Abortion: Risk of Medical Complications for the Mother

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f there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it would have to be that no matter where you are in the world, there is always going to be disagreement. Today’s society is made up of such an abundant number of controversial issues. One of the most controversial issues being abortion- the act of intentionally termination a pregnancy resulting in the death of the fetus (Kreider, A. personal communication, March 24, 2011). Abortion is both constitutionally and morally wrong, and should be illegal in the United States in all but two cases: if the mother was raped (and pregnancy was as a result of the rape) or if the mother’s life would be put in endangerment by the pregnancy. Abortion is murder at any stage of pregnancy, and acts against the …show more content…

A survey conducted by The Post Abortion Review (n.d.) concluded that 94% of women regret the decision to abort. Seeing that minors are often the ones who choose to have abortions and are unaware of the severity of it, and later regret the choice. Abortion should be illegal to protect women for the reason that at times women lack enough life experience to know what is morally right and wrong. After an abortion it is common to find mothers with post-abortion syndrome. Post-abortion syndrome is when women suffer from mental and psychological problems (Graeser, 1998). A few mental and psychological issues affecting women after an abortion are pain and stress from recurring memories, dreams about the experience and more. Abortion causes unfortunate insomnia (inability to sleep) due to guilt of the decision to kill a naïve baby. Another problem with abortion is that women usually have a dream or desire to form a long lasting relationship, but after an abortion those dreams may be shattered. It has been proven that mothers who terminate a pregnancy tend to avoid having any form of emotional attachment (Monahan, 2006). With the unwillingness to have emotional attachment because they are grieving the abortion, their future relationships are affected. Moreover , “50% of women experience one or more of the following feelings after they had abortions: depression, guilt, regret, nervousness, insomnia.” (Complications of, 2003). These feelings of


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