Abortion Controversy The topic of abortion in the US excites people like no other. It is like the topic of termination of life, we ourselves are life. Ironic? Yes. Abortion and where you stand, whether you're pro abortion or anti abortion divides our country our family our politics and our society. The debate over abortion is really a debate over our nature as human creatures. Who are we? What is the importance of life? And whether pregnant women have the right to decide for it. This though is impossible to come to an agreement on because everyone stands on different ground- completely different ground. Is it right or wrong human or inhuman? That is the big question. There is evidence about abortion that dates back to the 1850s even then pregnancies were terminated through different dangerous methods, including the administration of herbs, the use of sharpened objects, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques. Over 60 years have elapsed since laws prohibiting abortion began in the US in 1957, the exception of the law was that abortion was permitted if it was going to affect the mother in a physical or mental way. Throughout the future years slowly but surely abortion laws in the us changed. It became more tolerable little by little adding exceptions to make it legal. Abortion was first legalized in the United States on January 22 of 1973 because of the Roe v. Wade court case that established that laws that prevented people from getting abortions were unconstitutional. Before this law was passed, abortion was not legal in al the 50 States of America. Now in 2012 abortion is still not legal in all 50 states. Of coarse since the abortion controversy is huge it cannot be canned in a 3 hours speech or even in a two- thousand word essay. Most of the debate over abortion focuses on the issue of rights, whether a woman’s right to an abortion and right to her decision are greater than a fetus’s right to life. There are people that are pro choice who stand behind a woman's choice to terminate pregnancy and there are people who are pro life who feel that no matter what circumstance the woman shouldn't have the right to terminate life it has two valid sides to it respectively. Abortions to some have became a normal thing. However, an abortion does have its own advantages and disadvantages, it has its pros and cons. to some people of coarse the pro can be a bad and con can be good .this all depends on the point of view. This is for the reason that people have such different opinions on the subject. Many times, abortion helps save a woman's life and health. There are many women, who suffer from various medical conditions many such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes. Being infected with HIV, and more. Since these diseases can be life-threatening, an abortion often may help avoid serious medical problems from childbirth. Abortion is a safe medical procedure. If they banned it or if it wasn't legal, it wouldn't stop women from figuring out ways for them to terminate their pregnancy. That would make it dangerous for many. The 88% of women who have an abortion do so in their first trimester when a fetus cannot exist independent of the mother. Medical abortions have less than 0.5% risk of serious complications and do not affect a woman's health or future ability to become pregnant or give birth. Abortion is not used as a form of something to always do if pregnant. Pregnancy can occur even with responsible ways to prevent it for it not to occur. Only 8% of women who have abortions do not use any form of birth control, and that is due more too individual carelessness than to abortion being available. Most would rather take care of themselves than have an abortion because abortion is only looked upon as a last resort. Some positive impacts aren't only for the women but for society itself. Teenagers who become mothers have no or very little prospects for the future. They are much more likely drop out of
“I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby,” was once said by the teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. And no, we’re not talking about the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie either. This baby will not “be back.” Since 1972, over 40 million abortions have been done. The issue of abortion has been one of the top controversies of our generation. The biggest question is, should a woman have the right to end her own pregnancy?…
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The Pill…and the Controversy
Louise Slaughter once said “For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity”.
Contraception is an extremely controversial topic today in the United States. Many people consider it a wrongful act, and have tried banning it several types of contraceptives in the nation. Not only are the regular citizens against it, forming anti abortion associations, but higher power individuals…
Chamberlain School of Nursing
Women’s rights is a never ending controversy that continues to always be in the media.
One historical event that stands out is the Roe vs Wade which occurred in January 23, 1973. This event is significant for when the Supreme Court made the ruling for a woman to have the right to have an abortion. Since this ruling there continues to be healthcare changes and other issues that arise that effect the care and the…
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12/12/12 (essay 3)
The Never Ending Struggle
On the topic of incurable issues abortion is of the highest sensitivity. The debate of abortion comes down to emotion verse practicality. The issue that lies with the legalizing abortion is does this violate the rights of the fetus; it comes down to the matter of ethics as opposed to freedom. Should human rights be extended to the point of over ruling the mothers’ freedom? The issue at hand is one that leaves many people…
Abortion is a subject that has caused a lot of controversy over the past years and decades. There has always been this debate over moral beliefs versus a woman’s right to abort a child, or whether an abortion was okay in a life threatening situation. There are different methods of abortion and people may find this cruel and unnatural for a mother to kill her own child while others may suggest that it depends on the situation. Many people have taken part in this movement fighting for abortion rights…
Cons of Abortion
Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions specialized…
September 6, 2013
Abortion:” the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by resulting in or closely followed by the death of an embryo or fetus.”
Abortion has been forever a very controversial issue, unlike any other debated topic today. A much rather asked question is whether or not the unborn child is perceived as human. Thus, being pro-life, my claim is that the unborn child is a human, not just an embryo.
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…
are something that is instilled within us when we are young. They are brought to us by our family, our friends, our teacher, and the environment we live in. They are different from person and they are different from situation to situation. A moral decision can be obvious or it can be difficult. Because morals are so various, it causes problems between peoples that can lead to more than verbal fights and turn into fist fights. For example, the topic of abortion comes to my mind first because it is such…
Mary Beth Strickland
24 July, 2015
Mary Beth Strickland
13 July 2015
Which Abortion Policy is the Most Extreme?
(Ireland, United States, and the Netherlands)
There is a highly controversial topic that raises countless eyebrows; Abortion. This purposely-induced act of terminating ones’ pregnancy has been a topic of discussion around the world for decades, and as a result, different countries have adopted different laws and…