In the 1950’s, the first birth control pill was created by Margaret Sanger as an attempt to combat unsafe forms of abortion. Unfortunately, with the creation of proper birth control came the creation of the stigma around its use. This stigma is ending the lives of women all around the world. When women are shamed out of getting help, there is the possibility they will attempt to help themselves in harmful ways. An online article written by doctors Lisa Haddad and Nawal Nour states, “Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%).
Unwanted pregnancies can be very stressful on a woman. Whether or not women have the right to an abortion is a very controversial subject. Millions of American women have aborted a child and the pain, loss and emotional need to justify what was done, both on the part of the mother and on the part of her loved ones is strong and deep. Some believe that having an abortion is seriously wrong because killing a fetus is the same as killing a person, whereas others believe that women have the right to make choices about their own bodies. Women should be able to have an abortion if they are too young or unable to take care of a baby and also if the pregnancy negatively affects the women or her babies health.
Those choices could include rape, or if the pregnancy will cause serious health issues to the mother. The article stated that raising a child that is unwanted is a death sentence. If a woman is grown enough to make a baby then they should be grown enough to have to take care of it. If the mother is not at an age or maturity leave to be able to care properly for the baby there are many people out there that cannot have children and would like to adopt. The article also states that at the point in time that a women would have an abortion that the embryo is nothing more than a ”mass of relatively undifferentiated cells” and that a baby does not have rights until it is born.
• Women will die of unsafe abortions if we make it illegal. Pro-choicers believe that if abortion is made illegal women will be pushed to perform unsafe abortions and they will die. Abortion being illegal means that women cannot go to a registered nurse or doctor to perform an abortion unless they agree to do it illegal and because of this woman will be pushed to come up with different home remedies to perform abortion. These home remedies can then kill women. In the world that we are living today women are finding all different remedies and doing different practices to abort a baby and some, maybe most are dangerous ways.
There are 21.6 million women having an unsafe abortion each year all around the world (WHO). According to US governor Rick Perry, “since the 1973 decision, which established abortion as a constitutional right, 50 million, 50 million children have lost their chances. That is a catastrophic number” (Ashford-Grooms). From this fact, it is obvious that since abortion was legalized, people have started to mistreat the seriousness of abortion and misuse this right. However, abortion is an unsafe action.
Babies are getting killed before they are born every year; having no chance at life. Some women choose whether they will save the fetus or abort it. We are led to believe that because of the circumstances in life abortion is the new way out. There are many difficulties for a mother to raise a child in today’s world, single mothers and couples alike. One of the biggest reasons that a single mother or a couple would abort a child is that they are a big finical cost to them.
To begin with, it affects the mother psychologically. To elaborate, a study by Freeman shows that thirty seven percent of women never considered abortion before they got pregnant. The studies also show that the women considering abortion go through stress while taking the decision. After the women abort, most of them show depression or a certain period of anxiety and guilt. Among these are long-term grief reactions, anger, sexual dysfunction, flashbacks, memory repression, suicidal ideas, and difficulty keeping close relationships.
Illegalizing abortion increases teenage pregnancy. And when women undergo an illegal abortion they place themselves in death or permanent health defects dependency and poverty. Even when precautions are taken, accidents can occur, and they happen. For families,
Babies are getting killed before they are born every year; having no chance at life. Some women choose whether they will save the fetus or abort it. We are led to believe that because of the circumstances in life, abortion is the new way out. There are many difficulties for a mother to raise a child in today’s world, single mothers and couples alike. One of the biggest reasons that a single mother or a couple would abort a child is that they are a big finical cost to them.
The second component is the subjective condition; This is the concern that a significant number of people have regarding the objective condition. In the case of abortion, the personal condition involves distress that a pregnant woman must carry the unwanted baby to full term (Henslin, 2008). It also includes the distress that a woman can terminate her pregnancy on demand. Therefore, abortion is a
“A review of eight American studies revealed a 50% increased risk of placenta previa after an abortion”(Abortion Complications). An abortion is when a women that is pregnant decides that she cannot take care, or provide for a baby. In the U.S. approximately 652,659 abortion procedures were performed in 2014(Abortion Statistics). Abortions are detrimental to women’s health; abortions have caused women to have depression, an increase in hospitalizations after abortions, and an increase in suicide post abortion. Many studies prove this claim that abortions are detrimental.
