Abortion Is A Safe Procedure Essay

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In the United States more than half of all pregnancies are unintended. Unintended pregnancy is when it is either untimed or unwanted. If a woman wanted to become pregnant in the future but not at the moment she became pregnant it’s untimed but if she didn’t want to become pregnant at any time in the near future or at the time it is unwanted. According to the National Survey of Family Growth of 2006-2008, 29% of pregnancies were untimed, 19% were unwanted and of these 43% ended in abortion. (Moss D., Synder M.J. & Lu L.D, 2015) Women have to make a difficult decision of choosing between delivering the infant and choosing adoption or raising the infant and having an induced abortion. This is a complex decision with many social factors influencing women. It can cause uncertainty and mixed feeling and option counseling would help provide informative options and unbiased support.
Abortion should be attainable procedure for women from any background in the United States. Abortion is a safe procedure that is performed very often in the United States with minimal risks compared to women who deliver a newborn. In the United States from 1998 to 2005 mortality among women who delivered a newborn was 8.8 per 100,000 and morbidity in induced abortions were 0.6 per 100,000. (Raymond EG, Grimes DA. 2012). Unintended pregnancies are so common that the option of abortion should be legal, accessible and safe. A woman should also be able to receive support and assistance if she decides to…

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