Do you think that abortion should be legal? Why or why not?

Do you think that abortion should be legal? Why or why not?

Do you think that abortion should be legal? Why or why not? This is NOT to start drama or cause arguments; if you start being rude to people, I will either edit or delete your comments/answers. Thanks!

Add this question to your starred list!
▼Scroll down for more questions

Answers (67)

vote up or down the answers
23
Angry_German_Kid
I think it should be 100% the woman's choice. I mean, if she was forced to have it, I doubt the child would want their mother to be forced to have them. And, if she wasn't forced to have it, there are other factors such as: not financially able to care for the child, she isn't strong enough to give birth to the child, etc.
SmolBeanie696
Agreed.
reply
on April 27
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
13
Polarize
I am pro-choice.
Just saying, to be pro-choice you don't even need to be for abortion. You just need to think a person has the right to their body.

By saying you are "pro-life" you are saying that the health of cells is more important than the mental and physical health of a female.
Lucky_Queen
No, actually. By being pro-life, I'm saying that the unborn baby is just as important (equal to) the mother. What if the abortion failed? How would YOU like to grow up knowing that your mother was so desperate to not have you that she tried to kill you before you were even born and you had to suffer for it through disabilities for the rest of your life?
reply
Lucky_Queen
Yup.
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Polarize
Sometimes it depends. There are always mental seasons to :>
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
Yeah, I know what you meant. What if the mother and child would both be perfectly safe both in birth and afterwards?
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Polarize
I was getting at if the child would be at risk after but um
It would depend on the situation
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
OK. What if the girl was messing around and the child and her would both be totally safe through the birth? I honestly wouldn't support it then... Although I guess I might if she were raped or in danger by giving birth.
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Polarize
If the mother things the child will be in a dangerous place (some teen pregnancies like the one you mentioned about the girl messing around), I fully support the choice. It was her choice. If you person is raped, I support the choice to have an abortion. The only way I would not support is if the parent did it for some brutal reason or the father made the mother See More▼
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
I don't agree with you, but you do have a really great point.

