Dear Future President,
It is not a crime to eliminate something that will physically rip your body apart. Abortion is a very controversial topic and in some religions, it is highly disapproved of. Pro-life activists may not understand or even realise the things that may cause a woman to want, or even need, an abortion. Abortions are sometimes seen as murdering a living human being that has rights and feels pain, but according to Mark Rosen, an obstetrical anesthesiologist at the University of California at San Francisco, a fetus only starts to feel pain at around 28 weeks gestation.
Many things can lead a woman to get an abortion. She could have a condition that could put the baby or herself at risk. Polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes can cause a miscarriage. Thyroid disease and diabetes can cause birth defects. High blood pressure is risky for the mother and the fetus because it can damage the mother’s kidneys and cause low birth weight. Why would you have a baby just for it to die, get adopted, or not have a mother?
Sometimes teenagers resort to getting “back alley” abortions because they can't. Becky Bell did just that in 1988 after she became pregnant and couldn’t get an abortion because there were abortion laws that required parental notification. “She was too embarrassed to tell her parents, so she sought an illegal provider, and subsequently died.” This is a problem that can be easily fixed by keeping abortion legal.
Works Cited Page
“The Choice of a Pregnant Woman Always Outweighs the Life of a Fetus.” Opposing Viewpoints, ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/viewpointsdetailspage/viewpointsdetailswindow?disablehighlighting=&displaygroupname=viewpoints&currpage=&dviselectedpage=&scanid=&query=&source=&prodid=ovic&search_within_results=&p=ovic&mode=view&catid=&u=cort85574&limiter=&display-query=&displaygroups=&contentmodules=&action=e&sortby=&documentid=gale%7cej3010431266&windowstate=normal&activitytype=&failovertype=&commentary=.
“What Are the Factors That Put a Pregnancy at Risk?” NIH, www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/high-risk/conditioninfo/pages/factors.aspx.