The Feminist Majority Foundation said it very well:
Abortion is a necessity for millions of women worldwide, for their health, for their well being, for their dreams of a better tomorrow.
The reality is that a woman will seek an abortion — legal or otherwise — almost instinctively and in self defense when an unwanted pregnancy presents an excessive strain on her or her family’s physical, emotional or economic resources.
Throughout the ages, courageous women have made it their right and indeed their responsibility.
In a civilized society we owe women the legal right to make their decision safely. It is a matter of survival.
If you like this, you may want to read Lisa McCormick’s longer treatise on this issue here.