What would it be like to die so young and so fragile? What would it be
like to kill something so young and so fragile? Abortion, in my definition, is
the taking of a life. Now it is hard for me to sit here and type this paper
when I know good and well that if my daughter or wife were ever raped I would
want whatever was inside of them out -- immediately. I think that to take the
life of an unborn just because the couple involved were too lazy to use
contraceptives, is immature and quite horrid. In this informative paper, you as
a reader will come to understand the facts on abortion and then understand where
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Others who are pro-life believe that the fetus can feel pain
as early as the seventh week. But even though these facts by Planned Parenthood
show a better side to abortion as well, nothing can compare to the guilt of the "
Post-traumatic abortion syndrome" right? Wrong.
According to Dr. Paul Sachdef, professor of social work at Memorial
University in Newfoundland, Canada, long term guilt or depression was rare in
the seventy in-depth interviews that he conducted of women ages eighteen to
twenty-five, single, and white. These classifications of the women interviewed
represented the largest group of women seeking abortions. He also found that
two-thirds of the women used contraceptives rarely or not at all. Three-fourths
of the women thought they would not become pregnant. Almost eighty percent "
felt relief and satisfaction" soon after the abortion. He also found the
elective abortion is much less traumatic for the parent/s than an elective
adoption. June Scandiffino disagreed with the good doctor's findings. She
believes that Post-traumatic abortion syndrome does not set in until perhaps
seven years after the abortion. I would like to believe both findings but I
find that it would be hard not to feel some loneliness and some guilt
immediately after having an abortion. What do you think?
My English professor gave me this assignment, to investigate a subject
of interest that we know little about but have wanted to learn more about and
then present it,...