Abortion is when you remove the embryo or the fetus before it is viable. Around the globe 42 million abortions are made every year, 20 million of them are performed unsafely. Abortions are done by both young and adults. There are many laws and restrictions that must be followed when you want to get an abortion, and the longer you wait before you perform it, the bigger is the risk that it will not work as intended.
So in this discussion essay I will be discussing whether abortion should be allowed or not.
The first aspect of abortion is the religious aspect. According to Austin Cline who wrote an article about this, he mentions that most of the religions see abortion as a kind of murder. ...view middle of the document...
According to Wikipedia, 38% of all pregnancies in 1999 were unintended, that is around 80 million pregnancies. Of course, not all of these pregnancies came from rape or incest, most of them happened because they lacked protection. But there are still cases where the woman could have been raped or put through incest. The same goes for teen pregnancies, because becoming a parent when you are still a teen is not everyone's biggest dream.
The third and last aspect is whether or not you can get pregnant again if you perform an abortion. Sometimes when you go through with an abortion you can get infected etc, and this could make you sterile. The longer you wait before you perform your abortion, the bigger the risk is. It is safest to perform an abortion during the first twelve weeks, anything later than that is not recommended because of the fact that you could injure yourself. However, if someone were to die because of the fact that you performed an abortion, not everyone would go out with those words. Some people would want to protect their "reputation" and therefore maybe blame the death on something else.
In conclusion, I really think abortion should be allowed in all countries and religions. Both for the fact that if you are a teenager and you happen to get pregnant, you should have the possibility to remove the child, because you might not be mature enough to take care of the baby. Same goes for the case if you were to get raped or put through incest, If I were a woman, I would definitely not want to carry around on that offspring. So to conclude this, let everyone have the possibility to have an abortion if you do not want to make birth to the baby!