Abortion Should Remain Legal

Good Essays
Currently, in the United States, per federal laws, abortion is legal throughout the states. However, states do have laws in place that limit a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion. Abortion has remained a controversial topic since it first became illegal in the 1800’s. Prochoice and prolife activists continue to argue over whether or not abortion should remain legal. My personal stance on abortion is the belief that all women deserve to have the reproductive rights the constitution provides them with, allowing for legal abortion without a court’s decision throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Having an abortion is never an easy decision, no court should be allowed to tell a woman she must go through counseling or court hearings before having …show more content…
Statistics show that abortions in 2013 preformed after 21 weeks gestation only accounted for 1.3% of all abortions preformed that year. Abortions preformed before eight weeks of pregnancy had accounted for 66% of all abortions performed and 91% of abortions preformed were before 13 weeks gestation. Most late terms abortions have only been preformed in life threatening situations, in the cases where continuing the pregnancy would put the mother’s or fetus’s life in danger. Another argument often made by anti abortionists is that abortions being easily accessible will encourage young women to have intercourse and raise the teen pregnancy rates as well as teen abortion rates. Statistics have shown abortions preformed in women under the age of 20 only account for 11.7% of all abortions. Abortion statistics have shown over the years that legalizing abortions has slowed down the rate of abortions, as well as the rate of illegal abortions preformed. Illegal abortions are a problem, as they are often preformed with techniques that have not been approved and leave the mother in …show more content…
Women who have abortions do it for a number of reasons. Abortion can provide a woman who cannot handle a pregnancy a way to prevent a life from being created that would have otherwise had bad life. Women often have abortions as they cannot financially care for the child. Pregnancies require doctors appointments, medical expenses, and much more. A woman not being able to provide the best care during pregnancy may result in the child having complications, giving the child a hard life. A woman who is known for substance abuse, should be allowed to abort her child, if pleased. If she is not mentally strong enough to stop her substance abuse, she will most likely do more harm carrying the child to full term than if she were to abort the pregnancy. Abortion is a great option, for the women who are able to successfully carry a fetus to full term without doing harm to the fetus. However, one can argue that a child being forced to stay in an orphanage or be in and out of foster homes may have been forced into a life that wasn’t necessary. If every woman who became pregnant that would have had an abortion, out the child up for adoption, the world would indefinitely become over populated. Adoption being the only option to unwanted pregnancies will cause adoption rates to dramatically decline, birth rates to increase so high that we will overpopulate, and more

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Abortion Research Paper

    • 1037 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Their ability to choose their fertility, “Without that, (control our fertility) we are trapped by the realities of pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing; rather than a privilege and a gift, these aspects of being female become an unbearable burden, (MIT). If a woman is not allowed an abortion then the government is saying woman are an incubator and your job is to pump out babies. A woman is more than a machine to pump out babies. A woman is a person with dreams and aspirations, one who shouldn’t be limited to the burden of a child. If a woman is not ready to have a child and wants an abortion would that be irresponsible?…

    • 1037 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Another reason women get abortions, is if there is something medically wrong with the fetus. Continuing a pregnancy when there is something medically wrong with a fetus can result in can be harmful to the mother. Controversially, the majority of women who opt for abortion are unstable and do not have the means to raise a child. Most that fall into this category are teenage or young mothers. They do not have the financial or emotional capacity to properly raise a child.…

    • 712 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Because if abortion were to become illegal women would still find ways to have an abortion. Historically, women around the world have tried to end their unwanted pregnancies, no matter if abortion is legal or not. Most of the time the women would often risk their own safety by seeking a dangerous illegal procedure or doing it themselves. No matter if it is a back alley abortion, to doing it themselves. Women are going to find a way to have the procedure done no matter what you do, so providing them a safe, clean way would help protect the mothers in the end.…

    • 1713 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Benefits Of Abortion

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Women everywhere are fighting for their right to terminate their pregnancy. In some places in the United States, it is harder to get access to a clinic then it is to a hospital to birth a child. It seems society stands behind a woman if she gives birth then one who decides to terminate one. We need to demystify the procedure and disseminate more information on abortion as both a healthy and acceptable option. Here we are only going to demystify some of the claims when trying to obtain a legal abortion such as how safe the procedure is and the health and economic benefits for women who have them done.…

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Abortion What is abortion? Abortion is where you do not want to go forward with having your kid and that you’re killing it. Are there long term effects to abortion? Yes there are side effects that people have to live with. The World Health Organizations estimated millions of cases for abortion each year that has so many records per day.…

    • 1240 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The reasons for these women not to keep their unborn child were: the child would interfere with school or work, they would not be able to afford the child, or they did not want to be a single parent (U.S. Abortion Statistics). Girls who become pregnant at an early age and most, if not all, of these reasons apply to them turn to abortion as a reasonable solution. Teenagers who become mothers have grim prospects for the future. “They are much more likely to leave of school; receive inadequate prenatal care; rely on public assistance to raise a child; develop health problems; or end up divorced” (Lowen).…

    • 1113 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Essay On Abortion

    • 771 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Studies show that young mothers frequently drop out of school, rely on welfare to support themselves and the child, and have limited or no career options. They also experience a high rate of depression and other health problems. If abortion could put her life back on a successful track, shouldn’t it be an option for her to choose? Pro-life supporters have argued that instead of abortion, to instead put the child up for adoption. It is true that mothers can put their babies up for adoption if they do not want to keep the child.…

    • 771 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    On the other side, pro-choice advocates argue that the mothers have a right to choose. They claim that this choice is a legally protected right. Some state legislations tried to limit the ways that a mother could have an abortion. Soon after, protests came about on both sides of the argument regarding the legalization of abortion. For many years, abortion has been and continues to be a topic of much…

    • 1758 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The choice to have an abortion is not an easy decision for women to make therefore when women make the decision they should not be ambushed about making such a decision. Medical issues, women 's rights, and historical court cases are all reasons that abortion should be legal. Abortion should be legal because many women in the US suffer…

    • 1979 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Some of these side effects are: infection or sepsis, damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, and perforation of the uterus. Of course these side effects are more risky the later a woman waits. Considering all the damage that could happen I cannot fathom anyone putting themselves through this when there are plenty of men and women who want a family and cannot have children. Some of the emotional pain is not visible right away. A study was given to women who had abortions and some who were turned away because they had passed the age that they could abort the child.…

    • 1425 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics