Abortion: Pro Choice View


Hong Chen
Composition I

Abortion is a growing issue in America among women and their right to
reproduce children. Approximately one to three million abortions are done each
year. Women get abortions for many reasons such as for rape, teen pregnancy and
health reasons.
Rape is one of many reasons that cause women to choose abortion to end
their pregnancies. What to do about their pregnancy is mandatory, although many
or them felt they were ending a life. They are wise enough to know how they
would treat their illegitimate child. They hate their rapist, and worry that if
they kept their babies, they would hate their children for reminding them of
such a painful time.
Young women between 15 and 19 account for at least 5 million abortions
every year -- 1 million of them in the United States. In fact, one of every five
pregnancies happens to a teen-age girl. In situations like this, some people are
sure that they could take care of the child, while others know that they aren't
ready or mature enough to take so much responsibility. In many cases the child
would have no one to rely on but a single mother with no schooling, and maybe a
non-supportive family. He or she would have a twisted, miserable upbringing,
left vulnerable later in life.
Another reason that causes women choice abortion is health problem.
There is a range of problems, including the child being born with Down's
Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, or a disposition to obesity, which can later in life
cause clogged arteries and heart failure. In another case, people must often
make choice between saving the mother, already a functioning member of society,
or letting her die to try and save the baby.
In conclusion, for any pregnant woman, making a decision to abort her
child is painful and ruthless, but under certain situation such as rape, young
age and health reasons, a woman would choose to terminate her pregnant by
abortion.