Abortion Essay

1214 Words Dec 1st, 2012 5 Pages
Abortion: A Woman’s Right to Choose With all the abuse and mistreatment that unprepared parents put forth on their children, America is in dire need of help. However, it is unrealistic for the government to prevent so-called unfit parents from having children. Since birth control will never be one-hundred percent effective, there must be a means of stopping a population spurt, especially when many irresponsible people decide to have children. In the 1980s, a famous court case changed the nation by the name of Roe vs. Wade: This led to a woman’s right to choose to abort her child (“When Abortion Was Illegal”). Abortions are very common in the United States. One out of every three women has an abortion by the time they reach age …show more content…
From 2000 to 2009 there has been 38,359 births and only 22,483 deaths in the United States. (“Population”). If this rate continues, do the math. Abortions are already legal in the United States. If they had not been legal the increase would be much higher. As of 2010 the US population was approximately 310 million. In five years, they expect the population to reach about 325 million and by 2025, about 257 million. Even further, their expectations reach as high as 439 million by 2050 (“Population”).Given that the government is aware of legal abortions they must have factored that in to their numbers. Clearly, abortions help to control the population from sky rocketing even faster than it already is. “Unintended pregnancy does not fully capture the reasons and life circumstances that lie behind a woman’s decision to obtain an abortion” (Finer et al. 110). Finer et al. discuss multiple studies done on American women regarding abortion. They claim that not being ready to parent was the most often used reason for terminating a pregnancy. They also mention financial strains. If someone is too young and not prepared to raise a child and decide to keep the baby it may result in negative consequences (112). For instance, a sixteen year old girl can get pregnant, drop out of school, get a low income job and may not be able to properly support

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