Morbidity And Corruption: The Consequences Of Abortion

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In 2012, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported there were 699,202 legal induced abortions completed in the United States from 49 out of 52 areas (Reproductive). These results are incomplete per the authors on the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report site as they are information voluntarily reported by health centers (Creanga, Jamison, & Pazol, 2015). So, one can only imagine how many induced abortions were completed? However, the pro-choice side views that an unborn baby is not in personhood; and, therefore, lacks rights as a person (Moral Personhood). Thus, resulting in the mother’s rights preceding the fetus’ right to live. However, a potential life starts at the time of fertilization, as that is when activity to cell reproduction …show more content…
Therefore, sex outside of marriage has its consequences and people should expect that unhappiness could entail from doing things that do not make sense in the situation (e.g.; it makes sense that sex and marriage belongs together per Mattison). Following this theory, those who have sex, gets pregnant, but wants an abortion due to any reason but rape, incest, or maternal health risk, should not be allowed to have access to abortion. Due to the vast resources a female has, she can always opt to put the child in adoption for families, who cannot bear children but would love to have children. Also, Mattison noted about euthanasia being unethical due to one, whose intentions to take another’s life, even out of the patient’s request, can sculpt one to be a person who rejects life (Mattison, pp 383). Thus, abortion should only be used in rare cases, such as, the ones I have discussed …show more content…
For example, people who have been traumatized either physically or mentally by rape, incest, or maternal health risks, should be allowed to have access to abortion. If resources can be available to help reduce abortion rates by educating rape and incest victims of other options (e.g.; putting unwanted child(ren) for adoption post-partum), this would be a great way to decrease the amount of people from allowing abortion as another way to do ‘good’ for others. In other words, abortion should be a last

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