9 Dec 2010
The End before the Beginning
Is abortion murder? Should abortion be illegal? Abortion is something that is not overlooked, but not exactly given the proper attention it should have. Abortion causes a lot chaos today. Abortion is a process where the mother kills the fetus. Sometimes there are understandable reasons for these actions, but then some women feel they aren’t ready to be a mother. If abortion wasn’t an option then what would the women do? How could they get rid of the baby? Think about if your own mother felt the way you did. You would not have a chance to experience life. Even though the fetus is still developing, doesn’t it have a claim to life?
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President Barack Obama agrees with this decision and says, “I think it's entirely appropriate for states to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother.” (Just Facts). At other times some mother’s do not wish to go along with the pregnancy if they realize the child will come out with deformities.
Many people believe abortion is the women’s choice. Back in the day women had basically no rights. Once a woman was married, she had to ask her husband’s approval for all civil matters. The woman’s only right was to provide children for the husband. The only role the woman needed to play was to have a male child to keep the family line going (Masae 195-198). Is the woman the only one affected by this decision? Is the father or family affected by this? One side believes it’s the mother’s body and she gets to choose whatever she likes, but the other side believes that the father should have a say so since he helped create the child (Gurtovnik 15).
Nowadays pregnancy is very common in teens, thus making abortion rates increase. A teen the age of seventeen is likely to carry her baby the whole term. Most teens are embarrassed to talk to their parents or go to the doctors, but they don’t realize that it only takes one time for them to get pregnant (Berlfein 68). Could parents help prevent some of these abortions or even pregnancies happening? The answer is yes, parents have to start talking to their children and making it become easier to talk about sex. When the teen does get pregnant, the parents tend to turn their back on the child. The father of the child may decide he’s not ready for children and leaves the mother as well. Imagine yourself being sixteen or seventeen and pregnant all alone; how would you feel? A teenage girl may feel like she can’t handle a child on her own, so to her abortion may be the best idea. The girl doesn’t want the baby to be brought up poor or neglected (Berlfein 88). Teenage girls who think like this really needs guidance. They also have to learn to take action from their mistakes. The government helps in different ways such as welfare, which is financial support they may need.
Some women choose abortion because they feel they’re not ready to have a child or they’re unfit to be a mother. By letting them get an abortion is promoting irresponsible behavior. If they go through with the abortion then they feel as though they can erase that mistake out of their life, instead of learning from it by going through with the pregnancy. Some adults have abortions because they think they’re too old for a child. Others don’t want to...