Dear Mr./Mrs. President,
Abortion rights have been up for debate for years. 63% of people would agree that we should give women the choice to do what they want with their bodies. If they decide to abort the fetus then so be it, how would this affect anyone else? Funding for Planned Parenthood should continue and religious factors and personal bias’ need to be kept out of decisions like these.
Planned Parenthood is an amazing business offering such things as birth control, sex ed., and affordable health care for women and men. Not only does it cover the topics of safe sex but it also provides cancer exams and checks for STD’s. Only 3% of Planned Parenthoods health services are abortion services, so why would anyone want to shut down such an amazing organization.
The notion that when aborting a fetus is the taking of a life, is ridiculous. Most abortions happen in the range of 8 to 12 weeks and by this time it has just began being considered a fetus and finished its stage as an embryo. Additionally this is just barely a third of a way through the pregnancy so what life could it possibly have.
On top of this, some people may just be scared of having a child that they would be raising forever. The March of Dimes says that 1 in 33 children will be born with defects. Not all of them are major but with these odds it has to be understandable why a family would want to abort a fetus with some sort of awful defect.
Then we have the aspect of giving birth and setting the child up for adoption. However, this could lead to the child having psychological issues. Some children can become depressed and some may turn to suicide as their way out. They could also be put into a home that isn’t suited for taking care of a kid. So as one may see, many couples would shy away from throwing a baby up for adoption.
People may say that this couple could own up to what they did and take care of the child, but it doesn’t work like this. Children are not cheap, costing around $250,000 to $300,000 its no wonder people would rather go with the cheaper alternative. Then when you add on the cost of raising a child with a birth defect like Down syndrome it can cost well over $700,000. This is enough money to buy a house or get someone through college.
This problem needs to be fixed and the best way to do it is by dropping your own moral or religious beliefs for the greater good. There’s no need on making life more difficult on people than already can be. Let’s all work together and push towards giving women the right to do what they want.