The Fetal Position: A Pro-Life Argument Essay

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Each year there are roughly 6 million pregnancies in the U.S., with 20% resulting in the termination of the fetus, or abortion in other terms. Mathematically, that is estimated to be 1.2 million babies that have no hope for a future outside the womb (American Pregnancy). Everyone has a right to life; this right is exercised in many parts of the American life, namely the Declaration of Independence (The Abortion Controversy 113-116). Therefore, the United States’ federal government should go to greater lengths to prohibit these so called ‘abortions’ in every case, regardless of the situation. It matters not what the women who get these abortions think, and it matters to many that this is looked upon to be immoral (Guttmacher, The Abortion…show more content…
But, most overlook the potential of the child. For example, Barack Obama, The United States’ first African-American president, may very well have never been a president if his mother had chosen to abort him. She was put in a terrible situation: marital problems were ensuing that would result in the abandonment of her husband, and she herself would be left struggling to raise her son. But, if she were to have gotten an abortion at the time she found out she was pregnant, President Obama would have never had the opportunity to excel in life and become the nation’s leader (Catholic Vote). Respectively, there are also many teenagers, aged 15-19, who get abortions; roughly 18% of abortions in the United States are received by them (Guttmacher). These young girls usually have similar reasons for wanting to terminate their future child’s life, albeit many also have more of an emphasis on their maturity and future or career than their elder counterparts (Guttmacher). Conversely, with this advancement in medicine there also comes to bear many implications and problems that arise from having an abortion. Females who go through with abortions are more likely to develop certain cancers. For example, if a said woman receives just one abortion, that woman is 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer than that of a woman who proceeded through with her pregnancy. Respectively,
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