This may sound fine, but the reality is that about half of abortions done in the world are illegal, therefore being unsafe. One long term risk of abortion is that it can hinder a woman’s reproductive success in the future. When a woman has an abortion, the body sees it as a failed attempt so it makes itself have less of a chance to have a baby so it has less of a chance to fail. Other more serious illnesses include breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer. Every woman who has an abortion has a 30 percent chance more to receive breast cancer.
According to the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System issued by the CDC, “the number of reported pregnancy-related deaths in the United States steadily increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to a high of 17.8 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2009 and 2011.” The CDC Abortion Surveillance System, found that the mortality rate for women who had abortions was 0.7 deaths per 100,000 procedures. This shows how safe legal abortions can be when done professionally. When the procedure is done by someone who is not a trained professional then it becomes detrimental to women. If abortion was illegal more of these procedures would occur and can possibly risk more lives. It’s better for it to be legal and safely done than illegal and done
Annually, 46 million babies die from abortion worldwide, that’s approximately one baby being aborted every two seconds says Dr. Craig. A. Kuhns. 98 percent of abortions take place because the child is unwanted or an inconvenience to the mother, and only 2 percent are taken place because of rape or incest. Since abortion was legalized in 1973 women across the world have took advantage of the legalization and have not been as thoughtful; abortion is used as the easy way out. After abortion was legalized teens have began to get the procedure and have experienced an emotional and physical impact; also the world economy has been changed dramatically.
However, how and when an abortion takes place are of little significance to pro- abortionists and other defenders of abortion. Even former abortion practitioners have a new view on abortion. These changes of heart were caused by psychological, religious and scientific reasons. One doctor, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, performed 60,000 abortions and supervised 10,000. Scientific evidence and the use of an ultrasound convinced him he was promoting and participating what he now calls “the most atrocious holocaust in the history of the United States.” Other doctors refuse to perform legal abortions, saying they should save lives rather than destroy them.
Therefore, if anyone tells you that there were X numbers of illegal abortions somewhere in a certain time, they are guessing. The pro-abortion leader may guess 1,000,000. The pro-life spokesman may guess 100,000, but both are guessing. There is only one reported figure that can lead us to some degree of accurate estimate of the numbers of illegal abortions and that is the number of women who died from illegal abortions. Many nations report only one figure for women who die, lumping together women's deaths from spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), legally induced abortion and illegally induced abortion.
75% of all abortions in the U.S. are performed on women over 20 years of age, but the lawmakers try to concentrate on the 186,000 teens that have an abortion each year. In 1990, there were nearly 400 abortion bills were introduced to 41 legislatures. So far, as many as 20 states have passed laws that requires a teenager to have a parents consent before having an abortion. This may help reduce the number of abortions each year, the people that passed these bills feel that maybe the parents will feel differently about the situation and be able to talk their child out of it. 20% of teens that are sexually active do not use any form of birth control, these are the teens that end up getting pregnant and getting an abortion.
The Roe vs. Wade case in 1973 legalized abortion, thus sparking the match to a never ending debate. Pro-life advocates believe that women should not be given the right to an abortion. Giving women the right to an abortion is similar to giving serial killers the right to murder whomever they want. Abortions lead to various health and psychological effects. “Almost half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended [and of those pregnancies about] 1.3 billion each year, are ended by abortion.” (Dudley).
Studies show that prior to Roe V. Wade they were many unwanted pregnancies in America. According to The New York Daily News article entitled “Do People agree with Abortion” a staggering 89% of people agree that the government should not put limits on abortions. Another poll shows that 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child. According to the website The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform many women have abortions for life or death purposes. The government wants the citizens to believe they have abortions because it is legal and the women take advantage of that.
Just like we were before” (Hemmingway 121). One of the reasons many woman want to get an abortion is because of an unplanned pregnancy or some partners refuse to use contraception. A woman should not be forced or pressured to having an abortion just to save a relationship because is a woman’s health concern. A woman that is being insisted or indirectly talked into an abortion through their partners may be going through domestic violence “A 2012 study reported that as many as 25 percent of the women who have abortions have been subject to domestic violence. The individuals who want to end a pregnancy are seven more times likely to be a victim of abuse”.
On the other hand, opponents of abortion say if we are able to create life why can’t we destroy it along with certain situations people believe it is okay for abortion such as if the baby has a deformity or the young girl gets pregnant. Since legalizing abortion death rates have skyrocketed so, congress should endorse the right-to-life amendment because many citizens believe that the right to life amendment should begin with conception to end of... ... middle of paper ... ...00 US children available in June of 2002.Instead of women having abortions there should give their unwanted babies to people who cannot conceive. Abortion eliminates potential human beings; just imagine if the mothers of our nation’s heroes would have had abortions. Couples who are having abortions because they know the child will have a disability is not right that is discrimination, just because they have disabilities do not make them any less of a person. Also a lot of times with women having abortions there first time pregnant there is a very high chance that they will have problems getting pregnant again or even not are able to get pregnant again when they are ready.