Abortion And Pro-Choice

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Every year, an average of 9.2 million children die before they reach the age of five. Of these deaths, 1.21 million are caused by abortions (Operation Rescue). Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by the removal of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive outside of the mother 's body. Abortion has been an ongoing controversy that is still a heated topic today. As Hillary Clinton stated, “We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.” Pro-Choice supporters believe that women should have the right to their bodies and the government shouldn’t be able to regulate what they do with their bodies. On the other hand, Pro-Life …show more content…
Imagine if you were one of the 1.5 million infertile women in the United states (CDC) who’s top goal was to have a child to raise. If abortion was made legal, it would take away the opportunity for children to live life with parents who would love and care for them. According to an article written by Terry Eastland in the Weekly Standard, a couple by the names of Greg and Tierney Fairchild received the good news that Tierney was pregnant with their first child. But later tests would reveal that their baby would have Down Syndrome. At first the Fairchild’s thought abortion was the only option, because they didn’t want their child to have severe retardation and not be able to function properly. As the legal deadline drew closer, Greg called a local adoption service to see how difficult it would be to find a home for their special child. The local adoption service informed the couple that they would have no problem finding their child a new home. “One of the things we hadn’t considered,” Tierney says, “was that...someone else would love to have [this child] and was prepared to handle it.” This amazing story is one of many about how unwanted children were put into wanted homes. One of the most most effective alternatives to abortion is adoption. There are so many different kinds of adoption agencies for all different kinds of kids. Other options that can …show more content…
Of all unintended pregnancies, 4 in 10 are aborted (OperationRescue). Recently, teenagers are using repeated abortions as a twisted form of birthcontrol. Some girls are having four or more pregnancy terminations by the time they are 18 years old. Nearly 1,500 of the 19,000 girls under the age of 18 who had their pregnancy terminated last year had previously undergone one earlier abortion. Department of Health data for 2008 reveals 74 teenagers had their third abortion and a further 15 girls under the age of 18 had previously had between three and six earlier abortions (DailyMail). Pro-Life campaigners have argued that increasing the access of early medical abortion has served only to further promiscuity among teenagers who do not understand the health and emotional risks they are taking. Julia Millington of the Pro-Life Alliance said: “When girls of 18 are having three, four or more abortions we seriously need to question what is going on. It would seem abortions is being used as a form of contraception.” There are numerous contraception options rather than abortions. Some of the most common contraception options for females is either the birth control pill or the birth control shot, whereas for males the most common is the condom. In an article by Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, in 2004 study surveyed 1,209 abortion patients at 11 large abortion centers around the country. Women in the first group filled out an

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