Abortion Controversy

Abortion Controversial Issues

Political Science

Abortion is one of the most politically controversial subjects will always deal with what it is to create and sustain life, therefore it will always be a moral issue. Every individual has the right to their own body and the choice of abortion.   Nowadays, there seems to be pills for everything such as headaches, pain, weight loss and good health.   But to the world of pregnancy there are birth control pills, morning after pills and abortion pills.   According to Bonnie Szumski in Should Abortion Rights Be Restricted?, The Court’s justification of the abortion license under its concept of liberty has brought us to the edge of endorsing new “rights” to doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia which threaten those at the end of life, the infirm, the handicapped, and the unwanted.  

Top 10 Abortion Facts and Abortion Statistics
  1.) Unintended pregnancies account for almost half of all pregnancies.
  2.) Four out of ten unintended pregnancies end in abortion.
  3.) Out of the total number of pregnancies, 24% end in abortion.
  4.) For women between ages 15-44, two out of every hundred have an abortion.
  5.) For women choosing abortion, 52% are under 25.
  6.) Black women are almost four times as likely to have an abortion as white women.
  7.) Women who have never been married account for 2/3 of all abortions.
  8.) The majority of women who choose abortions have already given birth.
  9.) Women who have never used any birth control method account for 8% of abortions.
  10.) For women having abortions, 43% are Protestant and 27% identify as Catholic.
These days, it seems as if teenagers and careless women have the thought of abortion in their mind when finding out they are with child.   Teen moms have been put on the spotlight when it comes to getting pregnant. There have even been shows on MTV called 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom.   These shows highlight the struggles of...