Abortion

The following video below will show you what the digital narrative on abortion will discuss about.

What is abortion?

Abortion is when a pregnancy has been ended in order to prevent the birth of a child.

Women who have an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy often undergo the abortion treatment.

There are 2 types of ways to get an abortion. The first option is taking an abortion pill & the second is getting a surgical abortion, which is the most common method.

Although many have their own opinion on this subject matter, many do not fully understand the process of an abortion and how it affects someone getting it. The following video will provide needed non-bias information on how an abortion works.

The video goes in-depth about abortion such as the different types of abortion, how it affects the body and how it is seen differently around the world. This will help people whether they are pro-life, pro-choice or neither, gain information about abortion.

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Many debate that the process of getting an abortion is considered in-human, whereas the opposing side believes that although it takes away the life of an unborn child, the bearer of the child's life should also be considered and should be able to make the best decision for their own good. Because of the two opposing sides, it has become a big social issue worldwide.

Why is it a social issue?

There has been a big divide on being either being pro-life or pro-choice. Not every country has the same abortion laws. This has lead to many protests and violence around the world as many people have different opinions on whether abortion should exist or be banned.

Why are there abortion protests?

Many protests have been held in order for people to raise awareness to show others their beliefs, whether it was pro-life or pro-choice. Some protests are held to take a political stand. For example, if abortion is illegal in a specific country, residents who are pro-choice may hold a protest in order for the government to hear their message and what they have to say, to possibly change their mind and to change the law.

Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice

The Pro-Life Side

People who are 'Pro-Life' are against abortion. They believe that an unborn child is still considered 'human' and deserves every right to life. They think that whoever carries the child does not have the choice to take the fetus' own life and should be held responsible once the child is born.

"From womb to tomb" is a common quote used by pro-life supporters. Living life up till a natural death is what they believe in.

Although some make the exception of having an abortion, if the mother's life is at risk or the child has been conceived by force such as rape.

The Pro-Choice Side

Those who are 'Pro-Choice' are not against abortion. They believe that those who are pregnant have the right to decide what they want to do with their body, despite the massive consequences it may have.

Some women who choose abortion feel as though they are not ready to take responsibility of a child due to certain circumstances such as health or financial problems and not just see it as a 'lifestyle choice'

The image below shows poll results from users around the world on their view on abortion. It gives the general overview & percentage of who is pro-life or pro-choice.

By clicking on the button down below, it will lead to poll results and also give the options on seeing the poll votes from different categories such as political party, ethnicity, income and even education. Although it is coming from a website based in the U.S, people around the world can cast their vote on where they stand on this social issue.

Abortion Laws Worldwide

Abortion is a social issue not just in a specific country, but around the world.

In some countries it's a personal choice, others its flatly illegal.

Abortion Laws are different worldwide, the world map down below consists of countries with different colours. The colours indicate the circumstances under which a woman can legally obtain abortion services

World Abortion Law Map from worldabortionlaws.com

Abortion Facts Worldwide, 2017

Statistics show that countries do not have the same abortion laws.

The following statistics below are able to give a more specific view on the different abortion laws worldwide. Although some countries may have different laws in different states, such as the U.S, the statistics are able to give a general overview of each country as a whole.

Majority of countries have access to abortion. 39.5% (61 countries) of the world has abortion available without restriction.

88% of abortions worldwide take place in developing countries such as the Philippines, Brazil, Russia and China.

6 countries - South Sudan, Malta, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Chile & The Holy See - do not allow abortion under any circumstances, even if the woman's life is in danger.

Future of Abortion

"We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial, and that's why I'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices." - (Clinton, 2016).

The future of abortion is uncertain and the legality of it. Anti-abortion supporters will always believe that a fetus is still a human life and has the right to life. Abortion supporters will stay convinced that a woman should be able to make decisions for her own body without the government interfering.

"I would defund (planned parenthood) because of the abortion factor." - (Trump, 2016)

Despite some countries still having strict laws, there has been a massive change from the 19th century when abortion didn't exist anywhere.

There are many different methods of birth control such as condoms, birth control pills, IUD's and vasectomy. Numerous advancements in birth control technology can help reduce the amount of unplanned & unwanted pregnancies going forward.

Although being two opposing sides, the pro-life and pro-choice movements overlap to an extent in that they share the goal of reducing the number of abortions.

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