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Nowadays, in this world, there are a lot of problems that can make tremendous conflicts for human beings. They are very complicated and bring a lot of argument and nobody knows what the exact answer is. They also have pros and cons. One of the most complex problems is abortion. This is due to moral and ethical values which we all have. The majority of us are Christians or are brought up in that kind of ambiance which means that as small children we were taught values that are based on the bible such as that famous phrase "Thou shall not kill". This phrase relates to this topic because an abortion is the murder of a human being.

A 52% of women getting abortions performed on them are younger than 25 years old and 19% are teenagers. The abortion rate is highest for those women aged 18 to 19 (56 per 1,000 in 1992 pregnancy reasons for this alarming rate are various and vary from person to person. But the most common decision to have an abortion is to postpone childbearing. This decision is mostly picked by the older group of women in this statistic. Another alarming fact is that a percentage of women are been pressured into abortion. Either by peers or by them realizing that they could no longer do the things they did before they became pregnant and that is when they encounter a struggle with their values. Since there is also a considerate percentage of teenage girls having abortions they are at high risk for developing serious emotional and psychological problems following abortion. Such as the impact abortion can have on a minor's emotional health, physical health, fertility, and future pregnancies. All these factors can play an important role in the future of that teenager. All of this wouldn't have been possible without the Roe v. Wade case which in 1973, the Supreme Court decided the case of Roe v. Wade, and made abortion legal for the first time in the United States. This decision allowed women the choice to decide if they are going to terminate a pregnancy, and it allowed women the right to get a safe and legal abortion. From 1880 to 1973 abortions were illegal, and many women were having illegal and very unsafe abortions-often causing permanent damage to their reproductive organs or sometimes even death from i bleeding or infections. Since the decision was handed down by the Supreme Court, women's access to abortion has increased and decreased, and it's almost a crazy debate to watch-or worse, be a part of. Congress has prevented access to abortion for almost all women who depend on the government for health care. For the last 17 years, the "Hyde Amendment" has banned the use of federal funds for almost all Medicaid abortions. The Hyde Amendment explicitly allows only two exceptions to this restriction: (1) when the life of the woman is endangered or (2) in cases of rape or incest. Since all of this was being approved we as a society thought that we could get rid of some of our social concerns. But it did the complete opposite here are some examples Illegitimate births were at a 10.7% in 1970 and in 1990 it raised to 26.2% in 1990,Children with Single Mothers in 1970 was11% in 1990 was 22%, Violent Crime Rate (per 100,000) in 1970 it was 36.4 2 and in 1990 it went up to a 73%, Teen Suicide Rate was 5.9% and in 1990 it dramatically increased to a 11.3% , and lastly Children on Welfare 8.5% and again that number managed to raise to a 11.9% according to (Catholic insight , May 2004 p28).

Some of the proposed solutions for this abortion dilemma are making adoption more open to our current society. This is believed to help stop abortions incases in which the mother cannot support the unborn child or she wants to avoid raising the unborn child past its birth. This would be an option for almost anybody considering abortion. As for younger teenagers the promoting of abstinence rather than the use of contraceptives. This option would be better because it is popular belief that promoting the use of contraceptives would promote promiscuous sexual relations although no direct evidence has been



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