Abortion: Pregnancy and Highest Abortion Rate Essay

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“Abortion” is Murder

Abisha Kirubananthan

HZT 4U1
Mr. Mitchell
2013.01.07

Essay Outline

Introduction - (Koyama A & etl, 2005), (Bowels, A. 2011) and (Jones, R., Cox, D., & Laser, R, 2011)

• Abortion is the greatest cause of death in NSW and many women regret ever having an abortion. • Many women suffer from pain and discomfort from the result of an abortion, when they could easily save their babies life and continue on with theirs, by putting it up for adoption. • Abortion is the intended termination of a pregnancy after formation. It permits women to avoid their pregnancies and to put an end to it, which implicates killing the embryonic fetus • Most teenagers in the 20th century do not have sufficient knowledge on sexual relationships, which causes them to be pregnant at a young age, and they use abortion as a tool to avoid pregnancy • Thesis Statement- Abortion is a concept that is very unnatural and threatening to normal development of our social life. It should be considered as a cruel, unnatural, and absolutely immoral ethically, religiously and medically

Statistics- (Bowels, A. 2011)

• Each year there are sixty to seventy million abortions which occur worldwide, eighty thousand of those occur in Australia and forty thousand occur in New South Wales alone. Forty-one percent of deaths that occur in Australia are caused from having abortions; this makes it the greatest cause of death in Australia. • Ninety- five percent of women today don’t believe they made the right decision • In 1973 the death risk from abortion was 3.4 deaths per 100,000 women • According to the statistics, ninety-five percent of women who had an abortion think that they have made the wrong decision • Abortion also has high death risk rate, which shows 3.4 deaths per 100,000 women • Ontario performs approximately forty thousand abortions each year and 30% of taxpayer’s money goes to abortion services. •

Effects of Abortion- (Koyama, A., & Williams, R. (2005),

• Ten percent of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, two percent that are major. Minor complications include minor infections, bleeding, fevers, chronic abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal disturbances, vomiting, and Rh sensitisation. • The most common major effects include infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anaesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock. • Abortion of a first pregnancy interrupts the growth and hormonal changes which enable the breast to produce milk, this leaves the breast at a high risk of cancer. • The millions of induced abortions occurring around the world has accounted for the mysterious jump in the breast cancer rate. • Many women suffer from Post Abortion Syndrome, which at its worst can lead to suicide. • It is understood to be a type of post- traumatic stress disorder and often involves postnatal depression, suicidal behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, family breakdown and child neglect or abuse. • I believe that having an abortion is a very destructive act as you are killing a baby who hasn’t even seen the outside world.

Ethical Issues- (Harman, E, 2005) and (Hinman, L, 2009) • Abortion is a highly charged issue that involves ethical, religious and political debate. It continues to be a very contentious issue with few signs of abatement. • Ethics of abortion mainly ask a question that is “is it morally right or wrong to have an abortion? People have always discussed about politics view and law view on abortion but there are more essential questions that need to be answered. • A woman should have enough knowledge to know that sex without protection might result in pregnancy and being a pregnant woman means, she has a new life developing inside her • Ethics of abortion mainly…