Abortion

By: McKensi Duncan

Essential Question:

How does abortion affect all those involved mentally and physically?

Statistics:

  • Since the Roe v. Wade court case in 1973, there have been more than 56 million deaths in America due to abortion.
  • An estimated 3,000 abortions occur per day.
  • 18% of abortion are performed by teenagers.
  • There are approximately 30 Planned Parenthood executives that make around $200,000 to $300,000 a year.
  • 78% of abortions are done by Hispanic and African-American people.
  • There are two different types of abortion, the clinic abortion, and the abortion pill.
  • Statistics show every 3 of 10 women have had an abortion by the age of 45.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you need at least one parent or guardian for legal permission to undergo an abortion.

Local Abortion Clinics:

  • Planned Parenthood- Albany Health Center
  • Alpha Pregnancy Care Center
  • New York State Right to Life
One Word - Episode 6: Abortion (Women)

General Question

Are you Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Vocabulary:

  • Abortion- The process of ending a pregnancy by destroying the fetus.
  • Accidental Abortion- An unintentional abortion due to a miscarriage, fall, or any other accidental injury.
  • ACOG- The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; A national group specified in this field

Essential Question

The answer is yes, all those involved mentally and physically are affected. The following are some of the many things that women have reported feeling after going through with an abortion:

  • Regret
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Fatigue
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression