Pros And Cons Of Abortion Research Paper

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Abortion is a huge topic of debate in the United States and in the world. In the United States the majority of the members of the democratic party are pro choice, meaning they are for abortion, while the majority of the members of the republican party are pro life, meaning they are against abortions. In the United States, abortions are legal, but everyday there are people working to stop them. Abortions are still illegal in many developing countries and women die from unsafe abortions every day. There are many valid arguments on both sides of the debate, such as the fetus being a human vs women having control over their own bodies. Scientific research has been conducted for both sides of the argument, and both sides will say that the research …show more content…
According to Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California before abortions were legal many women would perform abortions on their own. Some women used coat hangers, sewing needles, or unsafe back- alley abortionists. ( Patt Morrison) In 1972, there were 39 deaths because of illegal abortions, and in 2004, The World Health Organization said that there were 68,000 deaths worldwide because of illegal abortions. ( Elisabeth Ahman and Iqbal Shah) Today, these deaths are mostly in developing countries where women do not have access to safe abortions. Forty percent of unsafe abortions result in complications, killing many women every year. ("Facts and Consequences: Legality, Incidence and Safety of Abortion Worldwide") Making abortions legal for women, and giving them access to safe abortions can save so many women 's lives. If a woman wants to have an abortion, she will have one. The law will not stop many women; they will do it illegally and harm themselves. This is clear, because abortion is illegal in Uganda, but 300,000 abortions still take place every year. ("Facts and Consequences: Legality, Incidence and Safety of Abortion Worldwide") Many women cannot afford to take care of a baby and are willing to risk their lives for an abortion. Legalizing abortion, and making it accessible will reduce many needless deaths around the world. Making abortions illegal does not stop abortions; it only causes women to risk their

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