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Psychological Aspects Of Abortion

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“I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception…. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life…. I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage” (Bongioanni). Furthermore, to pro-life campaigners women who proceed with abortion are murderers for killing a life. For example, “the changes occurring between implantation, a six-week embryo, a six-month fetus, a one-week-old child, or a mature adult are merely stages of development and maturation. The majority of our group could find no point in time between the union of sperm and egg, or at least the blastocyst stage, and the birth of the…show more content…
In “Psychological Aspects of Abortion,” Allison R. Kurzman, MD clinical instructor of psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, argues that in many cases “In requesting that a pregnancy be terminated, a woman is asserting her legal right to do so for personal reasons” (Kurzman). In other words, it is their right to do what they want with their own body. For example, they might have been raped or struggling financially. These women should not be seen as being selfish for wanting to have an abortion. Whatever the reason is for them to abort, they know it’s not right to bring a child into this world under the circumstances they are
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