Should abortion be legal?


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Conversation Overview

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.

Talking Points

  • Is abortion legal where you live?
  • Has the law on abortion changed recently where you live?
  • What arguments are there in favor of abortion being legal?
  • What arguments are there against abortion being legal?

Key Vocabulary

  • Abortion noun
  • Abort verb
  • Fetus noun
  • Pregnancy noun
  • Pregnant adjective
  • Right noun
  • Give birth idiom
  • Born adjective

Question Details


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