Infants don't have a decision on whether they should live or be aborted in their mother's womb. If a woman chooses to prematurely end her child, the child can't do anything about his or her life being taken away from them. Their entire future is annihilated. A mother slaughters her unborn child, yet she's not charged for homicide. "There were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day."(Jones) It is because health problems with the mother or the child, rape or incest, or just because the baby's unwanted. An excess of infants are consistently murdered from abortion, if a lady does not need a child they could simply put it up for adoption, or find another way to give the child a better life instead of destroying it. Abortions should be illegal in most cases because abortions deprive a child of his or her right to life, put women's lives at risk, and allow people to escape the consequences of their actions. To begin with, the most important thing is to understand the background of abortion. According to Kathlyn Gay, "Since the 1970s, many people who oppose abortions have called themselves "pro-life", while many who support women's right to choose an abortion have called themselves "pro-choice"" (Gay 15). For this reason, there is a debate on whether abortion should be legal or illegal. As a result, there are two sides to the issue and each side has its own opinion about abortions: For example, pro-life advocates may have no religious faith; they may be feminists (those who advocate for women's rights), scientists, lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, or people in any number of other professions and jobs. Pro-choice supporters may have strong religious beliefs; they may be members of diverse professions or work at varied jobs. (Gay 15).
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled the Roe v.