Yes it is, for one thing because even a normal pregnancy poses much larger health risks than getting an abortion.
Irrelevant to the question asked, which I'm sure you know.
And also because it threatens her personal and financial dependance, often the structure of her already existing family (A majority of women who have abortions already have children Source), and they were often doing the most to prevent pregnancy (Source).
Oh, boy. Here goes a doozy of a response.
1.) So a woman should be allowed to have an abortion because not doing so affects her personal and financial dependence? That is the most ridiculous argument I've ever read. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm a male. If I were to impregnate some chick and tried to go before a court and argue that I should have no responsibility for that child, because doing so would negatively affect my personal and financial dependence or even affect my ability to provide for any other children I might already have, I would be laughed straight out of court, be called a deadbeat and be told that I should have kept it in my pants or that I shouldn't have done the deed if I was unprepared for a child. Point being, if the argument isn't going to fly for a man, it most certainly shouldn't fly for a woman.
2.) The fact that the woman in question has preexisting children is irrelevant to the morality of abortion. I'm going to assume you're not going to argue that infanticide is justifiable if the mother is killing one child to better the lives of the her other children.
3.) Perhaps you should learn to fully read what you post. A simple fact of the matter is that the majority of women who obtain abortions absolutely were not
doing "the most" to prevent pregnancy.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the three most used contraceptive methods for people obtaining abortions are the male condom, the pill and the withdrawal method (lol). Also according to the Guttmacher Institute, 46.3% of women who obtain an abortion were using no contraceptive method at all. However, it's important to note that 53.7% of women who obtain abortion don't become pregnant despite using contraceptives. In fact, a large portion of that 53.7% weren't using contraceptives at the time they became pregnant. For example, 75.9% of pill users reported inconsistent use at the time they got pregnant:
-45.1% simply forgot to take pills
-15.9% were away from home and didn't have pills
-10.3% ran out of supplies
-7.7% were sick
-2.1% didn't think they would have sex again
-1.6% didn't feel like taking pills
-0.3% reported their partner didn't want them to take any pill
-0.2% thought they might have wanted to get pregnant
-3.6% report some other, undisclosed reason
On the other hand, 49.3% of condom users reported inconsistent use at the time they got pregnant:
-20.4% didn't use because they didn't think they'd get pregnant
-14.3% didn't have one
-12.8% didn't expect to have sex
-7.1% simply forgot about it
-5.6% didn't feel like using one
-3.5% reported their partner didn't feel like using one
-1.0% reported that their partner was supposed to bring one, though they still had sex
-1.0% said their partner wanted them to get pregnant
-0.5% were forced to have sex
-0.5% thought they wanted to get pregnant
-0.5% didn't care if they got pregnantLinky linky
So stop and think about that for a second. Close to a full 76% of pill users who were on the pill and obtained an abortion and a full 50% of women using condoms who are included in the "were-using-contraceptive" category weren't using contraceptives at the time they became pregnant. If you were to add them to the "not-using-contraceptives" category, along with those women who obtain abortions while using the withdrawal method (which is pretty much not a contraceptive method as fas as I'm concerned), you'd get something like 80%+ of women obtaining abortions not using contraceptives at the time they got pregnant. That's a staggering number, and completely cuts at the BS rhetoric thrown out by pro-choicers.
And get writing, I'd be interested what your retorts are.
Yes, I'll wait.
As to what makes something human, it is DNA. My liver is no less alive nor less human than a fetus, a child, or an adult.
Adjective versus noun.