ARGUMENTS AGAINST ABORTION 1
Abortion has been a problem in the recent past since various groupshave been arguing whether it should be legislated or not. Some stateshave legalized the practice while have not. However, the problemarises from the fact that some people believe that it is the same asmurder. The supporters believe that the advancement of the medicinefield has even made abortion a safe procedure that might beundertaken without risking the life of a patient. Abortion has alsobeen associated with other health side effects such as infections,fever, and excessive bleeding too1.Apart from that, the women might report cervical injury and theripping of the uterus that will undermine their risk of having achild in the future2.Hence, there is the need to be cautious while dealing with theoperations and ensure that the women are not exposed to any danger.This essay will reveal why abortion should not be legalized since thewomen are supposed to adopt the healthy reproductive measures such asthe contraception.
Various scholars have addressed abortion and insisted that it is nota proper approach and the government need to suggest measures thatwill reduce the use of the practice. In this case, the authors revealhow the abortion is dangerous and might risk the lives of the womenin the future. For instance, the Norris et al. suggests that abortionis a practice that can be avoided if the women adopt the propercontraception approaches that most hospitals have adopted. Besidesthat, women that are raped might even seek prompt medical care thatwill make sure that they do not get pregnant or even the sexualinfections3.Hence, the scenario shows that the women can avoid the problems ifthey live responsibly. On the other hand, Saurette and Gordon arguethat abortion is evil and the women that engage in the practiceshould be regarded as murderers4.The two authors present some arguments from the philosophical and theBiblical perspective that asserts how abortion is evil.
Abortion is inappropriate, and the government together with thesociety needs to make proper changes that will reject it from beinglegal. In this case, allowing the practice means that the women willabort their babies based on flimsy reasons without facing anypunishment. For instance, any woman that will feel like she cannothandle the pressure of providing for the child and they might useabortion as the only solution. These women should understand thatadoption is a viable alternative that can help the baby find a betterfamily. Hence, the woman can still find a family that will supportand cherish the child since more than 1.5 million people want toadopt5.Unfortunately, some of the women even use abortion as a form ofcontraception, which is ethically wrong. Furthermore, the practiceallows some of the women to lack proper control of their bodies. Forinstance, they have ignored personal responsibility since they do notuse contraception or abstinence and keep engaging in reckless sexualactivities6.As a result, abolishing abortion will force most of these women tohave control over their lives and choose healthy lifestyles as well.Hence, most of these women are supposed to adopt safer reproductiveapproaches rather than living irresponsibly.
In conclusion, abortion should not be allowed since some women haveignored the contraception methods and they rely on the practice toget rid of the unwanted babies. In particular, the use of condoms andfamily planning pills are a proper way of reducing the likelihood ofgetting pregnant as opposed to using abortion.
Bartkowski, John P., Aida I. Ramos‐Wada,Chris G. Ellison, and Gabriel A. Acevedo. "Faith,Race‐Ethnicity, and PublicPolicy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes Among USLatinos." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion51, no. 2 (2012): 343-358.
Greenhouse, Linda, and Reva Siegel. "Before Roe v. Wade: Voicesthat Shaped the Abortion Debate before the Supreme Court`s Ruling."Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper 257 (2012).
Norris, Alison, Danielle Bessett, Julia R. Steinberg, Megan L.Kavanaugh, Silvia De Zordo, and Davida Becker. "Abortion stigma:a reconceptualization of constituents, causes, and consequences."Women`s Health Issues 21, no. 3 (2011): S49-S54.
Saurette, Paul, and Kelly Gordon. "Arguing abortion: The newanti-abortion discourse in Canada." Canadian Journal ofPolitical Science 46, no. 01 (2013): 157-185.
1 Bartkowski, John P., Aida I. Ramos‐Wada, Chris G. Ellison, and Gabriel A. Acevedo. "Faith, Race‐Ethnicity, and Public Policy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes Among US Latinos." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51, no. 2 (2012): 343-358.
2 Ibid,. 1.
3 Norris, Alison, Danielle Bessett, Julia R. Steinberg, Megan L. Kavanaugh, Silvia De Zordo, and Davida Becker. "Abortion stigma: a reconceptualization of constituents, causes, and consequences." Women`s Health Issues 21, no. 3 (2011): S49-S54.
4 Saurette, Paul, and Kelly Gordon. "Arguing abortion: The new anti-abortion discourse in Canada." Canadian Journal of Political Science 46, no. 01 (2013): 157-185.
5 Greenhouse, Linda, and Reva Siegel. "Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate before the Supreme Court`s Ruling." Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper 257 (2012).
6 Ibid., 3.