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Why I am pro-abortion

Why I am pro-abortion

I’m pro for a lot of things. I’m pro-education, pro-chemotherapy, and most of all, pro-choice. When it comes to a topic like abortion, I’m pro-abortion. Pro-choice indicates what I would hope our rights as an American citizen imply: the ability to make choices for ourselves.

I’m pro-abortion because I truly believe abortion should always be legal and safe to those who choose it.

According to OperationRescue.org, “A total of 730,322 abortions were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2011.”

In January of 2012, the Guttmacher Institute published “Facts on Induced Abortion Worldwide.”

According to the report, “In Europe, 30% of pregnancies end in abortion. A higher proportion of pregnancies end in abortion in Eastern Europe than in the rest of the region.”

The publication reported North America to have an abortion rate of 32 percent in 2008, down from 37 percent in 1995.

According to the report, “Between 1995 and 2003, the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age—i.e., those aged 15–44) for the world overall dropped from 35 to 29. It remained virtually unchanged, at 28, in 2008. So, in 2008, the world averaged 28 percent in abortion rate and North America sat above the average by four percent.

So, what does this all mean?

There were 4.25 million births in the United States in 2008. Without abortion, 5.61 million children would have been born. While 4.25 million children were born in the USA in 2008, there were an estimated 132 million orphaned children worldwide.

This brings me to my points.

I am pro-abortion because children deserve to be wanted and well supported in their homes. Children should not have to live a life without a family or home because of failed contraceptives and laws prohibiting abortion. I take motherhood and family very seriously. Just because someone can physically support a child doesn’t mean they can raise one. Being a mother should never be an accident, taking me back to the point of being wanted and nurtured. No child deserves to be an orphan.

Children do not make memories until they are between the ages of 2 and 3 years old. This concludes that a fetus cannot have a conscious  or have feelings in the womb. An early abortion ensures safety for the mother and what would have been a child if given more time.

The reproduction process is not a perfect one. A pregnancy cannot be supported by some bodies. Unwanted pregnancies can put mothers at risk.

Pro-abortion is a matter of gender equality. Thinking of any professional woman you know, an unwanted pregnancy could end her career, while  a man could comfortably continue his career. In no case should failed contraceptives or an unwanted pregnancy in general keep a woman from pursuing her career.

About The Author

Madison Hampton

Madison Hampton is a sophomore who has a different major every week. She is the sports and media editor. She was born at a young age in Naples, Florida and has since become a caffeine dependent life-form. When she isn't in the newsroom, she's probably taking a nap. Madison is a paper-cut survivor and an advocate of sweatpants in the work place. #GodBlessThisHotMess

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