The reasons why abortion should not be legal in the united states

Further, these figures carry a high degree of uncertainty, as they imply annual figures for rapes reported plus unreported ranging fromtoover this period, with large year-to-year variability.

Another issue is the frequency of rape-related pregnancy. In the CDC completed a more detailed analysis[18] of trends in the U. Evaluating this claim also involves issues of reliability of rape-related statistics. The post reductions in multiple births reported by [39] correspond to differences of 3, fetuses per year, which is partly attributable to selective reductions.

The latter figure would mean 5. Much of these changes are attributed to increased use of ART and changes in plurality of ART births, both due to selection reduction abortions and to changes in numbers of ART-implanted embryos [40].

Some sources claim much larger unreported numbers. These figures then suggest upper limits of 0. ART births represented 1.

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This is a higher fraction than appears to be supported by medical research--although this ratio does not yet account for underreporting of rapes.

Such figures scaled to the annual number of ART pregnancies implies selective reduction abortions are about 0.

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Nonetheless, these figures may be used to estimate average annual figures for as 93, reported forcible rapes andmore unreported, ortotal per year. Were the change in birth ratio among Asian Americans to be attributed to abortions, it would represent on the order of 1, abortions per year, or about 0.

Some observers suggest that this is an issue in some ethnic groups[15]. They did note that family preference can affect the birth ratio although they did not explicitly point out that this is via such means as sex selection abortions and that this does affect it in some countries, but do not report any indication that it is a factor in the United States.

Some sources claim very low frequencies, citing medical studies, and conclude that the total number of pregnancies resulting from rape each year is on the order of According to the FBI, reported annual numbers of forcible rapes in the United States rose from about 90, in the mid s to a peak ofinthen dropped to about 89, for the years and to 84, in [9].

Regardless of the acutal rate of reporting, it is widely agreed that large numbers of rapes go unreported to authorities. In connection with the increased use of assisted reproductive technologies ART is increased use of abortion to selectively reduce the number of fetuses in multifetal pregnancies.

The authors identified several up or down trends in the ratio between andincluding a 0. Nonetheless, it will be seen below that the larger sampling in states that report figures for rape-related abortions give consistent results, supporting the reasoning for lower figures than the AGI figures.

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The authors of the study discuss a variety of health factors that could influence this ratio. Available information on reasons for abortion are generally self-reported by the abortion seeker and thus not verifiable.

If the AGI figure for is correct, it would imply that 15, abortions in were for such cases.

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Note that these statistical approaches carry large uncertainties. While not a major issue in the United States, abortions for the purpose of selecting the sex of the child are quite common in Asia, where they are generally used to abort female fetuses.

For example, an April information sheet [7] states that about 13, women have abortions following rape or incest. These figures are not strictly applicable to forcible rape but provide a useful estimate. This may be considered an upper limit.

India and the PRC have both been compelled to legislate against sex-selection abortions despite their otherwise broad support of abortion practice.1 About six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, The Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, reports that 27 states currently enforce waiting periods of between one and three days for women seeking abortions.

And 11 states limit abortion coverage offered through private. Abortion in the United States The United States Government should illegalize abortion for many different reasons including, a potential life has ended before given a chance remains evidence enough for most people to understand why a person should never have a choice of whether a baby lives or dies.

Reasons given for having abortions in the United States by Wm. Robert Johnston last updated 18 January Summary: This report reviews available statistics regarding reasons given for obtaining abortions in the United States, including surveys by the Alan Guttmacher Institute and data from seven state health/statistics agencies that report.

Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared abortion legal in the United States. Support for the ruling has grown since polls began tracking public opinion on abortion inwith 70 percent of Americans now believing the ruling should stand.

However, anti-abortion activists have remained steadfast in their opposition to abortion. A few reasons 1.)Roe vs. Wade says that denying abortion is unconstitutional (note, does not make it legal, but makes any laws making abortion illegal, illegal.

How far into a pregnancy can a woman get a legal abortion in the United States? Why is abortion legal in the United States when it violates biblical law? Wade (), the U.S. Supreme Court stated that abortion bans were unconstitutional in every state, legalizing abortion throughout the United States.

For those who believe that human personhood begins during the early stages of pregnancy, the Supreme Court's decision and the state law repeals that preceded it may seem horrific, cold, and barbaric.

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