Dear Mr./Mrs. President,
Our names are Summer Jaffe and Alex Drescher and we would like to talk to you about abortion. Most doctors say that after 24 weeks, the mother is at risk of mental or physical health if an abortion is performed. Yet, an abortion should be up to the mother, and at times it’s for a reason that only she can determine. For example, the mother might be teenager and wants to go to college. Or the mother finds out that her child will be dying at a very young age from a incurable disease.
A disease that is very rare is Tay-Sachs disease which occurs in infants. “It appears normal until about three to six months after the child is born. That is when their development slows and muscles used for movement weaken. Tay-Sachs disease is a rare inherited disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord” (Genetics Home Reference). Most children with Tay-Sachs do not live longer than five years old. In those cases, and abortion should be allowed.
We think an abortion should be allowed, but if the mother is close to labor, the mother should think about whether or not she should give up her child. For example, if the mother is seven or eight months into pregnancy, the mother should rethink whether or not she should have an abortion because she is so close to term. A mother should have the option on whether or not she would like to have her child or not. Women should make their own decision sooner rather than a month before a woman has her child.
If the mother to be were a teenage girl and found out she was going to have a child, and were not able to raise the child, then the mother could give it up for adoption. If the mother would like to give their baby up for adoption, then that would be a good idea. She would be giving her child up to someone who would love and care for the child.
Summer Jaffe and Alex Drescher
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