Abortion Social Issue Essay

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One reason abortion is a social issue is because people don’t know whether it should be either illegalized or legalized everywhere. Tom Anderson says,” if abortions become illegalized then it will have a significant impact on women and would cause society to become like the third world.”(Anderson,3) Which he describes as a place where the population suffers from poverty, malnutrition, treatable disease, poor health care, unemployment and lastly a place where women feel little empowerment concerning their reproductive lives. (Anderson, 3). Another reason abortion is a social issue is because after having abortions women often go into P.A.S.S. Post Abortion Stress Syndrome. P.A.S.S is the physical and emotional inability to get over the trauma …show more content…
Not realizing that if abortions are outlawed then the rate of deaths would increase because women who desperately don’t want a child may try to self terminating or seek help from unqualified people. Since the US Department of Public Health evaluates family planning an governmental programs the abortion rate data is relied on, in public health terms (lee&Sprague,2). Instead of outlawing abortions, another way to prevent them is to make advances in education, technology, and contraceptives. The percent of abortions have decreased since it reached the peak in 1984 because people are giving more education, making more technology and contraceptives better and effective. (Rich & Wagner, …show more content…
Tom Anderson says, “Women should have the right to safe and legal abortions because it ensures them full responsibility and free participation in society.” Agreeing with Anderson, M. Lee and Nancy Sprague says not only should abortions be allowed but they should be a constitutional right. Brian Wilson disagreed and said, “Abortions should be outlawed because they are taking the lives of unborn children,” in addition to agreeing with him Lynn-nore Chittom and Heather Newton they are trying to get the supreme court to overturn the Roe v. Wade case. In a way I agree with both sides for different reasons because they both have their pros and cons. If abortion remains legal I think more and more women will become pregnant and feel a since of not having to be responsible. For example, if they get pregnant and it is unwanted then they want have to worry about the things that they have to get together before the baby is born the pregnancy can be terminated. On the other hand abortions can be a help to rape victims, women of incest and/or with health problems because if a women is of incest or is raped then they shouldn’t have to go through a full pregnancy term. Abortions should be outlawed because then women will think before they run free. If abortions are outlawed then the baby death rate will decrease and most of all unborn children will not be terminated. The bad thing

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