A sixteen-year-old goes through a nameless back alley on the mainland, one of only a million others, and she carries an unborn child of four months. She had tried to hide it, but the signs finally showed, “Who was the father?” Were the cries and pleas of those she loved. She was raped a year ago by her ex-boyfriend and is now carrying her unwanted child. Should she be forced to carry the child she did not plan? Should she be forced to love a child that will remind her of the night at any moment of awakening when her rights have been taken away from her? Should not she have the choice to break off her unwanted child safely, instead of taking a side street where she could jeopardize her own life? Unfortunately, this kind of story has been a reality for thousands of teens worldwide, but not only teenagers are suffering from this fate. Women of all kinds have to suffer from the choices and consequences they have to make, but should not they have the choice of stopping their unwanted children instead of focusing on the back alley scenes of hangers and illegitimate drugs? Many will argue first that it is against religion and belief to kill a child, destroy a soul, and above all a soul that is as pure as an unborn baby. See, that’s just right. It is an unborn baby a.k.a. no human a.k.a. it has no soul! So you would not kill anything, just a fetus that has the potential to become a human, a potential to become a living thing. But that’s all potential. It’s like trying to argue that liposuction should be illegal because it kills fat, causing parasites and bacteria to grow. Another topic that I think has to be discussed is unwanted pregnancies. Not in the sense where oops the condom slipped or oh I thought pulling out worked. Because these people, in my opinion, should be held responsible for their actions. I’m talking about rapes and mothers who would die if they had a baby due to birth complications. Should they be excluded from safe abortions? And if not, how would you write a law that would only support them? I’m sure you’ll agree that there are certain people who should be eligible for abortion, but there’s no sound way to filter those who tell the truth from those who are just feverishly right? Finally, let me discuss the things that could happen if my first two arguments were not powerful enough to convince you to keep it legal. The National Center for Health Statistics shows that there were more than 1″,400 abortion deaths before 1941 because abortion was banned and illegal in all states. So now you have to take into account, if abortion is called illegal, will that really stop anyone? Or will you endanger the lives of 1″,400 women every year? Could you live with yourself and know that the decisions you make will affect 1″,400 people a year? Do not care about the baby’s potential, you have to think about the potential of the woman, what could she become? A nurse? A teacher? Then why can you say that it is immoral to ruin the future of a child, but it is completely ethical to kill the mother instead?