Pro-Choice Doesn't Mean Pro-Abortion Essay

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Abortion is one of the most contentious and talked about topics of our time. It is discussed in classrooms, work places, on the internet, and now among government officials. Abortion has been a very controversial subject over the past couple years. This is mainly because there is no middle ground; a person is either pro-life or pro-choice. The effects abortion has on people can be very severe but commonly go unnoticed. Although abortion causes a great deal of negative effects on our society, it is nearly impossible to create a solution due to the large variety of opinions and values for and against this extremely controversial subject. Abortion can affect a person, physically, mentally, economically, and is still seen as a point of …show more content…
Later on in life, the mother may have to have a hysterectomy, which is when doctors perform surgery to completely remove a woman’s uterus. If her uterus is removed, it will prevent her from having children naturally. If a hysterectomy is not needed, then the mother may experience miscarriages later on due to the complications from an abortion. These side effects may lead to many emotional effects for the mother and severe hemorrhaging may also occur right after the abortion or several months later due to the procedure
It is difficult to think about all the different emotions a mother must feel after losing her baby; no matter how it happens. The abortion may have been something the mother wanted or she may have been pressured into it by others around her. No matter what the reason is, it is hard for a mother to lose something that was a part of her for nine months. She feels many different emotions due to the major hormone changes she goes through. These emotions can range from average feelings to feelings that are dangerous to the point where the mother needs professional help. According to the American pregnancy association (2007), abortion causes many side effects such as; regret, anger, guilt, shame, loneliness or isolation, impaired self confidence, insomnia or nightmares, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, depressions and anxiety (para. 3). Many mothers go through a regret period, which is…

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