Abortion speech

I am here to persuade you that abortion is bad for women. I have eight reasons why abortion is bad. The first reason is after an abortion many women find themselves dealing with increased use of drugs and/or alcohol to deaden their pain, reoccurring insomnia and nightmares, eating disorders, suicidal feelings, and many even attempt suicide. Difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships. Loneliness, isolation, anger, fears of the unknown, indecisive and a sense of self-hatred. Since 2001, 15 studies focused on the psychological effects of abortion have been done. These studies underscore the fact that evidence-based medicine does not support the conjecture that abortion will protect women from ‘ serious danger’ to their mental health. It indicates the opposite. The second reason is abortion advocates frequently assert that carrying an unintended pregnancy to term is more harmful to women than abortion. But all the research and women’s personal experience says something else. In the US, over 140, 000 women a year have immediate medical complications from abortion. This includes problems such as: infection, uterine perforation, hemorrhaging, cervical trauma, and failed abortion/ongoing pregnancy. The third reason is death from abortion also proves that it is not safer than childbirth. Women are also still dying from the abortion procedure itself. In February 2002, 25 year-old Diana Lopez died at a Los Angeles clinic because the staff failed to follow established protocols before and after the abortion. If they had followed protocols, they would have realized she was not a good candidate for abortion because of blood pressure problems. Here is the fourth reason is abortion is bad for women because it opens the door for subtle pressure and bullying by family, friends, employers, institutions of learning, sexual predators and the culture. In some cases, parents threaten to kick the girl out of the home, boyfriends and husbands threaten to leave, or women are told by well-meaning friends that having a baby will ruin their lives and they simply have to have an abortion. For a woman who is already facing a crisis situation, this kind of manipulation, intimidation and pressure is subtle coercion; it can be the final push towards making a decision that she would not have chosen if someone had offered her support in her pregnancy. In the fifth reason there is some more information about abortion. Abortion is bad for women, because it negatively affects future relationships. When we have abortions, we struggle issues of trust afterwards. Especially when those around us pressure us. How can someone love us and then make us go through this painful, violent procedure. It affects how we relate to children we have in the future. Sometimes we can’t bond with them or we over protect them. The sixth reason about why abortion is bad is abortion is bad for women because it has become a Band-Aid that allows society to abandon women. Our culture has come to depend upon abortion so that individuals and churches don’t have to get involved in caring for today’s widows and orphans. Abortion stops being one choice among many and becomes the only choice because all the emotional and financial support dries up. Friends default to endorsing abortion so they don’t have to be bothered. Pregnancy support should be emphasized instead of handing a girl three hundred dollars and telling her to take care of her problem. The seventh reason I am here to persuade you about is abortion is bad for women because it is a form of racism against poor and ethnic women. Today Planned Parenthood identifies its core clients as young women, low-income women and women of color. Black and Hispanic women represent only a quarter of American women of child-bearing age. Legalized abortion doesn’t help poor women, after their abortion they are still poor. The eight and last reason is abortion is bad for women because it has led to increase violence against pregnant women. According to one study of battered women, the target of battery during their pregnancies shifted from their face and breasts to their pregnant abdomens, which suggests hostility toward the women’s fertility. Women are literally being killed for refusing to abort. The leading cause of death during pregnancy is homicide. I hope by doing this speech, I have persuaded you to see this my way and not have abortions and not to make someone else have an abortion.