Essay about Does Abortion Affect Subsequent Pregnancy?

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In society, abortion remains one of the most debated, controversial, and deliberated issues. According to “Abortions in America” from U.S. News & World Report magazine, approximately 43 percent of American women will terminate their pregnancy by means of abortion in their lifetime, making abortion greater than three times more common than breast cancer and just as common as divorce (Waldman, et al 22). Everyone deserves a chance to live, especially an innocent infant without a voice. Also, abortion may cause detrimental, psychological effects on the mother of the child. Even though abortion terminates the life of an unborn fetus, abortion ends a child’s opportunity to live; therefore, abortion compares to murder. Abortion ends the life of …show more content…
Terminating an innocent infant’s life deprives the child of life and liberty. If society possesses the right to live, an innocent, unborn infant deserves the right to live and grow as well. Unethical and immoral, abortion denies the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, as protected in the fourteenth amendment.
In addition, abortion may cause psychological effects on the mother of the infant. The Family Research Council nonprofit organization proclaimed, “A pregnancy should not simply be 'terminated,' as if it… [was] something impersonal and problematic and it cannot be without physical and emotional consequences” (“Should”). According to Chuck Donovan from the New York Times, several women who underwent abortion now have regrets and continue to think about the baby whose life was terminated by abortion. Sherri Shepard, a woman who had numerous abortions stated, “It hit me…the guilt and the shame, and the humiliation, of having had all of these abortions” (Donovan). Also, a surgical abortion may damage the reproductive organs, and a surgery may need to be performed in order to repair the damage before a woman will be able to conceive another child, as specified by Dr. Roger W. Harms, M.D., a Mayo Clinic obstetrician. According to “Abortions in America” in a U.S. News & World Report magazine, Nichole Anderson, whose boyfriend talked her into aborting their child, underwent several

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