Margaret Sanger's Argument Against Abortion

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Consumed by dozens of shopping bags that reached to my shoulders, I finally approached the last stretch of industrial sidewalk. My arms and legs began to grow weak when my post retail-bliss walk came to an abrupt halt. Bellowing echoes of commotion radiated from the corner health complex. There were protesters- hundreds of them- rallying with sizeable signs and messaged T-shirts. They were roaring at a girl- no older than me- as she was walking through the crowd into the building, signed, “Planned Parenthood”. “Teenagers who become mothers have grim prospects for the future. They are much more likely to leave of school; receive inadequate prenatal care; rely on public assistance to raise a child; develop health problems; or end up divorced”…show more content…
In the early 20th century, Margaret Sanger authored The Woman Rebel, a news bulletin in which she developed the idea that would later coin the revolutionary term, “birth control.” Her progressive dispute for Woman’s contraception was controversial, but ultimately grew effective. To date, abortions have been one of the most scandalous and debatable topics in America. Abortions are completely justified and should have no “shame” affiliation. A woman should do with her body in which she chooses. The reasons for this position can be best understood by examining the arguments most regularly heard in opposition. 1. During the early stages of pregnancy, a fetus is still a human being, which has the right to live, so therefore, abortion is murder. “The fetus is not yet a human being because it cannot survive outside the uterus on its own. Abortion should not be considered murder if the fetus is not self-sustaining and requires the mother’s body and physical resources to survive”(Levay 1). During the first stages of pregnancy, the fetus is not considered to be a human being until the point of viability (birth). And murder is the unlawful killing of a human being. Where is the…show more content…
Even during a rape or incest occurrence, children are conceived in this world for a reason-to live. “A woman who becomes pregnant due to an act of either rape or incest is the victim of a horribly violent and morally reprehensible crime” (Beckwith 1). Would you want to be reminded for 9 months of the atrocious act you had once endured? A woman’s mental and emotional health should be valued more in such severe situations. In the case of a forced and accidental pregnancy, an abortion should definitely be justified. 4. Adoption is a practical alternative to abortion. This opinion clearly suggests that the only reason a woman would want to get an abortion is to escape from raising a child-which is certainly not the case. “Depending on the circumstances, the mere act of having a child in a hospital can cost between $3,000 and $37,000 in the United States” (Milstein 1). Besides the numerous maternal health risks, prior to birth, there are costs to pregnancy. This includes pre-natal vitamins, doctor visits, and maternity attire. Abortions are evidently not an “alternative” to
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