According to procon.org, women have the right to control over their body. Not only content to the willingness of the woman to have a child, the woman’s ability to raise the child is also an essential factor to decide the significance of abortion. As the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner wrote: “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” Thus, how dare us to say gender equality without women having the right to abortion？
Moreover, Tom Head questions that “would a Ban prevent Abortions?” The answer is obviously not. He indicates that there are same chances of having abortions in a country that abortion is illegal as one that is legal. To think a step further, illegal abortions could only bring women with more possibility of injury and death. Therefore, the right to abortion is the key to secure the women.
In conclusion, abortion is an essential right to every woman while also benefit the society by reducing the rate of underage preganancy.