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- Abortion: It helps more than you think Abortion is an option all throughout the world. There are thousands of people thinking about what to do with the unplanned pregnancy they currently face. In fact in 2006, 49% of all pregnancies were unplanned and 80% of pregnancies in women younger than 19 were unintended. In 2012 there were 765,651 legal, documented abortions. This means that for every 1,000 live births there were 228 abortions. This fact can really make a person’s skin crawl, and the numbers for this problem are rising annually.... [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Unsafe abortion]
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- Keirstyn Liddle CCC Argument Paper Mod 2 Every day women throughout the United States, and the world as a whole, discover that they are pregnant. Nearly half of these women’s pregnancies are unintended. When they find out that they are pregnant they have three options: continue through the pregnancy and keep the baby, continue with the pregnancy and then put him or her up for adoption or abort the pregnancy. Unfortunately, many choose to abort the baby due to many different factors such as financial issues, one-night stands, young age or even because they simply do not want a baby or are not ready to have one.... [tags: Pregnancy, Birth control, Abortion]
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- The baby was taken into a side room, with no apparent defects, he was struggling to breathe and he even made some slight gestures. He was fully formed, had eyelashes, hair, and nails. The doctor came back into the room and pierced the baby in the heart with a syringe, administering an injection to kill the baby that was fighting to live. The baby lived for only a quarter of an hour (Sarah Terzo). Another nurse described an abortion where the baby was extracted alive, it came out crying. The baby’s face was immediately covered and taken into another room, it was placed in a stainless steel tub, cold, and left there without any care until the baby died (Sarah Terzo).... [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Fetus]
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- ... There are 40 out of 60 percent of women whom go to theory because of the way they feel about losing their baby. Some women take a long time to recover from their unborn baby and wait years to become pregnant again. Losing an unborn baby is meaningful to some families. For example about five years ago my mom had two abortions one after another. That really meant a lot to us as the family. We cried for our baby that was a miscarriage and had to become an abortion. We didn’t want that to happen we had no other choice but to let the baby go.... [tags: innocent, pregnant, baby]
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- If unable to prove the rape, women would have to keep the baby, and live with the reminder of the event. However, even women whose pregnancies weren’t produced as a result of rape are still affected. The teen pregnancy rate was 57.4 pregnancies per 1,000 girls (aged 15-19) in 2014 (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). Young teens who are forced to keep their babies may not be able to continue their education in order to take care of their child. The annual income for high school dropouts is an average of $20,241 (Breslow).... [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Abortion]
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- On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Roe v. Wade making abortion legal in the United States. This decision has had no effect on the total number of abortions performed in the world, but has dramatically reduced the number of women’s death caused by an abortion. Prior to becoming legal, many woman would die due to infections caused from having an unsafe abortion. These were considered ‘backyard’ abortions. The common objects used included coat hangers, knitting needles and ball point pens.... [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Roe v. Wade]
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- Planned Parenthood People should have a Pro-choicer when it come to abortion. That’s why I agree with abortion depends on the situation and the circumstances on how a female got pregnant and whether the pregnancy will effect the mother health while she is pregnant. When it come to planned parenthood they should aloud abortions under certain circumstances search as a females been rap are young girls been molested are taking advantage of and whined up pregnant.There will be other situation and reason why when it comes to pregnant like someone who want a child and the doctor said it would be unhealthy for the mother to get pregnant and try to have a baby because the baby will come out with s... [tags: Pregnancy, Birth control, Abortion, Pro-choice]
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- Right or Wrong. In January 2002 a college freshman, Karen Hubbard, bled to death after secretly delivering her baby in a bathroom stall at her dorm. Up until that night no one knew she was pregnant, not her family or her friends. Karen was a bright respected young girl, who had everything going for her. She was co-valedictorian at her school and was now on her way to college. In the fall of 2001 Karen went off to the University of Wisconsin, with high hopes from her parents. She was the last person anyone expected to get pregnant, but, on January 29, that all changed.... [tags: Pregnancy Abortion Essays]
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- Abortion gives the mother an option not to have a baby if she doesn’t chooses not to have one. In some cases, abortions can save the life of the mother. Poor families greatly benefit from abortions. For those still in school, abortions give teenagers a normal life, and would help them succeed in school. These are reasons why abortions are good for the American Society. Abortions can save the life of the woman because a baby could cause a great health risk to the mother. This risk involves death, or permanent damage to the female.... [tags: essays research papers]
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Parental consent laws can put the welfare of the young woman in jeopardy. “Some young women live in abusive homes. Some parents are anti-choice and the list continues” (Torr 123). There can be some very dangerous side effects when a state has parental consent laws. The potential side effects may include severe punishment, physical and mental abuse, emotional turmoil, parents may force child to remain pregnant and secret pregnancies. “One pregnant girl, afraid to disappoint her loving parents by seeking consent, died from an illegal abortion, another was killed by her own father after disclosing to her mother that he raped her” (Torr 69). Many young girls are victims of incest so that can also make it difficult to ask their parents for consent.
