Students share their opinion about abortions

Javier Zenteno, Leonardo Rodriguez, Leonel Palos, and Cristian Gutierrez

The majority of Morton East students support a woman’s right to choose. 

In a random survey of 105 students, 68 students claim to be pro-choice. To be pro-choice means that women should have the right to choose what to do with their body- whether to have an abortion or to keep the baby. On the other hand, 37 students are pro-life; they disagree with the right to choose and believe that the baby must be born regardless of the reasons. According to, nearly six in ten people agree with the women’s right to have an abortion. Between the years of 1970-2014, there have been 44.5 million legal induced abortions. Between the years of 1880 and 1973, abortion was illegal which meant that women died or had live lasting medical problems as a result of an unprofessional abortion. According to a study from, about 68,000 women worldwide die each year from unsafe abortion. 

“My thoughts are if the person is carrying the child that the person has the right to choose whether they want the child or not,” Morton East student Natalia Marquez said.  

Many people believe that women should have the choice of wanting the baby or not. Others believe they are not ready to have a kid.  

“A woman should have the right to abort the baby because they might not be physically or mentally ready to become parents,” Morton East student Ashley Morales said.  

People don’t think they can be ready to become parents. Other think abortions are not the right thing to do.  

“Abortion should not be legal. A lot of things have to do with things that happened in my life. I understand the woman’s point of view, but I still believe it is something wrong to do,” Morton East teacher Mr. Yanez said.