The debate on abortion is one that still to this day has been constantly argued.
This argument can be historically dated back to 1973, where a popular case was brought into the Supreme Court. This was the Roe V Wade case, which legalized abortions in “abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without restrictions and with restrictions in later months” (Lewis). Jane Roe was the alias for Norma McCorvery. She was the one arguing that in Texas there should be abortions allowed due to the protection of her rights as well as many other women that she was speaking for.
The argument of abortion, however, works well beyond just the “rights” of the women wanting it. There is death involved as well as responsibilities that apparently many women aren’t ready for. However there are certain circumstances in which the pregnancy might not have been exactly planned or the child wouldn’t be safe in the living conditions of its parents. In this case, abortion should still not be looked at instead adoption should be thought about.
The Roe V Wade case should be reconsidered to only have an abortion done if it was absolutely vital to the person asking for it.Abortion can be considered as murder, as the baby has a heartbeat and is a living creature. “At conception, we have a human organism, a human being. We do not have a baboon organism or a chimpanzee organism or an elephant organism” (Pasquini 5).
This is killing an innocent living human without it having committed any crime. The idea of legalizing a process in which a baby has to pay for the mother’s mistake or be punished for simply being alive is one that is hard to fit into the mind of many. The baby shouldn’t be the one to be blamed for irresponsibility.Normally when a human life is taken from them, severe punishment is enforced and the result can even be death of the person who committed the murder.
Abortion should be no different because the baby is as much as a human as anyone else on this earth and taking their life from them, especially when they have committed no crime or wrong-doing should not be allowed and should be illegal and frowned upon in our society. They are living humans and have a heartbeat just like everyone else on this earth and should be treated with the same rights and respect as every other human on this earth.Seeing as they are human and do have a heartbeat, this can be looked at in no other way than murder and this act cannot go unpunished and should not be allowed and/or legal. Most people that consider abortion see that as their only option and feel that abortion is their only way out of a situation thought of to be a bad situation.
There are other alternatives besides abortion that can be used to solve this problem that the mother may be in. Adoption is the best and most sensible option that would keep the baby’s life out of danger and would keep everyone happy.The mother would not have to worry about the baby because it would be given to another family who has had many background checks and checks to make sure that they can support the baby and they would be the ones to worry about and take care of the baby. The process for adoption takes two years to ensure that the receiving family is suitable for the baby and can raise the baby correctly.
The baby would be able to keep his or her life and be able to live their life as they were supposed to and not have to be killed because of their biological mother’s mistake.It is a very safe and better alternative than abortion and allows the baby to live and move on and also keep the mother worry free and allow her to move on with her life as well. “And with 1. 5 million American families wanting to adopt a child, there is no such thing as an unwanted child” (Lowen) Not only are abortions inhumane towards the baby but they can also have a great effect on the mother.
It has been proven that abortions can cause a long term effect on the mother’s health. Not only will it be more difficult for her to have a baby later on in life but there will be a higher risk of miscarriage. “Minor” complications include: minor infections, bleeding, fevers, chronic abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal disturbances, vomiting, and RH sensitization. The nine most common “major” complications are infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock.
”(Reardon) Then there’s the psychological aspect of it. There are many instances in which still, years after the process, the woman feels regret and guilt for what they have done.It is a mind terrorizing moment for the mother most of the time and brings a lot of psychological damage and stress. When performing an abortion, the mother hears the heartbeat die off while being injected with a certain serum.
There are also different methods that can all cause trauma towards the mother and end in depression. This then calls for certain treatments and therapy. In the long run, having an abortion just ends up having more negative side effects than helping, it ends up just being that much more difficult to move on with your life.Along with all of the negative effects of abortion it also costs money to have the operation performed.
In most cases, this operation is funded by dollars. Every American pays taxes every year to make this a better country by helping with education and prisons, yet abortion is leaking money from the taxes that we pay to make our country better to kill innocent fetuses that have done no wrong. Many Americans do not know that they are paying for this with their tax dollars and many would be outraged to know that their hard earned cash is going towards this wrong act.Thankfully, Obama recently passed a law that restricts some federal funding for abortion but even with that, it is still not fully restricted.
Abortion should not be necessary in the first place because if the mother does not want to have a pregnancy just yet, than forms of contraception should be used to prevent this. There are pills, inserts, and condoms, and abortion should not be used as another one of them. It shouldn’t be just another form of contraception or a fall-back type of plan if contraception does not work or is not used.Contraception is not 100% effective but if pregnancy is something that is in no case wanted, then abstinence should be practiced which is 100% effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies.
Also, if the woman is responsible enough to not worry about any form birth control then I it’s not fair for her to not pay for her actions but instead kill it. Many people don’t realize how serious abortions really are and how sometimes being selfish can hurt you more than you think.To conclude, several different forms of contraceptive and other methods have been invented to deter from the idea of having an abortions. Abortions are basically the killing of a human being, and just because it is unborn does not make it any different, it still shouldn’t be allowed.
The Roe V Wade case is one of the cases that began the whole argument towards abortions. The situation now is completely different to what it was years ago and I believe the case should be relooked at because with all the other preventative methods and alternatives, there is absolutely no need for it.
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