7 Reasons for Abortion ...


For some women, the idea of abortion is something they simply cannot even countenance.

For others, it’s as easy as deciding what to wear, and for still others, they may be faced with a decision they wished never to have to contemplate.

Without making any judgement or argument and without passing personal opinion, here are 7 reasons for abortion.

1. The Result of a Crime

When a pregnancy is the result of a crime such as rape, incest or child abuse, if a woman doesn’t want a permanent reminder of her ordeal, abortion may be the answer.

There is the option to have the baby and have it adopted.

However, this means the woman has to live through 9 months of the consequences of something that was a harrowing experience.

2. The Mother's Mental Health

Another of the reasons for abortion is that the pregnancy may be a danger to the mother’s mental health.

This also implies insufficient to look after a child after it is born.

Termination is sometimes safer and even necessary for the mother.

3. Physical Risks

This is similar to the previous reason.

If a pregnancy puts a woman at physical risk, abortion might be the only solution to maintain her own fragile health.2

Again, the health and well being of the mother must be considered as well.

4. The Child's Health

Another of the reasons for abortion concerns the child and not the mother.

If the unborn child is known to have physical defects, parents to be may not be mentally pre-disposed to take care of a handicapped child.

They must weigh the potential risks and problems.2

5. Genetic Issues

Similarly, abortion may be the option taken if genetic defects are suspected.

Other mental defects must be considered as well.

These include such issues as those caused by the mother’s substance or alcohol abuse.

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