Some of the reproductive rights advocates do believe that abortion should be legal at all costs, despite efforts to impose additional regulations on the abortion industry and despite efforts to enact prohibitions on late-term abortion. However, there are flaws in the arguments that are being made by reproductive rights advocates who support legalized abortion-on-demand.
Here are some of the flaws in the arguments being made by reproductive rights advocates who support legal abortion-on-demand:
- The arguments made by abortion rights advocates often fail to take into account the fact that abortion involves the killing of an unborn human being, but some of the supporters of abortion rights have already openly admitted that abortion does involve the killing of an unborn human being.
- These reproductive rights advocates often argue that the decision to undergo an abortion should be a private decision between the mother and the doctor. Nevertheless, the government should have some say in the matter because an abortion involves the killing of an unborn child, because an abortion affects persons other than the mother and the doctor including the unborn child who is being aborted and the father of the aborted child, because neither the doctor nor the mother are above the law, because both the doctor and the mother are always subject to the law, because the medical profession and abortion industry are both subject to legitimate regulation by the government, and because the government has a legitimate interest in protecting pregnant women against the dangers that might result if a pregnancy is ended through an abortion.
- It is frequently argued by abortion rights advocates that women should have a right to do whatever she wants with her own body, but abortion is by its very nature a life or death matter that involves the killing of a separate unborn human being. In addition, even though a woman generally has a legal right to undergo an abortion or to use birth control, there are laws that restrict what a woman can do with her own body, including but not limited to laws that prohibit the abuse of illegal drugs.
- Even though reproductive rights advocates often argue that men should not have any say on the matter of abortion, men can and should have a say on the matter on abortion because pregnant women who are seeking to end their pregnancies through abortion are often placed in such a position by the choices made by the men who had gotten them pregnant, because men were involved in the decisions that legalized abortion and birth control in the United States, because abortion does affect the fathers of the unborn children who are being aborted, and because most of the men and women who oppose abortion do so because they believe that abortion constitutes the killing of an unborn human being.
- Most reproductive rights advocates who support abortion often argue that enacting bans on abortion would cause women to lose access to essential health care, but abortion does not normally constitute essential health care because most pregnant women are able to safely their pregnancies to term with proper medical care and because the vast majority of abortions are performed for purposes other than preventing the death of the mother or treating an illness, injury, or disease of the mother. In addition, women would still have access to prenatal care, obstetric care, and gynecological medical care at healthcare providers who are not in the business of performing abortions if abortion becomes illegal.
- While it is often argued by reproductive rights advocates that lives of pregnant women would be put in danger if abortion is outlawed, the lives of most pregnant women would not be in danger if abortion became illegal. In addition, Dr. Alan Guttmacher, an advocate for abortion rights, had already admitted prior to the legalization of abortion in the United States that it is very rare that an abortion is needed to save the life of the mother. Furthermore, several abortionists have openly admitted that abortion is not needed to save the life of the mother, despite arguments to the contrary being made by abortion rights advocates, pro-abortion politicians, and pro-abortion judges.
- While abortion rights advocates frequently claim that abortion is safe for women, many women who have undergone an abortion have suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of a prior abortion. In addition, there are cases where women have suffered serious complications as a result of a legal abortion, and there have even been cases where women have died as a result of a legal abortion.
- The arguments being made in favor of keeping abortion legal often fail to take into account the dangers that abortion procedures pose to the health of the women who undergo abortions.
- Planned Parenthood, who is the nation’s largest abortion organization and is one of the most prominent advocates of abortion rights in the United States, is willing to lie about the dangers of abortion procedures in order to get additional abortion business that it would not otherwise receive, and these lies have been exposed through an undercover investigation performed by Live Action back in 2012.
- Even though it is frequently argued that women will resort to illegal back-alley abortions if abortion is outlawed, most of the women who are in crisis pregnancies would be personally unwilling to end a pregnancy through an abortion if abortion becomes illegal and most of the women who are seeking an abortion are only willing to do so if it is legal and readily available.
- Despite what is argued by reproductive rights advocates and despite a perceived need for abortion by women who are in desperate situations, many of the abortions that are being performed in the United States would not be necessary if these women had easier access to prenatal care through healthcare providers that do not perform abortions, if these women were given the support needed to carry their pregnancies to term, if these women are offered the assistance needed to give up their babies for adoption in the event that they do not want to take care of their unborn child after birth, and if these women were given the help needed to raise their children after birth in the event that their babies are not given up for adoption.
- The vast majority of abortions that are performed in the United States involve unplanned, unintended, or unwanted pregnancies that are the result of consensual sexual intercourse, and these unplanned, unintended, or unwanted pregnancies could have been avoided in the first place if these women did not choose to engage in sexual intercourse, despite claims that these women are incapable of abstaining from sexual activity.
- Even though reproductive rights advocates often argue that women need to have a right to abortion in order to complete their educations or to have successful careers, some of the women who had children prior to completing their education have been able to successfully complete their education and some of the women with children have been able to have successful careers. In addition, a woman who is unwilling to sacrifice her education opportunities or her career in the event of an unplanned pregnancy is usually able to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and is usually able to avoid having to be in position where she feels that she has to have an abortion by choosing to completely abstain from sexual intercourse.
- While most of the women who undergo an abortion are aware that an abortion does end a pregnancy and while most of these same women are also aware that abortion will result in the death of a fetus, some of the women who are seeking an abortion are not fully aware of the gruesome reality behind abortion and some of these women would not have sought an abortion if they were aware of the gruesome reality of abortion.
- Abortion rights advocates and the abortion industry often attempt to conceal the gruesome reality behind abortion in order to make abortion appear to be attractive to those who support abortion rights and to the women who are seeking to end pregnancies through abortion.
- Abortion clinics often misrepresent the facts regarding fetal development to prospective patients so that they will not be deterred into undergoing an abortion. Live Action has conducted undercover investigations that show that Planned Parenthood employees will lie about the facts of fetal development so that they can get more abortion business.
- Pregnant women who do not want an abortion and who obtain medical care at abortion providers are often coerced into having abortions that they do not want because these abortion providers really want to do as many abortions as they can and really want to make as much money as they can, despite widespread opposition to this kind of coercion by the majority of Americans and despite the popular claim by abortion rights advocates that a woman should have a right to choose whether or not to end her pregnancy through an abortion.
- Even though pro-lifers are opposed to keeping abortion legal, most pro-lifers do support legitimate reproductive medical care that does not entail the performance of an abortion. Furthermore, the laws that these pro-lifers support do not prohibit licensed obstetricians, gynecologists, and urologists from providing legitimate reproductive medical care that does not entail the performance of an abortion.
- Abortion rights advocates in the United States often argue in favor of keeping abortion legal on the assumption that Roe v. Wade will not be reversed and on the assumption that an amendment to the United States Constitution that allows states and Congress to enact bans on abortion will not be ratified. However, the United States Supreme Court has already admitted in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that “the State has legitimate interests from the outset of the pregnancy in protecting the health of the woman and the life of the fetus that may become a child,” and this admission will probably lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton in a future United States Supreme Court case on the issue of abortion.
If more people become aware of the flaws of the arguments that are being made by reproductive rights advocates who support legal abortion, support for keeping abortion legal in the United States would decrease. In addition, the demand for keeping abortion legal can be further reduced by providing pro-life assistance to women who are in unplanned, unwanted, or unintended pregnancies in a loving and caring manner.