When touching the subject of abortion, one must consider that there are two sides battling for control. That is right, abortion has literally turned into a war zone where even the unlikely of individuals do the unthinkable. Each side has their motives and methods for contradicting the other. For instance, there are cases and events that support both sides of this issue.
"Raising a daughter is like watering your neighbors’ garden.” That quote from a Hindu proverb.is referring to is how in some cultures when a daughter is old enough to be married, she leaves that family and joins her husbands'. So, raising a daughter in those cultures is seen as helping another family. Unlike females when a son is born he will stay and take care of the parents as they age. This son preference can lead to some countries committing gendercide. The act of gendercide is the mass killing of people because of their sex. Gendercide is a horrid trend that is due to the son preferences of many countries. Parents in Countries such as china and India have been killing there daughters. In India 25 percent of girls die before they can reach puberty. Also, 200 million women are missing because of being killed at a young age. There are many cultural causes of gendercide. The first is that boy babies are valued far more then female babies. Male children can carry on the family name, take care the parents when they get old and are less "expensive" to raise. In India there is a dowry system where in order for a woman to be married, the bride’s family must give gifts of money, land, livestock or other expensive items. This can put I strain on poorer families who cannot afford to pay a dowry or richer families who do not want to spend that type of money. So , when they have a girl child they either get an abortion or kill the child to save money. There was a Indian mother that
Abortion, the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life, has been practiced since ancient times. With records dating to 1550 BC, it’s no question that abortion techniques have been used throughout the ages as an effective form of birth control. Pregnancies were terminated through a number of methods, including the use of herbs, sharpened instruments, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques. In the 19th century, the English Parliament and the American state legislatures prohibited induced abortion to protect women from surgical procedures that were deemed unsafe. However, in 1973, abortion was legalized as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court rule in Roe v. Wade. This ruling made it possible
Abortion is one of the most personal, widely discussed, and controversial topics in American culture today. In most cases, people on both sides of the argument take worthy and moral positions. Who can blame someone who wishes to prevent the termination of a teen pregnancy to save the life of an unborn child? On the other hand, who can blame anyone who advocates the soon-to-be mother's right to make such a personal, heartbreaking choice? No matter what she chooses to do, should anyone have the legal right to force her to bear an unwanted child? Most people in the US are pro-choice, and believe that abortion should be a legal, confidential decision that only a woman can make for herself. However, some are against the idea of
Families are causing most of the teenager’s abortion. They may not want to ruin their reputation with a pregnant child, so the best of their taught is to kill an innocent baby who didn’t ask to be in that situation. Rapping a teenager girl, just to satisfy desires! Teenager’s sexual abuse or incest can cause pregnancy and it always leads us to abortion. Lack of money is part of the main causes of abortion. If you know that you don’t have enough money to keep a baby,
Teen pregnancies are very complicated and also very unfair for the mothers. Most schools do not allow pregnant girls to continue their education, but the fathers may continue school life as usual. A large concern of teen pregnancies is the health both the mother and child. A woman's age can significantly affect the mental and physical state of the child. Most young bodies are unable to produce a healthy child due to the teen’s physical changes. The younger the mother, the increased chance of both mental and physical problems. Also, removing the fetus should be compared to the life the child would have. Children born from unplanned pregnancies are often raised in poverty and possibly abusive homes. Five out of ten pregnant teens are not supported by their families. This leads to them needing to take care of both themselves and the child alone. Since most girls cannot attend school, they do not get their degrees which can hurt their chances for college and multiple job opportunities. This does not only greatly affect the mother but also the child. If the mother is not supported by her family and keeps the child, there is a %79 chance they will live in extreme poverty. This can often lead to the mother searching for friends and/or men who has money so they can survive. This often transforms into abusive homes and deprive the child of a healthy, “normal” life. Teens need to have an abortion as an option for
The most common reason for abortion has to do with the lack of responsibility in the teen. It's usually the parent who tells the teen that they don't have the responsibility of do it, leading to aborting. The teen most likely will not have a job due to being 15 to 17. This means that the parent can't buy the necessities for the baby. Things like milk and baby food are off limits. They may also live with their mother or other guardian. The baby may cause disruptions
As demonstrated in the quote above, teenage mothers suffer drastically from abortion’s negative psychological effects. Teenagers are more susceptible to vulnerability in times of need. Getting pregnant at a young age would be a time of need, since they are not capable of raising and supporting a child alone. As demonstrated above, teenagers have peer pressure to abort a baby from parents or sexual partners. This pressure comes from the message that society conveys that says teenage pregnancy is unacceptable and frowned upon. The parents or sexual partner pushes for the abortion, unknowingly pushing these young girls into a life of mental pain. The vulnerability pushes these young girls to go through with the abortion, opening themselves up to a changed life that affects their mental state in a negative manner. The abortion puts them at risk to depression, suicidal thoughts and other psychological problems. Thus, abortion effects a teenage girl extremely negatively.
