4 October 2017
Stop Murder in the Womb
Would you consider killing a teenager? How about a toddler? Would you contemplate killing an infant baby? An abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy” (Sullivan 63). Although there are many reasons as to why women have an abortion, it should be illegal, because of the medical risks and ethics.
Before support is shown as to why abortion should be illegal, here is some historical background. Abortions first started with the Native Americans and the settlers. In the mid 1800s states started to pass laws making abortion illegal. One reason people wanted to keep abortions legal however was because the settlers birth rate was much higher than the Natives, and the Native Americans didn’t want the settlers to overpower them. During this time abortion was a very risky and dangerous thing. Hospitals were not a common thing. There weren't very many doctors around. Doctors weren’t very educated so most could only focus on basic needs. In 1910 abortion was made illegal in all states but one. The only time where abortion was accepted was when the birth of the child would lead to the mother's death (“History of Abortion-National Abortion Federation”). In 1970 Lina Coffee and Sarah Wedding of the University of Texas Law filed a lawsuit for their pregnant friend Jane Roe. They stated that the law of illegal abortions breaks her
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“In her own case, Ms. Brenneman said she was a 21-year-old junior at Harvard when her birth control failed and she had an abortion. ‘It allowed me to choose when to become a mother,’ she said. ‘As a mother now, I know I was correct at 21… I didn’t have a college degree… I didn’t have an income. I didn’t have a marriage. I didn’t have anything a child needs. And I didn’t want it” (Liptak, 2016). Brenneman, among the 24% of women who will undergo an abortion during their lifetime by the age of 45, chose the best decision for herself at that specific instance in her life, described in the personal testimony above (Jones, 2014, p. e1). The recent attacks on women’s reproductive rights by the Republican Party, although grounded in “protecting
Abortion is a “fundamental right” according too, and guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. There is a choice to be giving by those who intend to have an abortion there are no laws against doing so. Most people will argue that abortion is murder but in this case there is no harm being done to anyone this including the fetus who in most cases will not feel pain or suffering during the procedure. The most harm that will be done is to the one having the abortion, because they have to live with knowing there whole life that they could have had a child, but for good reasons could not have one at the time. A woman should have the right to choose if they are ready to have a child, mistakes are made and horrible things happen to some women and
1 out of every 6 women in America has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Reports conclude that 5% of these victims become pregnant, and that’s in America alone. To make matters worse, most of these women cannot afford an abortion and have to live with a constant reminder of the horrible things they’ve been through. That’s why victims of sexual assault should have free access to an abortion if needed.
In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Mother Teresa states: “The greatest destroyer of peace in the world today is the cry of the innocent unborn child… To me, the nations that have legalized abortion, they are the poorest nations” (Mother Teresa - Acceptance Speech). Abortion is one of the most controversial social justice issues facing the world today. A woman facing an unplanned pregnancy chooses to end the life of her preborn child by means of abortive pills or surgery. Several nations have legalized this depriving an unborn child of his or her right to life. These nations justify their decision by saying that a woman deserves to choose what she does with her body. Since it can cause serious health concerns for the mother, and pro-life alternatives exist, abortion should be illegal so as to not deprive anyone of their right to life.
Abortion is the removal of a fetus from the uterus before the fetus is mature enough to live on its own. It has been a very controversial topic for almost half a century. Should abortion be legalized? People all over the world have different opinions and is debated worldwide. Different states have different laws on abortion. Each year, more than 50 of all pregnancies are unintended and half of the unintended pregnancies end in abortion, which is 1.5 million each year. What makes abortion so sensitive is that, many people consider it as murder of innocent human life. Many people also think it’s completely up to the parents to decide whether they want the baby or not. I think by considering the stage of fetus and condition of mother they should decide whether to allow her to have abortion or not so that illegal activities can be minimized.
Abortion is one of the most disputed issues in society today. Imagine becoming pregnant accidentally and having to deal with it endlessly till death. Mistakes were made in the past, and now another human being has to suffer. Abortion is the act of terminating a pregnancy in which the fetuses or embryo disintegrates. There are two sides to this debate - those supporting (pro-choice) and those opposing (pro-life) its legalization. Controversies often touched by the supporting side when discussing the topic of abortion are personhood, women’s health and profound abnormalities. While many believe that terminating a pregnancy is immoral, the freedom to choose whether or not to bear a child should be every woman’s right.
