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Pros And Cons Of Abortion Essay

  • Submitted by: kwkatz09
  • on December 12, 2010
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 563 words

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Kimberly Wrzesinski
Pros and Cons of Abortion

Abortion is a very serious issue in today’s world. Around twenty five percent of every woman in the world gets an abortion. Abortion is defined as a miscarriage by choice. This shows it is dealing with lives and it should be given more thought before we let people just freely do it. I believe they should only be used in certain situations and should not be used all the time.
The situations I don’t think they should be used in are for young women to get them. According to one source half the percentage of women getting an abortion done is below twenty-five. This is most likely due to a young woman or teenager not being careful with sex and then getting an abortion because they are not married and unable to take care of a baby. I believe, however, that if a girl is ready to have sex at a young age that she should have to face the consequences of getting pregnant if it happens.
Also if the girl is unable to keep the baby another alternative is always adoption. There are many people who would be happy to adopt a baby. Not only that but going with adoption is giving the life a chance rather just aborting it.
Another reason that abortions aren’t such a good thing is that studies have been done proving how early the embryo shows signs of being a human.   A growing embryo is considered human with the heartbeats starting as early as 21st day of conception. That means the embryo is already showing signs of life and having an abortion at this time is destroying a life. Not only is it bad on the young life, but sometimes even the woman who has the abortion will feel regret or feel traumatized at what they did. Sometimes they don’t fully understand how serious an abortion is.
There are only a couple of situations that I believe abortions should be used in. These circumstances only make up 7% of all abortions. So if they were only used in those situations then abortions would be cut down drastically. The situations I...

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