Sexual Assault Of A Woman Essay

1325 Words Jun 15th, 2015 6 Pages
On average, there are 293,066 sexual assaults on women ages 12 and up every year in the United States of America. If you do the math, factor in the leap years, that comes down to about one sexual assault of a woman anywhere from the age 12 and up every 107 seconds. What if some of these sexual assaults ended in pregnancies? About 5.0% of them do, although it may not seem like much, it 's important. By no means should abortion be promoted as a product in the supermarket, however that does not mean the option should be taken away from women who suffer from sexual assaults which are unfortunately often committed domestically or by someone they know. The definition of abortion according to dictionary.reference.com iS "The termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to being capable of normal growth.” While pro-life supporters believe that abortion should be illegal, but what many of them are failing to acknowledge that if abortion was to be illegal, then even more unsanitary and unsafe abortions would occur, and more pregnant women would die. Presently, about 70,000 women die from unsanitary and unsafe abortions, a number that cannot be ignored. In cases where the mother is incapable of supporting whether it be lack of maturity to raise a child or financial issues the child, rape or incest, and/or health issues for the mother and/or the baby occur that an abortion may be permitted as an option so long as the fetus does not show…

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