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Abortion opinion paper

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AbortionI am one of the 54% of Americans that does not believe in abortion, and we do not believe that it should be legal. The other 46% of Americans believe that it should be legal. Those Americans say that it’s not a "human" or "child" until it’s so many months or if it’s born. I say otherwise. In my opinion, once a woman is able to even have an abortion, the child is human so their killing innocent unborn babies.How would you feel if someone took away your ability to live? Imagine not having any say in whether or not you want to have a life. Well, babies don't have a say in the choice of living and dying. If a woman decides to abort her baby, they can't do anything about their life being taken away from them. Their whole future is demolished. I believe abortion is wrong when committing it for a selfish reason.There are many reasons why American’s believe that abortion should be allowed. Some think that if it’s a burden on the mother or too much to handle having a baby at the time, it’s okay to kill it. Being a teen mother is another big reason for the thought of abortion. Also being obese and having health complications that could cause the baby to have a disease or be medically complicated are factors in this. Some others reasons are financial problems, being single and lacking support, being homeless or no secure base, or being pregnant as a result of incest or rape. Even though there are some good reasons for abortion here, I still think there’s another way to deal with having a child.One reason why abortion is wrong is because there are many other safer solutions. In the article, Why Do More People Choose Abortion Over Adoption?, Kristi Burton Brown stated: "In the USA, there are approximately two million infertile couples waiting to adopt, many times regardless of the child’s medical problems such as Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, HIV infection or terminally ill. Dr. Brad Imler, President of America’s Pregnancy Helpline, confirms the challenge of waiting couples by stating: Only 1% of the Helpline’s annual 40,000 clients inquires about adoption." Putting him/her up for adoption will give them a better chance at a happier life rather than abortion. The solution for a baby should not be death. If it was for a selfish solution, you're sacrificing a life many other families would love to raise as their own.Another reason why I don't support abortion is because it can harm the mother as well. You are highly risking the mother's life and affecting her. Not only does it have an effect on the USA but, it affects other countries as well like Spain. According to psychiatrist and member of the Right to Life Committee, Carmen Gómez-Lavín states that: "Sixty five percent of women who abort suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome after undergoing the procedure." Many women are regretting that choice around the world making it a controversial issue. Abortion can also result into not being able to get pregnant in the future, many sickness' and even death. Abortion affects both victims in dangerous and physical ways.A last reason of why abortion is wrong (out of many) is that it is considered brutal murder. In 1982, Ronald Reagan stated: "Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." (Unknown. Abortion. 17 Oct. 2008. 6 Dec. 2012. http://www.standforlife.net). You are taking a life and killing a human being. The baby is alive and not just some 'group of cells' abortion doctors call them. You are painfully putting a child to death. It is wrong to think someone has the power to end a life so harmfully.People who are pro-choice have their reasons. They believe it’s a woman's body, her choice. She should be able to decide whether or not if she doesn’t want the fetus. I understand this but is it someone’s choice to kill a human? Once you are pregnant, there is already life. The opposing side believes that in the first few weeks of pregnancy, there is no human life which is incorrect. The baby begins life in the first week. Another reason people support abortion rights is for certain "occasions". Examples of this are rape, teen pregnancy, or a sickness the mother may have. I agree with the reasons why they’d find it alright to abort the baby in some ways. The pro-choice believe this due to the fact of not harming the baby from your sickness but another option is adoption! You’ll still be able to let the baby live. For teen pregnancies, there are some religious beliefs as to where you shouldn’t have premarital sex. If you don’t want a child, you shouldn’t have sex at a young age because it’s not always safe. Also, abortions can result into a risk of getting ill, physical damage, stopping you from having a child again or even death. Not only will the baby die, but the mother will as well. One last reason for the side that agrees with abortion is that they believe outlawing it, would be discrimination. Women with a lower income can lead them to into participating in an illegal abortion or a ‘black-market’ abortion. Getting an abortion illegally can cause much more harm to the mother and baby than giving birth. I believe that it is not worth risking the lives of you and your child for a surgery.I believe abortion is wrong when used for narcissistic reasons. There are many other things you can do to prevent abortion. There are reasons why I don't support it. You can use adoption as a solution, it can harm the mother as well, and you are a taking an innocent life. Teenagers can raise awareness and either speak or show how strongly they believe about this topic. Abortion should not be legalized.

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