The termination of an unborn child should not be legally practiced in the United States. Abortion affects the child that is being terminated, but can also disturb the mother or other family members. The mother 's emotional state could take a toll if she starts feeling remorse or regret after the procedure is performed. Many studies prove women who terminate their child are more likely
A self-induced abortion is an intentional termination of a woman's pregnancy done by herself. Self-induced abortions are happening all around the world for many different reasons. One reason why someone would induce their own abortion is because they don’t have the funds to pay for one themselves. Another reason why someone would induce their own abortion is because that person is in their teens and they are scared of what would happen if their parents were to find out. I think that trying to induce your own abortion is not healthy and shouldn’t be done without the help of a doctor or a physician.
Although women are the people responsible for populating the future generations, their health care is always on the backburner. Some people believe that women should not have the rights to their own body, and in turn have no access to reproductive care, or healthcare in general. Planned Parenthood has been mercilessly attacked by the government because of Congress’ belief on these issues. Right now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women have legal and full access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing, birth control, and abortions in cases of rape, incest, and endangerment to the mother’s life. All of these services are also covered by Planned Parenthood, a center that is designed for women’s health.
Katha’s main theme that voices throughout the book is the urge for reclaiming women’s power to their reproductive rights, arguing that it is not just abortion, pregnancy, or birth control that women deserve to have rights over, but also Pollitt states, “(it is) about poverty and violence and family troubles, about sexual shyness and shame and ignorance and the lack of power so many women experience in bed and in their relationships with men.” (p.17). The discussion on abortion is never an easy one, but throughout Pollitt’s novel she tackles claims made by abortion opponents and uses a variety of sources such as data and quotes from oppositions to emphasize their idiocy. Trying to find a solution to help women’s reproductive rights be more functional within
pro-choice tends to disregard the fact that the wide majority of women who have terminated pregnancies do not, in reality, do so entirely by choice. Circumstances may put these women in a situation where abortion is the least self-destructive option accessible to them. “According to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, 68% of women who have abortions in the United States say that they cannot afford to have children and 27% cite this as their primary reason for terminating the pregnancy. 20% cite health reasons. 38% are young women either hiding pregnancies from their parents, or ordered by their parents to terminate their pregnancies.” (Head, T.,
A teenager should be legally required to first have their parents’ permission before obtaining contraceptives because their parents can offer them guidance and support – and financial help if an accidental disease or pregnancy occurs. Even though giving birth control to a teen is often a responsible decision, it can have negative consequences. For some teens, knowing that they aren 't at as much risk for sexually transmitted diseases and that pregnancy risks are greatly reduced birth control encourages promiscuous behavior. Teens who may have then practiced abstinence, now have a reason to become sexually active. Birth control also poses honest concerns for religious families.
She uses her personal experience as a mother to describe how difficult raising a child can be, so women who get abortions typically are doing the best for their unborn child. While supporting her case, Shaw also
Many women across the world debate whether using/taking birth control is right for them. Women can argue that birth control doesn 't do any good for them and that it is not effective at all. There are also women that can agree that birth control is very helpful and that it is useful for them when they need it the most. In the United States, almost 50% of all pregnancies are not planned every year. With those unwanted pregnancies about 32% end in abortion, and with the option of birth control many of those unwanted pregnancies can be prevented or it can may even be stopped.
The tragedy has happened and nothing can change the past. Second, abortion brings a trauma of its own.” it makes you wonder if it’s still right. If you are planning on getting an abortion the best time is within the first month because the baby won’t be developed. Most girls find out that that they are pregnant after the first month.