Abortion: Right Or Wrong Essay, Research Paper
Abortion: Right or Wrong?
Last week my friend Debbie and I stumbled onto the topic of abortion. Deb happens to be all for it, whereas I am against it. She feels a woman has the right to decide whether or not she wants to have a child and if she is ready at that moment to have a child or not. If the woman does not feel she is ready, Deb says it is wrong to bring an unwanted child into the world. She claims if abortions were made more available then there would be more jobs, less abandoned children, and drop in child abuse. If there were more jobs available, by more abortions, this would be very desirable. Although it is possible, this is not very likely; it would create a couple more jobs but not too many extra. Abortions may drop the abandoned child ratio, and that is very desirable and likely to occur. This, unlike more jobs, is very possible. Child abuse dropping also is desirable but unlikely and virtually impossible. If people were raised with their parents beating them, they will most likely beat their children because that’s all they know. Then Deb brought up some “what ifs” such as, if a girl was raped, not financially stable or if she found out her child would be terminally ill. She asked, “Then would it be ok?” I think what she had to say was all wrong though, if you are mature enough to have sex, you should be mature enough to handle the consequences. A woman can take certain precautions to prevent the mistake of having a child if she does not want one. For example, she can take birth control or use condoms. If she does end up pregnant by mistake and cannot have a baby at that time in her life, she has other options like adoption. There are so many couples in the world that want to have a child but can’t. Someone else’s baby is their only hope to fulfilling their dreams. Even though there are these options many still believe abortion is a wonderful option that they have and plan on using it if need be. I still am against it even with the other circumstances; a woman always has other options.