Dear Future Mr./Mrs. President,
I am writing to you concerning a very controversial issue in the world today, which is abortion. In 2012, 699,202 legal abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting cases. The abortion rate for 2012 was 13.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, and the abortion ratio was 210 abortions per 1,000 live births. The number of babies that are being killed every year is overwhelmingly large and my question to you, Mr. President is what are you going to do to protect the innocent lives that are being killed? The unborn children have just as much potential to become something great as we all do; they are being deprived of this and the right to live, which is truly unfair. I believe that abortions should become illegal because killing a human being that can not defend itself or have control of what happens to it still deserves the right to live no matter what the situation is.
Having an abortion not only affects the mother physically, but emotionally as well. Emotional and psychological effects following abortion are more common than physical side effects and can range from mild regret to more serious complications such as depression. According to eternal perspective ministries, a few methods that are used to perform an abortion are Dilation and Evacuation, saline injection, and Dilation and Curettage. These methods are barbaric and unjust to use on a human being, the methods are proven to cause pain to the baby. Using saline injection is toxic and burns soft tissues, even skin. Upon ingestion of the saline, it attacks soft membrane tissues along the digestive tract. It can also cause seizures and hemorrhaging of the brain and other organs. Medical complications of an abortion are infection, sepsis, incomplete abortion, damage to the cervix, and scarring of the uterine lining. These complications are dangerous and can potentially be life threatening to the mother. According to USC Fertility, uterine scarring decreases the ability to get pregnant because it decreases the blood supply to the endometrial lining. It can cause recurrent pregnancy loss or an inability to conceive. Sepsis occurs when chemicals are released into the bloodstream to fight an infection that triggers inflammation to fight an infection. It can cause damage to multiple organ systems, which can lead to organ failure, and can ultimately cause death.
Many people say that an unborn baby can’t feel pain, but if they can’t feel pain then why are they given anesthesia during fetal surgery? On May 13, 2015 the United States House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This act protects from unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion. Substantial medical evidence demonstrates the unborn children are capable of experiencing pain certainly by 20 weeks after fertilization.
I believe that the only way to solve the issue of abortion is to make it illegal. In some cases I can understand that it may be hard to have the baby, but instead of killing the baby the mother can make the choice of letting the baby live and putting it up for adoption so that a family can take care of it. This is not only beneficial for the baby, but for the mother as well. Putting the baby up for adoption would help the mother know that she saved the baby’s life and she would not have regret aborting the baby. I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider this; your decision affects the lives of many.