Without the legalization of abortion we do not have regulation. This has previously been shown to be dangerous and life threatening. Legalization is needed in order to regulate and ensure safe conditions for women who seek to have an abortion. If the government and/or the American people are invested in having less abortions occurring, focus should be given to continuing to provide affordable birth control options to all women and improve education on birth control. Supporting research on male birth control and offering affordable birth control to men in the future should also be a priority so the burden of care is not falling on just women.