Essay on Abortion

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Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been
continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years
to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First
before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define
abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child
while the child is still in the mothers womb. This can be done by
almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and
even to abortions by clinics set up especially for this purpose.
There are two sides to this abortion topic the PRO-LIFE which is those
who are against abortion altogether and the PRO-CHOICE or those who
believe it is the womans right to choose if she wants to have an
abortion.
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A woman has been
raped and made pregnant: "Oh, she's got to have an abortion." No one
has studied the rape and incest victims needs; abortion is presumed to
fill her needs."
Various studies and research indicate that rape and incest
victims fall into a high-risk category of abortion. But what happens
after a victim has an abortion? Jackie Baker a victim states: "I soon
discovered that the aftermath of my abortion continued a long time
after the memory of my rape had faded. I felt empty and horrible.
Nobody told me about the emptiness and pain I would feel deep within
causing nightmares and deep depressions. They all told me that after
the abortion I could continue with my life as if nothing ever
happened." (Reardon 21-22) This is the story we hear from a lot of
aborted women. Today in our society it is believed by most people
that it is the womans fault just as much as the mans fault, if not
more. many people think women are responsible for contributing to the
rape itself. Then the rape victims feel self-blame and guilt. And
even then a rape or incest victims family members or close friends may
reinforce these negative feelings. Or they drop the problem because
they don't know how to talk about it.
We even see the same thing in the abortion experience. When a
person becomes pregnant because of rape or incest there is a permanent
symbol of the rape, at least…

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