“In India pre-natal sex selection and infanticide accounted for the pre-natal termination and death of half a million girls per year over the last 20 years. In the Republic of Korea, 30 percent of pregnancies identified as female fetuses were terminated. Contrastingly, over 90 percent of pregnancies identified as male fetuses resulted in normal birth. According to China's 2000 census, the ratio of newborn girls to boys was 100:119. The biological standard is 100:103.3” (Scott, 1-3) All around the world, women are persecuted and seen as the weaker sex. Female life is not respected in some places on earth, instead seen as useless. Around the world, girls today experience many of the same problems their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Women can’t vote in several countries around the world or make basic choices without their husbands. Education, limited in hundreds of countries, leaves girls once again under
Abortion has been a very controversial and a highly discussed issue in today’s society. According to an article of the NY Times, written by Chuck Donovan in 2013, it is stated that more than one fourth of all US women will have had at least one abortion by the age of 45. This statistic cannot be ignored and must be addressed immediately. Abortion has risks that may hurt a woman more than rape like infertility or in the worst case, death. Especially with the rise in teen pregnancy, abortion for teens is even riskier because a lot of them are still developing and their organs may not endure the procedure.
When teenagers or any adult has unprotected sex then that makes the chances of an abortion more likely to happen. Condoms are used to prevent pregnancy, but there are some people that act like they are “too good” for condoms. Condoms can be expensive if you buy them all of the time, research shows that they are cheaper than a child. Some people act like they do not have the money to buy condoms, but buying condoms is cheaper than having to pay for a kid. Most teenagers nowadays are having sex while in high school or even in middle school and they might be having unprotected sex which can lead to pregnancies which can lead to abortions.
This causes a possible scarcity of partners for the generations to come, especially in India and China. Prohibition on more than one child per family in China has drastically increased female abortions and infanticides to secure male offspring, while in India the expensive dowries have led to the mass appeal of ultrasound test followed by abortions of female fetuses.
In today’s world, we hear more and more stories about teen pregnancy. Whether they get pregnant by rape or by mistake, all pregnant teens have three choices: to give birth to the baby, to give it up for adoption, or get an abortion. Anne Speckhard, a psychotherapist in Washington D.C, states that almost one million teenagers in the United States get pregnant each year (1). With the rates of teen pregnancy increasing, the question that comes to mind is if these teens have enough knowledge to make such a drastic decision that can affect them for their entire life. Adolescent pregnancy is progressively becoming part of the everyday norm, so the decision to abort is
Imagine your life in the hands of a teenager. This is the case of many unborn children. In today 's society teens are allowed to have abortions with or without parental consent, even under the age of 18. Allowing abortions is overriding the basic human rights. Teens under the age of 18 shouldn 't be allowed to have an abortion because of the basic human rights of a fetus. Teens themselves don 't have certain rights so how are they allowed to have rights over someone else 's life. Teens under the age of 18 can 't get major surgeries without parental consent, yet an abortion is a major surgery. To every problem there is a solution. To overcome this problem a law that no teens under the age of 18 should not be able to get an abortion without parental consent should be enacted. This law can be made by Roe V. Wade enacting an age limit up to at least teens under the age of 18 require parental consent in order to have an abortion.