Both sides are right? Legally? or morally?Abortion is a tricky issue to debate. In principle both sides of the issue are right imo. I believe what we're really debating for is a middle ground which I think has already been attained. Any continuous argument on the subject seems only to be for political gain.
Because if you are talking morally, I think there are multiple layers to the abortion issue.
(First off. I have never met anyone that thinks abortions are great and they can't wait to have their next one. Nobody likes the idea, but, some people appreciate the complexity of the different factors and make the choice they feel is right for them. Sometimes they end the pregnancy, sometimes they don't.)
There is the decision to end the pregnancy, that is a personal choice. From my perspective it is not my business to decide that someone should have to have a child. It's between that person and their doctor.
There is the perspective of the father and if they will be forced to care for the child through thick and thin (we have loads of evidence that this society is not willing to enforce child support laws. Not to mention some "fathers" can't afford to pay). So are we (the government) actually willing to commit to supporting the child instead? Without judgement and stigma to the child and their provider? Do we really want more unwanted pregnancies/reluctant parents?
Then their is the perspective of Sex Education. So often you hear complaints from the religious groups saying that it is immoral to teach our children safe sex, and how to use the different forms of contraception. Their only solution is that people should abstain from sex. They actually say it with a straight face, it would be comical if it wasn't such a serious topic.
There are more sides to this issue and I'm sure this topic will go over well.
But legally. This is decided. There is only one side that is right. It is the "pro-choice" side. Period. There is no debate. 50 years is a long time. It's over.