Abortion Contradicts Religious Ethics

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Abortion is the termination of a fetus or embryo from the uterus. They can sometimes happen without warning, more commonly known as a miscarriage. There is also induced abortion; which is a very controversial topic. Although the advocates of abortion claim it can save a mother’s life and prevent prolonged suffering, opponents contend abortion damages the women’s body, physically and psychologically, and that abortion contradicts many religious ethics. Abortion dates back to Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Physicians did not start advertising there abortion services until the nineteenth century. The first law banning it was passed in the Soviet Union in 1912. Abortion was illegal in the United States until 1973, Roe V. Wade. Roe V. …show more content…
If in the event both the mother and fetus survive, the mother could have severely damaged ovaries and the fetus could be severely neurologically impaired (Reza 241). This neurological impairment is more commonly known as anencephaly. Heart failure in the mother is often caused because her heart is supporting the fetus until its heart is fully developed. This can put a large amount of stress on her heart (Nishimura 1) If the mother’s heart is not strong enough to support them both, she will encounter heart failure, potentially killing herself and the fetus (Nishimura 1). The only life-saving solution is to abort the fetus. Women with existing high blood pressure are most at risk of developing preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is when the major organs such as the kidney, liver, and brain begin shutting down due to increased blood pressure (Nishimura 2). Abortion is the 2nd best option for saving the mother’s life after delivering it prematurely. Preeclampsia exists in 5-8 percent of all pregnancies. It causes thirteen percent of all maternal deaths in women in the United States. Of the 6.7 million women in the U.S. who suffered from preeclampsia in 2009, seventy-seven percent of them had abortions (Nishimura 3). Forty-four year old Cecily Kellogg was 6 months pregnant with twin boys when she was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia. With one fetus already dead, her vital organs began to shut down. First her liver began to shut down followed by her kidneys.

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