Another reason for abortion to be legal is if the mother had done drugs or drank lots of alcohol, while being pregnant. If she had no idea she was pregnant but had done all of that stuff she could have an abortion, because the child would have problems or live a hard life, because of all of the drugs and stuff the mother had one. There have been over fifty million babies being aborted every two years. This is what causes a big problem in the United States. So why do woman decide on going through with abortion?
Mother Teresa once said, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is 'Abortion', because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, 'Murder' by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another” (“Quotes”). I vehemently oppose abortion because I believe it is the practice of killing the weakest and most defenseless among us to gain personal appeasement. Abortion has many perspectives and debatable issues within itself. Three of the most significant issues that support the opposition toward abortion include the legalization of abortion, when human life begins, and what life would be like without abortion. Currently, abortion is legal in the United States.
The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. Thousands of abortions take place every single day, and yet public opinion remains at a standstill as to whether or not abortion is ethical or not. According to a poll in 2013, fifty-four percent of the American public believes that the practice of abortion should be legal in all or most cases (“Public Opinion on Abortion”) Abortion has been defined as “the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy”(Rich, Wagner, and Geraldine). There are very strong opinions for and against this issue, but no one can deny the vast gray area of abortion. A person’s stance on the situation is often determined by how he views the fetus: a part of the mother’s body or as a human being.
There is no denying that abortion exist . Approximately 3,700 unborn babies are aborted daily in the United States ( Abortion Facts). Hospitals all over the country allow women to leave the baby with them if they do not want to keep it. There are many families that can not conceive a child, and wish to have child. Aborting is somewhat selfish, in the ways that a child could be saved, given up for adoption or left at the hospital to be put in a good home.
Medical abortions involve the woman taking medications or pills to result in an early miscarriage. Within the first 9 weeks the woman only feels a heavy and/or painful period after the abortion, but if after 9 weeks it “involves taking medicines to cause the womb to contract and push out the pregnancy; from 22 weeks on an injection to womb is also required” (What is an Abortion?). A sometimes-common pill taken is “the morning after pill.” This is for emergency purposes; if one has unprotected sex, taking this pill may prevent pregnancy. A surgical abortion is physically removing the fetus. The Vacuum Aspiration procedure can be done within the first 15 weeks of pregnancy and is “removing pregnancy by gentle suction and can be done awake or asleep” (What is an Abortion?).
Banning abortion, put women at a higher risk of going out and finding illegal way to have the procedure done (“Abortion Information” 1). Once abortion became illegal in the United States 1.2 million abortions were preformed illegally. Dangerous attempts have been made by women to preform their own abortion, or have them done by unskilled surgeons often with dangerous instruments and sometimes in unsanitary conditions. Serious complication from unsafe abortion included, “perforations of the uterus, retained placentas, severe bleeding, cervical wounds, and rampant infections” (Currie 17.) Abortion has become safer over the years and should be legalized in every state in the United States; abortion should also be kept private between the client and doctor.
In 2013 approximately 1.2 million abortions took place in the United States. From 1973 through 2013, over 50 million legal abortions have occurred. Even though an abortion can harm your body, women still get them and take the risk of future health problems or even death. In this essay you will learn the pros and cons of having an abortion. This paper will explain all of the harmful ways abortions can harm your body and also how they may affect you in a positive and in a negative way.
Our hope is that the new report will help inform a public debate in which all too often emotion trumps science,” – Dr. Sharon Camp, institute president.These ilegal clinics are responsible for thousands of deaths each year because of their unsafe abortion methods. Each year about 70,000 women die because of badly done procedures of abortion in inapropriate facilities (source #6), This terrifying statistic could be easily decreased by legalizing abortion since that way the procedures would be done by professionals. These abortions are safe and some of them don’t even need surgical procedure. During the first bimester there are three different types of procedures to end the pregnancy. These procedures are done by taking mifepristone, ... ... middle of paper ... ...RLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS CXVI.Issue 2 (2001): n. pag.