Essay by Rogoal2000College, UndergraduateA+, July 2004

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In today's society, teens face many ruthless situations, which causes a negative outlook on the world when they make decisions that could impact their life. Abortions murder an innocent unborn child everyday. The problem begins, should it be a woman's choice whether or not to terminate her pregnancy or should it be the government's choice. This is where a woman looses her rights as a person. If abortion is not remained legal, woman will start performing them illegally. One third to one half of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, 2,500 of these abortions will be performed illegally. What provokes teens to have abortions and what tasks can be performed to avoid abortions? Foster families are willing to accept babies that are unwanted and feel the need to be loved.

Some teenagers and woman abuse abortion as a form of birth control. Many women have used legal abortions as a drastic form of contraception, due to carelessness or ignorance of better methods.

Abortion should remain legalized for the fact that if it's not kept legal many women will perform illegal abortions. This is such as self abortion methods which are even more dangerous; these included are lye, lysol, iodine douches, as well as self inserted catheters, knitting needles and goose quills. Doctors compare an abortion being more painful than a bone fracture (www. Medical.com). A study was also done on 1,800 women appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institution, showing women increase their risk on having breast cancer by forty five percent when having an abortion. When women lose their right to choose abortion they may start performing them illegally. Infections are the most frequent post-abortion complications when performed illegally. This may do serious harm to the mother and her body.

Abortion is a woman's choice. Woman accepted the definition that a woman's prime role was as wife and mother and control of ones own body. Once they had choices about life roles, women came to feel they had the right to choose abortion to run their own lives. Any woman should have the ability to choose when to have a child in their marital and sexual freedom. Many woman feel if they didn't have the right to choose an abortion in there life they would have passed by many opportunities to create a better life for themselves. Forty-nine percent of Americans are for pro-life and forty-five percent say they are pro-choice (www.CNB.com). For men, or state or the physicians who hold control over whether pregnancy should take place and the woman to suffer alone the consequences that the decision would be best for their careers, education, or social status came to see wrong and cruelly oppressive.

Abortions are performed in many ways. Many of the surgeries can be painful and lead to psychological problems. If women are seeking an abortion then they must know the adverse and long-term effects. Many years from the time of the abortion, individuals tend to regret the abortion and hold a psychological problem. Why put yourself through hard times?