Mengling Huang Professor: J. Grumet ENG 2100T-EMWA 2 November 2015 Should Abortion be Legal Among all the issues that have been fought for or against in the United States, abortion may be one of the most popular issues that Americans are passionate about. Abortion is defined as the removal of the embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. Thousands of abortions take place every single day, and yet public opinion remains at a standstill as to whether or not abortion is ethical. Everyone holds different opinions on abortion. The proponents believe that it is the women’s private right to determine the future of the baby in her body. On the other hand, the opponents think a woman does not have the right to decide whether the person that she gives birth should live or die. They believe that life begins at conception. In fact, a person’s stance on the issue is often determined by how he views the fetus: a part of the mother’s body or as a human being. I am an opponent, and I believe abortion is murder. Also, abortion should not be legal because it harms women’s health, affects intimate relationship, and women do not have the right to decide the baby’s right to live or die.
Patients may experience regret, shame and depression. Studies have found that between forty and sixty percent of a group of women who had recently acquired an abortion reported negative feelings eight weeks later: “55 percent expressed guilt, 44 percent complained of nervous disorders, 36 percent had experienced sleep disturbances, 31 percent had regrets about their decision, and 11 percent had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor” (Psychological). These negative feelings evoke new behaviors in some like avoiding situations that would cause her to talk about and or defend her termination, emotional instability (which may end up requiring therapy), and even drug or alcohol abuse. They might try to make up for the loss with another baby however she may face the same feelings of the previous pregnancy and as a result receive another abortion. It then becomes a cycle of regret and fear (Abortions). On the other hand, Decision Rightness and Emotional Responses to Abortion in the United States: A Longitudinal Study explains that a greater part of the patients within three years of receiving an abortion decided that it was the right thing to do (Rocca). They might feel relief from not having to deal with the responsibility of being the mother to this child or felt they have alleviated it from what they believe would have been an unhappy
Abortion, to some it is the murder of an innocent fetus with a heartbeat. To others it is considered an option to be freed from the responsibilities of parenthood. We all have different views that can be controversial to the opinions of others. Yet, there are proven facts and cases where making abortion illegal is the best decision. Propaganda for Prolife is everywhere, but is there enough to show the world how wrong abortion is? I believe there is not, yet there are some very emotional advertisements that can change your whole perspective. Abortion should be considered illegal because it is considered murder and can have severe consequences for woman, and there are other options to chose instead of abortion.
ABORTION Abortion is a deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. There are series of legal, moral and ethical issues which may arise about abortion. Most arguments about abortion are often focused on political insinuations and the legal aspect of such actions. Some frequently asked questions’ regarding the issue is if the practice should be outlawed and regarded as murder or should women have the right to practice it. For example, prior to becoming pregnant, some women feel that they would be able to choose the abortion option without trouble. However, even with reasons why having an abortion would be the best option, some women feel that this decision would not be right for them. On the other hand, some women have a strong belief that abortion is unethical prior to becoming pregnant.
Introduction It is known that one out of every three teen girls get pregnant at least once before
Imagine a woman was raped and later became pregnant. Shouldn 't she have the right to abort the child or should she be forced to deliver? Put yourself in her shoes. Can you imagine the pain she might feel every time she looks at the child? Should she be forced to endure this? Women should be allowed to have abortions under circumstances such as these.
Kelsi Hodgkin Composition 1 Professor Chipps 19 October 2015 Should Abortion Be Legal A common debate in the world today involves abortion, the deliberate end of human pregnancy, and whether or not it should be legalized. “Every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day” (“Abortions Worldwide this Year”). On one side of the argument, people are not disturbed by this grotesque number, and on the other side there are people outraged and simply appalled. Although people attempt to deem abortion acceptable in society because of circumstances like the mother not being able to support the child or in instances of rape, it is still morally wrong.
Abortion, as you all may know, is a really popular topic. There have long been many debates between the two groups, pro-life and pro-choice. People who are pro-life believe that part of the government’s job is to protect all forms of human life. Those who are pro-choice believe that every individual should have control over their own reproductive systems. Pro-life supporters strongly believe that even an undeveloped fetus has life; it is still growing and it needs to be protected. And this sounds reasonable. However, after doing more research on this topic, I believe abortion should remain legal. In this speech I will be explaining how making abortion illegal could lead to emotional instability, illegal abortions, and how it could violate a women’s right to choose.
When one hears the word ‘abortion’ a lot of emotions and mixed feelings come to mind. Abortion has been and always will be a topic of heated debate. Whether one is ‘pro-choice’ or ‘pro-life’ can depend on many different factors. One’s upbringing and religious views play a major role when it comes to supporting abortion or not. There are many reasons that a woman could be getting an abortion therefore people should not be quick to judge. If a woman feels like her life or the child’s life will not be suitable for survival, then she should be respected for her decision. A woman is responsible for her own body and the actions that occur to her own body. Therefore, abortion should be solely a woman’s choice.
Abortion is controversial in the United States; it seems impossible to have any accord or compromise on this topic because the views regarding it are so widely divergent. These views are based on whether people decide that priority should be given to treating women as rational beings and allowing them the autonomy to get an abortion or to enabling the development of a fetus. I believe that priority should be given to providing women with complete autonomy, but there are those who disagree, and act paternalistically toward women to ensure that a fetus fully develops.
The struggle between knowing what is right and wrong when speaking about abortion is one that has been controversial for quite a long time. What gives someone the right to say if abortion should legal, while telling the other person there doing the wrong thing with their lives. The personal choice is being taken away from people and is largely an argument based on factors such as a person’s social wellbeing and religious background (BOLCE, L). Along with this “Factors other than social class and background and religiosity have been identified to be important in the structuring of opinion towards abortion, including political ideology, sex role orientation, and personal morality.” (BOLCE ,L) . Abortion is an important sociological issue
The Right to Choose Life is a journey. It starts in the womb. You start growing, getting facial features, fingers, toes, your heart is beating so fast. We all start so small, yet still are so significant, and at some point someone makes a decision for
This film focuses on southern states and all the difficulties that abortion clinics down there have to go through. It shows only two doctors, because there isn’t many doctors that work in these abortion clinics. TRAP laws are laws that are applied to abortion clinics, which are really only there
For many years now the topic of abortion has been very controversial and has indirectly split the country: Prolife and Pro choice. Pro-Life Arguments includes; abortions are immoral, causes psychological harm, and take away the opportunity for adoption for those who can’t conceive. On the other hand, pro-choice argues that
When a woman chooses abortion she is killing a human, right? Wrong. There is no issue more polarized than abortion (Green 1). This issue is one that everybody recognizes and some do not seem to want to acknowledge. The abortion controversy is usually split between two sides: pro-life and pro-choice, where pro-life promoters see to that abortion should never be an option no matter what and pro-choice believers are for the idea of personal freedom and a woman choosing whether to get an abortion or not. No social issue in America since slavery has ever been as divisive as that of abortion (Messerli 1). Concerning abortion, a study done by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform shows researchers that there are “approximately 3,700 abortions per day” (“Abortion Facts” 1). The government should keep abortion legal because it helps women when they need it most.