Essay On The Pros And 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)” (Knapp, 2007, pg. 34-36). If a mother does not have enough time to take care of her children, then then it is possible for the child to be neglected and not get the care or love they need. Another reasons why a woman wouldn’t want an abortion is “'I can't afford a baby now (e.g, unmarried, student, can't afford childcare or basic needs) (73% in 2004 and 69% in 1987)” (Knapp, 2007, pg. 34-36). If a mother does not have enough money to raise a child, the child may grow up to have certain health problems such as malnourishment from lack of funds for proper
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If we force women to carry the child, it would cause physical and possibly emotional pain. We should allow women to choose what they can do with their bodies. When women can choose when to have their children, their children grow up in a more optimal environment meaning less crime rates and possibly less child abuse rates. Abortion does not only benefit the women, letting her have another option besides caring the child. It benefits the child from possible child abuse as well as society from less criminals and having to spend less money on future welfare
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