The feelings and experiences that the mother goes through comes from the mother’s regret of having the abortion, which is why the mother should be aware of all effects that come with an abortion. Abortion has been shown to be, through multiple studies done by professionals, associated with problems mentally in women post-abortion. Research was done and “found the overall rate of psychiatric admission was 18.4 per 10,000 for women who had aborted versus 12.0 per 10,000 for women who had delivered their babies” (“Abortion’s”). Because of some of these mental complications, this can cause the mother to develop harsh feelings towards things that remind her of the abortion. Abortion not only can cause poor mental health such as depression and anxiety, but it can also cause other problems in communication, relationship problems such as separation or divorce, and sexual complications
In the article, Perspectives on Abortion: Raquel Lopez states that 33.6% of women who get abortions are between the ages of 20-26. Why should the helpless baby have to suffer because of a parent’s inability to take care of it financially or mentally? Did your parents
Maternal health is the health of women during pregnancy, child birth and postpartum period. Motherhood is considered to be a positive and enriching experience, but many women associate it with pain, distress, ill-health and for some, it even costs them their lives. The major direct reasons for maternal morbidity and mortality are haemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortions and obstructed labor. WHO report reveals the tragic situation in the country which is considered mother by her citizens. India is a land of paradoxes where nearly five women die every hour from complications developed during childbirth.
A lot of states see abortions as a big toll on women's mental and physical health, so they mandate counseling or a waiting period after a woman requests an abortion. With abortion, often being used as a contraceptive after a teenage pregnancy, thirty-seven states require parents to be involved in a minor's decision to have an abortion. Finally, forty-five states offer physicians the moral right to refuse to perform abortions (“An Overview of Abortion Laws”). In 2014, 962,200 women had abortions in the United States. Although that number is down twelve percent from 2011, it is still to many innocent lives being taken.
Based on 2008 data, WHO estimates that there are approximately 22 million unsafe abortions annually, resulting in 47 000 deaths, and more than 5 million complications such as incomplete abortion (failure to remove or expel all of the pregnancy tissue from the uterus);haemorrhage (heavy bleeding);infection; uterine perforation (caused when the uterus is pierced by a sharp object); and damage to the genital tract and internal organs by inserting dangerous objects such as sticks, knitting needles, or broken glass into the vagina or anus.  The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an unsafe abortion as one performed by an individual without the necessary skills, or in an environment that does not conform to minimum medical standards, or
Based on the obtained results of the research, 20 women, all of whom had experienced an unwanted pregnancy, participated in the study. This research indicated that reactions and experiences of the pregnant mothers towards unwanted pregnancy had several problems including physical problems, psychological reactions, family problems and socio-economic and nurturing problems. As to the participants’ ideas, unwanted pregnancy leads to physical problems such as pregnancy with bleeding, spotting, severe backache, dizziness and visual disturbance, lack of appetite for eating, picking up heavy things such as carpet, gas capsule for abortion which were along with a severe backache. Also, it was found that it leads to psychological reactions, including feelings of psychological grief, stress and psycho-emotional issues of the husband and women. For instance, one mother  said: “I felt if I abort my child, I have murdered it.
Research shows that the aftermath of abortion could include depression, sadness and regret. A study conducted in 2002 showed that women who committed abortions were 154% more likely to commit suicide than the women who carried their pregnancies for the full term (Reardon, et al., 2002). Other psychological side effects of abortion include nightmares or insomnia, eating disorders, loss of self-confidence, sense of loneliness or isolation, and even relationship issues (American Pregnancy Association, 2013). These statistics go ahead to prove that abortion should be banned because the aftermath of such an act is not such a pleasant experience. Such effects can affect the life of the woman afterwards.
But 22 million unsafe abortions are performed every years worldwide. By “unsafe abortions” I mean abortions performed in poor and unhygienic conditions, which are mostly related to its ban. The right to abortion is limited in more than two-thirds of the world. In most states, abortion is allowed only in exceptional circumstances which doesn’t include rape (in case of risk of death for pregnant women or health risk). And I would like to mention that in most cases law about women