Abortion: Controversial Issues In The United States

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People love voicing their opinions, getting their views across, and being a part of the change they want to see happen. But people have such ranging ideas about delicate issues that a unanimous consensus is hard to come to. The issues that our country faces today are problems that can only be fixed with the correct solution. Everyone can agree that these prominent issues need to be addressed and resolved before they are prolonged any further. Currently, abortion and immigration are two topics that have politicians butting heads and, of course, the presidential election is an issue that concerns all Americans. Donald Trump, abortion, and immigration are three topics that will be discussed. The presidential election is the perfect opportunity …show more content…
One is either pro-choice or pro-life. Pro-choice advocates insist that a woman should make her own choices concerning her pregnancy while pro-life advocates insist that abortion is wrong. The former believe that a woman’s decision to have an abortion gives women freedom and opportunity. The latter say that abortion ends human lives. In 2015, fifty percent of Americans deemed themselves pro-choice, while forty-four percent deemed themselves pro-life. Women seeking to have an abortion are likely to visit Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion in America. www.stop.org/stats states that “1 out of every 4 abortions is committed in a Planned Parenthood facility.” From 2013 to 2014, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions – this equates to 37 abortions per hour. Although Planned Parenthood claims that only three percent of its services are abortion, others would beg to differ. The first abortion clinic was established in the U.S. in 1916 and in 1938 became part of the American Birth Control League. Due to controversy over the name, the organization was later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942. In 2015, videos uncovering Planned Parenthoods readiness to harvest aborted fetus tissue and organs have gone viral all over the internet. Planned Parenthood claims that the videos were heavily edited to distort the conversations and refutes any illegal activity. These videos have re-sparked the abortion debate. The real question is how does abortion affect women? Studies show that women do suffer, physically and mentally, from the repercussions of abortion. Abortion can have adverse mental effects on women. Studies in other countries have shown that women who have had an abortion have a significantly higher risk of committing suicide than women who delivered their babies. The British Journal of Psychiatry states, “Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is