Key Questions (by Shaylar Padgett)
Some women feel at peace and relieved while other women may exhibit signs of depression or withdrawal that may become Post Abortion Stress Syndrome. After the abortion, the majority of women, according to the Guttmacher Institute, can return to their regular lives as if nothing happened, maybe not even telling the ones they love. In certain instances, especially with teenage girls, abortion can lead to family turmoil and severe consequences that the child was trying to avoid in the first place.
One would suspect that unwed teenage girls would be the age group with the most abortions; however, this is not exactly the case. Women in their early twenties (20-24) comprise the most abortions in this country.
Most women and girls who opt to get abortions do so within seven to eight weeks. Most of the women getting abortions also seem to heavily live and have the procedure in the state of California.
Roe v. Wade made abortion legal so that women could stop having abortions illegally and end up with botched procedures or even death. With family planning becoming a larger issue, and federal funding for clinics and other resources like contraception, abortion does not have to be the end result for an unexpected mom. Bush has placed the future of family planning in the hands of a man who shares extremist views on abortion and birth control, both options for expressing your reproductive rights according to those who believe and support family planning.
- Opinion on abortion has been very stable. Between 1975 and 2016, Gallup has asked the identical question on the legality of abortion more than fifty times. In 1975, 21 percent said abortion should be legal under all circumstances, 54 percent legal only under certain circumstances, and 22 percent illegal in all circumstances. Those responses in Gallup’s May 2016 poll were similar: 29, 50, and 19 percent, respectively.
- Attitudes About Abortion. This AEI Public Opinion Study is the most comprehensive collection available of public opinion surveys on abortion, examining virtually every aspect of the issue, including public views on repealing Roe, restrictions on the use of abortion, the circumstances under which legal abortion should be permitted, and the morality of abortion.
- Female Attitudes About Abortion. According to years of Marist Polls, far from seeing abortion as a sacrosanct right to be defended, the overwhelming majority of women in this country want abortion restricted, and don’t want it funded by tax dollars. A majority also think it is morally wrong and that it causes more harm than good to women in the long run.
- Nationwide, 77 percent of women support limiting abortion to – at most – the first trimester. That is slightly higher than the percentage of all Americans – 74 percent.
- 61 percent of women think it is important, or an immediate priority, for our government to restrict abortion in this way, a slightly higher percentage than the 59 percent of all Americans who hold this position.
- The majority of American women (59 percent) say abortion is morally wrong, the same percentage of all Americans who agree.
- A majority of women (51 percent) believe that abortion causes more harm than good in the long run; 50 percent of all Americans agree.