How, if at all, would American society change if the current legal right to abortion is either severely restri
More useless deaths will occur, children left motherless due to the mothers dying in pregnancy/childbirth. Women getting back alley abortions and dying. Very bad things will happen if women's right to choose is taken away. I think that is what the pro-life people do not understand. It wil only cause more deaths.
What would our culture look like if abortion were made to be illegal or greatly restricted? There will be the obvious differences, more babies being born, more mothers who don’t want children having children, more illegal/ improper abortions being done. But I believe that the largest societal impact will be the undercurrent that occurs when we adopt legislation that values life.
We live in a country where although many citizens are unaware of the direct impact that national legislation has on their lives, their belief systems are inadvertently affected by it. Although for the most part unaware of these subtle influences there is an undercurrent that legislation brings, especially when directly related to morality, that sways the opinions of a nation. To have a nation that’s legislation upholds the idea that life is scared it will slowly begin to affect the social ideas about the worth of a child in the womb. To have a nation that says an abortion is an injustice will slowly begin to sway the public’s ideas of what is justice and what is injustice in regards to a child.
When we have legislation that says that a child’s right to live or die rests with it’s mother from conception to birth we are in essence saying that the child is not a life until it is separate from the womb. Psalm 139:15-16 says that we were created in secret before we are ever placed within the womb of our mothers. Showing very clearly that we are a life and a dream in the heart of God before we are even placed in the womb not only when we become separate from it.
If we adopt laws that eliminate or severely restrict a woman’s “right” to take her child’s life, it is my hope that it will change the undercurrent toward the shaping of belief systems that are being swayed in our nation by our legislation. To begin to defend a child even while it is in-vitro is to make a statement that it has value from the moment of conception.
I believe it would change in ways we can not even begin to comprehend. There would be an increase in cases of abuse and negelect against children. Their was also a study done that began in the 70's and ran through until the ealry 90's that looked a levels of crime in areas of the US where aboritons were accessible as to those areas that they were not. Crime rates, abuse cases, levles of poverty all rose. This is not to say at all the women who choose abortions are stupid, poor or unable to raise children; but rather indicates that children who are wanted and choosen children have greater success rates as they mature into adults. Unplanned children can come at times when parents can't afford them, may be the product of rape/incest,not recieve the emotional or finacial support needed to be raised into healthy individuals on so many levels. The population boom may also be one we can't afford either as a nation. The resources, food, housing and other needed elements to have a stable society are already stressed imagine even more people consuming goods in this country. Our welfare and protective service agencies for children are overwhelmed as it is. We as a nation have not right to legally stipulate to the reproductive choices of the individual. EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE A WANTED CHILD. Who are any of us to make a choice for another human being without first walking in their shoes and understanding why the may have to or need to make such a difficult choice. Abortion should not be a legal question, as the ethical debate is that of a relgious nature for most. We live in a country that stipulates a seperation of church and state and to violate that corner stone of our founding fathers vision for our nation. To make abortion illegal would blur these lines further on top of what it would do at a social level.
How would American society change if the current legal right to abortion changes to become severely restrictive? It would take a step back towards a more medieval society. It will become everything that America stands against. America would become like those Arab countries where religion and religious leaders dictate everything. It will be one more step towards curtailing women and their rights (exactly like the muslim world does). But hey, may be Americans can feel happy thinking --- no more immigration? Because people immigrate to America because they think it is the land of the free. Once you start restricting abortion on religious basis...pretty soon there will be other restrictions on the way.
It would result in more babies being born, and more teenage girls dying as the result of illegal abortions. More than anything, it would prove Barney Frank right when he said that (among certain groups of people), the belief is that 'Life begins at conception and ends at birth.'