Our world today is full of unsolved, devisive and controversial issues. Most of them relate to our morals, ethics and religion, thus creating a very strong yes' and no', or good' and bad' side. Like the Chinese Yin and Yang sign, abortion has a very prominent black' and white' side but also contains traces of each in the alternating colour. This shows that if you were to come to any kind of conclusion on abortion, there would still be a downside to it, and that is primarily why the world cannot agree on this sensitive and emotional issue.
Being female myself, I can understand why a woman would want to have an abortion. Being pregnant and wishing you weren't is probably the worst feeling a woman can have. Knowing that if you brought a child into the world and you didn't want it, or you would have to give it up for adoption is such a disheartening way to start off, and you and the un-born child would be so much better off if you were to terminate the pregnancy and wait for a more appropriate time, or in the case of rape, put the past behind you and move on.
Society has attached a stigma to abortion. When we hear of women having abortions, we seem to automatically think that she wasn't careful enough, or she didn't use contraception. We forget to stop and think about the other possible reasons she may have accidentally become pregnant. Just forgetting to take one pill per packet can reduce it's effectiveness and also taking anti-biotics, or being ill can also undermine the way the pill works. Condoms can tear or be forgotten, and emergency contraceptives like the morning after' pill are underprescribed and not readily available. Would it surprise you that over 50% of women getting an abortion in Britain used some form of contraception when they got pregnant? This obviously shows that women are having huge problems with using contraception, and something needs to be done about it now. Starting by...
Bibliography: 5) Abortion at Family Planning Centres
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