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The facts of abortion

  1. 1. The Facts of Abortion<br />By: Kim Hardy<br />Brooke Wauters<br />Sarah McCarthy<br />5th hour<br />
  2. 2. What is Abortion?<br />Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. Whether a woman’s pregnancy is terminated by choice or by accident, it is still considered abortion. <br />
  3. 3. Is Abortion Legal or Illegal?<br />Abortion is legal in some countries while its illegal in others. Abortion is legal in as many as 30 countries including the United States.<br />
  4. 4. Facts you should know about Abortion.<br />Whether you choose to get an abortion or not to, there are certain things you should know about it first.<br />Half of the women that get abortions are under the age of 25.<br />60% of women who get abortions have never been married.<br />Whether a woman decides to get an abortion or give a baby up for adoption, it’s a hard decision and can lead to trauma after.<br />
  5. 5. Pros of Abortion<br />
  6. 6. Pregnancy through Rape or Incest<br />If a girl is raped she may have trouble connecting emotionally with the child.<br />A girl can have emotional problems after the trauma of the rape and may be unable to cope with a pregnancy or raising a child.<br />
  7. 7. Health concerns of Mother/ Baby<br />If a mother is having health issues, it is often recommended that they get an abortion so they can receive treatment right away without further harm to the baby.<br />
  8. 8. Social and personal Issues<br />A girl may not be able to afford a baby or take proper care of it, especially if the mother does not have the support of the mother and her own family.<br />
  9. 9. Childbirth could be just as Traumatic as an Abortion<br />Although an abortion could be traumatic, going through childbirth could also have physical and mental challenges.<br />
  10. 10. Cons of Abortion<br />
  11. 11. Guilt/ Regret<br />Some people say abortion is murder while others say it is the most humane way to terminate a pregnancy.<br />A woman may develop an emotional attachment to the child and regret getting an abortion.<br />
  12. 12. Complications<br />Abortion can cause serious mental and physical problems, in some cases even death.<br />Abortions can lead to psychological problems such as depression and guilt.<br />
  13. 13. Other Options<br />Adoption is an option that could give a baby it’s right to life. <br />
  14. 14. Quiz!<br /><br />1-5<br />
  15. 15. Question 1.<br />Why do some girls choose to have an abortion?<br /> Rape.<br />Health Issues<br />Social Issues<br />All of the Above<br />
  16. 16. Question 2.<br />What percent of women that have not been married that get abortions?<br />45% <br />70%<br />55%<br />60%<br />
  17. 17. Question 3.<br />Is it considered an abortion if a women has a miscarriage?<br />True/False<br />
  18. 18. Question 4.<br />What is abortion?<br />Being pregnant<br />Being at the doctors<br />Termination of a pregnancy<br />None of the above<br />
  19. 19. Question 5<br />In your own words what is abortion to you? Would you have an abortion or keep it? <br /> Why or why not.<br />
  20. 20. Works Cited<br />D’Silva, Roy. “Anti-Abortion Arguments – Reasons against Abortion.”, n.d. Web. 14, Feb. 2011.<br />Robinson, Bruce A. “Abortion access: All sides of the issue.” (Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance), Dec. 20, 1996. Web. 14, Feb. 2011.<br />