The Positive Cons Of Abortion

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Abortion is a sensitive topic. There are good reasons on both sides of the argument. Discussing abortion can help us understand the pros and cons of abortion and how it can help or hurt our country. Abortion could possibly benefit our country in multiple ways, financial and in terms of safety. Abortion should be legal. Not only would it provide another option to a difficult decision, it could help benefit society.
Women have abortions for many different reasons and we should respect their reasons. One of the top reasons on why women don’t have abortions is “Having a baby would dramatically change my life (i.e interfere with education, employment and ability to take care of existing children and other dependents) (74% in 2004 and 78% in 1987)”
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“If we were to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the result would be the federal deficit increasing by $225 million over nine years. This is due to need of Medicaid coverage. Most women seeking late abortions are economically disadvantaged and their children would most likely need welfare as well.” (Abortion). Limiting abortions would make the government spend more money in the long-term. Rather than the government spending unnecessary money, we could use that money to improve other aspects of our nation such as improving education and research towards global issues like global warming or famine. Aside from financial helping us, abortion could help lower crime rates. “According to a study co-written by Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, PhD ‘legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions.’ 18 years after abortion was legalized, crime rates began to drop abruptly. ‘women who have abortions are those most at risk to give birth to children who would engage in criminal activity,’ and women who had control over the timing of childbearing were more likely to raise children in optimal environments, crime is reduced when there is access to legal abortion” (Abortion). Since women can choose when to raise their children, they will most likely raise them in the most optimal environment. In doing so, there is less of a chance for the child to grow up and indulge themselves with criminal activities. Lowering the crime rate of the states would help benefit society. Allowing abortion would help benefit society by making us saving us money in the long-term as well as reduce crime

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