Jazlei Mitchell English CP10 29 October 2017 Research Paper: Final Draft Jaden is a fifteen year old girl in high school, one night she went to a party with her boyfriend with no parent supervision so there was a lot of underage drinking, she doesn’t remember a lot from the party that
Abortion What is abortion? An abortion is a medical or surgical procedure used to terminate a pregnancy. A medical abortion is an abortion that is brought about by taking medications that will end a pregnancy. (1) A Surgical abortion is an abortion which ends a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) with special instruments. (1) Some of the reasons for a woman to get an abortion may be that they can't afford a/another child, health reason of the child's or her own safety, social reasons such as unwanted child or not ready for having a child, and rape or incest. Abortions performed in the seven to nine weeks of the first trimester are medical abortions. (2) All abortions after nine weeks are surgical abortions. Surgical abortions are
The topic of aborting an innocent fetus has been overwhelmingly controversial in the United States. The two sides to this ongoing debate is pro-life advocates and pro-choice advocates. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus; whether it is an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Abortions are most often performed during the first twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy and can be performed as a medical or surgical procedure. Medical abortions include two types of abortion pills; while the surgical procedures include vacuum aspiration and dilation and evacuation. Ultimately, I am one of the many “pro-lifers”, and I strongly agree that abortion should be illegal because it negatively affects our people. Women across the nation are becoming impregnated and following a short amount of judgement time, turn to abortion to solve their problems but in the end hurt themselves with this decision. Abortions should be illegal because it is immoral and unconstitutional, causes severe mental and physical issues, and negatively impacts the economy. “During the ancient Roman times it has been supposed that abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as our civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life”
This topic is also argued in different religions. The Catholic Church believes that abortion is murder and no person born or unborn should be unwillingly killed. Murder is against the Ten Commandments and a serious crime. They believe that abortion is wrong and just as bad as murder. Many Catholic protest abortion by holding protests outside of abortion clinics.
womb or not. As a Catholic, we would see that having an abortion is a
In the article Pro-Choice Catholics Play an Important Role in the Abortion Debate, Patricia Miller asserts that Pro-Choice Catholics has a representation on the abortion debate. Miller implicates the crowning of Pope Patricia McQuillan and her encyclical, stating that “The Catholic Church's stand on abortion is only 100 years old, is strictly political and has nothing do with religion as taught by Jesus”, the starting lineup for the movement of Pro-Choice Catholics. As the movement continue, Miller incorporated the congressional hearings on a constitutional amendment banning abortion to demonstrates the difference viewpoints of the church in March 1974. Eventually leading up to Archbishop John O’Connor criticizing vice-presidential candidate
in most western countries the laws have changed and today it is possible to get a legal abortion. Since 1973 the law in the USA has That is because babies can be born alive and survive after then, they are viable. The 1967 act originally took the limit of viability to be 28 weeks, but in recent years our medical skills have developed, so our skill at keeping premature babies alive has increased. For this reason the limit was changed to 24 weeks in 1990. The father of the foetus to be aborted has no right to be consulted or
Even though many people practice pro-life because of their religion, it may be surprising to learn that catholic women are 29% more likely to get an abortion than Protestant women, though they are as likely as all women to do so2. In Christianity abortion has been considered homicide since Pope Sixtus V declared it so, but the debate didn’t become heated until the 19th century1. So even these pro-life supporters sometimes find the circumstances where abortion is necessary. An example of a situation where you may see this is in a given situation where bearing a child and giving birth would kill the mother because of health issues or womb complications the fetus would have. It’s said that the risks of death associated with childbirth is 10 times higher than
serious relationship when she becomes pregnant, or the father may There is also counselling for pregnant mothers, so they may feel more able to cope with a child. (ii) What biblical and Church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? There are two extreme views on abortion. Many people, especially Christians, believe that the life of the foetus must be preserved at all costs. Others think that the mother has a right to decide whether or not to have the child she is carrying. The Bible does not say much
Aspects of an Abortion Abortion is the word given to the simple ending of pregnancy before birth. This can be naturally caused, and is called 'spontaneous' abortion or the more common word of 'miscarriage' or it can be deliberately induced. A spontaneous abortion, if it is going to happen, usually takes place within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. An induced abortion is the deliberate expulsion of the fetus from the woman's uterus. This has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Most induced abortions in Britain take place outside marriages. Christian teachings refer to the bible and teaching from their church, although in the Bible there are very little direct teachings about the subject If Christians believe the first - that life begins at conception - then they cannot accept induced abortion. If they accept the second, abortion will be acceptable. If they accept the third response then they may agree to abortion up to a certain time. If they accept the forth then surely they can't permit abortion because they would not know whether they were going against the principle of the sanctity of life or not. The Roman Catholic Church, have always maintained that the direct and deliberate killing of the unborn human is wrong in all circumstances. Genesis 1:27 states 'So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female, he created them.' And so if you were to have an abortion you would be killing an image of God. Exodus 20:30 states one of the Ten Commandments, 'You shall not commit murder.' This is what the Roman Catholic teaching of abortion is about and states that abortion is wrong and cannot be committed in any circumstances because it is murder. Isaiah 49:5 - 'â€¦the Lord who formed me in the womb to be his servant...' If you do perform an abortion then you kill a servant of God, God has a purpose for every life and so if you destroy a life how
Abortion: A Religious Issue One of the toughest issues to debate in our world today is abortion. Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the fetus can survive. Nowadays, abortion affects all people, not just the mother and the baby. There are moral, ethical, health-related, political, and religious aspects that affect how people feel towards abortion. By looking at religion and its views, one can see just how hard it would be to argue in the pro-choice position of this debate.
The Catholic college student, I talked with was Vanessa Chen. While interviewing her I asked, "What is your view on abortion?" She said, "I think abortion should be made legal and readily available for the first trimester. Late trimester abortions should be considered on a case by case basis. Special allowance should be made for circumstances like rape or incest." When asked if she thought males have a different point of view on abortion, she told me "I think men, especially male politicians hold a different point of view on anti-abortion because they don't get pregnant themselves." When asked if she thought her opinion was influenced by her religion she explained, "It doesn't affect me because I don't let my religious beliefs limit the way I think about issues that seriously impact millions of women."
Religious Opinions and Views on Abortion In examining religious opinions on abortion, one must find common ground on which to form a foundation of comparison. With most of the religions to date, that common ground lies on the argument of whether or not a fetus is an actual person. Some religions protest by saying a fetus isn't a conscious being -- therefore there is no loss in doing away with it. But for those religions that do believe there is a life -- or any spiritual being -- in a fetus, it is clearly a crime to have an abortion.
While the Year of Mercy has ended, Pope Francis, a Doctor of the Church, has encouraged Christians to be merciful by incorporating the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in their way of life. For example, he has allowed priests to administer one of the Seven Sacraments, Reconciliation, to those who have committed the sin of abortion. Before, because of how serious the sin is, those who commit abortion would have to consult a bishop for their sin to be forgiven. Due to this act Pope Francis has instituted, it is easier for those that engage in the act of abortion to have the courage, or fortitude to confess their sins. As well as this, Pope Francis instituted World Day for the Poor, which will take place every Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. Therefore,
The Catholic position on abortion is that under no circumstance should someone get one; God has created a person and God does not err. In Matthew 25: 40 God says, “Whatever you do to the least of my people, you do unto me” which shows how abortion is wrong. God is saying that even if one thinks someone is so insignificant, one cannot cause them harm because that would be like causing harm to