Increase in Quality of Life When Giving Birth
The goal for most woman, in fact all people, is to have a satisfactory life. We can also say that we would do anything it takes, if is laid out before us, to improve or increase the status of our life. For some pregnant woman who know they can’t support their baby, think that having abortion will improve their quality of life. The effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and many other mental health issues on woman who have had an abortion in their third trimester have clearly proven that having a third trimester abortion is not satisfactory. It is less than that. Woman who are still in their third trimester could also argue that giving birth to their baby will diminish their quality of life more than it will if they had an abortion. Although being unable to support a baby financially is understandably difficult; choosing the alternative of abortion comes with no additional mental illnesses if the birth process is safe. Furthermore, if a mother doesn’t think she’ll be able to support the baby, there are many safe alternatives. Woman who give birth to their baby can potentially increases their quality of life rather than diminish it.
Woman who have an abortion in their third trimester are unwarily allowing a diminished life to walk through their door. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is sadly, commonly seen in woman who have had an abortion in their third trimester. When PTSS is addressed in woman, many studies show that their abortion is a traumatic experience. PTSS also affects a household because it has been proven that PTSS along with PTSD can be contagious. Woman also have an intimate attachment to the baby in the third trimester without even realizing it. They will always inevitably go through internal conflict of whether it is a good idea or not because the physical intimacy is there since the baby is physically attached to the mother. The intention to abort will always be a conflict with the per-existing tendency to be attached to their un-born child. This conflict that woman go through is in itself an experience of emotional stress. Considering all of the emotional stress leading up to and after a third trimester abortion, conceiving the baby would eliminate all of these specific internal conflicts. These internal conflicts can be eliminated even more when you give the baby a chance at life.
There is a false narrative that when woman give birth to their baby, society does not cater to their needs. However, society caters to their needs without them realizing it. For example, many women in the United States and even around the world are infertile, which means that they are unable to reproduce. In fact, in the United States, ten percent of woman between the ages of 15 and 44 are infertile, which is the equivalent of 6 million woman. We can say that out of these women, there are definitely a good portion of them that wish to have kids of their own. A lot of woman desire to create their own family and wait on unborn child adoption. Unborn child adoption is when a person adopts a child from a pregnant woman who has an unborn child. Another small but false argument is that it is dangerous to give up the pregnant woman’s child to someone that they don’t know for sure will be good for them. In fact, when pregnant woman is open to unborn child adoption, there are many opportunities to get to know the people the pregnant woman is giving their child to. When pregnant woman have this option laid before them, they need to let other infertile mothers have an opportunity to receive that they can never receive on their own. Pregnant woman who do opt for unborn child adoption have less regret than woman do who have a third trimester abortion.
Pregnant woman who are not sure what safe adoption alternatives are out there need to know that there is other woman who desperately want children. It is safe to say that pregnant woman who have an abortion, especially when they are in their third semester when the baby is mostly grown, are selfish. They are taking away opportunity to let the baby have life. Pregnant woman who abort are doing a disservice for themselves because they give themselves the risk to contract a mental illness when they have an opportunity to do good.
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