86% of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience. Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 56 million unborn children have been killed , thats more than the entire populatiion of spain. That's 155 babies per hour, about 1 every 24 seconds. These numbers are only going to grow, if we do not do anything about it. Abortion is murder, that we are allowing, just to help the mother get out of having the child.
Four out of every ten girls in the United States become pregnant before the age of twenty (Nation’s Health 2). Fifty-six percent of the 905,000 teenage pregnancies in 1996 resulted in births, 14% of those were miscarried, and another 30% resulted in abortions. Only one third of the 905,000 pregnancies were planned (Henshaw 5). Most parents who have close relationships with their children and do not hesitate to punish their children have been able to keep their children out of these statistics. This is possible because the parents with close relationships with their ch...
Introduction Since the 1970s, many countries in the world the problem of adolescent sexuality and first sexual experience at young age appeared. To make matters worse, the trend of adolescent pregnancy became increasingly serious. From the fact sheet of World Health Organization, there are about 16 million adolescent girls giving birth every year – most in low- and middle-income countries. Among them, an estimated three million girls aged 15-19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. In low- and middle-income countries, over 30% of girls marry before they are 18 years of age; around 14% before the age of 15 and complications from pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death among girls aged 15-19 years.
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.
One possible physical side effect is you can possibly become sterile. According to Abortionfacts.com, “Researchers have reported that 3 to 5 percent of aborted women are left inadvertently sterile as a result of the operation 's latent morbidity. The risk of sterility is even greater for women who are infected with a venereal disease at the time of the abortion” (Abortion Facts). The second possible outcome is cervical damage. The research of the emotional side effects is outrageous, “Studies within the first few weeks after the abortion have found that between 40 and 60 percent of women questioned report negative reactions.
Compared to adult mothers... ... middle of paper ... ...began to fall roughly 18 years after abortion legalization,” and that the social benefit of this decrease in crime is about $30 billion annually (F-Levitt & Dubner). The crime reduction rate from the legalization of abortion occurred because of the abortions was mostly done by impoverished mothers and teenage parents. Due to the reason that the unborn children were at a high risk of being neglected, abused, and inadequate caregiving shows a high correlation that abused children are more likely than others to live a life of crime. Statistics Provided by the National Child Abuse Statistic of America Many parents' have a lack of understanding of children's needs, child development and parenting skills. Child abuse is short and long term deferential to a society and the victim itself.
In today’s society, the main problem with teenagers or adults having kids is not being able to take care or afford these children. Each and every single year more than 6 million women become pregnant. Unfortunately, at least more than half of these pregnancies are unintended. Statistics show a little more than 1.6 million American women end their pregnancies with an abortion. Millions of babies are not alive today due to they were never born because of abortion.
Among these are depression, long-term grief reactions, anger, sexual dysfunction, guilt, flashbacks, memory repression, suicidal ideas, and difficulty keeping close relationships. In a new study by post-abortion researcher David Reardon, who operates the Elliot Institute for Social Sciences Research in Springfield, Illinois, it was found that twenty-eight percent of women who had abortions later attempted suicide, and over half of these women did so more than once. Drug and alcohol abuse increased four times among women who aborted compared to those who carried to term. Ninety-eight percent of women regretted having had an abortion. Seventy-two percent of women said their abortion did not improve their life.
It is proven that actually the younger a woman is, she is more susceptible to the mental effects of abortion. “The younger the girls, the more attached they have become to their child. When they are pressured into having an abortion, their sense of vulnerability compounds the trauma; their sense of helplessness is magnified by their inability to protect their child” (Grigg). People think that if they get rid of a baby all responsibility of caring for a child is lost, which proves false the younger you are. A study using more than 870,000 women stated that “women who have an abortion are at an 81 percent increased risk for mental health problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, drug abuse and suicidal behaviors” (Monahan).
As social inequalities in smoking have increased over time, maternal smoking during pregnancy has become concentrated among women with lower levels of education (e.g., more than 20% among women without a high school degree) (Gilman, Breslau, Subramanian, Hitsman, & Koenen, 2008). Despite the warnings about the dangers of smoking while pregnant, some women still choose to smoke which places themselves and their baby at risk for many health issues. Damaged caused by smoking while pregnant Durin... ... middle of paper ... ...just being around a person that does can cause harm to a mother’s fetus. Women need to know that smoking can cause miscarriages, premature birth, and other damage to a baby. Before women that smoke decide to make the decision of getting pregnant, they should research all the harmful effects that smoking has on a fetus.