The Pros And Cons Of Abortion In The United States
It is and estimated that up to 78,000 deaths occur each year as a result of the approximately 20 million illegal and unsafe abortion procedures that take place worldwide. In contrast 1.2 million abortions are performed each year. 6.4 million women get pregnant every year, and 1.2 million of those babies are aborted almost every year. When a woman aborts her baby, that means they’re leaving them. They are removing the human embryo from the pregnant woman before the complete term of that pregnancy.
Abortion is the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term pregnancy (Rich). For a bit, abortion was considered homicide and everyone was against it. People then realized that the laws surrounding abortion were vague. On January 22, 1973, the Roe V. Wade Act was passed, which allowed abortion in the US.
The primary concern when doing an abortion is the safety and health of the woman. There are regulations with a legal abortion being performed, and specific requirements. Several states have introduced legislation aimed at restricting medical abortions including an attempt to halt the distribution and marketing of the drug used for …show more content…
A bill that was passed in 1976, called the Hyde Amendment, that denies funding for abortions except in certain restricted situations. Although many find their arguments extremely controversial, economists Steve Levitt and John Donohue have suggested that by reducing the number of babies born to women who were unable to handle the burden of childrearing at the time of their pregnancies, the legalization of abortion in the United States actually led to a drop in crime rates (Sprague). If the women wait and have their baby when they have a higher level of income, then they would not have to worry about raising their children in a poor