Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1361 Words Apr 6th, 2016 6 Pages
She knew she had made a mistake as she laid on the examination table crying out loud for the baby she had just lost. There was no going back now, she’ll never be able to hold her child and all she could do is cry. She has lost her baby forever and now how to force herself to move on, regretting her initial decision of the abortion and causing self-hatred upon herself. Surprisingly, this is a very common scenario that many women experience after having an abortion. On average, over one million abortions are performed worldwide on a yearly basis by mothers seeking to the termination of pregnancy. Women choose abortions as an option for various reasons, ranging from being a victim of rape to not being able to care for a child. Pro-life activist groups argue that abortions legally kill innocent children. If abortions were illegal, many women or innocent children would suffer later on in life.Some factors that affect the decision to terminate a pregnancy includes the child’s future in regards to his/her health, the mother’s ability to carry out a pregnancy, or whether the family is financially ready for a child. While abortions are never an easy procedure, countless women who bear the experience of abortions in the past have also experienced many adverse physical and psychological effects. Susan Dudley, Phd., and Stephanie Mueller from National Abortion Federation, together came up with two classifications of abortions: surgical abortions and medical abortions. Surgical…

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