Statistics show that 4 in 10 pregnancies are terminated by abortions. Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion People against abortion might say that the government should take the right of it being the woman’s choice to choose to abort or continue with the pregnancy. Those people for abortion might say that the government should have no say in the woman’s choice. Abortion is an issue that many people wonder whether or not it can be justified. Can taking a life of an unborn child possibly be a good thing?
If women wanted to have abortions they found illegal abortionists. These illegal practitioners were untrained and performed the procedure with no medical equipment, often in unsanitary environments. Complications can occur during abortions even now when they are done professionally, but back then when performed in secret, complications were a common occurrence. An abortion back then could result in death for the mother or harm to a surviving baby; however this was a risk many were willing to take. Five thousand women died yearly from abortion prior to the Roe v. Wade decision, but the number of deaths for every 100,000 ... ... middle of paper ... ...dopted it will grow up without a mother or a father and not have the life it deserves.
After the prostaglandins are put inside the vagina and the pitocin is given to the mother intravenously the baby dies and the termination is successful. Abortions at this stage is mostly illegal due to the fact that by the time the mothers are in the late second trimester the baby is considered viable and able to survive on its own outside of the womb. (American Pregnancy, Unplanned Pregnancy) “Forty-six percent of abortion providers offer very early abortions (before the first missed period) and 95% offer abortion at eight weeks from the last menstrual period. Sixty-one percent offer at least some second-trimester abortion services (13 weeks or later), and 34% offer abortion at 20 weeks. Only 16% of all abortion providers offer abortions at 24 weeks.” (Gutmacher, Induced Abortion) There are complications that can occur very soon or even immediately after an abortion.
“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). Most women that receive an abortion are clueless of the type of health risk that are associated with the abortion. According to the American Nurses Associated, “Patients have the moral and legal right to determine what [would] be done with their own person; to be given accurate, complete and understandable information in a manner that facilitates and informed judgement” (Barnes) Meaning, before given treatment the patient must be informed of some of the risks that are involved. They should be given all of the facts related to their situation in order to make an informed decision. Informing the patient of the risks associated with the procedure is done before every operation, or most operations.
This procedure is very sick how could anyone think of sticking a baby with scissors and killing it when it is almost ready to be born. Anyone to do this has to be sick, if an abortion is going to be done it should never wait this long. Abortions should never have to take place anyway if good enough to have sex then you are good enough to have a baby. Going through each one of these steps just makes you ask why over and over especially the partial-birth. The baby has never done anything wrong it was the mother's fault and the baby has no chance.
And 43 percent of those unwanted pregnancies ended in an abortion within the first nine weeks (Bonham, 2013). Many people think abortion is just massacring an unborn child’s life, but there are three different ways to go about it. When a woman is 1-9 weeks pregnant, the abortion procedure is not as invasive as many think. More than likely the woman who is wanting an abortion will be given the option of a medical abortion, in other words, it is a medication that is given and ends the pregnancy (Abortion Procedures, 2013). Many call this the abortion pill.
In 1995, 58 percent of the women who had abortions used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2). Since no contraceptive is perfectly reliable, abortion is usually the last decision a woman will come to. Abortion is not seen by women who elect it as a preferred, or desired, form of contraception (Planned Parenthood, 4). Another anti-choice argument from the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortions is that since the majority rules in a democracy; there should be a national referendum on abortion so tha...
The Court ruled that the states were forbidden from outlawing or regulating any aspect of abortion performed during the first trimester of pregnancy. During the time period abortions were illegalized, it’s estimated that thousands of women died or suffered serious debilitating medical problems after attempting to self-induce their abortions or going to untrained practitioners through back-alley abortions who used primitive methods as well as unsanitary conditions. Once an abortion attempt was made, the hospital had to treat these women. However many of them were treated with distain. Some women are not fit to be mothers and some were just unprepared.
Statistics have shown that 1.21 million abortions happen each year; however, having an abortion may lead to serious side effects such as abdominal pain, cramps, and even internal bleeding. Having an abortion could be a life or death situation; before having an abortion, you should really choose wisely. In fact most people have a really hard time on making the big decision. This paper will provide you more information about the moral affects of abortions. Unfortunately, all states do not have laws for legalization of abortions within their jurisdictions.
If she is unhealthy, she may not be able to produce a healthy baby. If this is the case, she should have the option to abort. Abortion must remain an option for women because there many women in the United states not financially, emotionally, or physically ready to have a baby. Why should the government force women to bring children into the world? Millions of unintended pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion.