Abortion: Pros and Cons

By: Harrison Bickham

What is Abortion?

The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.

The Pros of Abortion-

1- Abortions could stop the number of children abandoned or found living on the streets.

2- Abortions could stop the number of children abused each day.

3- Abortions could stop the number of high school dropouts. Due to teen pregnancy.

4- Abortions could stop the number of children living in poverty

5- Abortions help promote a more stable financial life.

The Cons of Abortion-

1- Abortion is the act of Murdering a human being.

2- The fetuses feel pain during the abortion procedure.

3- Children have the right to live.

4- Abortions can cause psychological damage in the carrier.

5-Abortion eliminates the potential societal contributions of a future human being.

Facts about Abortion

  • 1.1 million U.S. abortions each year.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 (22%) of pregnancies end in abortion
  • 50% of women now seeking abortion have had at least one previous abortion.
  • The U.S. abortion rate is among the highest of developed countries.
  • 51% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age.
  • Approximately 1/3 of American women have had an abortion by age 45.
  • Abortion disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women.

Medical Complications-

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Sepsis
  • Anesthesia
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scarring of the uterine lining
  • Uterine perforation
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Endometritis
  • Death

Emotional Complications-

  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks of abortion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
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