Abortion can save lives

March 19, 2014 

I support abortion. It's a woman's right to have control of her own body. Her decision is between her and her physician.

Before abortion was legalized women sought back-alley abortionists, or tried home remedies on their own. These led to high numbers of deaths and maiming among these desperate young women. Abortion was legalized to prevent these tragedies from happening again.

It's not a perfect solution, but it's the best we flawed humans have come up with for now.

If abortion is made illegal, it will go underground and the deaths and maiming of women will return. Is this what anti-abortionists want?

I don't believe so. I think they want a perfect world. That's just not possible.

Women, for various reasons, will seek abortions. Some may be frivolous, others medically necessary. For whatever reason, it's their body, their choice. And I support their right to choose. It's safer. It saves lives.

Kevin Johnson

Belleville

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