Since 1973 when abortion was legalized over 56 million unborn children have been killed, which is about 155 babies per hour. (Abortionno.org, 2015) That number is about 19,000 times higher than the lives lost at 9/11. Abortions cause more death than a terrorist attack. Abortions cause many risks including medical and emotional complications, and a higher risk for certain issues later (i.e. breast cancer, placenta previa, ectopic pregnancy). A woman who has an abortion faces medical complications such as: heavy bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion, sepsis, anesthesia, damage to the cervix, scarring the uterine ling, uterine perforation, damage to internal organs, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and possible
“I have also said that anyone who doesn 't feel sure whether we are talking about a second human life should clearly give life the benefit of the doubt. If you don 't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it.” That was just one quote said by Ronald Reagan on the topic of abortion. He also said, “I 've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” Many people, like Reagan once was, are against abortion and believe that it is morally and ethically wrong. Likewise, many people, including Alan Dershowitz, support it. Alan has said, “I can 't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it 's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they 're required to not have abortions, could die and could - so I favor a woman 's right to choose.” Abortion has been an extremely controversial topic since the 1960s, and has grown into an even more controversial and sensitive topic as the decades went by. There are two main sides to the argument on abortion: pro-life and pro-choice. People who are pro-life, such as myself, are against abortion, and their argument mainly defends the unborn baby. People who are pro-choice support abortion, and their argument is solely based on the physical, mental, and economic well being of the mother. The controversial topic of abortion has two sides, with the pro-life side
The history of 'abortion ' in the United States is more complex than most people imagine. Abortion and issues surrounding abortion are involved in intense political and public debate in the United States, law varies from state to state with regards to state legislature of abortion. 'Until 1973, the control of abortion, was almost entirely in the hands of the government of the state. ' (Vile. M. J. C, 1999, P203) The focal legal debate surrounding the issue of abortion is whether a foetus has a basic legal right to live, which turns on to the question on when a foetus is potentially a person (when it becomes 'viable ') and therefore should be ultimately protected from this point. 'Pollitt identifies that to have the legal right to have an abortion, was a transformative event for women’s liberation: it saved women from death and injury; and enabled them to commit to education and work. It also changed how women saw themselves; as mothers by choice not by fate.’ (Kennedy. S, 2014, P56) This essay will critically discuss the role and variety of actors involved in the discussion of abortion in the United States, and the impact they have politically, socially and economically, by critically exploring relevant theory.
Many outsiders see the United States as a place of peace and harmony. But for those who live within it, know that it is the complete opposite. The United States has numerous amounts of worldwide problems from the economy to obesity to even pollution. Although some are more important than others doesn’t mean the small issues should go unnoticed. Abortion, the termination of pregnancy is considered a problem by many but also reflected as nonfactor to others opinion. In my opinion, I believe abortion is a growing problem and the people of the United States fail to apprehend it. The actual termination of the pregnancy could leave the mother suffering from a serious illness or even be fatal.
Soon the Supreme Court will hear the most controversial abortion case they have in a decade. The 2013 Texas House Bill 3994, was challenged due to indications that it may be unconstitutional and violate the “Undue Burden Clause” in the US Constitution, which states that a law cannot be restrictive or burdensome of one’s fundamental rights as a human and US citizen. With roughly half of the total 41 clinics closing after the law passed in 2013, women are now waiting longer and paying more for abortions (Goodnough, 2016). The Law, which went into effect January of this year, requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic and mandates that all clinics must be considered ambulatory surgical centers, meaning more equipment and higher costs (Hoffman, 2016). Those advocating for the law say they are only looking out for the safety of women. This statement stems from Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor who was convicted in 2010 and charged with murder in 2013. The charges were the result of involuntary manslaughter in the case of a late-term abortion at a clinic that had not been inspected in 16 years. This new law hopes to combat such tragedies by requiring admitting privileges at local hospitals. Through the extensive process, unqualified doctors would be identified and those fit would be reviewed regularly (Hoffman, 2016). Unfortunately, this law appears to be somewhat unnecessary and burdensome. The new requirements put stress on the
Throughout this entire course we have learned about several different issues that women have faced for several years and that they still face even today. One of the lessons that stood out the most to me was the one about abortion. This is not just an issue that affects women but this issue affects men as well. Abortion is a major topic in today’s society. You have a great number of people who against it and there are also some who support it. There are many different situations that a person takes into consideration before making their decisions. I believe that the article “And So I Choose” by Allison Crews that we read in class was a major eye opener for many people. Though I am pro-life, I learned a lot from this particular piece. I think
If pregnancy was not in your plans, would abortion be an option? Although there are many debates surrounding abortion, the argument about the rights people feel that both the mother and the unborn child have, who has rights and why do they have them. One side of the debate goes that a woman owns her own body and has the right to do whatever she pleases to it.
