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Mackenzie Lewis

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Being a mother is a tough roll to play especially if the women are still in school or can’t afford to take care of the child. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. There are many pros and cons of having an abortion and everybody has their own opinion. Whether you are pro life or pro choice. I believe that everyone should have a choice on what they do with their bodies.

First of all, some people have certain problems in their body to the point at which the mother’s own life could be at risk if she has to deliver a child or is just pregnant alone. “Gestational diabetes can cause problems for both mother and fetus, including preterm labor and delivery, and high blood pressure; It also increases the risk that a woman and her baby will develop type 2 diabetes later in life,” says Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institution of Child Health and Human Development. This is just one problem that could occur considering the fact that there are more than one disease out there. Secondly, if a woman has the choice to have an abortion it can save her from financial disadvantage. “Many women who choose abortion don’t have the financial resources to support a child, 42% of women having abortions are below the federal poverty level; A survey in the peer-reviewed Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health asking women why they had an abortion found that 73% of respondents said they could not afford to have a baby, and 38% said giving birth would interfere with their education and career goals, says ProCon.” Most women who have an abortion have it for a good reason whether it be not being able to support the child or being to young or still in school. Lastly, abortions of today don’t cause health problems later in life. “A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology found a woman’s risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000). The study also found that pregnancy-related complications were more common with childbirth than with abortion, says ProCon.” If giving birth is a higher risk for women then having an abortion then should we make child birth illegal?

Women have been having abortions for years without issues. Sure, anyone can have an opinion on it, but shouldn’t we leave the choice up to the person who needs to make the decision whether than someone who it isn’t going to effect. Women should be allowed to choose what happens to their body. If abortion is the choice they make, then is should be a legal step for them to take.

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