Jordan A. New Mexico


I think abortion should only be legal in some major cases.

Dear Future President, 

    I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I am a sophomore in high school. I think abortion is a highly debated issue in the United States, and it should be illegal. Abortion is a big issue in the world as well, and people can either be for it or against it. In my opinion abortion shouldn’t be legal, because if you think about it you’re killing a human being. Abortion is an issue that has been overlooked in a way that people don’t think of it as a crime.I think women shouldn't have an abortion, but it should be legal in certain cases, such as being raped or medical issues. I haven’t personally known anybody that went through with an abortion, but I have had relatives that had their kids at young ages. They chose to keep their baby, and they're happy for it. A lot of people think they couldn’t raise a child, but its not impossible.

    The choice to have an abortion has many cons. One con is that if a women has an abortion, they are more likely to suffer from a mental health problem in the future. Women that wouldn’t go through with an abortion may have thoughts of regret and anger; they also may have less relief and happiness. A more important con with having an abortion is that you’re killing an innocent human being, “unborn babies are considered human beings by the US government”. I don't think people should have a choice in killing their unborn baby. There are some cases where it should be allowed,such as, in the case of rape or if it affects the health of the mother. Even though the baby is not born yet they have a right to live, and possibly be adopted.  

    Thank you for taking your time and reading about why I think abortion should not be legal and why we should stop avoiding abortions. Thank you for your service. I’m looking forward to seeing how you confront this situation. I would like to know your opinion on abortion and what you will do to help. 


  Jordan A.