The woman may not have a chance to get better if she is reminded daily of that traumatic experience in life. Then you have an unstable mother with a baby. Out of the 1.3 million woman who got an abortion last year 19,000 of them were because of rape or
Women who are victims of rape will always be in remembrance of their terrifying experience, which sometimes result in neglect and unfair treatment of the child due to the woman’s rape trauma syndrome. Women who are not financially stable that are pregnant and oppose abortion live in poverty. If abortions were banned it would increase illegal abortions which have critical effect to the woman’s health. Statistics estimate that the risk of death from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000. The risk of death childbirth is 14 times higher, 8.8 in 100,000.
A 2002 study published by the Southern Medical Journal found that women who had abortions were 154% more likely to commit suicide than women who carried to term (http://abortion.procon.org/). This statistic shows that abortion can be deadly for not only the unborn child, but the mother as well. Many women cannot handle what they have done, so they try to escape reality in the worst way. Thus, this shows that many women don’t understand the gravity of their situation until the child has been removed. Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in our world today, and almost everyone has an opinion about it.
A lot of people commonly consider it the end to a pregnancy, but for some women it is just the beginning of something extremely dreadful. According to the Encyclopedia of Human Development, “postpartum depression is depression in mothers that occurs following the birth of their child” (1010). It is most common for mothers to develop it immediately following the birth, but it can be developed a few months after the birth of the child (Salkind, 1010). Either way, it can hit extremely hard and the excitement of having a child is ripped from the mind of the mother, only to be replaced by dark thoughts, depression, anxiety, etc. The length of postpartum depression varies though, based on which type you have and the severity of it.
Before abortion was legalized in parts of the world, many women would turn to illegal and unsafe methods such as coat hanger abortions. Prior to Roe v. Wade, as many as 1.2 million deaths occurred among women in the U.S because of
Women get physically damaged from abortions and even at times killed by many complications such as cervical laceration or uterine perforation (Carbone, 1998, p. 165) If abortion is performed in a well developed country it is actually one of the safest operations in medicine. However, unsafe abortions, performed by people without proper training and outside a medical environment, result in about seventy thousand maternal deaths and five million disabilities per year globally, with twenty million of those performed unsafely (Samrah Faiz - Karachi, 2012, p.single page). Doctors have also made a link between abortion and breast cancer; more long term effects are yet to be discovered. Nonetheless, abortion results in many disease disabilities and some cases sterility; the inability to produce offspring.
hospitals during the 1960s and 1970s when many women, primarily Latina women were forced into sterilization in attempts of a population control mechanism. The film describes the negative affects these women faced from guilt and the rejection of their families and husbands. Although ten women who were affected from this forced sterilization filed a lawsuit to the supreme court, they lost the case due to a cultural difference that was unforeseen by doctors. Even though the ruling was clearly based off racial privilege, the awareness of the unspoken political agenda by systemic racism and was able to shed light into furthering women autonomy during medical visits. In the same way, the article mentioned earlier by Dorothy Roberts serves as a reinforcement of systematic discrimination done through larger institutions to retain ethnic oppression by regulating population
McBride (2008) further points out how the 1930s, during the Great Depression, destitute families did all they could to prevent bringing more children into the world. Women that ended up pregnant generally sought out risky alternatives to abortion and ended up in hospitals where the majority died. During this period as many as 17,000 out of 800,000 performed abortions ended in death count. Turning abortion into a criminal offence only helped increasing the number of unsafe abortions that were executed in
The risk of having this process done illegally could lead to death and or health defects. Women with health conditions would be at risk of receiving suboptimal care. Death rates would rise from unsafe abortions without the safety of medical regulations. Twenty one point six million women experience an unsafe abortion worldwide each year.
Not everyones personal or financial situation is the same. While some women reaching out for abortion services my be meet with support, others may experience the opposite. In The Only Good Abortion is My Abortion, a well off married woman seeks out assistance because she is told by her doctor that she will eventually suffer a miscarriage due to a chromosomal abnormality of her fetus. Being well off, the woman has more options to choose a proper physical of her choice instead of a women women with little to no income who is in need of assistance. Race also plays into differing situations.
Pamela relates to labeling theory because once she is labeled and diagnosed with schizophrenia the people in her life see her behavior as deviant. Carolyn can also relate to this theory because she also sees her twin sisters behavior as deviant. In the book, Carolyn states, “I’m worn out trying to find reasons for Pammy to stay alive” (p. 263). Carolyn was having a hard time calming her sister down and then realized that she doesn’t want to live her life alone without her twin. According to Stress theory, Carolyn should have been the one to have an onset of mental illness.
Nancy Kellogg did research on the amount of times children were taken to the hospital based on injuries similar to those of abuse. In her research she realized that female children were more prone to have injuries similar to abuse in their vaginal area because of the level of sensitivity the area has. With further research she then realized that few children were taken to the hospital because of actual abuse. Dr. Kellogg study opened the eyes of many parents who did not realize that giving their daughters bubble baths could cause then so much harm. Out of 184 only 12% of the cases had some type of abuse.
). Pro choice activists feel that states have once again have interfered with a woman’s choice to choose. One error made by abortion supporters is that they believe that states are now creating hostile conditions for woman to have abortions. According to “Abortion Rights are Threatened”, states are mandating that woman receive “biased” counseling and that parental involvement requirements become harsher for minors electing to have abortions.
Most people would think that losing a baby can conjure up a whole lot of problems a mental disability’s including me. Yet from doing hard research on this this I understand that now that most women do not regret are remorse the fact that they got an abortion according to Lisa Tolin, she writes, “Contrary to popular belief, women who have abortions may experience little or no long-term psychological trauma. In a study meant to examine how such factors as race and ethnicity influence the psychological after-effects of abortions, psychologists Nancy Felipe Russo Ph.D.. of Arizona State University, and Amy Dabul, Ph.D., of Phoenix College, found that the best clue to a woman 's mental well-being after an abortion is her state of mind before the pregnancy--in particular her level of self-esteem. In other words, those who found the procedure traumatic were generally troubled long before they showed up at an abortion clinic. In fact, Dabul and Russo contend that much of the stress experienced by women who get abortions may stem not from the procedure itself but from the simple fact that the pregnancy is unwanted.”
Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue which can pose as a risk towards the relationship between a mother and her baby (Thompson & Fox, 2010).Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex mood disorder can impact the entirety of the mother such as mind, body and spirit. The dreams a mother has as to what they expected motherhood to be like can be compromised by this mood disorder. Most health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of mothers who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression at some point in time in their life (Thompson & Fox, 2010). Research also suggests that 700,000 new moms develop postpartum depression on a yearly