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Persuasive Essay on Fast Food Nation

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Taking a Stand

The topic of abortion is a hot issue for many individuals in this country. There are people on both sides of the issue arguing to try and change the law. The United States has officially ruled terminations/abortions legal and a woman can seek out a procedure from a physician in any doctor's office, hospital, or family planning center. However, if you are in a situation where you are considering a procedure that will end your pregnancy; you should first carefully think about the negative impact that a termination will have on you.

There are many cons to having a procedure performed that will terminate your pregnancy and expel the fetus. Many individuals have strong religious beliefs and think life begins at conception. Using this state of mind, ending a pregnancy essentially kills the baby your body is trying to protect. If you find you are unwilling or incapable of taking care of a child, adoption should be considered. There are many individuals in this country desperately trying to conceive but are unable to because of biological or physical issues. By giving your child up for adoption, you are allowing him or her to live a rich, full life as the child of someone unable to have their own. You may know of someone personally that is unable to have child, so giving him or her the child you are carrying is a precious gift. The terms of an adoption are laid out so that you can be included in the child's life if you so desire.

Abortion also promotes an irresponsible behavior amongst people, as they do not want to take responsibility of their own actions. It gives them the freedom of committing careless activities and then getting rid of them easily, which is ultimately a bad habit to get into. Women who abort are more likely to develop psychological problems, and are nearly three times more likely to be admitted to mental health hospitals. This in itself is a red flag. "While it cannot be said whether an abortion is an unforgivable event, it is of course an unforgettable event" (Roy D'Silva). Post-Abortion Syndrome is a term that has been used to describe the emotional and psychological consequences of abortion. Whenever we go through a traumatic experience, and are unable to process the experience emotionally, we can expect a delayed negative reaction. We live in a society that ignores the painful consequences of abortion. Men and women who have experienced it feel they should deny it and because of this, they do not talk about and process the normal feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, guilt and grief which often follow the abortion. When emotions are denied and buried, they will often come back in a magnified form.

Some consider the procedure without thinking about the consequences and because of this, some argue for abortion: Many teenagers who find themselves pregnant cannot take care of the child without dropping out of school and ending their educational



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