24 percent of women having abortions are unmarried teenagers. Pregnancy can be a scary and extremely stressful time in a women?s life. To force a woman who is not ready for a child to go through with the birth is not the answer. Stress is not good for the fetus at all, and could lead to complications in the pregnancy, or even a miscarriage. People also seem to forget about a women?s mental health in these situations. A woman could be haunted for her lifetime of giving birth to an unborn child.
“Marriage and Love”, a short essay by Emma Goldman, gives a wonderful argument regarding love and marriage, in fact, she nails it. Marriage does not equal love or has anything nothing to do with it. Not only that, but the marriage could also easily kill whatever relationship was there prior to the declaration. Marriage is simply a social construct, one that imposes control by religion, tradition, and social opinion (Goldman 304). However, if marriage is such the ball and chain that we all joke about, then why do people get married?
Marriage matters. If marriage did not matter, would it even be considered when growing up? The common child at some point thinks about getting married and having children. Our society has gone through monumental shifts throughout its history. A theme that has not changed however, marriage, has survived through it all due to its importance. Our children and our health are two of the most important aspects of life. Marriage will help in both of those categories. Children have better relationships with their parents because of marriage. Watching their parents, they grow up having better relationships themselves. Increased success in school has been noted. Families are more financially stable,
According to the website http://womenissues.about.com/cs/abortionstats/a/aaabortionstats.htm there are approximately 126,000 abortions conducted each day throughout the world. This website includes the abortion statistics of the world and breaks the data down to the demographics of the United States. It also discusses the decisions to have an abortion and the use of contraceptives in the United States. This was an informative website and included detailed statistics conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute. According to the website http://www.bls.gov/cps in 2000, gon average there were roughly 135 million employed and 6 million unemployed people in the labor force in the United States.h (p. 3) The websites definition of
Before delving deeper into the history or current debates over an issue like abortion, it is important to look simply at the fact of its existence in the United States. According to studies released in 2005 by the Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH) and The Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.29 million abortions performed in this country. Research by the same group shows that in 1994, approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States
Besides from the child having opportunity for fun through interaction with another person, a rougher and more challenging (though still comforting) environment that is beneficial for development. This type of play which is more predominant when provided from a father can present the child the opportunity to learn his own physical boundaries, the effect of its own actions on its surrounding world, and to learn about its own emotions while discovering the notions of winning and losing. Studies have proven that interactions with the father through play and otherwise teach children to become more emotionally aware of themselves and others. Studies have shown that these children will also get along better with siblings and peers better due to these emotional developments (6). These benefits for the child can also have lasting effects into later life for developing relationships with others. The father figure is also usually more responsible for influencing challenges and trying new things for young children. This is significant for the development of the child’s problem solving skills as well as his or her self-esteem when able to succeed in new or challenging situations. These can also help build independence as a father figure tends to allow the child to explore the world and try things out for him or herself. The father figure is also more responsible for disciplinary action towards the child which not only teaches the child what kind of behavior is
this year(Number of Abortions). Assuming the abortion rate remains constant for the rest of this year, there will be approximately 1,093,000 abortions this year, which is about 73% of the 1980s level: a 3-6% spike, similar to the spike in 1990. Since nearly a third of daughters of single mothers have teenage pregnancies, as compared to just 1 out of 20 from dual parent households, preventing children in those types of situations from being born prevents unwanted grandchildren from ever being conceive, further decreasing the abortion rate(Wilcox).
Different sources give different numbers. While the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 664,435 abortions in 2013, a report by the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2013, abortion rates fell below 1 million for the first time since the mid-1990’s. This conflicts with CDC’s numbers that shows the abortion rate has been below 1 million every year since 1998. Who do you believe? The figures are obviously skewed depending on which side of the issue is supported. One thing they all agree on however, is that the number of abortions in America are declining making it seem like people are becoming more pro-life and not wishing to give up their
Here are some of the many stories of women in america that had an abortion in an article called 26 Women share their abortion story it tells a story of women whose name is Red and is 30 years old she tells the story of her abusive relationship and how she was living in her car at the time she got pregnant. Years later she had another partner whose name was Steve she got pregnant again but this time she decided to actually go through the abortion and she told steve that she had a miscarriage. She states “ People might be more understanding if I’d had an abortion when I was living in a car in an abusive relationship. This time, I was on birth control, with a full-time job, a boyfriend. People might think I should’ve kept it, but I couldn’t.”
Marriage can be defined as a legal union of people coming together, combing their resources, and committing to their partner(s). It functions more than just a union of two people and may have a much broader significance than the relationship between husband and wife. Marriage brings families together and expands families by having children. It also provides information of the growth of families from one generation to the next (Dettwyler, 2011).
Approximately one million teenagers get pregnant every year. (Biro) Thirty five percent of them choose to abort because of how young they are and they plan on attending college. There has been a total of fifty million abortions between 1973 and 2011. (Biro) Again many women have obstacles in the way that would prevent them from being able to care for a child.
Tina Turner once sang, “What’s love got to do with it?” Within the song, Turner’s answer to this question is to focus only on her feelings of attraction, thus rejecting any romantic feelings. The same question can be posed to the concept of marriage. Marriage might seem easily definable: a legal union of two people. However, the motivations behind marriage differ across cultures. In America marriage is often linked with the idea of love. However, the idea of marriage as a bond of love is specific to Western culture. Additionally, marrying for love is a fairly new idea. Historically various cultures, many European, used marriage as a political tool. In this way, marriage was about gaining
Between the years of 1990-2012 there have been 11,224,193 abortions in the United States alone” said Tiffany Baker, a CNN reporter. The abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion
Abortions have become popular to the industry. About 43% of American women will have one or occasionally more than one abortions during their lifetime. Women's centers and hospitals perform more than a million abortions per year. Most abortions are done on women under the age of 25. Majority of abortions are done for teenagers. Abortions are obviously in great demand.
(1993), every year the number of woman who chooses abortion is about 1.5 million in United States. Almost half of American women get unplanned pregnancy, and 54% of these end in abortion (Finer LB & Zolna MR, 2011). Nearly one fifth of pregnancies end in abortion (Jones RK &