One thing I want to ask you -- do you believe in abortion for any reason (e.g. the girl was messing around and got pregnant by accident) or just in situations like where the girl was raped or the birth is dangerous?
@TheRilingRavenclaw
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Polarize
Oh I understand as far as the swearing thing - no trouble there. Okay, let me put this in a way that may help but it appears you are not getting it. Let's say you have a seed. As of now, what is that seed? It is a seed. Yes, in a year in may be a tree. But what is now? A seed. Lets say you step on that seed. Yes, it had the "potential" to be a tree, but was it See More▼
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
OK. I apologize for threatening you. I am just so totally worn out right now... Also, yesterday I had an argument with someone who was swearing like a sailor and wouldn't stop... Anyways. And OK, I get what you're saying about safe abortion. And you may not see the unborn child as an unborn child, rather as cells, but that's actually a matter of opinion. Those See More▼
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Polarize
I don't get how I exactly "cussed" but ok and you really have no right to threaten me. And you are because you are now suddenly switching out the terms birth and life while I explained how they are no the same. And people who support pro-choice movements want SAFE ABORTION. And guess what? Most abortion is safe. And a clump of cells is not an unborn baby. Most See More▼
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
1. Don't cuss. I really am tired of telling this to people, but I will delete your comment if you don't edit the cuss word out NOW. I'm not going to have another drawn out conversation where people are going on about "free speech", etc. It's my question, my rules. Sorry if I'm being overly blunt or rude, I have been studying for the past hour and I am half-dead. See More▼
reply
on October 21, 2015
Report
Polarize
Wow you're pretty damn ignorant to what I just stated.
reply
on October 21, 2015
Report
on October 21, 2015
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
7
Napstaton_Neo
It's a woman's choice. It should defiantly be legal
It doesn't matter if they were raped or if they just don't want to have a kid
No matter what the reason is
It is not murder and it perfectly fine if a woman chooses to do it
Lucky_Queen
I don't. I sort of get it if you're saying that a mom should be able to abort her child because she is the victim of rape, but being able to abort the kid for no good reason is not OK with me.
reply
Napstaton_Neo
@Rebel_Fangirl actually it is the mothers choice because the baby doesn't even have a brain yet and is only a cell
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
That isn't fully formed.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
You're right, @Haruka_Nanase . It's not my life -- or the mothers. We're talking about the life of the baby.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
Napstaton_Neo
@Rebel_Fangirl the baby isn't formed when it's aborted it's just a cell
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
It kinda does.
The baby may end up with a shitty life, so the mom can abort it and save it from the hell we call earth.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
Napstaton_Neo
If a woman doesn't want to give birth and raise a child because it seems like a hassle is perfectly fine because it's her life not yours
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
But the baby deserves a chance at life. Just because it is currently taking residence in her body doesn't make it a part of her body that she can control.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
It is the woman's choice. If she isn't fit to raise the child and doesn't want to go through adoption, she has the right to abort it.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
I agreeeeee.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
6
SuperSnow
I'm always "pro-life" but there are some cases when abortion seems like a good idea.
In many, many cases, the woman has sex with a man and she made that choice.
She made the conscious decision to have sex, therefore she should deal with the "consequences," although I view life as a blessing. If she didn't want to get pregnant, she should have 1. Not had sex, or 2. Used protection/birth control. It's her own "fault" if she gets pregnant in this situation.
And you can say whatever See More▼
Kanya888
Right. Except, adoption isn't even expensive for the one giving the baby up. It's completely free to do so!
reply
SuperSnow
True.
reply
on April 13
Report
Kanya888
True, but by then the mother giving it up doesn't have any obligation to be a part of the process anymore so the adopting family's expenses shouldn't matte rmuch to her.
reply
on April 13
Report
SuperSnow
I'm saying for the people adopting the child.
reply
on April 13
Report
on April 13
Report
on April 13
Report
5
IzzietheMeloetta
I'm just gonna say that there's a lot of ladies out there who physically can't get pregnant or have a baby but really want one, so if you're thinking about getting an abortion for a reason that's not medical stuff, think about all of them and how much they'd love it if they could adopt a little baby.
dresimi
There are over 50,000 children in the system right now. If a barren family really wants to adopt, they can choose one of those.
reply
dresimi
@Kanya888 I actually did a little more research on the topic, and it appears my statistics are a bit out of date. There are about 400,000 children waiting to be adopted in the U.S. currently. The average age of a child in foster care is around 8 years old. There are of course fewer newborn babies, as families want them more than older children, but that doesn't See More▼
reply
on October 30
Report
Kanya888
How many of those 50,000 are babies? Izzie-san said "adopt a little baby," not just adopt.
reply
on October 28
Report
on October 27
Report
on April 14
Report
5
SnakesVenomSans
If a woman was raped and cannot raise the child, would you rather get rid of it before it lives or let it live in hell?
It is the woman's choice, not anyone elses.
personguything
it could also be a case of incest where the baby is simply too mutated and so much in his system that it just can't function right and needs killed because it is from basically the same chromosomes
reply
on April 16
Report
Lucky_Queen
I think that she should at least give birth to it and let someone adopt it. Too many families are unable to have children. I understand the woman having a choice over her own body, but the baby inside isn't technically a part of her. It's its own life; why should the mother be allowed to choose whether or not it should be killed?
