The Next Generation: The Dangers Of Abortion

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Abortion is a medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby. Women that have abortions could either be married or single and/or either wants the abortion or just persuaded to get one from family members, friends or the father of the baby. This procedure could either be done through surgery or by taking medication; depending on how long the woman has been pregnant. According to Martin Luther King, Jr., “nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. In most societies, abortion is taken lightly, mostly because of lacking knowledge about the subject and/or because of how abortion is being presented in the media. This is putting the mother’s life in danger, …show more content…
One of the most famous rappers, Nikki Minaj, admitted in an interview with rolling stone that she is “pro-choice” and that she had an abortion as a teenager because she wasn’t ready and she had nothing to offer a baby (NYP Holdings, 2015). In 2004, Degrassi: The Next Generation: aired an episode where one of its teenagers got pregnant, the girl was then accompanied by her mother to the abortion clinic. In a most recent series, in 2011, Gregy’s Anatomy: One of the doctors gets pregnant but wants an abortion because she loves her job too much even though her husband is against it (The Week,2012). Cecile Richards said that her abortion “wasn’t a difficult decision” and Hanna Rosin stated that abortion should be shown as a “social good” after telling her abortion story (NYP Holdings, 2015). All this is causing teenagers to believe that abortion is okay, and it’s normal. Abortion is being viewed in society as a choice for women. People are becoming desensitized to the word “abortion”. In conservative societies, like Lebanon, even though most of the people are Christians and believers, if a girl got pregnant outside of marriage, they will most likely get an abortion. I am saying this from personal experience; I had a friend here in Lebanon, at the time she was 22 and she thought she might be pregnant. She told me that if she ends up being pregnant, her first and only choice will be to get an …show more content…
Truth is, abortion hurts the man as well if not sometimes more than the women. For many men, abortion is the “loss of fatherhood” or their male identity and they will feel helpless and question their masculine identity (Rue and Tellefsen, 2015) (Reisser, 1994). By law the woman decides if she wants an abortion or not, and if the man apposes, this will lead him to feel helpless. While, the man that encouraged the abortion will eventually feel guilty, some look for sex for comfort to make sure there partner still loves them and others end up taking their own lives. Just like I said above, parents should mourn after an abortion because it is common for a man to feel the abortion as a “death experience” (20% of men considered it murder) and if he does not mourn he will eventually become less involved in his future kids lives. Just like the media and society portrays abortion as an option, they also portray the man as always being strong and the protector. Due to this stereotype, men are not grieving after the loss of their baby. Instead of feeling strong he feels weak, and instead of protecting his baby, by law he has no other choice but to give up on it and will feel like he couldn’t save his own child (Rue and Tellefsen, 2015) (Reisser, 1994). According to research, a man who grieves after an abortion is most likely to deny it; or grief in a

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