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DanaHallin
Mrs.Gardner
English10Period0
27April2015
Choice
LegalizationofAbortion
AccordingtotheWorldHealthOrganization,Fortyseventhousandwomendiefrom
complicationsofunsafeabortioneachyear.Whilethesenumbersareunsettlingenough,with
theoutlawofabortionthesenumberswillcontinuetorise.ThedebateofProlifeandPro
choicearethetwosidesofabortionthathavesplittheworldinhalf:thisbeingadebatebetween
morality,andfreewill.Theillegalizationofabortionaffectsthenormofsocietyabortionforces
theusageofunsafeabortions,ariseinanalreadyoverpopulatedplanet,andafinancialimpactof
thechildsmother(WHO).WhilenostatewithintheUnitedStateshasmadeabortionfully
illegal,somestatescontinuetoconstricttherulesthatsurroundabortion.Whileabortion
dispatchesthepotentiallifeofanunbornchild,itshouldremainlegalizedandtherestrictions
surroundingabortionshouldbeterminated:abortionisaprobablesourceforunsafeabortions,
overpopulation,andbecauseofachildsimperiousimpactofthefinancialstabilityofthe
mother.

Initially,manywouldarguethatthelegalizationofabortionsisanunnecessaryprocedure

becauseofthebible'sreferencetoafetusassmallchildren.
Forexample,somereligious
followersclaimtha
tabortionshouldnotbepracticedbecause,lifeissacredandinviolable
(qtd.ReligiousViewsonAbortion)
thearticleclaimsthatGodcreatedsexforprocreation,and

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abortionisthekillingofnotonlyhumanlife,butofGodswill.Accordingto,ProQueststaff,
Connecticutwasthefirststatetoattempttoillegalizeabortionin1821becauseofthediscovery
ofthefetusmovement,orquickeningthisbeingthefirstdiscoveryofpotentiallifeina
motherswombthedebatebetweenprolifeandprochoicestartedhere.Accordingto
Erik
EckholmandFrancesRobles,Kansasisthefirststatetosharplyrestrictoralterthemost
commontechniqueusedforsecondtrimesterabortionsbecauseofGovernorSamBrownbacks
beliefofabortionbeingmurder.
Alongwiththosewhofollowareligion,someAtheistsbelieve
thatabortionisaninfringementoflifethefounderof
LibertariansforLife,DorisGordon,
believesthat,Underjustice,however,thereisnosuchthingasarighttokillinnocentpeople
noexceptions,(qtd.ReligiousViewsonAbortion).
Tosummarize,thosewhosereligious
standingsaretypicallycontrastingfromoneanotherareabletoacknowledgelifeasasacred
right.Theystandbytheirbeliefofabortionasthekillingoflife,andcontinuetoremonstrate
abortionbecausetheybelievethattheabolishmentofitgivesthechildtheonethingitneeds
most:life.Indeed,manybelievethatabortionisequivalenttomurder,howeverabortionshould
staylegalizedandthelawsconstrictingitshouldbeterminatedbecause,legalizationofabortion
preventstheusageunsafeabortions,riseinanoverpopulatedplanet,andanimperiousimpacton
thefinancialstabilityofthemother.
Whiletheworldspopulationofroughlysevenbillionissteadilyrising,someofthe
populationmaybekeptdownbyabortion.Whilethisseemscruelandunjust,abortionbenefits
theworldbyreducingthestrainonneededsuppliessuchasfoodbyeliminatinganunbornchild,
Eachandeveryday,
40,000innocentchildren
.starvetodeathordiefromcurablediseases,
(qtd.TheOverpopulationQuestion).Whileabortionisconsideredmurderwouldntitbe

