Persuasive For Abortion Essay

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Imagine sitting in the operation room observing what doctors call a “simple, common procedure.” There is a screen next to the operating table, producing visuals of the scene for doctors to follow along with. Suddenly, images of a small, peaceful life-form appear on the screen. However, this calm scene is soon interrupted with images of the physician’s metal tools disrupting the being’s calm atmosphere. The uniquely-shaped rod appears to grab ahold of the head of whatever is the aim of the procedure. It is now apparent that this once-serene object is, in fact, a child. As this child is forcibly removed from the area it has known as its home for the past four months, its figure is mangled, and its short, erratic breaths are silenced. This operation is what is known as an abortion. This merciless procedure is done to over a million innocent lives every year. Because the…show more content…
Abortions are done for many different reasons, including not wanting a child in the first place, not wanting the burden of a mentally challenged child, inability to afford to keep one, and it is also used as a form of contraception in some cases. In the United States, about 1.2 million abortions are performed each year. 9 out of 10 abortions are usually done within the first trimester (Webmd.com). There have been many debates and cases against or for abortion, like Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and the Hyde Amendment of 1976 (UShistory.org). The topic of abortion has been and still is discussed by feminist and religious groups and other people on whether or not it should be legal, and if it is a matter of whether a woman has the right to her own body. It is understandable that women have the right to choose if they want to be pregnant or not, but there are many other factors to consider before making the permanent decision of ending a defenseless and innocent

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