Abortion Hurts a Women's Health Essay

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“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born” - - Ronald Reagan Abortion, just saying the word will cause heads to turn, ears to perk, and elevates tension for everyone present. The topic evokes such strong reactions it should be included in the taboo list normally reserved for politics, religion, and money. As emotionally charged as the subject of abortion is, the practice itself is actually relatively new. Less than two centuries ago abortion wasn’t a large issue. This was not because society didn’t have strong opinions on the matter, but because of where we were in the industrial revolution. 150 years ago most of the jobs in America required large …show more content…
On one side there are people whom due to religious convictions view the terminating of a pregnancy the same as killing a two year old. On the other side there are people who are morally progressive, who see abortion as an evolution in women’s rights and view it as nothing more than stopping a small bunch of cells from continuing in their development. There is a lot of “grey” area between these opposite views but they are the ones that get the majority of face time. Countless debates have been fought with neither side moving from their position. Abortion is a political nightmare and an issue that most politicians will avoid whether it is an election year or not. Although abortion has become such a political issue, if the United States was really concerned with the wellbeing of it’s women, clinics that offer abortion services would be required to share and acknowledge the potentially disastrous health effects for women whom have an abortion.
When studying the health effects of abortion on women, there is limited history on the subject. Abortions have only been available to the mainstream for less than fifty years. Data on the long-term health effects has only recently emerged. This research shows that there are substantial risks to a woman’s health following an abortion. Women who have an abortion are six times more likely to commit suicide than women who give birth and three…

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