She was forced to be aborted by her would be grandmother of her 13 year old mother. The young mother was not given an opportunity to voice her opinion about the outcome of her pregnancy. The decision that the young girls’ mother chose for her affected her life in many diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...themselves have gone through the experience. Because of the special difficulties of teenage pregnancy and abortion, teenagers run a very high risk of developing post-abortion problems (Klammer). There are many side effects to an abortion that do play a role in your THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ABORTION AMONST TEENS 5 future.
Millions of unintended pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion. It is a way of taking responsibility for unwanted pregnancies, as pregnancy takes a toll on women. If a woman is not financially, emotionally or physically ready for a child, she should have the option to abort. Giving women an option to abort is a freedom that women should continue to have.
She wanted to prove to herself that destroying others didn’t hurt, but it does (Reardon, 1987, p. xix-xx). Continuing in reading Nanyjo’s story, she tells all of the effects and feelings she went through after having an abortion including stress, depression and low self esteem. Any girl under the age of 18 would have an even harder time dealing with this type of stress. Teenagers are already seeking their identity and worry about their grades, looks, and peer acceptance. Going through the post abortion stress all by themselves would be overwhelming and potentially put them at risk for mental breakdown.
Many reasons come up on why abortion is a good thing, an example is that women explain that having a baby would dramatically change their lives. In which a child could interfere with their education, employment, and the ability to take care of other dependents. The topic of abortion has been discussed in many ways including positive and negative ways in the United States, an understanding of why women seek abortion has been missing from the discussion. Approximately 1.21 million women per year have abortions, individuals do not publicly talk about their abortion experiences
Human life starts as soon as a mother conceives or as early as fetus forms. Most women feel embarrassed after having an abortion. On the other hand many couples are waiting to adopt babies, but there aren’t enough babies due to all of the abortions. Abortions encourage insensitive manners and allows people to think it’s okay to have unprotected sex. Abortion doesn’t solve problems; it causes negative consequences,
In many instances this is not the case. Society forgets to look at the teenagers and women alike who have been raped or in some instances been physically forced into a sexual act by a family member. Many in today’s society believes that a woman should be forced to carry a child that they very likely will have ill-feelings towards and dismiss the fact that the woman will be traumatized every time she looks at this child. One would certainly hope this would not be the case, but unfortunately in today’s society that is just what is expected; “you got yourself into this, so now you have to live with your choices” is just how many people believe today. We as a society forget to take th... ... middle of paper ...
Health Guidance say that abortion can cause stress and depression due to the overwhelming guilt. This can effect the mother’s life and even her future choice of wanting children. (Ladock, Jason, n.d.) Another important factor when it comes to adoption is giving a child to a family who cannot conceive. In many cases, women who are wanting children, unfortunately have problems with their uterus. Giving a child to raise as their own is a special kind of gift to those women who are ready to start a bigger family.
As well as depicting a tale of women who feel that they cannot afford to have any more children. Finally she relates an instance of women who have husbands or boyfriends that convince them to have an abortion so that their lifestyle is not affected. These scenarios are used as concrete reasoning to her statements “…abortion doesn’t take place in a vacuum” (437) and “It is connected to other choices that a woman makes in the course of an adult life” (437). In brief she is relating the concept that women choose to have an abortion because of the circumstances that are congruent with the pregnancy. Gordan continues next debating the concepts of when the fetus... ... middle of paper ... ...wn moral decisions each day.
Fact: Of teenage women who become pregnant, about 35% choose to have an abortion rather than bear a child. Next slide Teenagers with unplanned pregnancies face difficult choices. If a teen gives birth and keeps the baby, she will be much more likely than other young women to: „X drop out of school; „X receive inadequate prenatal care; „X rely on public assistance to raise her child; „X develop health problems; „X have her marriage end in divorce. Children born to teenage mothers are more likely than children of older mothers to suffer significant disadvantages: medical, psychological, economic, and educational. New slide Many states have enacted, or are considering, laws that restrict teenagers' access to abortion by requiring parental involvement in the abortion decision.
(Planned) Many are also frightened of what might be said and done to them. "There is evidence that teenagers who do not involve their parents believe, that involving their parents would not be in their best interests or are trying to protect their parents." (Planned) A strong majority of the teens having abortions already involve parents even if not required to do so by law. (Planned) Allowing teenage girls to have abortions is allowing them to go on with their lives. To pursue the many hopes and dreams of their childhood.