In 2016 alone, 1.15 million abortions were performed; that's three thousand one hundred fifty abortions a day. Some women are allergic to latex, some can't use birth control pills, shots, or IDUs, so since there is no other way for them so prevent pregnancy, they go to abortion so they don't have the child they created. ¨Happily, abortion became legal soon after that, so I never had to experience that kind of near-death experience again, because I had several abortions after that. I am one of those unfortunate few who never found a form of birth control that wasn’t life threatening for me. I had three surgeries to take an IUD out. I am severely allergic to latex, so condoms and diaphragms do not work; I got blood clots with the pill, had toxic shock from the sponge, and there were no patches, nova rings, or injections when I was of childbirth age. And, abstinence is not an option when married.¨ this statement is from Susan Michelle-Hanson
For what reasons is it acceptable to terminate a pregnancy, or is it ever acceptable? To what degree can a person have the right to object the execution of abortion? Abortion is a very controversial issue in the United States. Abortion is a clinical intervention that terminates a pregnancy during the first twenty-eight weeks. When we view abortion as a choice women face moral dilemmas. When it comes to the issue of abortion, many have different perspectives, many argue that a fetus is a human life and a gift from God. Therefore, the unborn child is alive in the minute of conception and should be given the right to live. The cautious obliteration of a human life is painstaking morally wrong. On the other hand, others argue that a fetus is not a human life, as well as, women having the right to have complete control of their fertility and if they decided to terminate their pregnancy, they should be able to do so. Having a child is a personal choice, a woman should not feel obligated to have a child because certain individuals believe is morally wrong to abort. If the country makes abortion illegal, women will be looking for different methods to get an abortion. If the country continues to make abortions harder to obtain we will have a lot of women looking for alternatives ways to get the procedure done. They will troll around different doctors until they find how an illegal abortion can be done. This includes “back-alley’ and self-induced abortions, which will risk many
An abortion is legal in the United States via the case of Roe v. Wade since 1973 in which the Supreme Court decided to make it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions. However, some states have limits to the use of abortion. The law Roe v. Wade defines as, “a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that declared a pregnant woman is entitled to have an abortion until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy without any interference by the state” (encyclopedia). In the West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, the case Roe v. Wade explained, how an unmarried pregnant woman who wanted to maintain her identity private identified as Jane Roe, who later went public and identified as Norma McCorvey. At the time she was living in Texas, she wanted to end her pregnancy but abortion was not legal in the state. “She filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of herself and all other pregnant women. The suit sought to have the Texas abortion law declared unconstitutional as an invasion of her right to privacy as guaranteed by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. She also sought to have an injunction, or court order, issued against the statute's enforcement so that she might go forward with the abortion” (encyclopedia). Norma McCorvey later revealed her real identity, Jane Roe in 1984 in a television interview. “The plaintiff in the most famous abortion case in U.S. history, Roe v. Wade. In 1994, she published an autobiography…that puts a human
The Supreme Court has had a big impact on many events over the past hundred years or so. So there are many cases that have changed history, but one of the main ones would have to be the Roe vs. Wade case. This cases stands out because it is over the hot topic, which has been discussed for about a hundred years now. That topic would be abortion. This is a very controversial issue because there are so many views on abortion. For instance some people believe it is okay that a mother has an abortion because it is her body so it is her choice, and the other side would say abortion is completely wrong because it is the murdering of an innocent child. So it is no surprise that this case occurred. Even though this case did occur there is still not full closure on this topic since it is so controversial.
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. An abortion that occurs spontaneously is also known as a miscarriage. You can either be for it or against it. Pro-life, being against abortion, and Pro-choice, being “for” it. Being Pro-choice doesn’t necessarily mean you are for abortion but more for the idea of choosing to keep the baby or get rid of it. Pro-choice is not a synonym for pro-abortion. Pro-choice, in my opinion, is the right decision to make because everyone goes through different things in life and the future is unpredictable.
The topic on debating about abortion has been one of the biggest controversies there has been in human history. There are many people in this planet that believe that it is very immoral and even consider it to be murder. The definition of abortion is, “When a pregnancy ends abruptly, either voluntarily or involuntarily, and the fetus is expelled from the womb before it can live on its own. There are many ways you can see things in life, every human being has a different type of perspective. The way we see things in life and how we feel about them are completely different for all of us. Now in the case of pro-life believers, they do not support the idea of having an induced abortion and truly believe it should be illegal. There are many supporters that do not know that if abortion were to be illegal they would still be performed, sadly by uneducated staffs. There are over 80 thousand maternal deaths that occur almost every year because of unsafe abortions.
In countries that have made abortion illegal, over 70,000 maternal deaths occur each year as a result of self-induced abortion. Abortion is a highly controversial topic that people have debated for years. Abortion is the act of deliberately terminated a pregnancy and is most often performed during the first 28 weeks. This is a highly controversial topic that has been debated in politics for many years. Some argue that abortion is immoral, and can even be considered murder. On the controversy, others believe that abortion is saving the children from being raised in an unstable family. Currently, abortion is legal in the U. S., however some states may have some restrictions on abortion. In the end, however, abortions are supported to help protect the rights of the mother.
It is exactly 11:00am on October 27th, 2017 and the recorded number of abortions that happened today alone in the U.S. is 1,165, and the day isn’t even halfway over yet. Over the course of the whole year so far there have been 761,863 and that number is only going up. World-wide for this past year has been about 1,450,000 abortions; that is over 1,450,000 lives that could’ve been saved and had a chance at life in this world (Number of Abortions). These numbers consist of mostly surgical abortions; they have not added the tally for chemical abortions. An abortion is a surgical or medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy. There are three different types of abortions: surgical and medical, partial birth, and late term abortions. Furthermore, there are different procedures for each of the different types of abortion, but they consist of surgical, medical, and chemical. Those who oppose abortion are pro-life. I believe that a fetus has rights even though it is not born yet, I am pro-life. With more knowledge that will be provided about what an abortion is, the problem with abortion, and what solutions and alternatives that are out there will prove these rights of a fetus and they should be given the opportunity at life.