Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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In today’s society, abortion is one of the most controversial issues talked about around the world. By the age of forty-five, it is said that thirty percent of women in America will have received an abortion by some point in their life (“Abortion”). Women need to know there are many conditions to consider when having the opportunity to bring a new life into the world. Women have to be mindful of both their own health but also their child 's. Not only are health issues something to be aware of, a women should also be aware of the finical situation a child can put them in. The controversial subject is one that many people seem to have an opinion on, causing it to be a fight on whether or not abortion should be legal. There are two major sides…show more content…
In situations when child birth could led to death, wouldn 't most human beings want to save the mother instead of having the chance to lose both the child and mother? In cases of rape would all individuals want a women to have a child that was not conceived with intent? Pro-Life considers that all humans have great potential in the world and does not believe in killing a baby before his/her future can began. As anyone can imagine making the decision about abortion can be extremely difficult when worrying about who 's life to save. When Meehan studied post-abortion problems she found that “[a]nother large recorded-based study of women in California found that, over a four-year period, women who aborted had a 72 percent rate of psychiatric admission than women who delivered their babies” (89). Pro-Choice believes that abortion should be completely the mothers choice and the government should have no say in the decision. “Women experience depression after an abortion in equal or lesser percentages as those women following childbirth. For example, less than 20 percent of women who have abortion experience mild, post-operative depression, compared to 70 percent of women who have just given birth, according to Planned Parenthood” (96). Having a child can be very difficult for a mother during the birthing process or even after the birth. Having an abortion can also be very…show more content…
According to Emily Thomas the average cost of raising a child in the United States with a middle-class income is approximately $245,340- $304,480. Pro-Choice understands the amount of money it takes to raise a child. Also most of the mothers having the child ends up being a single mother rising a family with one income. The proponents also consider that most of these single parent families will be ineligible for welfare from the state. With having the choice to abort the child, Pro-Choice believes the best decision is abortion because less tax dollars will be given to welfare and spend on other matters the state may find. On the other side Pro-Life believes that the state is there to help all the families in the bad situation. This group holds the state responsible for finically helping the unfortunate families in the new journey they are beginning. The state will not only help the family out with their daily needs such as groceries, but when the child is able to attend college the government will be generous enough to help provide a college education. Bringing a child into this world is a very important thing to consider. Taking away a life through abortion is also an important component to consider. No matter the mothers choice on whether to take a child’s life away or to bring a child into this world, they should feel comfortable enough to make
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