The Argumentative of Abortion
Abortion: 4th Block
September 26, 2017
Each and every day all around the world, half of the women population are aborting an innocent human being. Why ? you ask, well I wonder too! Abortion is a termination of human pregnancy, mostly done the first 28weeks. It is and sensitive subject to some people while others have their pros and cons among this topic. The fetus is still considered an human being just like the mother/carrier of it. Everyone has a choice to keep a baby or to get rid of the baby, we all should know what we are willing to get ourselves into and the causes of it which leads to getting pregnant. I agree that there are many good points on why abortion is an good thing and a bad thing. The good deeds of having an abortion is that a woman should only abort a child if the baby is suffering , the carrier has been raped , abused, she no longers wants to carry her rapist/abuser child, also if the mother can not take care of the baby financially, and ONLY if the baby has not grown over a certain amount of weeks and develops a part of its body. The cons of abortion is aborting a child that didn’t ask to come into the world, aborting it because it was an mistake or because you just don’t want it. I believe that there any many valid ways to prevent abortion. Most abortions take place because the partner that help created the baby did not encourage the mother. It takes two to make a
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When it comes to abortion, everyone has a slightly different view. Whether one believes that no one, or everyone, should be allowed to get an abortion, the same question comes into play: Is abortion ethical? In addition, when does a human life actually start? Without concrete facts, we can only do so much with those questions, which is why this is such a controversial topic. We need to consider all the facts and information available. For example, whether or not a fetus feels pain, how old the fetus is, and what condition the pregnant woman is in. The main argument comes down to pro-life versus pro-choice. After doing extensive research, I have come to agree with the side of pro-choice, meaning that
Bark Stupak once verbalized, “All I am asking for is the law that’s been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying identically tantamount, pro-life, pro-cull. Let’s find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care.” According to dictionary.com abortion is, “the termination of gravidity, by the abstraction of a fetus from the uterus.” Abortion can be traced back to archaic times. Back in the days, historically pregnancies were terminated through several methods, before medication came in, such as the utilization of sharpened implements, abortifacient herbs, and the application of abdominal pressure. Recently, with the development of medicine, the rate of abortion has
Abortion is a topic that a lot of people either shy away from and do not want to talk about or are very quick to fill you in on their opinions and has been a highly debated topic ever since the Roe v. Wade Supreme court decision in 1973. Even before Roe v. Wade, most people had a clear view of where they stand on the issue. In recent years this debate has been growing more and more popular. Whether one considers the fetus or is on side of the mother, the Constitution can be related back to abortion. The pressing question is, is the procedure constitutional? According to those who are pro-choice and the Ninth Amendment which protects all rights not specifically named earlier in the Constitution, then yes, it is. What is not
Abortion has always been an incredibly controversial topic. It has been one of the most widely discussed issues in the American culture for decades. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction, in which emotions, ethics, and law all come together. In many cases, people on both sides of the argument have valid points and take moral positions. A pro-choice position would assert that the decision to terminate a pregnancy lies the mother and that the government has no right to interfere or step in and make that decision. On the other hand, the position of pro-life advocates argue that life begins at the moment of conception. They believe that because the embryo or fetus is a human life and that one has no moral right to abort it. This theory argues that this human has no power or say in the matter and is rendered helpless from advocating for itself. Although abortion is a morally and emotionally charged issues, it is ultimately protected under the 14th amendment. The most common reasons for abortion include but are not limited to, teen pregnancy, rape, and health issues.
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With the rapid growth of the world’s population, a common topic talked about today is the one of abortion. Abortion is when a fetus is removed from the mother and makes sure it will not be born. These looking very similar to murder it has a group of people against it, the pro-life. While it also looks like women’s rights to do what they want with their bodies, these supporters being the pro-choice. Because of the current situation we are placed in it is easy to see that this issue is highly controversial and will not end anytime soon.
