Approximately 1.3 million unplanned pregnancies end in abortion every year. There are several reasons women choose to have abortions such as fear of having or raising a child, rape, or not having enough money. But whatever the situation, it is the individual woman’s decision. If an abortion is denied, the women would have the child in unsafe living conditions and the child would not get everything he/she needs to live a good life. First Trimester Abortions should not be viewed negatively because a woman's body is her own, circumstances are always different, and a woman has individual rights.
But whatever the situation, there is never an acceptable reason to get an abortion. Here are some reasons why abortion should be illegal: Adoption is another option, many women are endangered by it, birth control is another option, it can also cause misscarriages if you have 2 or more. The first reason why abortion should be illegal is because adoption is another option. Adoption is always brought up when people talk about aborting an unwanted child. There are tons of people who get rejected when they apply to adopt a child.
Abortions are immoral and should not be legalized. Abortions are a threat to the mother’s health. There are many complications of getting an abortion. The mother can suffer from an infection or internal bleeding can occur. The mother could also become permanently sterile and may never be able to bear a child.
Women should not have the right to an abortion just because the fetus has a disease or deformation. Doctors that tell mothers about the diseases or deformations the baby has, often result in abortions. Diseases or deformations should not matter when it comes to having a child because the mother should love her child just the way they are. Mothers worry about the health costs of the baby’s disease or deformation but there are a lot of financial aid and heath care programs that can help. “Women who are able to get Medicaid in states that exclude coverage for abortion have abortion rates of about half of those women in states that give money to support abortion care" (Balch 6).
Another reason against abortion is the long term effect it will cause a woman. Abortion can come with psychological side effects. For example, women who’ve had an abortion have later struggled with regret, shame, and depression over the decision they made. Another side effect of abortion are physical. For example, some women after having an abortion have been left infertile.
When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, how does one make a decision to terminate the baby or not? In our society, many teenage girls are having abortions without their parents’ consent. Why? Well there are several reasons teenagers choose not to tell their parents about their pregnancy. Not only are teen mothers not ready for parenthood; some of them may have parents encouraging them to get the abortion.
Repercussions of Reproductive Technology Throughout history, one of the biggest fears and heart breaking news to be heard as a wife or woman was not being able to conceive a child by natural means. This has been an avoidable and unalterable part of life for many women since the beginning of time. Women long to fulfill their biological purpose of reproduction and nursing of their young ones and those who do not feel an empty pit in their hearts as their maternal heartstrings pull on them. However, during 1970’s, the answer to the curse of sterility was found: artificial insemination through in vitro fertilization. Woman who before could never have children now had the chance to conceive their very own child.
“A 2012 study in Obstetrics & Gynecolog yfound a woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000).” (E.G. Raymond and D.A. Grimes, 2012) The fact that abortion is safe plays a large role in why so many people now believe that it should be legal and why it has become legal in so many places over the last 50 years. A recent study shows that women who are denied abortion are often are more likely to be become unemployed, to receive welfare, be below the poverty line and become victims of domestic violence. The study focused on women who were turned away from abortion because their baby was too far along and from the results they discovered that “76% of the "turnaways" ended up on unemployment benefits, compared with 44% of the women who had abortions.” These statistics oppose the question of if this is the best situation for the mother and the child.
Every single year, this silent horror kills about as many Americans as have been killed on all the battlefields in all of the wars in U.S. history combined. This silent horror is called abortion, and it is a national disgrace. Overall, more than 50 million babies have been slaughtered. We have become a nation with so little regard for human life that nobody even really talks that much about this issue anymore. But the truth is that it is at the very core of what is wrong with America.
We deny the unborn child its right to live and experience the world. No one has thee right to take the life of another person, even an unborn child. Furthermore, abortion denies the mother the joy and opportunity to raise the baby, and in the long run, usually ends up hurting the mother as the emotional effects become worse and worse. This problem is even more common when there is pressure by others on the woman to have the abortion, and she does so reluctantly. Another reason why I do not believe abortions should be done is because of the many risks involved for the woman undergoing the abortion.