumstances of the pregnancy (rape, incest, etc.) but that is equal to punishing the victim of the crime. You wouldn't murder a rape victim so would we take the life of an innocent child who had nothing to do with the heinous crime? There are so many families that are looking for children that cannot have their own. It doesn't make sense to legalize murder when adoption will help more people and create happy families. I support the family unit and happiness.
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Unborn babies have a fundamental right to life that begins from the moment they are conceived. We must protect that. In the Old Testament the 6th Commandment states "Thou shalt not kill." We are defying God's commandment when we take a human life during an abortion.
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It shouldn't be legal because girls should not be in bed with boys in the first place if they are not ready to be a mom.

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