It’s 2013 and Concerned Bloggers show no signs of slowing down and this month we are kicking it up another notch by talking about a very controversial topic… Abortion.
Abortion is one of the most visible, controversial, and legally active areas in the field of medicine. For those who don’t know, abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability (viability is the ability of the fetus to survive outside the mother’s womb without life support). An abortion can occur spontaneously, which is commonly known as a miscarriage, or it can be purposely induced. More than 40% of all women will end a pregnancy by abortion at some time in their reproductive lives.
While women of every social class seek terminations, the typical women who ends her pregnancy is either young, white, unmarried, poor or over the age of 40.
The legality and ethical issues of abortion is what is commonly brought to light when referenced. Some feel religiously abortion is wrong and considered a sin and because of that feel that abortion should be considered illegal. Abortion was legalized in 1973 because of the well known Roe v Wade case. Although abortion is legal, every state has its own requirements regulating and limiting whether , when and under what circumstances a women may obtain an abortion.
Because of my religious beliefs I personally don’t believe in abortion. But I don’t judge those who make the decision to have an abortion. Every person has their own reasons. I have had friends who have had abortions and seeing the emotional and physical effects of it just always makes me wonder is it really worth it? Is that something I would want weighing on my mind years after it’s done? Would I be the same mentally? I think before anyone who consider that option to think long and hard about what they are deciding to do. Because at times I think the shock of realizing you’re pregnant is overwhelming and your first solution is abortion. Abortion doesn’t have to be the first solution, deciding to keep a child or even giving it up for adoption is an option that should be considered just as much as having an abortion.
Just remember abortion doesn’t have to be the first choice or even a choice at all. For more information about abortion you can visit these links below.
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