Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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Imagine you just found out you are pregnant. Your parents or boyfriend threaten to leave you if you don’t get rid of the fetus. But you have done your research and know the potential complications. What do you do? Do you have the baby? Do you give it up for adoption? Do you have an abortion? This might not be your story but it is the story of many women in Tennessee. Girls and women struggle with this decision daily. Actually, “3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old” (“Abortion Information”). [List] “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Uterine Perforation, Placenta Previa, Pre-term Delivers, Handicapped Newborns, Ectopic Pregnancy, Cancer, and Death” (“Abortion Risks: A List of Major”)-These side …show more content…

These complication can be devastating for a woman who is now having a child. Placenta Previa is when the placenta partly or fully covers the opening of the cervix (“Placenta Previa”). The most common symptom is painless bleeding (Cunningham et al. 801). Placenta Previa can result in hemorrhage and preterm labor (“Placenta Previa”). Your chances of Placenta Previa increase 7-15 fold after you obtain an abortion (“Abortion Risks”).
Preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks gestation (“Preterm Birth”). Babies born due to preterm labor are called premature (“Preterm Birth”). You know you are going into preterm labor when you have contractions with cervix dilation (Cunningham et al. 842). Many problems result from preterm birth. The baby could have “breathing problems, feeding difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, vision problems, and hearing impairment” (“Preterm Birth”). You are 2 times more likely to have premature children after you have an abortion (“Abortion …show more content…

One in every thirty-three babies is born with a handicap (“Data & Statistics”). The test for birth defects can be done during pregnancy or after the infant is born (“Data and Statistics”). In 2004-2005, the CDC counted 21 diseases as major birth defects (“Data and Statistics”). The list includes: “Central nervous system defects, Eye defects, Cardiovascular defects, Orofacial defects, Gastrointestinal defects, Musculoskeletal defects, and Chromosomal anomalies” (“Data and Statistics”). 20% of infant deaths are caused by birth defects making it the leading cause of all infant deaths (“Data & Statistics”). These defects can happen as a result of a failed abortion or during a pregnancy after an

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