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Make Abortion Illegal

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Started: 12/12/2014 Category: Health
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sydneywasteney

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Put a Stop To Killing Off The Future
In a study about three decades ago, "doctors were convinced that newborns" nervous systems were too immature to sense pain"" but that is not the case. Studies showed that babies can feel the pain (Paul). If doctors are making painful decisions like this one, what else could they be doing wrong? This is why all types of abortion should become illegal in Iowa because they put babies through pain, put mothers at risk, and abortions are taken advantage of.
Babies should not have to go through the pain of abortion. During an abortion operation it has been found that they are "under minimal or no anesthesia" which causes "a "massive stress response"" in the baby (Paul). The babies could feel the pain. The doctors could use anesthesia but they did not because they did not know the babies could feel it. Lack of understanding from the doctors hurts the babies. But the babies are not the only ones that are being hurt.
Abortion puts mothers at risk for future health complications. Some physical risks include, "cervical lacerations and injury, uterine perforations, bleeding, hemorrhage, serious infection, pain and incomplete abortion" (Gaul). Putting babies and the mother through the pain is far worse than carrying the baby around. One of the most common reasons that parents want abortions is because they do not have money to afford the baby due to all the expenses. It is true that babies can be very costly, however, rather than killing the baby, if there is absolutely no money for the baby, adoption is always an option. Adoption can be a solution to those who have their minds made up already.
Some families take advantage of abortion and abort due to unsatisfactory with what they are getting. Teitel writes that soon-to-be parents "make sexist choices on their path (choosing to abort a female and try for a boy) or "perfectionist" choices (choosing to abort a fetus with Down"s syndrome)" (Teitel). The less diversity of disabilities will decrease awareness, which is the last thing any parent would want for their child. The parents who have already given birth to children with disabilities like that should not have to suffer through lack of knowledge throughout the world because of people getting abortions. There are many concerns about abortion being available to victims of rape. However, just a short two years ago, "the percentage of women seeking an abortion because they were victims of rape or incest was less than 1.5%" (Harris). Something as rare as this should not continue to allow abortions to be open for dissatisfaction abortions.
Because abortions are being taken advantage of, they put the mothers at risk for future health complications, and they give the babies pain, all types of abortions should become illegal in Iowa. Next time an abortion ad shows up on the television think, is it really worth killing off the future?


Works Cited
Gaul, Moria. "Family Research Council." Family Research Council. Web. 1 Dec. 2014.
Harris, Janet. "Stop Calling Abortion a 'Difficult' Choice." Washington Post. 17 Aug. 2014: B.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 10 Nov. 2014
Paul, Annie. "The First Ache." The New York Times. The New York Times, 9 Feb. 2008. Web. 3 Dec. 2014.
Teitel, Emma. "The Hard Truth and the Right to Choose." Maclean's. 08 Sep. 2014: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 10 Nov. 2014
annipillar

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Abortion should totally be legal.
It's true that the baby can feel the pain, but it would be in more pain if the parent's can not provide for the child after it's born. Some parents are not ready to take on the challenges of having a child, not mature enough, and do not enough money for food which would cause starvation.
As you stated, adoption is a clear option but this too will cause confusion for the child as they grow older. They would constantly question why their parents left them, why they decided not to abort them and put them through that pain and would most likely try to find or meet with the parents whom can be dangerous.
Adoption isn't that easy either, since many people decide not to abort there will be many children at the orphanage. Many won't be adopted and would suffer having no parents.

You also have stated that "abortion puts mothers at risk for future health complications", this may be true but the chances are very slight. From what I've researched the changes are less than 1%. """ the overall frequency of reported infection after medical abortion procedures (0.92%) is lower than that reported after either surgical abortion procedures or childbirth ."
There are more chances of the woman to be injured or damaged long run with things such as stretch marks and even death during birth. "18.5 deaths per 100,000 live births, with some 800 maternal deaths reported.[20]"
Finally, I'd personally be more affected knowing for my whole life I had let a child go, making them go through mental pain and from bullying because of down's syndrome than just to abort them and end their life there.
It may sound cold but it really would be the best speaking from a daughter of a mother who had aborted.
Don't just think about the woman's feeling, the child will be in even more pain.

20: http://www.washingtonpost.com...
33. Shannon, C., L. Perry Brothers, Neena M. Philip, and Beverly Winikoff. (2004) Infection after medical ab
ortion: a review of the literature. Contraception 70:183-190.
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