Whether to legalize or not to legalize abortion remains one of the most debatable issues in the world. There have been many arguments for and against abortion which have taken religious, political and moral perspectives. Every side of both proponents and opponents come up with very substantive claims that clearly support their arguments. Some countries have gone to an extent of entrenching abortion legally in their constitution which has raised resistance from the conservatives.
They claim that the constitutional laws legalizing abortion and penalizing murder are contradicting when they impose death penalty on individuals who are convicted of murder but at the same time it legalize abortion which is taking the life of unborn and therefore amounts to murder. Legalizing or not legalizing abortion creates no difference since it is practiced all over the world in countries which have legalized or not legalized it. My thesis is that abortion should be legalized since illegalizing does not deter people from aborting and instead it encourages backstreet abortion which comes with increased risk.