Why Abortions Should Be Illegal
Abortions are the most controversial issue in today’s society. An abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first twenty eight weeks of pregnancy. There is a strong debate in our society about the legality of abortions. Abortions should not be legal because it can result in medical complications later in life, abortion is akin to murder, and many Americans who pay taxes are opposed to abortion.
Why abortions should be illegal? To start, abortions shouldn’t be legal because it can result in medical complications later in life. Having an abortion procedure done can cause so many health problems, the risk of ectopic pregnancy doubles and the chance of a miscarriage and pelvic inflammatory disease. You can risk having an incomplete abortion, which means it may not have drain completely from the uterus and that will require future medical procedures. You are putting your health at risk causing to have a lot more procedures when you decide to abort. Another major complication is a tear of the wall of the uterus. This happens when one of the medical instruments can cut through the wall of the uterus during the procedure. In that case surgery may be required to repair the tissue and this can possibly lead to a hysterectomy which is surgical removal of the uterus. If it comes to that now you will never be able to conceive a child.
Another reason abortion should not be considered legal is because abortions are akin to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Some people are having abortions once their baby is almost developed and that is just pure murder. No one civilized will permit anyone to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment. As soon as the baby has a heartbeat it has life. There are some women who will regret it later in life and will have guilt wondering if she had made to right choice by terminating it. All that could be avoided by just giving this innocent human life.
One academic researcher on the issue of abortion found that before abortions were legal a Connecticuit statute and followed by an 1829 New York law stated that the next 20 years saw the enactment of series of laws restricting abortion, and in some cases punishing the women who was seeking the abortion. There was a time when abortions were illegal and it should have stayed that way because a lot of lives would be saved. In 1965, 265 deaths occurred due to illegal abortions. Most pregnancies related complications were due to abortions. In the works Abortion causes at least 13% of all deaths among pregnant women. Trupin stated that “approximately 20 million abortions are performed unsafely because of conditions or lack of provider training”. Anything that can risk you dying you shouldn’t never want to do, if you don’t want to have a baby get a contraceptive to avoid getting pregnant.
In conclusion, with so much evidence in support why abortions should not be legal and all of the health risks that come with getting an abortion, it is unrealistic to believe anything otherwise. I just believe that if you are not ready to have a child don’t put yourself in the position where you are going to end having to make a decision to keep the baby or not. Baby’s are a gift from god and if you feel as though you aren’t ready I believe a child will push you to your highest potential because you will do anything to make sure your baby have the life that you want them to have.
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