Should Abortion Be Legal?

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Whoopi Goldberg, Marilyn Monroe and Stevie Nicks. As well known as these names are, they all share a trait, a trait which makes them as similar as the next. Can you guess? Abortion. Each one of these famous women has had an abortion. Not only are they famous for their acts, their music and their acting – they are famous for their choice of getting an abortion. Not only in America, but Australians also have chosen to have an abortion. One in three women in Australia have made the decision to murder their unborn child in the ways of science. This creates a major problem for doctors as the religious priests and members of the church will do anything to stop it for occurring. “An estimated 80,000 - 90,000 surgical abortions are performed…show more content…
There are two different ways abortions are performed in Australia. The first is surgical abortion, which breaks down into two subcategories - Vacuum aspiration, and Dilatation and Evacuation. Vacuum aspiration uses gentle suction to remove the pregnancy and takes about 5-10 minutes from start to finish. Dilatation and Evacuation is usually performed between 15 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. It is carried out under general anaesthetic (asleep). A doctor will remove the pregnancy using narrow surgical tweezers passed through the neck of the womb and gentle suction. It requires one visit to the clinic. (BPAS, 2010) According to the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) accepted that the estimated annual number of abortions performed in Australia is between 80 000 and 85 000. On the question of public opinion in Australia, the VLRC concluded that the majority support a woman’s right to choose, but an undefined subset of these people also support restrictions based on the grounds for abortion and gestational age. This finding strongly suggests that there is considerable support in Australia for a woman’s right to choose an abortion early in an unintended pregnancy. As safe and secure abortions are in Australia, there is still great controversy regarding them being performed. Many anti-abortion groups have been organised around Australia and are entirely against the concept of Abortion. A main group of pro-life supporters are from the Catholic church. In the catholic
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