Some symptoms associated with post abortion syndrome are guilt, anxiety, avoiding children and or pregnant women as much as they can, and suicide. Woman who have an abortion are six times more likely to commit suicide than those who give birth. This is associated with depression a mother may get
Pro-Choice. Why be pro-choice one may ask? Being pro-choice means advocating abortion or having the choice to have an abortion. Abortion should stay a option for pregnant women because many of them are not financially ready to support a child financially or emotionally. Millions of unintended pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion, as it is a way of saving the mother and the child a life of struggle.
If abortion is made illegal, then these women have no choice. They either risk dying, risk their child dying, or both. A person might not often hear much about women dying during pregnancy, but it happens often. Nearly 287,000 women died because of childbirth, according to World Health Or... ... middle of paper ... ...ry the baby and deal with the burden of people asking her about her pregnancy. If she can abort her baby, the victim can try to forget her past and move on.
Also, some healthy problems may hinder carrying out abortion. The abortion issue is clearly outlined out and whoever goes against the legal procedure is against the law and the social norms of the people. From the film of Rosemary’s baby, the artist describes Rosemary as the mother, who is much interested and respect the right of the unborn despite his situation she decides to be pregnant for nine months (Levin, Ira, and Mia Farrow, pg. 67). During those nine she experiences a lot of pain until she decides to get a doctor to be treating her.
If abortion is to be made illegal, that decision will be stripping women of rights to do what they want with their own bodies. Until recently, women have had the right to do as they pleased with their own bodies, but in today’s society, these rights are being threatened. In her article “Abortion: Every Woman’s Right”, Sharon Smith, a well-renowned writer, advocates: “For more than a decade, the right to abortion has been steadily eroded, so that now the debate is over who should be able to pre-empt a woman's choice to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, laws now exist which allow parents, husbands or state governments to prevent pregnant women from having abortions.” In short, she states that over time, the issue of abortion has slowly been worn down to the state it is currently in, where government men and husbands are the ones who are making the executive decision of whether or not a woman should be allowed to have an abortion. Anti-abortion supporters may want to question if the woman who is carrying the fetus really has the right to terminate its life. They propose the argument by insisting that since the fetus will develop into a different body than the mother, having an abortion would not be a woman’s right, but instead would be the fetus’ right.
She finds out she is pregnant, and tries to decide whether or not to keep the baby. The reason of emancipation comes into regard here as Barbara considers the fact that she had a goal she wanted to achieve. Her husband and her oldest daughter make it harder for her to decide, because they put their needs before hers. In the end, she decided to keep the baby because she felt that it was the only choice that she would be able to live with. As the laws of abortion have changed through history, the emotions have also changed.
Today many people ask the question, does abortion have severe psychological effects? People that are pro-life claim that most women who abort their unborn child suffer from many negative effects, such as guilty feelings, anxiety, depression, loss, anger and even suicide. In one case a woman had an abortion assuming that it would take away all of the stress of being pregnant and thinking about the consequences of having a child. Afterwards she said, “I was unprepared for the maze of emotions that hit me after I had the procedure. Instead of feeling relieved, I was awash in anxiety and confusion” (Lawlor, 2002, par.3).
These people, who are categorized as “pro-lifers”, often times forget that by making abortion illegal does not mean that abortion will be stopped. In fact by making abortion illegal you will cause the number of unsafe abortions to go up which can cause a much higher mortality rate in women seeking an abortion. This makes the term “pro-life” somewhat ironic because of the future implications of their decision to make abortion illegal. The first argument for keeping abortion legal is in the case of rape victims. In 1996 the Medical University of South Carolina conducted a study and found that there was approximately a 5% chance that women who were raped would become pregnant.
Abortions were performed in the case of rape or incest in order to save the life of the mother, or if the fetus was deformed. It was then that back alley abortions started becoming very popular. Women were finding any way possible to be rid of babies they didn’t want. It wasn’t until later years in the case of Roe vs. Wade that abortion was again allowed. The Supreme Court in 1973, in the case of Roe v. Wade, declared most existing state abortion laws unconstitutional.
Michael M. Boland goes to say “And no person should ever have to suffer the pain and anguish of abortion”, then why should a woman put herself through the kind of pa... ... middle of paper ... ...arily negative emotions about their abortion still felt that they had made the right choice.” But what they don’t understand is that even though these women feel like they’ve made the right choice, they still primarily have negative emotions. Negative emotions can lead to depression and other psychological issues so by saying that women don’t feel anything after an abortion is somewhat ridiculous. Lastly, a woman must not be selfish. She must think wisely and precisely on what to do if she gets pregnant. I once heard someone say “If that girl didn’t make the choice to have an abortion and stay in school, she might end up being the same girl that finds a cure for cancer” but what if that child she was carrying in her stomach was the child to cure cancer one day?