Essay about Abortion : A Healthy And Acceptable Option

765 Words Mar 27th, 2016 4 Pages
Women everywhere are fighting for their right to terminate their pregnancy. In some places in the United States, it is harder to get access to a clinic then it is to a hospital to birth a child. It seems society stands behind a woman if she gives birth then one who decides to terminate one. We need to demystify the procedure and disseminate more information on abortion as both a healthy and acceptable option. Here we are only going to demystify some of the claims when trying to obtain a legal abortion such as how safe the procedure is and the health and economic benefits for women who have them done. The scariest thing that can happen when trying to get an abortion is being turned away after you have made up your mind that this is what’s right for your situation. Abortions need to be easily accessible to everyone everywhere.
Opponents say that the procedure could scar a woman’s psyche, stating so in a 2008 peer-reviewed study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health found that "Young adult women who undergo... abortion may be at increased risk for subsequent depression." My understanding from this article is that since the procedure is so safe the only damage that could possibly be done is to a woman’s mental health, which can be treated if she seeks out professional help in dealing with such issues. The procedure of having an abortion is one of the safest, even when compared with a colonoscopy. Yet, according to Elizabeth G. Raymond and David A. Grimes…

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