“I certainly supported a woman’s right to choose, but to my mind the time to choose was before, not after the fact (Ross).” In Ann B. Ross’s quote, she says that choices should be made before the point of pregnancy. In today’s society birth control is not hard to get, and if a person is unprepared or at a point in their life that they do not want a child, then they should consider the results of their actions. In some states, bills have been passed where the mother has to hear the child’s heart beat before she can In 2011, 333,964 lives were taken before leaving what is supposed to be the protection of the mother’s womb (Bigelow.). Abortion is not only unhealthy for the mother, but an immoral act that can never be changed, and it should never be permitted.
If other options are available to women, what leads them to choose abortion? Three fourths of women say they cannot afford a child, one half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner, and three fourths of women said, having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities (“Facts About Abortion: U.S. Abortion Statistics.”). None of these statistics should be acceptable reasons for a woman to kill a life growing inside of her. Although abortion has been made legal, it is still a highly debated topic. Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health service grants and reimbursements,” including “payments from Medicaid managed care plans” (Bigelow.). Why, when it is such a controversial topic, are citizens’ tax dollars going towards something they might despise?
In some abortion cases the medical issues outweigh what some people consider the benefits of abortion. Pelvic infections, incomplete abortions, and blood clots are just some of the physical issues that can follow an abortion (Kliebert.). The probability of having a miscarriage or of dying increase with each abortion, and women are 2.3 times more likely to get cervical cancer (Reist.). Abortions are unnatural, and the amount of physical problems that can ensue should raise a red flag in the minds of anyone who is considering it.
Abortion causes physical damage that may or may not be able to be quickly fixed, but what about the emotional damage? Multiple statistics show results of the emotional pain some women deal with after an abortion including, “Women who had abortions were 3.4 times more likely to commit suicide” (Reist.). Abortion is irrevocable. It should not be a decision made when a woman is overly emotional. There is obviously a reason that a woman is considering abortion and that alone can be a stressful decision. The question is are women just thinking in the moment, or are they considering the long-term consequences an abortion can have on their mental health? In most cases they are not as this quote says, “Those who choose abortions are often minors or young women with insufficient life experience to understand fully...