Abortion Paper- Against Abortion

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When dealing with the issue of abortion there are many different aspects of it. There are many different kinds of procedures for abortions as well as many different reasons for obtaining an abortion. There are just as many possible side-effects of these abortions. Also, different states have different laws that pertain to abortions.

In the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that a woman, in consultation with her physician, has a constitutionally protected right to choose abortion in the early stages of pregnancy; that is before viability. Since this law became in effect, women choose to have abortions for many different reasons. In a book titled, “Abortion,” written by Marie Costa, she states that the reasons behind abortion are, “women is concerned about how having a baby will change her life, can’t afford a baby now, has problems with relationships, unready for responsibility, doesn’t want others to know she had sex or is pregnant, not mature enough or too young, has all the children that she wants, partners want an abortion, fetus has health problems, woman has health problems and woman was victim of rape or incest”(148).

These reasons are the underlying facts behind the many abortions performed each year. As stated in the book by Nada L. Stotland, “Abortion, Facts and Feelings,” she says, “almost half of American women will have had an abortion by the time they reach the age of 45” (20).

Moreover, broad cross sections of U.S women have abortions. Although Robert Crooks and Karla Baur who wrote, “Our Sexuality,” say that “young, white, unmarried women obtain the most abortions” (339), many other women of different races and religions have abortions. Stotland states that, “approximately 54% of women who have abortions are less than 25 years old, 82% are not married and...