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Throughout the world, abortions and a woman's right to have them remain taboo. Despite abortion being illegal in many countries, women continue to have them, sometimes going to extreme and dangerous lengths to obtain them. Going beyond whether or not terminating a pregnancy is right or wrong, should abortion as a medical procedure be legal?

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Many of those who are against abortions have stances rooted in religious texts and beliefs. Thus in secular states, deciding whether or not one should be allowed to have an abortion should ideally be backed by scientific and empirical evidence surrounding the benefits and drawbacks of legal abortion rather than being drawn by religious fervor.

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