Persuasive Essay On Abortion Research Paper

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Abortion is a controversial issue in the United States. An abortion is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus can survive on its own. There are two ways to have an abortion, a clinic abortion and abortion pill. The procedure includes multiple health issues such as infection, excessive bleeding, and damage to the uterus. There is a rare risk when the surgery is done by a professional or when the pill is taken. There are multiple perspectives of whether or not an abortion should be allowed. Even though it is legal to have an abortion society has conflicting views on the topic. Once side of this issue says that it should be a woman’s choice on what to do with her body. This group is known as the “pro-choice” and they support women’s decision to have an…show more content…
In the first few weeks, when the fetus hasn’t develop much, some believe it is okay to have an abortion. 13 states have laws against abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 20 states have bans for abortion as early as 12 weeks. It is said that after 20 weeks a fetus can feel pain. There are cases where women encounter issues later in pregnancy. The ban against abortion in late pregnancy could affect pregnant women who have no chance of survival. The last view says for teenagers it should only be allowed with parental consent. Most state require parental consent from 1 parent for minors to get an abortion. Some teens feel unsafe telling their parents about getting an abortion. “One study showed that 22% of teens who did not tell a parent about their abortion decision feared that, if they told their parents, they would be kicked out of the house. More than 8% feared that they would be physically abused because their parents had beaten them before. Of those who did not tell a parent, 12% did not live with either parent and 14% had parents who abused drugs or alcohol.” Teens are conflicted when it comes to involving their parents because of the

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