Should abortion be illegal?

United States
October 25, 2006 12:11am CST
What is your opinion on abortion, and should it be illegal or legal?
3 responses
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Abortions are a personal decision which should be decided by the parent(s) to be. If the mother is very young, her parents could help determine what is best for everyone involved. A little story: if my mother believed in abortion, I wouldn't be here. She was 14 and became pregnant. The decision to put me up for adoption was made by her parents. It was a good decision as she was free to go on with her teenage life and I had a better life in the longrun. I can't say either way if abortion should be legal or illegal.
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
It's illegal where I'm from and the whole scenario is a mess. People are getting away selling fake-yet-overpriced abortion pills because there aren't much options. If one opts for something else aside from these pills, one gets heavy massages that leaves her weak and bruised. There also has been too many stories of deaths of young girls that resorted to poisoning themselves and sticking every imaginable thing in them. In addition to that, the police gets too involved in raiding abortion pill providers and underground abortion clinics instead of busying themselves with the really heinous crimes. I personally think it should be legal.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
3 Nov 07
It should be legal. I don't see why a woman should be forced to continue with a pregnancy when she doesn't want the baby. Sure you could argue that she should give it up for adoption but why should a woman have to go through all the pain and suffering of pregnancy and childbirth just to give the baby away to someone else? At that point the woman may change her mind and want to keep the baby even though she may not have the money to care for it.