46 million abortions occur every year around the world. By age 45, statistics find that 43% of women have had 1 abortion. Half of those getting an abortion are under the age of 25. Here are 10 arguments anti-abortionists make. These arguments in no way represent the views of the author or Top 10 List.
1. The child here does not have a choice:
He/she cannot speak for themselves. Many anti-abortionists feel that abortion takes away the right to live from the child.
Abortion is not the last resort for parents not wanting children. Children are always wanted by parents who cannot have children. Adoption thus is a viable option.
Those who have abortions at a young age, risk the possibility of not being able to bear another child. Multiple dialations do cause scarring.
4. Cervical Cancer:
A study in the United States revealed that women who have had an abortion are at risk getting Cervical Cancer.
5. Ectopic Pregnancy:
Those who have had abortions are also at risk of ectopic pregnancies. This is when the embryo implants outside of the uterine cavity.
6. Illnesses are not the end of the world:
Technologies, educational and medical programs have developed within the past few years. Having a child with a disability is not the end of the world. For every problem there is a solution.
7. Increase in Premature Babies:
Those who have went through an abortion are at a 73% risk of having another child born premature. 44% of those who had an abortion had a subsequent child after less than 34 weeks of pregnancy.
8. Depression & Guilt:
Women may go into depression and feel guilt after having an abortion. There are serious psychological effects.
9. Doctors Cure and Not Murder:
Anti-abortionists argue that doctors are supposed to cure human beings and not kill them.
10. Newer Developments:
Anti-abortionists simply argue that children are a joy. They can always bring good to people in horrible situations.