Abortion, a good thing or a bad thing ?
by fleming.Shamuel on October 24, 2013 - 10:28pm
Abortion has been a topic that a lot of people have had to take a side on over the years ! Being legal in most states of the United States of America and the Canada, we haven’t really encounter a real problematic but it is still a major debate. Of course both pros and cons have good arguments but, honestly, which is best ?
To start off, since the abortion is legal in my country, people that wish to have an abortion can get it for a price that is around $350 to $1000 and it is completely safe an sanitized ! The problem with prohibiting abortion is that few people, in a desperate moment, will try to kill their own fetus and then will have a higher risk of contracting an infection ! Though, there is the argument of killing an innocent human while operating an abortion ! Scientifically speaking, the fetus is not an human but just a mass of cells that will end up being one. But for some people, it is like murdering an human being. The Anti-Abortion position is usually based on religious beliefs.
Also, let say for example that a young 17 year old woman ends up pregnant due to an unfortunate error. If she has no choice but to keep the baby, it will first of all, force her to take care of him/her. Consequently, the mother will, in most case, don’t have any education and will be forced to accept a minimum wage job to sustain the need of the family. Of course there is always the opportunity to give your baby to an adoption program but isn’t this even worse than abortion ? Just imagine for a second if the mother has drugs or alcohol problems, imagine how bad the environment of the child will be if the mother is forced to keep the child because abortion is not legal ?
My mother had me when she was 18, fortunately she had been helped a lot by her family and she was able to complete her studies and give me everything I needed in order to be a functional kid and I thank her for that ! But, it was very hard for her and she had a very good family to support her. Unfortunately, not every young mother have that chance, this is why I think that abortion is a good thing if it is done with respect and with precautions.