Akin's Arguments Against Abortion

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“When I was 18 I was drugged and date raped. I just remember waking up with the guy on top of me with this weird grin. I didn’t think about the baby. I had to save up money, so I had to wait for the very last possible week. My best friend drove me. I was very scared. When I was actually at the facility I thought, Oh my God, there’s a baby inside me. The staff was very matter-of-fact, no kindness. A nurse said, “It looks like it was a girl.” This woman chose to abort a child that had been part of a horrible experience in her life. Abortion has been a very hot controversy lately and states are doing everything they can to make abortion less available to women. Just because someone doesn’t agree with abortion doesn’t mean they should take that…show more content…
The one that women find themselves thinking of the most is that in any case of rape or incest the woman should not be forced to have that unwanted child. Recently a Senate nominee Todd Akin stated that pregnancy from rape is very rare because “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” That statement is beyond ignorant because according to The Washington Post and on average in just America alone, 32,000 pregnancies are the result of rape. If a woman is forced to have a child because of rape the child could be raised up in a potentially dangerous home environment. Rape can cause PTSD and identity disorder as well as severe mood swings and depression. 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…show more content…
A collection of people who are religious see conception as life and a human. had an interesting quote to combat this argument however. "The fetus may be alive, but so are eggs and sperm. The fetus is a potential human being, not an actual one; it 's like a blueprint not a house, an acorn not an oak tree." I found the comparisons interesting and eye opening even to me. Human being is defined as “a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.” Since a fetus has almost none of these characteristics it is not a human being. A chicken is defined as a” domestic fowl, Gallus domesticus, descended from various jungle fowl of southeastern Asia and developed in a number of breeds for its flesh, eggs, and feathers.” would you consider an egg a chicken? Although a chicken can come from an egg it doesn’t mean the egg and the chicken are the
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