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Why abortion should_be_illegal

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  • 1. Why Abortion Should Be Illegal By: Mariah O'Fallon
  • 2. Abortion Statistics
      • Unintended pregnancies account for almost half of all abortions
      • Four tenths of unintended pregnancies end in abortion
      • 24% of pregnancies end in abortion
      • For women ages 15-44, two out of every one hundred have an abortion. (Out of these, 48% have had one or more abortions already)
      • For women choosing abortion, 52% are under the age of 25 (Teenagers account for 19%, and women 20-24 account for 33%)
      • Black women are almost four times more likely to have an abortion than white women (For Latino women, the number is two and a half)
  • 3. Statistics Continued...
      • Women who are married account for 2/3rds of all abortions
      • The majority of women who choose abortion have already given birth (Mothers who have had one or more children comprise over 60% of all abortions)
      • Women who have never used birth control method account for 8% of abortions
      • For women having abortions, 43% are Protestant and 27% identify as Catholic
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    • Statistic's from http://womensissues.about.com/od/reproductiverights/tp/Ten-Abortion-Facts.htm
    There are other options...
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  • 5. Adoption IS an option!
    • Adoption as an abortion alternative:
      •   Adoption is an option that is not discussed nearly enough in the public debate about "choice."
      • Adoption is truly a win/win/win situation. With adoption, the child "wins" because he or she is not only given the chance to live, but to live in a home with loving parents who can provide for his or her needs. Adoption is also a win for those couples who choose to adopt because they have the benefit of a precious new life to nurture!
      • Adoption is also a win for the birth mother because she benefits from knowing that she has made the mature and beautiful choice of giving life to a child, providing for that child by finding a safe and happy home, and selflessly sharing that new life with orthers. When adoptions are done right they are occasions for joy all around.
  • 6. Adoption IS an option! Continued..
      • Studies have shown that children who were born out-of-wedlock but are raised by adoptive parents do better in a number of categories that those who are raised by single mothers. They attain higher levels of education, have higher self-esteem, and have all around better health.
      • Similarly, adoption is also good for birth mothers. Such women are more likely to be employed a year after adoption, more likely to complete their educations, and they are more likely to express overall satisfaction with life than their single-mother counterparts.
      • Despite all of its advantages, adoption has fallen on hard times. According to research, there has been a precipitous drop in adoption since the year of 1973 when abortion was legalized across America. Before 1973, 8.7% of children born out-of-wedlock were placed up for adoption. Recent statistics put the number around 1%.
    Statistics from: http://www.lifenews.com/2007/05/14/nat-3118/
  • 7. Abortion is selfish Adoption is selfless   Save a life
  • 8. Please think again...
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bflkoEfp4tM&feature=related
    ...There are other options
  • 9. Why you shouldn't get an abortion
      • Women who get an abortion between ages 18-30 have twice the risk of breast cancer than women who never have one
      • Women who have abortions suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome more often than Vietnam vets do
      • Women who have had abortions suffer from infertility 7-25% more often than women who haven't had one
      • Women who have had abortions also have miscarriages more often
      • There are millions of couples waiting to adopt babies, even handicapped ones
      • EVERY baby is wanted by somebody
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    YOU ARE SAVING A LIFE! Information from http://homeschoolwwh.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-you-shouldnt-get-abortion.html
  • 10. Question:
    • If we must do everything in our power to save the rain forests because one of those trees may have the chemicals needed to cure cancer, why don't we do everything possible to save every baby? The one being aborted right this minute may be the one that has the exact neuro-pathways necessary to find that cure for cancer.
  • 11. Yes! Abortion should be banned!
    • Why?
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      • Abortion is a form of murder and demeans the value of human life.
      • Other birth contol is readily available; thus, abortion shouldn't be a form of birth control.
      • The societal contributions of potentially valuable human beings are wiped out.
      • Women who have abortions often suffer major psychological damage from the experience along with, in some cases, the father of the child.
      • The advances of genetic testing may prompt more abortions (to avoid having the non-ideal child.)
      • There are many couples who spend years on waiting lists trying to adopt a child.
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      • The abortion decision is often made by minors or young adults, who don't have the maturity and life experiences to make good decisions.
      • People have the right not to see their tax dollars go to something they find immoral.
      • Abortion eliminates legal rights of the unborn child.
      • Abortion exposes women to various health risks and the danger of losing fertility.
      • Abortion is against doctor's Hippocratic Oath.
    •       Every American doctor must take this fundamental oath, which says "First, do not harm." It threatens the very fabric of the entire medical field if doctors start using their own personal philosophies on life to decide who should or shouldn't be harmed. Whether or not you think abortion should be allowed, it cannot be disputed that a doctor is harmig a living organism. Killing a human being doesn't serve a higher medical purpose and is therefore a violation of oath.
    Information from http://www.balancedpolitics.org/abortion.htm