A piece of evil had entered me.” (Bazelon, 2007) We cannot assume all patients have the same post trauma, this woman may have had a psychological disorder, or received extreme amounts of pressure or stress before encountering her abortion. Statistically, after a study in California of medicare patients who received abortions, researchers say that 44% complained of nervous disorder, 31% had regrets about the abortions and 11% were prescribed psychotropic drugs by medical doctors (AfterAbortion, 2011). Putting into perspective that this studying was strictly done in California can allow for a bias opinion, as different parts of the country have different religions, cultures and abortion laws or
Many pregnant illegal women count on state funded healthcare to receive prenatal care. The cost of prenatal care, delivery and post- partum care annually costs upwards of $42 million in Georgia alone (Birthright). Many American women apply for, and are denied, state healthcare benefits on the basis of their income. They make too much money to qualify for assistance, but not enough to pay the thousands of dollars it costs to have a baby in the United States. Many legal American women do not receive the adequate prenatal healthcare that illegal immigrant women receive.
There are many reasons, most of them being because the parents are not prepared to handle the responsibility of a child, and have conceived an infant by accident. According to Linda Lowen, “4 out of 10 unintended pregnancies end in abortion” (Abortion Facts). This is a large number of 40% of children who get their lives taken away because of a careless mistake of someone who was not prepared to have a child. Statistics show that three of the main reasons for having an abortion are, “3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities; about ¾ say they cannot afford a child; and ½ say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner” (The Alan Guttmacher Institute). These are all reason that could be avoided, and save many lives in the early stages.
Every abortion is tragic to that extent of ending a human life but given the option of choice is a gift from God and part of what makes being human worthwhile. To be politically pro-choice is to deny the freedom to some and grant it to others. Some liberals might say that this is an atrocity to God and his compassionate gift of choice. The Bible evidently teaches us that all humans are made in the image of God and grant us the freedom to choose. Unfortunately, there are several different reasons that conclude why abortions are appropriate in certain cases.
Though some may disagree on this point, the fact is that legalized abortion is the only option that will protect the lives of American citizens. One only needs to look into American history to see the results of prohibiting abortions to women. The process of abortions has definitely come a long way. Even after abortion was legalized, women were still very afraid to go to the abortion facilities because they were afraid of being attached just for entering the building. It is better now that they have a place to go where abortions can be performed cleanly and with minimal risk.
Every day more people die in America than are born. Any increases in population since 1972 have been due to immigration.2 The sociological perils we face are not those of population explosion, but population reduction. The Population Research Institute agrees, and concluded, “Our long-term problem is not too many children, but too few children.”3 The legalization of abortion resulted in a drastic reduction of the number of children in this country. By 1980 there were 6.5 million fewer school-age children in America than just a decade earlier. This required the closing of nine-thousand elementary schools.4 Legalized abortion has resulted in over 46 million fewer taxpayers in America to support the elderly.
One of the most controversial topic that society and lawmakers often debate about is abortion. Before 1971 when abortion was illegal it was done in the back alleys of city streets with an inexperienced person doing this procedure. Thousands of women died due to improper procedure, unsterile equipment, and complications due medical malpractice. This changed in December 1971 when a single mother to be chose to fight against the anti-abortion law in the state of Texas. At the time the state of Texas only allowed legal abortions to women that had been raped or was impregnated by incest.
Also, more than three million unborn babies have died from abortion in Canada since 1969 when abortion was first decriminalized. Three million LIVING babies didn’t get to experience God’s gift. Furthermore, abortions can either be induced and can be natural. Natural abortions are miscarriages and we can’t do anything about those, but induced abortions are abortions
Abortion is unnecessary and the statistics prove it. Forty-two million abortions take place around the world annually. This breaks down to approximately 115, 000 per day. Out of those 115,000; only seven percent are a result of rape, incest, or potential health risks. The other ninety-three percent of abortions take place because the child is either unwanted or inconvenient.
Unknown to the thousands of soon-to-be mothers who took the drug was the fact that it caused babies to be born with “deformed or missing limbs” (Greenhouse). Although this debate has been going on for many decades, it was brought to the forefront of people’s minds with the story of Sherri Chessen. Chessen was a mother of four children and was pregnant with her fifth child. On a trip to London, her husband bought thalidomide, as it was not available in the United States, but after learning of the results it had on babies, she desperately wanted an abortion. At the time, abortion was illegal in every state except if the procedure was “necessary to save a woman’s life” (Greenhouse).