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”
Webster's New World Dictionary defines the word abortion as, "any spontaneous expulsion of an embryo or a fetus before it is sufficiently developed to survive" (Webster's 1988; Pps. 3- 4). Assuming the reader of this essay agrees with the above definition, I will explore the following thesis, and support my answer with appropriate, adequate documentation, from "Conversations":
Studies have shown that about millions of females face unplanned pregnancies. Many of the women who get pregnant tend to abort the unborn child. Research has proved that about 4 out of 10 women get abortions because they feel that it’s the safest thing to do for them and their baby. Taking the strength and courage to abort an unborn baby is a decision that only you can make with yourself and your doctor. Many women take aborting a baby to a personal way and they eventually get depressed because other negative people consider them as “bad mothers”.
Terminating a pregnancy is never easy for anyone involved. Some abortions are done by selfish choice due to social pressure but others are due to tragic situations. These situations involve choosing between the mother surviving or the baby surviving.
Each year, nearly 1.2 million American women have an abortion to end a pregnancy, WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise explained. For certain circumstances, some mother’s only option is to have an abortion. In some cases, it’s necessary to abort the baby to maintain a healthy life. If the mother decided to keep the child it could affect her or even the child.
Whereas Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often preformed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy; Whereas Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive, “health,” services, receives approximately a half-billion dollars of federal funding (Valencia)(Kurtzleben); Whereas, the murder of innocent babies can fall under the category of first-degree murder; Whereas, Exodus 20:13 clearly states,”thou shalt not kill,”(Exodus 20:13); Whereas, as of May 20015, 44% of Americans identify as Pro-life (Valencia); Whereas, life begins at conception; Whereas the 1980 film titled, “The Silent Scream,” depicts the abortion of an 11 week old fetus appearing to shake and, “cry out,” in pain (Kawas); Whereas,
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. The United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973: currently, there are about 1.2 million abortions that are being performed each year in the United States (Trupin). Around the world, there are 20 to 3 million legal abortions that are being performed and 10 to 20 million illegal abortions that are performed. Trupin states, “Abortion is one of the most visible, controversial, and legally active areas in the field of medicine.” Back when abortion was illegal there were many deaths that occurred due to illegal abortions. Abortion can emotionally affect each woman differently. Some may be fine afterwards but some may
Legalizing abortion in United States (Due to Court ruling of Roe v Wade in 1973).
The United States has had a long and tiresome history regarding women's rights and abortion. Women have struggled long and hard to be viewed as equals in comparison to men. Even today women are viewed as the lesser and their voice is often silenced. Abortion was declared unlawful for a span of time until the early 70s, Roe versus Wade case that legalized abortion. Regardless of abortion's legalization, there is still a tremendous amount of conflicting views pertaining to the matter. These issues need to be addressed immediately. We the Green Party strongly believe that equality should be a given right, and that all greens must fight to fulfill that freedom. Women's right to control their body is non-negotiable, and they need to have a say when
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. The United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973: currently there are about 1.2 million abortions that are being performed each year in the United States (Trupin). Around the world there are 20 to 30 million legal abortions that are being performed and 10 to 20 million illegal abortions that are performed. Trupin states, “Abortion is one of the most visible, controversial, and legally active areas in the field of medicine.” Back when abortion was illegal there were many deaths that occurred due to illegal abortions. Abortion can emotionally affect each woman differently. Some may be fine afterwards but some may
The common misconception that women have is that because abortion is performed at a hospital, it is a safe procedure, but it is the opposite of safe. The instruments that are used to remove the fetus and to disconnect the umbilical cord from the fetus can perforate the womb of the woman, causing extreme blood loss. Even though it is unlikely, these hemorrhages can end the woman’s life. Also, a womb that has already repeatedly gone through the procedure of abortion poses a greater risk of automatically and naturally aborting future pregnancies. In other words, the woman has a probability of aborting continuously despite various attempts at getting pregnant. Aside from being a health risk, aborting has proved to be the one of the main causes of suicide. Recent studies that were performed in the United States and Denmark found that women who have terminated their pregnancies do suffer from mental issues afterward, and it is more probable for them to want to commit suicide. The reasoning behind this is that the woman who have had this procedure done find it unbearable to carry the weight of their actions once they realize what they have done. The moment their eyes open to the fact that they took their own child’s life before it they even had a chance to see light of day, it becomes too difficult to bear with the guilt and regret.
There are many grey areas when it comes to trying to solve the issues on abortion. There have been many different ideas that have sprouted trying to solve the issue on whether or not abortion should be illegal or not. There are many problems with trying to decide whether or not abortion should be illegal because everyone has different views on it. There is no possible way that everyone in the world is going to agree on a certain topic 100% of the way. Many people fight the fact that their rights are being taking from them by telling them what they can and cannot do. No matter what decision is made, there are going to be citizens that do not agree with it. There are three ways that abortion can go. Abortion can either be 100% legal for every woman in the United States, it can be 100% illegal for every woman in the United States, or it can be based on the
In my opinion abortion should be allowed depending on the trimester of the pregnancy and level of safety for the mother. This is neither a religious or legal issue but a personal choice that must be regulated by the laws that govern the body of medical professionals who perform the abortion.
The important ways of looking at the issue of abortion are most easily categorized into five major points, legal precedence, birth control issues, human rights, religion and when life begins.
“No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.” (Frederica Mathewes-Green)