Dear Mr/Madam president,
What would life be like if human life was disposable? Where lives didn’t matter as much as they did before. I regard abortion as a huge issue that faces everyone alike in the U.S. Abortion should be abolished in the US. More than 5 million innocent infants have sent to a slow and painful death in the US alone. Even after an abortion, it can also harm a mother’s health and well-being.
Abortion murders children. In the US alone, we kill our children 12 to 23 times more than we save them. Many have thought abortions don’t affect fetuses. On the contrary, a baby's heart starts beating after 22 days, hiccups start after 52 days, and organs start functioning after 8 weeks. According to a recent study made by Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand a fetus is able to sense pain by the spinal reflex in the first trimester. Dr. Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand believes when an abortion is occurring, fetuses feel excruciating pain. An ultrasound of a 12 week old fetus displayed the child’s mouth in a silent scream. Abortions not only murder but send innocent fetuses through an agonizing death that they have no defense of.
Some people may object that abortions prevent unwanted babies to be born into the world. That is untrue. Many families are not able to conceive a child and would love to have a son or daughter. Parents who do not want their children should simply give them up for adoption. If you are simply not ready to take on the responsibility of a parent then give your child parents who are. Abortion has caused the rate of adoptable babies to decline showing that there are up to 36 couples waiting for every 1 baby. There is no such thing as a unwanted child. Enduring those few months to give your child parents who will care for them is a much better option than hindering their ability to grow into successful adults.
Not only does an abortion affects the child, but it has an immense impact on the mother. The aftermath of an abortion can hurt the mother in numerous ways. Mothers can feel severe depression, guilt or shame, desire for a “replacement” child, difficultness of concentrating, and much more. A study conducted by the Southern Medical Journal of more than 173,000 women, concluded that 154% of the women would more likely commit suicide than women who had carried on with the pregnancy. Although an abortion affects a mother psychologically it also renders her physical health. Over 100 complications have been associated with abortion such as vomiting, minor infections, fevers, excessive bleeding, chronic abdominal pain, cervical injury, just to name a few. The result of an abortion can even affect future children. Think twice when considering an abortion.
An abortion can cause so much devastation and wreckage in a young woman's life. Murdering a child who will never be able to have a future is wrong. This won’t just affect the child but the mother also. Abolishing abortion might as well be the only way to prevent hardships and depression. Consider your choices wisely to benefit this great country.
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