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consideredworseifamotherletherchildstarvetodeath,ordieofunsafeunnaturalcausesrather
thanhaveanabortion?
Whilenotonlydoeshumanpopulationhaveanimpactonthehuman
speciesitalsohasanimpactontherestoftheenvironment.Withtheconstantstrainonsupplies
humansputontheworldoverpopulationcausesextinctionofwildlifespecies,thedestructionof
ecosystems,aswellasunsafeexposuretotheelements,
(TheOverpopulationQuestion).
Obviously,theillegalizationofabortionaffectsmorethanjustthehumanpopulation.Asaresult
overpopulationaprobablecauseforastrainonresources,andthedestructionofecosystems.
Therearemanymeanstostopoverpopulationsuchasbirthcontrol,orchildlimitationlaws:but
abortionisalsooneofthemeansforkeepingthepopulationnumbersdown.
Admittedly,noonecandenythattheabortionofonesunbornchildisadevastating
experienceasapotentialmother.Nevertheless,whenoneconsiderstheabjectoutcomesofthe
outlawofabortion,itisdifficulttoagreewiththeprolifestanding.Forinstance,various
countriesthatholdmorethanonefourthoftheworldspopulationhaverestrictedlawson
abortionthateitherprohibitorpermittheproceduresusageinordertoonlysavethewomans
life.Yet,withsomewomenhavingnoregardforthelegalstatusofabortionthereisaneedto
seekothermeanswomencontinuetohaveabortions,butwiththeusageofaninexperiencedor
unskilledpractitionerorinanunsanitaryenvironmentorboth.Likewise,bywomendoingso
theyriskinfection,prolongedweakness,potentialfertilityfailure,inflammatoryinthe
reproductivesystem,anddeath:aroundtheworlddeathsofhundredsofthousandsofwomen
couldbepreventedwiththeallowanceofabortion.Thesemultithousanddeathsarecausedby
unsafeandoftenirreversiblehealthproblems:leadingtooveruseofthepublichealth
systems.Withanestimatednumberoftwohundredandtenmillion,TheWorldHealth

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Organization(WHO)haspredictedtheamountofwomenthatbecomepregnanteachyearThe
WorldHealthOrganizationhasalsohypothesisedthatoutofthetwohundredandtenmillion
pregnantwomen,abouttwothirdsofthem,orapproximately133million,(qtd.WHO)arelive
births.Theremainingpregnanciesarefatedtomiscarriages,inducedabortion,orstillbirths
whichcontributeabouttwothirdsofthestatistic,orseventyeightmillion.Consequently,with
theestimatedfortysixmillioninducedabortionseachyearresultingintheyearlydeathsofan
estimatedsixtyeightthousandwomen,abortionsareperformedinunsanitaryconditionsorwith
anunskilledorinexperiencedprovider.Thesedeathsrepresentaboutthirteenpercentofall
pregnancyrelateddeaths.Basedontheresearch,womenwhohavedecidedtonothaveachild
forvariousreasons,mustgotolifethreateninglengthstohaveasayinwhethertheirbodycarries
achildthissubjectswomentodictatorship,byhavingnosayinwhathappenswiththeirbodies
insomethingsocomplexanddemanding.Insummation,iftheoutcomesofoutlawedabortion
continuetogrow,whatistostopwomenfromriskingtheirlivestohaveanillegalabortion?
Ultimately,abortionshouldbelegalizedbecauseofthefinancialimpactchildrenhaveon
theirmothers.
TheOverpopulationQuestionalsoindicatesinmostdevelopingcountriesonein
sixmarriedwomenprefernottobecomepregnant,whileusingnoformofcontraception,
becausethosewomenstruggletofaceunmetneedsuchasfinancialstability,physicalstability,
andmaritalstability.Forthosewhowishtonotbecomepregnant,safesexisrecommended,but
mistakesmayhappen.Ifthemotheroftheunbornchildwishestohaveanabortionduetoan
instabilityinthemotherslife,abortionshouldbeallowed.Bytheillegalizationofabortion
motherswhobecomepregnant,whomaybestrugglingwithfinancialstability,physicalstability,
orrelationshipstability,willthensuffertheoverbearingresponsibilityofparenthood.Thequality

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ofthechildslifeisthenendangered,thechildpotentiallyfacesthechanceofresentfromtheir
mother,potentiallyleadingtothechildtosufferdepressionorphysicalabuse,andfinancial
instability,potentiallyleadingtoalackinginnutritiousfoodorpropershelter.
AccordingtoThe
OverpopulationQuestion,eachyearthereisanestimatednumberoffivehundredtwentynine
thousanddeathsofwomendueto
pregnancyrelatedcauses,approximatelyoneeveryminute.
If
abortionbecomesillegal,abortionwillstillhappen,onlytheriseisunsafeabortiondeathswill
rise.Motherswhowishtogiveuptheirchildshouldhavethatoptionatanytimebecausetheyare
savingthemselves,andiftheycannotsavethemselveshowcantheyraiseachild?
Inconclusion,abortionisamedicalprocedurethatshouldbepracticedbecauseitisin
onesbestinterestthattheyhaveasayintheirbody.Theoutlawofabortionwillcausearisein
childhealthcarefunds,paidmaternityleave,andariseinorphanchildren.
Therefore,mothers
donotgetabortionsbecausetheydontlovetheirchildtheygetthembecausetheylove
themselvesandtheirchildenoughtoknowtheycantraiseachildrightnow.

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