Certainly the issue of abortion is not something to be taken lightly because it is the termination of what could, potentially, become a human being. There are very many ways of looking at abortion, which make it hard to decide whether or not you are for it. Although there are many good reasons as to why someone would choose to be against it I, for one, believe abortion could, in some cases, be the right thing to do. Abortion could save women from an experience that could either damage or kill them. This is not the same for every single case but there are exceptions.
First off there is the discussion of women's privacy and how the decision to abort a baby is mainly their decision. That and the decision of her partner, no one else's. There are many reasons a woman would not see it fit to continue with a pregnancy. According to the National Abortion Federation "Each year, one million American teenagers become pregnant, and 85% of these pregnancies are unintended." Most pregnancies that are aborted happen to be accidental. Although, yes, some of these accidents can be prevented some can"t. If you force a woman or a teen to continue full term with her pregnancy it would be intruding into the privacy of her body. It is initially, the woman's choice as to whether or not to continue with her own pregnancy. "Being forced to proceed to childbirth can cause unique and psychological violence to a woman.".
"Pregnancy entails substantial medical risk." Abortion could, at times, be a much safer procedure then labor. According to statistics, the average complication risk during an abortion is under 1%. The death rate is, on average, about 7 per each million procedures. Abortion, in some cases, could be totally necessary. Ken Wear says "We commonly accept the idea that the fetus can be sacrificed if the mother's life is medically threatened by the pregnancy. (Should her life be ended by the pregnancy, the odds are that the fetus will not then survive anyway.