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Having an abortion is a hard and difficult decision

Updated on September 15, 2013

Unwanted pregnancy

One of the bigest possible dilemmas to face any woman is choosing what to do with an unwanted prganancy.

The issues involved in an unwanted pregnancy are numerous. by mainly psych-social. That is a major social factor is adversely affecting you wanting to go ahead and have a baby. Years ago before contraception getting pregnant was far more prevalent but pregnancy was more accepted. Today with prevalence of female career roles the decision to rear a child seems more complex. What or how shall I rear the child whilst continuing my career? What shall i do having a child outside wedlock. How shall I rear the child without a father. How will my parents and relative treat me knowing that I am pregnant ? How can I possibly afford to bring up a child on the salary i am earning. All these sorts of issues influence the decision to have or not to have an abortion. Of course abortion today is far safer medical procedure for the mother than in the past. Although it results in the untimely death of a fetus.

Whilst I have stated that abortion is far safer these days I want to say at the outset I am not advocating abortion. Abortion procedure should not be taken lightly as I am sure it is not. It is big thing to sacrifice a child any child in any circumstances. In my view the child should be saved. Ways should be made so that the child can be brought up without stigma. Society needs to get a grip on the issue for it is a community concern and not just the mothers problem. The father should have far more responsibility and should not be allowed to walk away from any unwanted pregnancy Scott-free inside or outside of marriage.


When abortions were illegal they did not prevent abortion rather abortions were mostly medically risky as they were done in secret by backyard operators. Often these operators were protected by corrupt police. The police took a fee(or blood money) for turning a blind eye to the operation. Today because the abortion procedure is legal then there is no market for backyard abortion.

This hubber recommends that independent counselling is sought when you are making such a monumental life decisions as choosing to terminate a pregnancy. You need to consider the the short medium and long term consequences on your situation. Independent advice is best if you seek churchonly counselling you may be offered only advice which is part of the teaching of that church.


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    • mojefballa profile image

      Ikeji Chinweuba 

      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Yeah,am happy to read this article of your with this interesting topic.So people actually think that having an abortion is a simple task especially our ignorant teen girls but when the time comes they will understand what it looks like to do such thing which is always dirty in the eyes of God and that of man.

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      8 years ago

      vrajavala, why should Obama support the Born Alive Infant Protection Act when it was the mother's choice to have the abortion in the first place? I don't think he should. The mother made the choice, the infant survived it, but was intended to be killed in the first place. This is like saving the mother from experiencing her regret of choosing abortion in the first place. I feel that if the baby was going to be aborted, and even if he/she survives, then there should be a second attempt to kill it. How can you advocate that abortion is a woman's right, but then criticize Obama for not supporting a an agenda which wants to reverse the first intended purpose, which was abortion? I believe that a woman should be allowed to suffer the consequences of their so-called "pro-choice." Obama didn't support the "save the child's life" agenda, and he shouldn't have to. There wouldn't be a need to if women chose not to have an abortion to begin with. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You sow what you reap.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      thanks Jane !

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      Jane Bovary 

      8 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Barry I wouldn't have put you in that box..they never would have made some of the reasonable points you did!

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      w i might err on the side of life be please dont put me in a right to lifer box. no rather the baby image just happened to be there ready to be copied !

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      Jane Bovary 

      8 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Jeeze Barry, could you have found a more emotive photograph? You might as well put a banner under it saying "please don't kill me".

      Hard decision? Well yes it is. Sorry to sound critical, but the last thing a woman who might be seeking out unbiased information about an abortion needs to be confronted with is a giant heart wrenching in -your-face photograph of a baby. It's emotionally manipulative.

      But maybe you weren't trying to be unbiased. You make some good points but I wouldn't call this "independent" advice. Not with that photo.

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      thanks for your comment !

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      8 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      MLK's niece, Dr. Alveda King, believes that the Unborn should be protected byt the Constitution.

      One of the worst practices is late term abortions, and even practices that condone allowing children who survive an abortion to die without any medical assistance. In fact Obama, refused to support the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times, even when NARAL had voiced its approval.


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