Abortion Legality


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Abortion has had phases throughout history of being both legal and illegal. Depending on the country you are currently living in it could either be legal or illegal to get an abortion.

There are some who argue that abortion at any stage of the woman’s pregnancy should be illegal and others who argue that until the baby is actually born it is part of the woman and therefore her choice of what is done.


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  • abortion (noun)
  • abort (verb)
  • fetus (noun)
  • pregnancy (noun)
  • pregnant (adjective)
  • right (noun)
  • give birth (idiom)
  • born (adjective)

The Question

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Should abortion be legal?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Abortion Legality
  • Is abortion legal where you live?
  • Has the law on abortion changed recently where you live?
  • What arguments are there in favour of abortion being legal?
  • What arguments are there against abortion being legal?

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