15 Reasons Abortion is moral.

15 Reasons Abortion is moral.

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Abort Me

Clearfield, PA

#1 Jan 20, 2013
A woman's right to choose abortion is a "fundamental right" recognized by the US Supreme Court in the Jan. 22, 1973 case Roe v. Wade (342 KB).[49]

A fetus is not a human being. Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not a baby. Personhood at conception is not a proven biological fact. Personhood begins at birth.

Fetuses are incapable of feeling pain when an abortion is performed according to Stuart W. G. Derbyshire, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham (England). "Not only has the biological development not yet occurred to support pain experience, but the environment after birth, so necessary to the development of pain experience, is also yet to occur." [10]

Access to legal, professionally-performed abortions reduces injury and death caused by unsafe illegal abortions. The World Health Organization estimated in 2006 that "back-alley" abortions cause 68,000 maternal deaths each year in countries where abortion is not legal.[11]

The anti-abortion position is usually a religious belief and threatens the vital separation of church and state. Religious ideology should not be a foundation for law in the United States.
Modern abortion procedures are safe. The risk of a woman’s death from abortion is less than one in 100,000.[12] Whereas, the risk of a woman dying from giving birth is 13.3 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies.[13] Furthermore, a 1993 fertility investigation of 10,767 women by the Joint Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that women who had at least two abortions experienced the same future fertility as those who had at least two natural pregnancies.[14]
Access to abortion is necessary because contraceptives are not always easily available. Women need doctor prescriptions to buy many birth control methods, such as the pill, the patch, the shot, and the diaphragm. About half of all large group-insurance plans do not cover any form of prescription contraception, and only a third cover the birth control pill. A July/Aug. 2001 Guttmacher Institute study of health care insurers found that 75% of insured women lacked coverage for contraceptive services.[15] As of 2009, 17 million US women are completely uninsured.[16]

The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes abortion as a medical procedure if performed by a licensed physician in conformance with good medical practice standards. There are about 1,800 licensed physicians who provide abortions in the United States. These doctors, not politicians, should have the authority to make medical decisions regarding abortion.[17]

Abortion gives couples the option to choose not to birth babies with severe and life-threatening medical conditions. Fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic form of mental retardation, affects about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females. One in 800 babies have Down Syndrome, and one in 3,500 babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.[18] It is not right to sentence a child to life with an acute handicap.

A Sep. 2005 survey in the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health asking women why they had an abortion found that 73% of participants said they could not afford to have a baby, and 38% claimed giving birth would interfere with their education and career goals. Reproductive choice helps prevent women from experiencing financial harm.[19]

Motherhood must never be a punishment for having sexual intercourse. President Barack Obama said in a Mar. 29, 2008 campaign speech in Johnston, Pennsylvania, "I have two daughters... I'm going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
Abort Me

Clearfield, PA

#2 Jan 20, 2013
Abortion lowers crime. Some estimates claim that legalized abortion accounted for as much as 50% of the drop in murder, property crime, and violent crime between 1973 and 2001. Teenage girls, unmarried women, and poor women are more likely to have unintended pregnancies. Unwanted babies are often raised poor, increasing their chances of leading criminal lives in adulthood.[20]

A baby should not come into this world unwanted. 49% of all pregnancies among American women are unintended (159 KB).[50] Birthing children is an important lifelong decision that requires responsible consideration, preparation, and planning.

Abortion should be legal because it is an effective tool in population control. Malnutrition, starvation, poverty, lack of medical and educational services, pollution, underdevelopment, and conflict over resources are all consequences of overpopulation.[21]

The science behind the theory that abortion increases the likelihood that women will develop breast cancer is unsubstantiated. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have all refuted the reliability of studies claiming an association between breast cancer and abortion.[22]

Clearfield, PA

#4 Jan 20, 2013
Okay Topix doesn't like it

Bellwood, PA

#5 Jan 20, 2013
so you can copy and paste, big deal

Brinkhaven, OH

#6 Jan 20, 2013
You're very argumentative today, huh?
Garnier Fructus

Reynoldsville, PA

#7 Jan 20, 2013
Another reason is that Fetuses make really good shampoo and conditioner.
sheet thread

Clearfield, PA

#8 Jan 20, 2013
Cheese Fries

Clearfield, PA

#9 Jan 20, 2013
I'm hungry.

Brinkhaven, OH

#10 Jan 20, 2013
That was easy!

Brinkhaven, OH

#11 Jan 20, 2013
Hook line sinker...we found the little stinker.

Brinkhaven, OH

#12 Jan 20, 2013
That was easy.

Brinkhaven, OH

#13 Jan 20, 2013
Catch and release.

Brinkhaven, OH

#15 Jan 20, 2013
Big fish here all day. We should have threw the bait hours ago.
Cheese Fries

Clearfield, PA

#16 Jan 20, 2013
No Christy. People just know you are obsessed with Walker. Many people. If you aren't accusing others of being Walker, you are accusing them of being Franson, as if they are the only two posters here.

Brinkhaven, OH

#17 Jan 20, 2013
Cheese Fries wrote:
No Christy. People just know you are obsessed with Walker. Many people. If you aren't accusing others of being Walker, you are accusing them of being Franson, as if they are the only two posters here.
That was easy.

Snow Shoe, PA

#19 Jan 21, 2013
"ABORT ME " Too bad your parents didn't think like you .

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