An essay that addresses all the points of why abortion should be illegal in the U.S.

Essay by cherrypompom9698High School, 11th gradeA+, May 2005

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In past years people have thought of abortions as the "easy way out" of having a baby. The number of abortions per year is ridiculous. The murder must be stopped. Abortion should be illegal in the U.S.

Many women explain to doctors and family that they just didn't want a baby, and that's why they're having an abortion, but there's more to their reason than they're telling. For many women a baby would disrupt work and/or schooling. Other women just can't afford a baby being in their life at the moment. Then there are the women that don't have a strong relationship with the father, and want to avid single parenting. Or naturally they're just unready, unwilling, and/or scared of the responsibility that comes with parenthood.

Today it's only heard, that young women under the age of 17, and that are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are getting abortions. The truth is that it's more than just that group of people. Studies show that women between the ages of q18 - 25 had the most abortions. Just these women couldn't have made up the 1.6 million abortions that occur world wide per one year. African American and Hispanic women are most likely to have abortions. Another study shows that proportionally more women with family incomes of fewer than 11,000 dollars have abortions. Most surprisingly teens 15 and under are least likely to have abortions.

An outrageous number of abortions are performed in the United States and worldwide per day. There are about 4,000 abortions performed in the U.S per day, and 100,000 worldwide per day. An additional 30,000 pregnancies occur when the teens are under the age of 15. Over 760,000 were performed in 1973 currently 1.6 million abortions are performed per year!...