Should Abortion Be Legal or Not
Should Abortion Be Legal or Not

Should Abortion Be Legal or Not

Available Only on StudyHippo
  • Pages: 3 (1513 words)
  • Published: November 5, 2021
Text preview

Introduction

Abortion is a medical process of termination of a pregnancy before it can be born as a baby. No baby should come to this world if unwanted. When a woman is carrying a womb of a child she does not want she is likely not to love the baby. Hence, she will not give the necessary care to the child. The mother may be depressed during the pregnancy period and this may affect the child. It may be born underweight, poor cognitive functioning and poor social functioning and externalized external behaviors. All these forms the examples of problems associated with depressed motherhood to the child. The mother may turn against the child if the depression is not taken care of and this may lead to child abuse. Motherhood is a natural factor where fertile women always have a room for one more child.

The children born under the unwanted categories find themselves under a trail of sorrows. Although it is true for both the wanted and the unwanted pregnancies they may lead to social and psychological consequences at the same time negative health problems to the mother, which includes, greater chances of getting infected and the worst is the death of any of them either the mother or the child (Colb, 48). It is worse with the unwanted pregnancies where the mother and the child may have to go through a variety of social problems which includes, juvenile delinquencies, di

...

vorce and poverty. These unwanted babies may grow up to be criminals, and even may have to receive psychiatric services. One research proposed that those unborn babies who are able to survive to grownups are likely to have low self esteem as compared to the others 23 years later after birth.

If abortion was legalized it would reduce such cases of child abuse, poverty, divorce and even juvenile or crime. A mother who gives birth to a child in whom she never wanted is less likely to take care of the child as compared to when she wanted the child. Some children are neglected at early ages leading to them adopting psychological disorders to harsh treatments by the people around them. Although unwanted pregnancies do not always mean unwanted children the constitution should provide for abortion to avoid the worst happening (Tan,76). Most of the unwanted pregnancies are out of the wed locks in this case there are greater chance of poor health, low income potential a high risk of low educational achievements and a high risk of disorder likely to lead to emotional and social behaviors that may particularly lead to antisocial behaviors in the children. Through abortion most of these could be avoided hence, no unwanted child should come to the world.
More than forty percent of all women will end up terminating a pregnancy in their lives. This is because they are unplanned or unwanted. Despite the availability of many birth control methods there are many unwanted pregnancies in the society today. The united state government has legalized abortion whereby there are about 1.2 million cases of abortion are performed every

View entire sample
Join StudyHippo to see entire essay
View entire sample
Join StudyHippo to see entire essay

year. This should be applauded other than criticized because they have practiced a safe method of abortion that is in the hospitals and also they avoided the unwanted babies. Since no child should be brought in this world if unwanted.

The adverse effect of unwanted children can also be seen with teenagers who cannot control their childbearing. Teenage mothers may suffer from toxemia, birth complications and even the worst may happen which is death. Therefore, they should be brave enough to visit the heath facilities and terminate the pregnancies before the fetus grows into a size that may later complicate the teenagers’ health. If they give birth at such age the babies are likely to grow without the necessary mother care due to the unnecessary budget. They may have to receive psychiatric attention and all the other negative effects of neglecting (Tan,76). During a research at 28 years of age the unwanted babies are smaller in weight and height and a proportionate percentage of them were born prematurely. A follow up showed that at the age of 14 years they are likely to have low IQ as compared to the normal kids. Where their average IQ measured they scored under 86 and their relationship with others in school was troubled.

In secondary schools the teacher described them as less sociable and hyperactive. When grown up at the ages of twenty three and above they were likely to engage in criminal activities, repeated offenses that required prison custody. Therefore, to avoid all these effects no child should come to the world if they are unwanted. Since they may acquire psychological disorders that will lead to them smoking more heavily, heavy and inappropriate drinking and most of the rejected children find themselves receiving psychiatric treatments (Hollin, 50). Due to lack of care they are not even able to cope with miner stress than their counterparts who were born by willing parents.
Following the facts presented in the first section of this essay, it calls for people from all perspectives to conserve the unborn children right to live. Many laws are put forward to protect the rights of the unborn children. The passing of these laws clearly indicates that abortion is a vice that should not be cultivated in all regions of the world. To some extent, some people argue that abortion should be legalized especially when the birth of the child in question possess any health hazard to the child or the mother. Though this argument is ethically right, parents should not take advantage of the argument to practice abortion. In this section of the discussion, facts discouraging will be discussed. Specifically, the points raised in this section displays abortion as a crime thus should not be cultivated.

To start with, this essay bases its argument on the biblical viewpoint. Following the Ten Commandments issued to Moses the act of killing is spoken against without giving exemption to particular situations. Concerning the Ten Commandments, no one has the right of taking the life of the other. Biblical teaching clearly indicates that only God has over the life of an individual. If the biblical teaching is

View entire sample
Join StudyHippo to see entire essay