reply
Lucky_Queen
I still think that abortion is wrong, but you're entitled to your opinion. And you're right, adoption or a foster home can be a living hell for just about anyone.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
Still. It is the mother's choice.
Adoption can even be hell for the child if they get the wrong parents.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
Actually, that's not true. By the time an abortion can be done, the baby can already experience pain and is developed to the point that they even have their own fingerprints. Also, as mentioned above, adoption is definitely an option. She doesn't have to raise the child just because she gave birth to it.
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
SnakesVenomSans
Because the baby isn't fully functional. If it died, it wouldn't even be aware. A mother knows what's best.
If a woman was raped and is living in a poor house and barely feeds herself, how can she raise a child?
reply
on October 19, 2015
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
4
OneWeekAtKeishas
yes... technically, if you do get an abortion, you have to live with the fact that you denied a life access to this world and it was because you didn't want to feel a mother's love or couldn't afford to have a child, but if you don't, if you cant AFFORD to have a child, you could go into poverty and you and your child could both die instead of a fetus that technically doesn't have any life or rights yet. The government should not make the decision for you, you should make it See More▼
on October 27
Report
4
Wolfie_Is_Leashed
Well, this is a pretty biased topic.
To me, I don't recommend it but still, it's not my business, nor should it be a issue where I'll get billions of people to rebel against a lost life. A mom should have a choice to keep a child. She shouldn't be FORCED to keep a child that she doesn't have the time for. Mainly looking at females who were raped or have severe health issues. Do you think that they should be forced to keep a child that don't belong to them or worse...kill yourself See More▼
SuperSnow
I see your point, but if you WERE raped, you don't have to keep the baby. Birth the baby, then put it up for adoption. And a retired abortionist went to court for something to say that if you're having health issues because of the baby and you get an abortion to stop it, it won't stop. The effects from the fetus has been done, so abortions would do nothing for See More▼
reply
SuperSnow
@ShortySenpai Actually, abortion's aren't "supposed" to be done before 12 weeks, or else they wouldn't have pushed it up. And actually, the fetus IS a human being at 12 weeks. Also, it depends on the health problems. There are PLENTY of people with physical disorders who don't have depression or anxiety. I know you said there's a higher risk, but like I said, See More▼
reply
on April 15
Report
TheSmolKookieMonster
@Kanya888 Im not saying that if you were adopted you WILL have depression or anxiety, im just saying there might be a higer chance. Like, my bffl was adopted but was adopted with a loving, and haooy family but she still lived with depression and anxiety. @SuperSnow also, if you didnt know an abortion is often supposed to be done before the fetus becomes an actual See More▼
reply
on April 15
Report
SuperSnow
@ShortySenpai First off, abortion will not help the mother know the future of her child, for the simple fact that the child has no future after having been aborted. Now, I have reevaluated everything after Marvele informed me of how dimwitted I have been, as it was much needed, but I still stand by the pro-birth aspect of this. And like Kanya888 said, everyone See More▼
reply
on April 14
Report
Kanya888
Everyone is at risk of depression or anxiety. Let's think about this, okay? If I grew up with a family that had adopted me, wouldn't I be happy to have someone who loves me enough to adopt me?
reply
on April 14
Report
TheSmolKookieMonster
Lets see... If you have the child and the woman has health issues that child will also likely have health issues too. If its so bad, the child will DIE. And abortion will help and the mother can know the future of her child. Plus, if she was raped and put her child up for adoption the child can have a risk of having depression or anxiety.
reply
on April 14
Report
on April 13
Report
on October 26, 2015
Report
3
Lady_Artemis
It needs to stay legal, and completely to the choice of the women. A miscarriage can happen often, and if abortion is made illegal (thanks to Trump), these poor women will have no other choice than to suffer the pain of the miscarriage. Women should not be forced to suffer this way for something they did not ask for.
staygold
what does a miscarriage have to do with anything? that doesnt make sense??
a miscarriage is when a mother wants to have a baby but it dies in the process. what does that have to do with abortion?
reply
on October 29
Report
on October 29
Report
3
dresimi
Legal. Not only do other people (especially people without uteruses) have absolutely no say in a personal choice such as abortion, if we outlaw it it will still happen. Death rates among women will skyrocket as they pursue back alley abortions that are incredibly dangerous and deadly. Abortion is a necessary procedure among many women because of their environment. Children are not a punishment for sex, and pro-lifers need to stop treating them as such. Adult women with lives and See More▼
on October 27
Report
3
SmartEskimoMan
Well, sure, unless the reason she wants to get one is that she just doesn't want to deal with it~ As in, there are no medical consequences of it being born, she can afford it, she's old enough to raise a child, she consented to the sex, things like that, but she just doesn't want to spend money and time on the child~ Then, she can put it up for adoption~ All she'll have to do is pay her medical bills, then drop the kid off at an adoption center~ Whatever family decides to adopt See More▼
dresimi
You don't get to decide for a woman. It's not like women just ~get abortions~ for the hell of it. It's an incredibly distressing and harrowing procedure. Adoption isn't a very good alternative either.
reply
on October 27
Report
on April 14
Report
3
Kanya888
If it's possible to detect a heartbeat, I don't think it should be allowed all of the time. If it's at the point where it could live outside the womb, without life support or anything like that, and survive, I don't think it should be legal no matter what with that.

