Abortion Should Be The Last Resort Not An Easy Way OutI am to a certain degree pro-choice. I believe that there are certain very extreme cases in which abortion should be considered as an option i.e. rape, and when extremely young teenagers (I'm talking just hit puberty - 11 years old) get pregnant. Abortion should not I believe be a life-style choice.
We live in a society which not longer believes in holding a person to their actions, if you choose to have sex the possible consequence is pregnancy, if you are not prepared for this then you should not be having sex. period. I understand that contraception can fail however the pill is 99% effective and condoms 98% which leaves a very small margin for failure (provided they are used correctly). The amount of abortions carried out in the USA and the UK cannot logically be attributed to contraception failure alone. About 98% of abortions in the United States are elective, including socio-economic reasons or for birth control. According to the 2010 report from the Department of Health 98% of abortions falll into the group C category:
'the pregnancy has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.'
So of 189, 574 abortions carried out in the UK in 2010 185,291 were because giving birth to the child would cause injury to the physical and mental health of the woman.
So in summary it would seem the majority of women in the UK and U.S. are having abortions as a form of birth control, or for social and economic factors or because it may affect their mental or physical health. Does that all not point towards a self centred, unconsequential society that will surely go on to other forms of eugenics such as euthenasia for 'grandpa because economically we cannot pay for his care anymore which is having an impact on our social standing'.
Who are we to say who lives and who dies.