The Negative Cons Of Abortion

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The controversial abortion case, Roe vs Wade, has recently celebrated its 42nd birthday but despite its age, the case is far from out-of-date and irrelevant. Abortion is still a hot-button topic; maybe even more than it was in 1973. People opposed to abortion make outrageous arguments against the medical procedure; arguments that liken the practical, safe, and often necessary operation to genocide. But these people and the government seem to have conveniently forgotten - or ignored – that other than personal morality, there really is not a reason that abortions are a negative thing or that people should not have the freedom to receive them. First of all, what is an abortion and how is it performed? An abortion is a deliberate termination of …show more content…
If the pregnancy progresses beyond 16 weeks then dilation and evacuation will be performed. In this relatively simple and safe procedure the cervix is dilated and numbed, and then a cannula is inserted into the uterus to suction out tissues. A curette is then used to remove any remaining tissues. Abortions for pregnancies beyond 21 weeks are performed using the dilation and extraction method ; in this method the cervix is artificially dilated then forceps are used to remove the fetus(Surgical Abortion Procedures, 2014). Only two percent of abortions are performed this way ( Redden, 2015). Not all abortions are performed via invasive medical procedures; medications like Mifepristone, Methotrexate, Misoprostol, and varying doses of birth control pills can be used to perform an abortion …show more content…
Sometimes abortion is the humane choice for the fetus, its prospective parents (Ryan, 2014) and the potential future children. The freedom to decide when to have children directly relates to the welfare of that child. If the parent cannot provide adequate financial and emotional support in a healthy and stable environment the quality of life for that child will be severely diminished; the right to choose when to carry a child to term is significant for the wellbeing of everyone involved. In fact, educational advancement and economic independence have a direct link to the freedom to limit when and how many children a person will have (Borgmann and Weiss, 2003). It takes an incredible physical and emotional investment to carry a child to term (Kaveny, 2010); it often takes an even greater monetary investment: nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child (Average Cost of Raising a Child Hits $245,000, 2015). With an average household income of only $53,640 (for Michigan) (State Median Income, 2014), some people do not have the money necessary to provide a prosperous life for a child. What about pregnancies terminated due to fetal abnormalities? An abortion is rarely performed because it has

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