I kind of feel like it should either be her choice to have sex or her choice to have the baby. If she consented to sex: no abortion. If she didn't consent: go ahead.

There are a lot of factors that go into reasons See More▼
Kanya888
Did you know that, for a time in France, you weren't allowed to have birth control after you were married? So if you had sex willy-nilly you'd end up with a LOT of kids.

If you're scared after unprotected sex, there's this thing called the morning after pill. Basically, you take it the morning after having sex, and if you'd 'conceived,' the pregnancy would be See More▼
reply
Kanya888
One more thing...I feel like there should be some kind of limit on how may abortions you can get, mostly in the cases of the woman having sex a lot (like one-night stands), because that's just kind of stupid to keep letting her do that when she continues to open up an oppurtunity for a baby. *shrugs*
reply
on March 29
Report
on March 18
Report
on March 18
Report
3
MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
I think it should be legal, but only if childbirth would be dangerous to the mother, or if the mother got pregnant unwillingly (like if she was raped).
SuperSnow
I somewhat agree with you, but there are other options. If she was raped, she could put the baby up for adoption and give it a chance at life. And I've said this a million times to people today (XD) but a retired abortionist came out to say in court that if the woman is having health issues and the baby is causing it, and it might kill her, an abortion isn't See More▼
reply
on April 13
Report
MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
on November 22, 2015
Report
Animgame
I totally agree with you! That idea is awesome!
reply
on November 21, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
I think that I actually agree with you... At first, I always thought that abortion was wrong no matter what the case. However, I think I'm starting to see your view. Well, if the woman was raped or childbirth would be dangerous for her. Not just because she was messing around and got pregnant accidentally or something.
reply
MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
I'm glad we can see eye to eye on this. I agree.
reply
on October 22, 2015
Report
on October 22, 2015
Report
on October 21, 2015
Report
3
RpgGamer
I am on the fence here
I don't like the idea of killing unborn life
and I don't Like taking away freedom of choice...
SuperSnow
I agree, but there are ALWAYS other choices. If the woman had sex willingly, and she got pregnant, that's her own fault. She should have used protection/birth control if she didn't want to get pregnant. And if she was raped, let someone adopt the baby. I know the foster system has flaws, but everything does. Even if one foster home is living Hell, there are good See More▼
reply
on April 13
Report
on October 19, 2015
Report
2
Marvele
Adding on to what I said, I don't think that many of you understand what pregnancy is like. If you read up on the experiences of a lot of mothers, you'll find that it's tedious and generally costs a lot. Not only that but some of the more superficial women might not want their body to have to go through that.
Marvele
And plus condoms and birth control are NEVER 100% safe.
reply
on October 29
Report
on October 29
Report
2
Julius525
I'm pro-abortion and pro-choice, but always with some limits in the mother's choice.