For parents that are anti-choice and force the child remain pregnant they are putting their child in a compromising position. This child may be brought into the world unwanted before he/she is born. This unwanted feeling may be transferred to the child, and may develop into physical, mental or emotional abuse of the child. A teenager could also decide to put the baby up for adoption. Often times if a decision is not made secret pregnancies occur.
The young women that choose to keep the pregnancy a secret put themselves and the unborn child at risk. When teens decide to have their child in secrecy, they often throw the baby away or abandon it by leaving it somewhere unsafe. That decision is an appalling one but is commonly used because the teenager does not want to confide in her parents about their pregnancy. If a teenage mother abandons her baby she becomes a criminal at a young age. This is all a result of poor decision making in regards to having unprotected sex. “Newborn baby found stabbed in duffel bag in Quarry” (Oprah Show Nov 16). Jessica Coleman was an average sixteen year-old who was sexually active with her boyfriend. They did not use protection while having sex. When Jessica became pregnant she hid the pregnancy from everyone except her boyfriend. Nine months later she gave birth. She claimed that the baby was not moving. It was later discovered that she stabbed the baby and her boyfriend disposed of the baby’s body. Jessica was found guilty of murder and sentenced to six years in jail. Like many young women, Jessica was afraid to disappoint her family so she endured the pregnancy and killed the child herself. The end result should not have been so tragic. Jessica should have had other choices, opportunities and people that she could talk to.
Recently, in Illinois the government has created the safe haven laws that protect the mothers that do not want the newborns. There are no questions asked and they just have to be left at a medical facility, police station or fire station. If the teen is not able to receive an abortion this could be another option. “A 14-year-old Sauk Village girl was charged with murder Friday after she was accused of suffocating her newborn daughter and dumping the baby’s body in a trash can”(George 1). This young lady made the wrong decision and also violated the law. The Illinois Safe Haven Law could have helped the Sauk Village teen make a better decision. There is always going to be a better solution to unwanted pregnancies that do not include murder or committing a crime.
Young women often think of abortion as a quick fix to getting pregnant. This should not be the solution every time a teenager gets pregnant. If a young woman has too many abortions her reproductive system may be permanently damaged, and prevent her from being able to have children. Pregnancy and the responsibilities of pregnancy should be significant to the teenager. Pregnancy is an adult condition that young girls have to deal with if they are going to make the adult decision to have sex. Parental consent might encourage the young woman to make terrible decisions that the teenager may seriously regret in the future. Abortion for many is abortion used too many times. There should be some type of limit on how many that a woman can have.
Contraceptives are another solution to the rise in teenage pregnancy. The right to teen abortion is a privilege that many abuse or try to withhold from young women. They try to withhold information by requiring parental consent from the parents (for their daughter to have an abortion). The only person that should influence a young woman’s decision of abortion is the young woman. She should not be or feel forced into any situation. This is why it is so important for parents and children to have open communication. Open communication provides doors for everyone. It allows the parent to feel comfortable when talking to the child about personal things and vice versa. Open communication can possibly save lives. Although it is the decision of the sexually active teenager whether to have sex or not the choice is complicated. Every choice the sexually active teenager makes is complicated because the decision does not only impact his/her life, it impacts many others.
Ms. X (she did not want her name utilized) is a woman whom was interviewed on October 10, 2006. She decided to share some of her inner most feelings regarding a pregnancy she had experienced. “Being fifteen and pregnant from a rape is a situation that is like no other. It is not anything that I would even wish on my worst enemy. Feeling alone, feeling stupid and just afraid are a few of the feeling I went through. Oh, and I can’t forget the feeling that no one would believe me. I am blessed to have had a mother who understood and held my hand through the whole ordeal. I could not have imagined going through it without her. She is still my hero. I still sometimes feel bad or even sad about what I had to go through, but I am thankful that I decided to tell my mother. I am also thankful that the Illinois Law allowed me to have the procedure. I did not want to end up hating myself or my child in the future, for a situation that happened in my teenage years.”
In conclusion, teenage pregnancy is on the rise. The mother’s to these children are getting younger and younger. There should be information available to these teenage mothers so they have the opportunity to make proper decisions. Decisions may include keeping the child (with a positive outlook), giving the child up for adoption or have a legal abortion. Should abortion be used as birth control? No, absolutely not. However, this child may have been raped or molested by another and may want to have an abortion. Emotional stress for the baby or the baby’s mother is not the outcome wished for. If the teenager lives in a state that has a law similar to the Illinois Safe Haven Law, it may help her in the future. It could also prevent future killings of unborn children and jail time for young teenage women who feel like they do not have a choice.