Being Pro-Choice: The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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By definition an abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo from a woman’s uterus before sustainability. There are two categories of abortions, spontaneous or intentional and intentional abortions have different classification such as, therapeutic and elective. I strongly believe as a woman's body is her own to do with whatever she so chooses. Therefore, on the topic of abortions, I am Pro-choice. Being Pro-choice is the political and ethical view that a woman should have guaranteed reproductive rights and complete control over her fertility and the choice in whether she continues or decides to terminate a pregnancy, no matter what her reason.
There is a reason that the 1 billion poorest people
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“Teen girls, whose bodies are not yet ready for childbirth, are five times more likely to die. Not only do 70,000 girls ages 15-19 die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the babies that do survive have a 60% higher chance of dying as well”( Paula Glennon). There are many conditions that can happen to a woman before and during pregnancy that can be detrimental to her and the fetus. In fact, Ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) occurs at a rate of 19.7 cases per 1,000 pregnancies in North America and is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester (Josie L Tenure). There are hundreds of other complications that can arise during pregnancy. Preeclampsia being one of them effects alone 10 to 15% of all women (NIH). How about the women who are addicted to different drugs and wind up pregnant or women who have contracted HIV or AIDS should they be forced to pass down those addictions to the fetus, should the women have to potentially give the fetus a disease as serve as HIV or AIDS. According to UNICEF it is estimated globally that 1000 babies are born with HIV every day and will die by the age of two. About 3.4 of every 1,000 infants born in a hospital in 2009 suffered from a type of drug withdrawal (National Journal of American Medical Association). Children born with these addictions have lower birth rates and physically and mental disabilities. In 2009 …show more content…
They will get the help they need, the medications they need. With there being over 4000 different birth defects known there is an estimate of 1 out of every 33 babies born each year in the United States has a birth defect (March of Dimes). And even after an HIV infected infant receives ARV’s they still won’t make it to see age

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