Associate Professor ------
19 March 2013
Use Condoms, Not Abortion
The argument of abortion is one of growing concern in our contemporary world. In the United States, abortion is legal in all fifty states after the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case. In the case, Roe filed a lawsuit that not being able to undergo an abortion was violating her personal liberty and privacy; She won. Abortion is clearly defined as “the deliberate termination of pregnancy.” Both sides have their points but the ultimate choice of whether to continue legalizing abortion or whether to abolish it lies in the power of the people. There are two major groups: pro-choice, and pro-life. Those who are pro-choice believe that individuals have the right to get an abortion for the first 2 trimesters. Those who are pro-life believe that the government has the right to intervene in personal matters and prohibit abortion. There are many arguments from pro-choice and the pro-life that seem arguably, but those who are pro-life have more validity and evidence to back up belief rather than just emotional aspects. Abortion should be abolished because it not only kills an innocent human being, but also puts the person undergoing abortion at risk. Since abortion is legal, people use it as a contraceptive; however, if it is banned, it will make couples more careful about the choices they make.
“Abortion increases the likelihood of future miscarriages. A June 2003 study published by the peer-reviewed International Journal of Epidemiology estimated that about 15% of first trimester miscarriages are attributed to prior history of induced abortion” (Abortion Risk). Abortion process usually damages the womb of the women that leads to the problems when having children later. Research shows that women who have done abortions have a higher chance of having a miscarriage. Statistics show that there is high risk of maternal death when the abortion is processed after first 21 weeks of pregnancy....