The right to choose versus the right of life has always been debated in America and historically there has been many change in the government’s opinion on abortion. In 1873 the Comstock Laws were passed making abortions illegal, but 100 years later the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade case established that abortions were allowed on a federal level during the first trimester. Whatever the policy was or will be is not going to change people’s opinions on abortions or stop them from happening. Pro-life advocates argue that mainly, abortion is murder of a human being. Other arguments for pro-life include that abortion will be taken advantage of and used as a regular form of birth control, sex should be used for procreation only (religious views), and that adoption is very accepted and is a great alternative if a woman is not ready to be a mother. On the other hand, pro-choicers have many arguments, most prominently being that a woman should be able to do whatever she wants with her body and make choices for herself. Adding on to their arguments are that children should be born into loving homes where they are wanted and cared for, where the child will not be abused or born into poverty, and the idea of being able to choose empowers women and promotes gender equality. In my opinion, abortions are not moral, should be illegal, and the government should not fund abortion clinics with taxpayer’s money. The main reasons for this is that a fetus is a person and life begins at conception,
The topic of elective abortion is greatly contemplated, with arguments on either side: opposing and supporting the legalization of abortion. Both sides, whether Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, have many of their arguments backed by ethical and moral theories. The basic dilemma of whether or not abortion is morally permissible stems from the question of personhood. Personhood entertains the idea of what constitutes the term "human being." Does a human being have more than just a genetic sense? Are there certain criteria that are applicable when deciding whom or what is considered a “human being?” Do factors such as at what point does human life begin to play a part in the decision? These are all questions that philosophers take into mind when attempting to back their position on the morality of abortion. These are all questions that could have more than one answer, but one basic premise that exists in our world that has only one answer is: Is it wrong to kill humans? The answer to this is universally accepted as yes, it is wrong. But, this is where the conflict begins. Pro-life supporters believe that this premise can be applied to fetuses because fetuses are people. Whereas pro-choice supporters understand this universally accepted statement, and abide by it, they believe that this concept has no effect on the morality of abortion seeing as a fetus is not a person, either not until birth or later into the development. The basic discussion of whether or not the fetus has a moral
Americans pride themselves in giving everything a right to a voice, not discriminating against race, sexuality, and beliefs. Americans also try to be a voice for animals, trees, every species, and the earth. However, they are missing one very important group to give rights to: that is fetuses. Every fetus has the potential to be the next Einstein, the person to cure cancer, or the person that ends world hunger. Still, many of these potential geniuses are not thought to be human and are killed in the womb. Due to characteristics that a fetus possess, every fetus should be classified as a living organism separate and unique from the mother.
Is abortion wrong? Does a fetus have rights? Should a woman have the right to abort if she decides she does not want to have a child? Should a father have a say in whether a fetus is aborted or carried to term? There are countless reasons a woman may choose to have an abortion. Abortion is a controversial and emotional topic that sparks a great deal of debate. Hearing facts will assist one in deriving a more knowledgeable stance on the matter.
There are over five hundred thousand abortions per year in America alone. To this day, abortion is still a widely debated topic. Whether you are pro-life, the believe that abortion is murder or pro-choice, the belief that women should be the ones deciding if the child they are carrying is to be aborted, you have an opinion on the topic. The points that pro-life activists make are far stronger than those of the pro-choice activists. Due to the inhumane acts that abortion does to unborn children, such as devaluing them, abortion should be made illegal.
Ripped from her mother’s womb, the child struggles to breathe while the doctors spank her butt making sure she’s dead, this is abortion at its finest. A child has come into the world and has been born to a loving and caring family and has gotten gifts from every family member or friend. This is not an act of abortion. 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.
Abortion is a divisive issue and most of the public is split in half with their views on pro-life and pro-choice. Currently now is 2017, 40% of Americans say abortion should be legal, in all cases while the other 57% say abortion should be legal in all or most cases (Pew Research, 2017). However, views on abortion differ from different demographics of people and level of education of individuals. For example, majority of white people 58% are for legalizing abortion in comparison 62% of black people are in favor. Yet, men and woman have very similar views on abortion, 55% of men in favor of legalizing abortion, as do 59% of woman. Level of education is also a huge factor in an individuals views and opinions towards abortion. Every seven-in-ten college graduates are for legalizing abortion 69%, but only 49% of high school educated Americans agree to legalize abortion (Pew Research, 2017).
One of the most talked about procedures in society are abortions. Some people feel that they should be illegal. Which could be possible in some cases, but I look at it as things that we see on a daily basis on our news today maybe a reason why women might consider: abortions. Would you want your mother to have a baby if her life was at risk? Wonder if you were unable to carry the baby full term? This is why I feel that abortions should be okay depending on the situation such as preventing health issues, background, and responsibilities.
Abortion has been a sensitive and hot topic since the first recorded abortion in the Egyptian times, they often used unsafe herbal remedies to induce miscarriages. The earliest legal band on abortions is documented as being a 11th-century BCE Code of Assura that imposed the death penalty on married women who got an abortion without the permission of their husbands (O’Neil 34). For many years it was distasteful to discuss abortions, as well as something people kept private. In the recent years with its popularity in the news and politics, abortion has become a very heated subject once again (Rowland 223). Abortion is wrong for many reasons, from the long-lasting effects it leaves on mothers, the debate on whether a fetus is living, the easy availability, as well as late-term abortions, it is wrong in all aspects.