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Abortion - Abortion A young women who just recently married at the age of 24 is six months along in her pregnancy. By her eighth month, she has came across complications. Within one week, they continue to get progressively worse. She is eventually rushed to the hospital. There her symptoms are studied by medical professionals. She soon is told that her complications are so severe that they might cost her her life. She is now faced with a choice. A medical dilemma of saving her life with the use of an abortion, or the moral dilemma of saving her childs life....   [tags: Abortion] 1159 words
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Legalized Abortion - ... Hypertension in pregnant women can also result in a cerebral hemorrhage- severe bleeding within the brain- typically resulting in death for a woman (Hypertension Accounts). The chances of difficulties resulting from abortion are eleven times less likely than natural childbirth (Abortion Defended on Religious Grounds). Forcing a pregnant woman to carry a baby to full term and deliver can have life threatening consequences for the mother and baby. An additional support for abortion rights is that abortions would still occur even if the procedure was deemed illegal....   [tags: Abortion]
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Legality of Abortion - ... Previous to becoming illegal, intrauterine cranial decompression was used to end late term pregnancies. (americanpregnancy.org) Women have been having elective abortions, using different methods, all over the world, for thousands of years. In the United States, from the time the first settlers arrived abortion was legal during the first trimester or what was then called the quickening. The quickening was the time the mother first felt movement. Often times the herbs used to induce the abortion were fatal....   [tags: Abortion]
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Teen Abortion - ... In a given situation, the proper action and practice was the one that will produce the greatest benefits for society. Society in this circumstance refer to a pregnant woman, her baby’s father, and her own family. In the otherhand, utilitarian noticed that an important point should be taken into account must provide the highest benefits for society as a whole, not for the person making the decision(Jecker, Jonsen, & Pearlman, 2007). A pregnant woman who chooses abortion may feel that if the child lives, she will not experience a well-deserved decent life....   [tags: Abortion ]
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Abortion - ... (2) In Arabic medicine, elephant feces were frequently recommended. (2) Aristotle suggests that the conceptus had a “soul” after 40 days from conception if a male and 90 if female. (2) In addition there are similar differentiations in the Bible. (2) Later, Aristotle says that the foetus develops gradually and that it is impossible to make a fine judgment. Famous doctors such as Pliny the Elder, Dioscorides, and Pseudo-Galen mention more “superstitious” abortifacients, like passage over the root of a cyclamen, the egg of a crow, a snake, or a stone which was bitten by a dog....   [tags: Legal Issues, Therapeutic Abortion] 730 words
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Evoulution of Abortion - ... Wade In 1969, Norma L. McCorvey was told by her doctors that she was pregnant. She decided that she did not want to keep the baby and that she wanted an abortion. However, in order to obtain an abortion in Texas, where she lived she had to be raped. McCorvey decided to falsely claim that she had been raped however the plan didn’t work; she had no police report on file of the incident. McCorvey decided to take this issue to court, hiring lawyers Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington. In 1970, they filed a lawsuit against the District Courts of Texas....   [tags: Abortion ]
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America's Abortion Debate - ... A typical pro-life believer argues that fetuses posses a characteristic such as a genetic code that is both necessary and sufficient for being human. This idea is mostly propagated by the principle of the Roman Catholic Church “In 1995 Pope John Paul II officially condemned abortion in his “Evangelium Vitae,” calling it a villainous crime that kills an innocent human being” (Knapp Pg 16) and supported by many fundamentalist protestants groups, though not by majority of Catholics and protestants....   [tags: Abortion]
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Debate over Abortion - ... In the case of the sick violinist, the kidnapped person is not morally obligated to make sacrifices and save the life of the violinist. Since the violinist has no right to use another person’s body, it would not be considered murder or a violation of the violinist’s rights if the kidnapped person was to refuse and “pull the plug.” On the other hand, John Noonan criticizes analogical arguments such as that of Thomson’s example of the sick violinist. Noonan claims that there is a weak relation between the hypothetical situation and the real situation to the point that it creates a misrepresentation to the real issue (4, Noonan, CC p.133)....   [tags: Abortion] 2054 words
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The Moral Permissibility of Abortion - ... With this assumption, it would only make sense that one could not force a woman to not have an abortion if it meant that it was putting her health and welfare at stake. Also, since the fetus is using the mother’s body as not only living space, but as a means to live and gain nutrition, isn’t it only fair that the mother could be able to decide whether or not she wanted this activity going on within her own body. Some women may also not want to have the child and then give it up for adoption and would much prefer to have an abortion....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion Is Inhumane and Murder - ... The solution is injected by an abortionist into the amniotic sac, the fluid surrounding the baby. The baby then ingests the solution through breathing killing the baby. Salt being a corrosive element works down the skin of the baby causing it to wear away and turn raw. These methods that are used to abort the babies are not only horrific, but the mothers can be left damaged by the procedures. The act of getting an abortion cannot just be rinsed off; these post-abortion dangers can haunt the woman in a variety of ways....   [tags: Abortion ]
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Abortion: The Fate of the Fetus - ... Many people still seek a deeper understanding of the phrase “freedom of choice”, which the pro-choice movement promotes as their doctrine. The answer to this question requires an understanding of the difficulties that the woman faces. The pro-choice side advocates that women have the final right to terminate any unwanted pregnancy, regardless of the cause. This position is consistent with the concept of choice. However, the choice is not extended to the party most affected: the fetus. Some of the reasons for a woman to opt for abortion include: abusive relationships and violent marriages which cause physical threats, and in cases of rape or incest....   [tags: Abortion ]
