Now there are a lot of anti-choice people out there that insist on calling a medical procedure murder and spreading a bunch of
There are many factors that may lead a woman to seek an abortion, in the final analysis it is her life and it should be her choice
Some things to consider
Mental Health Risk
Having an abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but having a baby does, one of the largest studies to compare the aftermath of both decisions suggests. Results were published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. (Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011)
From the National Cancer Institute
In February 2003, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened a workshop of over 100 of the world’s leading experts who study pregnancy and breast cancer risk. Workshop participants reviewed existing population-based, clinical, and animal studies on the relationship between pregnancy and breast cancer risk, including studies of induced and spontaneous abortions. They concluded that having an abortion or miscarriage does not increase a woman’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer. A summary of their findings, titled Summary Report: Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer Workshop, can be found at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/ere-workshop-report.
NCI regularly reviews and analyzes the scientific literature on many topics, including various risk factors for breast cancer. Considering the body of literature that has been published since 2003, when NCI held this extensive workshop on early reproductive events and cancer, the evidence overall still does not support early termination of pregnancy as a cause of breast cancer. To view regular updates on this topic, please go to http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/breast/HealthProfessional/page2#Section_280.
So having an abortion does NOT cause mental problems or increase your chances of developing breast cancer as some anti-choice propaganda states.
After being brutally raped no woman should be forced by a repressive government to carry the fetus of her rapist to term. No woman should have to sacrifice her physical or mental health in order to carry a fetus to term. A woman who is unable to support a child or who does not wish to have one should not be forced to carry an unwanted fetus to term.
If the anti-choice crowd truly cared about women and their off spring they would
- Provide free health care to all women and their children.
- Provide free day care so women could continue their schooling or seek employment.
- Provide free housing/reduced housing to low income women and their children
- Provide free nutritious food to women and their children.
- Value Motherhood and acknowledge the contribution Mothers make to society.