Estimates of the number of illegal abortions in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s range from 200,000 to 1.2 million per years. Prior to legalization, as many as 5,000 died annually from unsafe abortions. A study showed that 2.1% abortion-related complication rate after nearly 55,000 abortions diagnosed or treated at all sources of care; the complication rate is much lower than that found during childbirth. Pregnancies are not all perfect, which leads to some fetuses to have such severe disorders that will end up in death before or after birth, or have a disorder like Down syndrome. Pro-choice believers say that it is unfair to woman to carry a fetus full term,
and then have to watch the baby suffer in death. Pro-choicers also say woman who have a fetuses showing signs Down syndrome may not have the resources, family support, emotional stamina, or the ability to care for a severely disable child. Babies that are not wanted should not be welcomed into the world, according to pro-choice belief. According to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, children born from unplanned pregnancies face greater risk for poor physical and mental health, child abuse, and lower education attainment; also, woman with unplanned pregnancies are at great risk for poor health later in life, including increased likelihood of depression, physical abuse, diabetes and obesity. Although there are people out
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