Pros And Cons On Abortion

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There are about 1.1 million US abortions each year. Abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy”. Abortion being legalised opens doors to many people taking advantage of the law. On the other hand, abortion becoming illegal can also lead to depressed women and women with postpartum depression. There is however a happy positive between these two negatives.

Pro-Life: Every person deserves a chance, in this case that chance is for a chance at life, a chance to be a mother, and a chance to improve families’ lives. Founder and President of Brown Students for Life, Lauren Galven, has some reasons why she is Pro-Life. She says, “I’m pro-life because well-timed pregnancies
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These reasons are, rape or incest (1% of women), mother health issues (3% of women), possible fetal health problems (3% of women), unready for responsibility (21% of women), to immature or young to have a child (11% of women), women’s parents want mother to have abortion (<0.5% of women), problems with relationship/doesn’t want single parenthood (12% of women), husband or partner want mother to have abortion (1% of women), already has the children the mother wants or children all grown (8% of women), Can’t afford baby (21% of women), concerned about how baby would change mother’s life (16% of women), doesn’t want others to know about relations or pregnancy (1% of women), other reasons (3% of women). Notice how, within these reasons, the reasons that are extreme and deal with life, death, and safety or conditions of living (all from, “Reasons given for Having Abortions in the United …show more content…
These reasons are from “Abortion - Reasons”-
1. If continuing with pregnancy would involve greater risk to the mother’s life than ending the pregnancy would.
2. If continuing with pregnancy would cause greater risk or injury to physical or mental health to the mother.
3. If continuing with pregnancy would cause greater risk to the mother’s previous children.
These given acceptable/understandable cases for women getting abortions all have to do with a part of the health of the mother, family, or child. These cases also have to do with lives at risk and injuries off all kinds at a high possibility. Rape and incest are a big thought of acceptable reasons for getting an abortion, and they do fit into these listed cases since, rape or insest can cause mental health problems to the mother that can even lead to

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