Abortion Abortion is a controversial topic because those who support it believe that a woman should have a choice to have an abortion if they wanted to because it is a constitutional right, while those who opposed believe that abortion should be outlawed because a human embryo and fetus is still a person even though the mother has not given birth which is immoral murder if the baby is killed. Abortion is the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy. For some the main concern when performing an abortion is the safety and health of a woman and not the body. There are regulations about when an abortion may be legally performed, and the specific requirements for abortions at the different stages of pregnancy. There are two sides to abortion for a woman. This is either the choice of pro-life or pro-choice. Many people support both sides of this topic. There is a lot of debate on abortion on whether or not an embryo or fetus is a person, or at what point an embryo or fetus does becomes a person. “In the 1820’s, U.S. government recognized that current abortion methods were resulting in high mortality rates, and unsafe practice was outlawed for the sake of women’s health. Despite the U.S. ban on abortion, illegal abortions still continued, particularly among poor women without access to or knowledge of contraception.”(Rich, 2011). The abortion rate has dropped slightly over the past couple years since there have been advances in technology, education and an increased use of contraception. Now if a teenager is young and may not have permission of having an abortion from their parents, they can go to an abortion clinic or office to stay for a couple of house to have an abortion without their parents even knowing. This is an issue because some people do not think that this should be allowed and it is wrong. In March of 2011 the healthcare reform legislation signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama had maintained a ban on the use of federal money for abortions. The ban was criticized by abortion right groups and most maintained their support of the bill. In the U.S. fifty percent of women that have had an abortion are younger than 25 years old. Women between the ages of 20-24 obtain 33 percent and teens 19 and younger obtain 17 percent. There are two views that people have on abortion. One of them is called being pro-life. People who are pro-life believe that the unborn is a person, and terminating a pregnancy should be treated as a first-degree murder. These people are in favor of outlawing abortions, and of empowering the government to determine whether specific types of abortions should be allowed. “Abortion is in direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life. It is the act of taking one’s life or in other words, murder.”(O’Brien, 2011). In our world today, no civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and in this case abortion is no different. A lot of people who are pro-life believe that adoption is a good alternative to abortion and accomplishes the same result. In America there are about 1.5 million families wanting to adopt a child, so there is no such thing as an unwanted child. Most abortions can lead to medical complications later in a women’s life. These include the risk of ectopic pregnancies doubles, the chance of a miscarriage and pelvic inflammatory disease also increases. When a woman gets raped there is proper medical care that will ensure that a woman will not get pregnant. Abortion punishes the unborn child who had committed no crime but instead it is the perpetrator who should be punished. There have been studies shown that abortion frequently causes intense psychological pain and stress. Most pro-life groups and people believe that human life begins at conception. The other view that some people have on abortion…
to talk to all of you about the BIG problem of abortion.
For those of you that don’t know much about this process, abortion is a procedure that can be done while the woman is asleep, or awake. A doctor will remove the pregnancy using narrow forceps passed through the neck of the womb. Also known as the “Vacuum Aspiration”. Or known to most as terminating the pregnancy.
There are 234 abortions per 1,000 live births in the U.S, 1.2 million abortions per year, 3,288 per day, 137 per hour, 9 every…
Abortion: Life or Death Decision
For centuries, people have longed for an effective means of birth control. Before birth control pills and surgery, there was no way of preventing a pregnancy. However, if women did get pregnant, they could choose to have an abortion. In early societies, unwanted children were often disposed of after they were born. Infanticide was common. Sometimes babies were killed outright and other times they were simply abandoned. In 1973, abortion was legalized in the United…
The Right To Abortion
South University Online
Introduction to Philosophy
This essay concentrates on the prominent growth of worldwide and provincial human rights principles and legislations that back a woman’s human right to abortion. It summarizes relevant progression within the United States, Inter-American and African human rights organizations concerning abortion, as it relates to a woman's right to life and well-being, in circumstances such as rape…
before marriage? We would all crowd the streets and protest waving banners saying “It’s my body, it’s my choice” So why aren’t we crowding the streets with those same banners for abortion. It’s the mother’s body, so shouldn’t it be her choice?
Abortion is when a mother has surgery to get the fetus removed from her. Abortion is often met with the right to life argument. The right to life argument states that anything living has the natural born right to live. The fetus doesn’t have a heart till 6 weeks…
Abortion as sensitive social and moral issue has been much discussed and explored from different viewpoints. It is a highly controversial phenomenon which concerns basic human rights, the right for life and the right of the woman to make her own life decisions. Everybody knows that abortion is an action against pregnancy. However, this action still has pros and cons because what is called by abortion can be done due to many reasons including health reason. This condition may lead to misunderstandings…
conversation about abortion is often too complex and one that gets a lot of people’s blood boiling; it conjures up notions of debates and controversy that dates back as far as 1973. In the Roe vs. Wade case, a case that marked a pivotal point in the movement toward women’s rights, women had the right to an accessible abortion under the 14th amendment. This case sparked a national controversy that continues today. For years, women have fought for their rights and equality. Women who seek out abortions are not…
use as an abortifacient in the United States on September 28, 2000. (1) Mifepristone, taken as a pill in doses, was deemed a safe and effective form of medical abortion. With their approval of the drug, the FDA limited the restrictions of it, potentially making it widely available to women across the U.S.. As a revolutionary method of abortion, mifepristone has spent the past twelve years under the scrutiny of the United States government. Originally produces and marketed in France by Roussel Uclaf…
Abortion Informational Essay
Omar El Diraoui
PHL Ethics 121
April 9, 2014
Omar El Diraoui
April 9, 2014
Abortion and the Effects
Abortion should not be allowed unless the mother is facing the danger of death and or being hurt by the pregnancy. Abortion is related to the problem of pain, suffering, and death.
Abortion is the process of removing of a uterus of a fetus before viability. An abortion could occur by the…
The Benefits of Abortion
Christine May Rodriguez
English Composition- ENGL 150
Instructor Madeleine Wakefield
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Benefits of Abortion Women assume freedom with regards to reproductive choices base on her knowledge and belief. However, “abortion is the most degrading…
Years ago when a woman would get pregnant she would have a baby. Today accidental pregnancies are solved by a method called abortion. With this method the newly formed fetus is basically removed from the mother’s body and destroyed. Although the whole process of having an abortion seems not especially pleasant, they seem to be popular. Many people argue that abortion is plain and simple murder. They reason is that if a woman feels…