We, as humans, know that murdering another human is wrong and should be punished. Why is it that when a human is at its smallest and most helpless stage of development, it is okay to be murdered by the law? Abortion affects the couples who cannot have kids on their own, as well as the woman’s physical and psychological health afterward, and it should be controlled.
According to BirthControl.com, there are 20 forms of birth control available. You can use more than one method at the same time to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy. Plan B is a form of birth control. It is not like abortion. It does what every type of birth control does, which is stopping the egg and the sperm from uniting. Abortion is when you terminate the fetus from the body after contraception. Life begins at conception, so unborn babies are human beings that deserve to live like you and I. Conception is defined as the woman’s egg being fertilized by the man’s sperm. This is when we start growing. We start developing in the uterus and continue when we are birthed. When you become pregnant, your body is not just your body anymore.
Abortion is not, and should never be used as a form of birth control. Sure there are certain religions, such as Catholics, that do not believe in birth control other than abstinence. Birth control use may be considered as a sin, but so is premarital intercourse. So save yourself the pain, and be responsible for what happens to your body. Adoption gives the unborn child’s right to life. They deserve the chance to come into this world as a blessing for another family. Studies show adopted children tend to do well in school and show high levels of self-esteem, optimism, social competency, and feelings of security. They are also less likely to become depressed, use alcohol, and engage in vandalism, theft, group fighting, and use of weapons (“Why Have Adoption Rates Plummeted Since Abortion Was Legalized,” 2014). Why would you want to kill a precious life when you could give it to someone who will give them a chance loving them as their own? There are many who believe the world is overpopulating. When in fact, one in seven couples trying to have a baby will experience infertility.
By 2025, almost 10 million couples will encounter problems trying to conceive (“What’s Up With Rising Infertility Rates,” 2018). This is why you should go through with the pregnancy and give the baby a chance at life. Some believe that abortion should be available if the baby were to be mentally and/or physically handicapped. Allowing this would be immensely disrespectful to those who have disabilities. It would imply that their life is not worth as much the normal person. Every life is equally valuable, and everyone should have that same mentality (“Ethics – Abortion: Reasons for Abortion,” 2014). There are three different types of abortion. A medical abortion is when the woman takes medication during the first nine weeks of the pregnancy to abort the fetus. During a surgical abortion, the fetus is removed from the uterus by suction curettage. Then there is dilatation and evacuation, this is done after the 12-week mark has passed. They begin by dilating the cervix and removing the baby piece-by-piece. The immediate risks of abortion include pelvic infection, incomplete abortion that requires a second surgery, blood clots in the uterus, hemorrhaging tear ofhe uterine wall, scar tissue of the uterine wall causing infertility, and can even result in a hysterectomy.
There are plenty of psychological risks as well. There are countless emotional reactions to abortion, some of which include grief, depression, anger, anxiety, flashbacks of the procedure, suicide, and many more (“Abortion Risks Abortion Dangers and Abortion Complications,” 2018). Many people may believe that modern abortion operations are really safe, and does not cause long-lasting health issues. Mental health is just as important as your physical health. There are many reports of women experiencing mental pain long after the procedure. Showing us that there are long-lasting effects whether it be a mental issue or a physical issue.
On certain occasions, a woman may have a terminal illness such as cancer. If the woman cannot get treatment to save her life because of the fetus, that is understandable. If the pregnancy resulted from a crime such as rape, incest, or child abuse, they should be given that choice. Imagine a young girl that was raped, and she did not understand the outcome of what just happened. Sshe was scarred, not planning on telling anyone. She notices her body changing and by that time it’s too late. It would not be her fault, and others in a situation like that should have the right to choose what happens next. There are many ways to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy. There are many great people out there that would love to take in your child. The risks you take when getting an abortion are not worth it. Some may or may not last forever whether it is physical or mental. Abortion is murder.
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- “Why Have Adoption Rates Plummeted Since Abortion Was Legalized?” LifeNews.com, 2 Dec. 2014, www.lifenews.com/2014/11/28/why-have-adoption-rates-plummeted-since-abortion-was-legalized/.