For example, it should be legal to abort if you are going to have later complications and health poblems.
In my point of view, mothers should be able to choose if they want to have a baby with genetic problems, as many of them, will later depend of their parents and not everybody is ready for such a hard style of life and sacrifice. Of course, I would let a woman abort because she was raped See More▼
on April 26
Report
2
Mataways
Yeah. It should be illegal. When babies are born they look so cute.
on April 15
Report
2
mcr_pride
Don't hate me but...abortion is like murder...abortion should be illegal...but then the female has to deal with the child that she may not be able to care for or something...I'm on both sides here
Parabatai
You make a good point
reply
on March 18
Report
on November 22, 2015
Report
2
planetfroot
Women need to make the right desicion. If its your baby, and you love the father then don't kill it! If you were for instance raped; then Yes! You'll feel so guilty every time you look at the child! Honestly it'd probably be best for you to make your own desicion. It's not my business to judge people.
on October 21, 2015
Report
1
Marvele
Honestly the thing about abortion is that it should be legal because if a lady really doesn't want to have a baby, she'll get rid of the damn baby. And that's worse, because now not only is she shoddily aborting her baby in an unsafe manner she could hurt herself as well. If abortion becomes legal every and people are given access to it, I think we'd have eliminated that all percentage of people who go through hell because they can't or don't want to have a baby.
Violet_the_Dragon
Pretty much what I think. I don't like the idea of abortion itself but I'd rather it take place in a way that the mother isn't going to get hurt or sick because of it.
reply
Marvele
Ay
reply
on November 01
Report
on October 31
Report
on October 29
Report
1
Kanya888
In all seriousness, I don't think it should be up to the government to decide this kind of thng. Or to decide a lot of this kind of thing for that matter. I don't like abortion, so I'm not gonna do it unless I really don't have any other options and I'm not gonna tell people to do it. But it's not my choice to make unless it's me, so what I think doesn't really matter in this case.
on March 29
Report
1
weeping101
on March 18
Report
1
Parabatai
Woman's body, woman's choice. Only she decides
on March 18
Report
1
Fej123
Pro choice ( ^_^)
on March 17
Report
1
JinxyManique
Yup, always and in all conditions.
on November 22, 2015
Report
1
Dauntless_Demigod
Whats abortion?
Kanya888
The most unbiased answer (in my opinion) is:
When a pregnancy is consciously and intentionally terminated before birth occurs
reply
on October 28
Report
Marvele
It's when you remove a foetus from a pregnant woman's stomach to help her avoid having a baby.
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
I would go more in depth but I really don't have much time right now..
reply
Dauntless_Demigod
on November 22, 2015
Report
on November 21, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
When you kill an unborn baby.
reply
Marvele
xD I might be wrong,though. Not sure.
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
OK thanks I'll check out those links as soon as I go through my flooding notifications box...
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Marvele
This, but it sort of explains the amount of abortions in countries, however countries with the least amount also have pretty high rape rates:
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_IAW.html
There's this, it's considerably recent:
http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/06/17/around-world-women-forced-justify-reasons-abortion/
For Health: See More▼
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
I'm not sure, exactly. Read this:

https://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3711005.pdf

Page 112 (not the actual 112th page of the booklet, just the one labeled as such): "Reasons for Abortion." Note that this is a .org site. Do you have any citations that are more recent than 2004?
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Marvele
Huh, interesting. In america or worldwide?
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Lucky_Queen
Actually, only a small portion of abortions are for those reasons.
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Dauntless_Demigod
on November 22, 2015
Report
Marvele
Not necessarily, majority of abortions take place out of necessity. The mother may have a medical condition which might cause birth related death, the woman might have been raped, she's not financially ready, etc.
reply
on November 22, 2015
Report
Dauntless_Demigod
Oh..... well that's just mean
reply
on November 21, 2015
Report
on November 21, 2015
Report
on November 21, 2015
Report
1
sleepysuga
It's the mother's choice. So, yeah, keep it legal.
on October 23, 2015
Report
1
Marvele
Pro-choice. Mainly because abortions should be the woman's choice. I do understand that people who are Pro-Birth think more about the child and think it should be equal but I honestly see it as the mothers choice as since she's the one who has to stick with the child as it progresses. Another factor to consider is financially stability as the mother might not be financially ready for a child. A very, VERY important thing to consider is society. What type of society are they in? See More▼
SuperSnow
In every single one of those cases, putting the baby up for adoption or into the foster system is ALWAYS an option.
reply
on April 13
Report
on October 21, 2015
Report
1
Layla_The_Gayla
I think it depends. What if you were raped?
on October 20, 2015
Report
0
Arashi_Sayaka_Blade
Honestly, It depends on the situation
on October 31
Report