An issue that I think needs to be handled is abortion. (Abortion is a deliberate termination of a human pregnancy.) I believe abortion should be legal everywhere throughout the US. It should be completely up to the woman, it is their body and if they don't believe they can handle carrying the child then they should not be forced to. I am pro choice for abortion, thanks to Pro-Choice America for giving me an insight on what it is. Pro-choice is meaning that you are for what the women choice. You are not going against them or shaming them for their choice. I believe we should have no control in the say of the woman. It has been proven by multiple studies that a medical abortion procedure there is less than 0.5% of all abortions that have serious complications when done in the first trimester. During the first trimester the baby is just an embryo. The baby doesn't have just structure at this point. 91% of all abortions are done before the end of the first trimester, research done by CDC.
In the case of rape or incest forcing a woman to go through the pregnancy the whole psychological aspect of the woman could be ripped to shreds. Rape victims already suffer with the chance of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, sleeping/eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and many more. Over half of women who become pregnant after being raped had an abortion or gave the child up for adoption, showing the women does not want the child, as told by Health Research Funding(HRF). Also, in the case of incest research has shown that there is over a 30% increase in the chances of birth defects in a child, studied by Mayo Clinic. So do you think it's fair to either the women or unborn child to be forced to go through with the pregnancy.
Let's say we keep it illegal in some places, or don't allow women the opportunity to have an abortion, do you think it will completely stop a women? Women will find a way to not have the child, they may even harm themselves to prevent themselves from giving birth. They will get an illegal abortion, which could result in many complications. I believe this is 100% up to the woman and we should not stop them from making a choice.
Kaitlyn R. Wendt
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18 Profound Statistics of Rape Victims Getting Pregnant. HRF, http://healthresearchfunding.org/18-profound-statistics-rape-victims-getting-pregnant/. October 19th, 2016.