woman to get in touch with the reality of her decision. One of the most important reasons abortions should be illegal, beyond the fact that it terminates life, is that most women have regret and life complications due to this action. By eliminating this possibility, society eliminates future problems (). Many government programs exist in order to empower, protect, and support women with unplanned pregnancies. There are many reasons a woman may have an unplanned pregnancy, but none justify terminating the pregnancy. Understanding the biology of the developing fetus further allows for strong arguments to develop concerning why abortion is murder. So many stories describing the human characteristics of these aborted babies remain untold therefore the uneducated woman continues the growing statistics of this action. Though it
Abortion - 3 - is easy to envision lower-class minority women filling the statistics of abortion, studies show that the majority of women succeeding in this action are in the upper-class population. These statistics however are not clear concerning the amount of rape victims (Scott). Voluntary pregnancy termination remains wrong no matter how a woman gets pregnant. Taking 9 months out of a woman’s life does not remotely compare to the elimination of 80 years of someone else’s. In addition, the responsibility a woman takes for deciding life or death of a baby remains unethical and mentally devastating no matter what type of upbringing she had. There are various types of education a woman can receive when deciding to have an abortion or not, this guidance can come from pastoral influence, government programming, or strong support systems composed of family and friends. Meeting other women who have walked the same path remains important in order not to feel alone. Gaining insight, ideas, and support are all important in decision making as well as livelong support of any decision. The choice of life should be the only option. In addition, understanding that the amount of babies aborted since the 1970s could populate a small country should be good enough reasons abortion should be illegal. Pregnancy termination is wrong from the moment of conception. In addition to complications after the procedure, a woman runs a high risk of death during the procedure which increases based on how far along she is in the pregnancy. By remaining safe in daily relationships in order to avoid unwanted pregnancies decreases the likelihood of having to consider abortion. Through research a woman can fully understand how abortion is murder and make a decision toward life no matter what the circumstance of pregnancy is (Head).
Abortion - 4 - Anti-Thesis Abortion is never an easy decision, but women have been making that choice for thousands of years, for many good reasons. Whenever a society has sought to outlaw abortions, it has only driven them into back alleys, where they became dangerous, expensive and humiliating. Amazingly, this was the case in the United States until 1973, when abortion was legalized nationwide. Thousands of American women died and
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