Emily Georgia


Abortion should remain legal.

Dear Future President,

The topic of abortion causes many arguments. It’s a hot button in the United States. Abortion is a medical procedure to end a pregnancy. There are two sides to this argument. The Pro-Life side believes abortion should be illegal in most cases. The Pro-Choice side believes women have the right to make a choice to end a pregnancy. Due to rape, a woman’s right to her own body, and financial situations, abortion should remain legal.

Women choose to have abortions for several reasons; one being rape. If a woman got raped, she should have the right to an abortion. Rape is intercourse without consent of the other person. The woman didn’t give consent or could have been abused into it. She should not have to deal with that constant reminder and pain. She should be able to have an abortion.

Secondly, no one should be able to tell you what to do with your body. In the Supreme Court system, a 7-2 decision (the Roe v. Wade case) decided that abortion fell into a woman’s ‘zone of privacy.’ This is protected by the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth amendments on the United States Constitution. Not everyone understands how much this decision can affect your life. Many women have fear of what their friends and family will think of them if they get this procedure done. With the woman already scared, it doesn’t help telling them they’re wrong or a monster. According to the Constitution, this is the woman’s choice, not anybody else's.

Finally, many women have abortions because they cannot financially support the child. In this case, the child would born into a family where they don’t have enough food to eat or clean clothes to wear. A child should not have to live in these conditions. With abortion being legal, the mother could abort the unborn child, and the child would not be born into these conditions.

Before abortion was legal, most states banned or severely restricted abortions. Many women then chose to have unsafe, often illegal abortions. Abortions should be legal because of rape, a woman’s right to her own body, and financial situations. Now Mr./Mrs. President, it is your job to keep abortion legal.