The issue of abortion has always been rising throughout the years. Is it power to the fetus or to the women? The famous Roe v. Wade trial, which was supposed to settle the idea and was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that was supposed to decide the issue of abortion. It was ruled in 1973, that the right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that the right to privacy must be balanced between the woman’s and the state’s interests in regulating abortions: which is to protect prenatal life and protecting the woman’s health. Roe v. Wade reshaped the nation’s politics and divided the country into pro-choice and pro-life sides, while at the same time, it also created hostile states toward abortion clinics and creates the challenge of getting an abortion more difficult.
Abortion is a topic that is controversial to many. There are people who believe that abortion is a sin and that women who do this, are vile and sickening humans. Women get abortions for many different reasons and that should be their choice. It is no one else’s decision because it is not their body that is going to have to go through that.
Every baby is a miracle and his or her life is valuable. Abortion is the killing of a human being and goes against God’s word. By the time a baby is conceived, he or she is recognized by God as demonstrated in Jeremiah 1:5 “ Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.” (AbortionsProCon.org) Baby’s born or not do have rights and it is not fair for them to pay the price of the consequences of others.
All of us don’t when it’s going to happen. For some older people, the body weakens while the mind stays alert. But for other people they know in how many months they have but they don’t die, while a healthy young person has a car crash and dies from it. Death is something that many can’t explain what it is. One day you're here and the next day you're gone and can never be with family and friends again. End of life is a term used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. Such care doesn’t happen just in the moments before breathing finally stops and a heart ceases to
The highly controversial matter of abortion has been lurking in and out of many governmental discussions and debates. It has lasted for many decades and was highly practiced until the 1880s when laws and regulations were put into effect. Recently, this topic has been brought up once again and is focused on areas mainly the Southern and Western parts of the United States. Abortion is one of those topics where it can go either way; it’s either pro-life or pro-choice. Both are two very different sides that are so sensitive it can reach out to many people on multiple levels of their emotional and mental state of mind, due to their many religious beliefs. Along with that, it is blown up and mixed in with the negativity of social media and that is a clear the problem and decisions become biased. It comes to these questions that makes me wonder about who should be involved? And why does there have to be only one right choice for abortion and not a neutral side? Or that why can’t abortion simply be accepted by society after many decades of voting and reforming the same laws?
As girls reach a certain age, they hit puberty and their bodies start to change. Mentally, their hormones, attitudes and perspectives on life start to differ. Physically, they start to grow in places that are visible to the human eye, but they also start to develop in places that we cannot see by just looking at them. This includes their reproductive system, which worldwide has caused many controversial issues that will be further looked upon throughout this paper.
Abortion is defined in several ways all of which stop a pregnancy. There are different ways of abortion, which are spontaneous abortion, surgical abortion, and medical abortion. Abortion has been arguable topic for decades. One can neither believe abortion to be good nor bad. The idea of individuality and human life is not quite the same. Idea of human life has come from conception; simultaneously on the other hand, fertilizer eggs used for in vitro fertilization are also human lives but eggs unable to implant are routinely thrown away. Would you like to call it a murder and if not, then how is abortion a murder? Arizona is known as a state that is very much against abortion. In 2012; Arizona was named Americans United for Life’s “Pro-life All-Star.” Since 1995, center for Arizona policy has supported 30 bills that have been signed into law that promote pro-life.
No one can also deny that it is a murder of the innocent. Medical studies show clearly that a fetus is conscious and is performing all six life functions. Just because an organism may not have a whole lung formed doesn’t mean they aren't human. Many people are shown without all body organs or parts. A lot of people who are corresponding the death penalty are in favor of abortion. That is indeed inconsistent. It shows they are not about the decision but sin. Abortion is one of the worst types of murder because it is the killing of a person who has not performed any sin. Some people believe that when an abortion is performed that the baby is not developed, or as some say, “a bunch of cells”, but the truth is that before women even know she is fruitful, about four days missed cycle, that a baby already has a beating heart at 18 days. Also at 18 days, their brain starts generating. At about 6 weeks they respond to touch. The brain and all body systems are present by 8 weeks and performing a month later. At 11 to 12 weeks, the baby is susceptible to heat, touch, light, and noise. Also, all the body systems are working. There have also been studies that show that a baby can feel pain at 20 weeks development. As they continue to grow day by day they don’t become babies they always have been they’ve just become more developed ones. These babies have their own DNA, genitalia, blood representation, and a fingerprint which makes