Abortion not the answer

Abortions are becoming more common. In fact, most mothers having abortions have already had an abortion. A study done by the Guttmac
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Abortions are becoming more common. In fact, most mothers having abortions have already had an abortion. A study done by the Guttmacher Institute shows that one in three women have unplanned births. Also, one of ten people have two unintended births. Most of these women getting abortions have low-income or are poor.

Abortion rates are the highest in the United States. The U.S. should do more to help prevent unwanted pregnancy, and also provide more alternatives for dealing with them.

Abortion in the United States was made legal in 1973 because of the Supreme Court decision in "Roe v. Wade." Since that decision many babies have died.

Becoming a parent can be hard. If the mother decides to get an abortion then she was clearly not ready. She just wasted an innocent life on her bad judgment.

Most doctors use the safest medical techniques and are saying that abortions are 10 times safer than regular birth, and unless complications happen during or even after the abortion nothing major will affect the mother's future, as in getting pregnant. The doctors may think this, but recent studies have shown that during pregnancy or labor, teenage girls have no more risks than older women, and their babies turn out fine.

Abortions are not the only thing a mother can do. There are other options that would result in the baby not dying, such as putting the baby up for adoption. I think states with higher abortion rates could avoid many abortions. An example would be that they could five easier access to birth control. If more women considered another option, then more innocent lives may be saved.

Shelby Baker

Clyde