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Abortion: The Right to Choose - ... However, despite the arguments, women have never been consulted in the decision regarding their own bodies. Liberal and conservative men continue to justify their reasoning behind the necessity to legalize abortion or not. Consequently, women, who historically have had little input in how their body should be regarded, have never had the opportunity to voice their opinions about the subject of abortion without taking the role or mindset their husbands or fathers have taken. Furthermore, if women were to have an active role in the care of their health and well-being and not merely regarded fragile beings without ample knowledge, I believe there would no longer be a debate of the legality of abortion in the United States....   [tags: Abortion]
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The Social Conflict of Abortion - ... Women have been devalued throughout history. Social inequality can be traced down all the way to the medieval era. An example of social inequality is the chastity belt. The chastity belt was; “a belt device (as of medieval times) designed to prevent sexual intercourse on the part of the woman wearing it” (eduqna. com 2007). The Chastity belt was basically an iron underwear that was put on women when their husbands left them for long periods of time. Nonetheless, what is wrong about this picture is that while women had to wear this belt for however long the period their husbands would be gone, men did not have to wear similar devices and were free....   [tags: Abortion ]
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Abortion: License to Kill - ... People are always so ready to jump on the side that is easiest to defend, and what would be simpler to protect than a budding human's life. Sometimes the thing that is the simplest and most readily defend able is usually the one that is against the will of the masses. Children are in no way shape or form in small amounts or hard to find. Everywhere you look, our culture forces the 'family life' on the individual, highly frowning upon human sterilization, deeming it a point of ridicule for men, and a very painful procedure for women....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion: The Deadliest Phenomenon in the United States - ... With more available heath care clinics, the amount of abortions that occur will be diminished significantly and wrongful killing of unborn children will come to an end. Abortions can cause women to have both physical and psychological side effects that are agonizing. Physical side effects can include soreness and pain from the actual procedure. When contrasted to other pains, researchers have evaluated the pain from abortion as more painful than a bone fracture, about the same amount of paid as cancer, but not as excruciating as an amputation (Bélanger)....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion: The silent scream of a modern holocaust - ... This is the only difference, now days it is available worldwide to any race and social condition. The total victims of the Jewish genocide are about 5,750,000 (Vincent Châtel and Chuck Ferree Web). To this number we need to add countless millions of lives taken by the Nazi among other races, homosexuals, disabled and Germans rebelling to the Nazi’s ideology; if these numbers are impressive, what about abortion statistics. Between 1973 and 1990, the Center for Disease Control of Atlanta (CDC Web) in a statistic study reveals a total number of 11,109.597 legally aborted....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion - Abortion Abortion - termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in the death of the fetus. Abortion is one of the most controversial issues of today’s society. Many women feel it is their right to choose, but some feel the exact opposite. Some believe that if a woman has been raped, a victim of incest, or if the woman’s life is in danger, abortion should be used. Abortion can be performed for many reasons. The main reason if the woman’s health is at risk. However, some people abuse this right and use it has a form of birth control....   [tags: Abortion Research Papers Essays] 813 words
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Abortion - Abortion      Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of all times. It has caused countless deaths and several violent confrontations between the two separate parties of opinion. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. This is because, despite what several people may believe, abortion is neither right nor wrong. It is the matter of a personal opinion, where, each side can say with certainty that the other one is wrong.       The question remains, should abortion be legal....   [tags: Abortion Pro Choice Argumentative]
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The Debate on Abortion: Pro-life or Pro-choice - ... When an abortion is performed for a non-medical reason simply at the request of the mother, it is then called a voluntary or elective abortion. Medically speaking, a miscarriage is known as a spontaneous abortion. It is an unintentional exertion of the baby from the mother’s body before the 22nd week. In some cases, a spontaneous abortion, or a miscarriage, can occur before the doctors have a chance to detect an embryo. About half of the pregnancy losses are due to abnormalities in the chromosomes....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion - Abortion Many people believe abortion is a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This right guarantees the right to women, if they so choose to have an abortion, up to the end of the first trimester....   [tags: Abortion Pro Choice Life Essays] 1553 words
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Abortion - Abortion Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and is illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Social Issues Essays]
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Solutions to the Abortion Problem in America - Solutions to the Abortion Problem in America Abortion in America is a huge issue that is causing much turmoil between the communities in America. Some people feel this way and some people feel another. I am personally for pro-choice, which means I am against abortion unless it is to save a mothers life due to medical problems. Through research I found that there are many things available that are being done to try and cut the rate of abortion in America and yet I feel that there is still so much more that can be done....   [tags: Abortion] 1453 words
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Abortion: Roe v. Wade - ABORTION      Abortion has always been an extremely controversial issue. There are, and will probably always be many different views concerning the ethical acceptability as well as the social policy aspects of abortion. In fact, before the decision made in the famous court case of Roe v. Wade, abortion was morally wrong and was constituted as a crime that could lead to a prison sentence of up to five years. In Roe v. Wade, many unsettled questions were avowed and discussed.      Is the Texas law banning abortion unconstitutional....   [tags: Abortion] 492 words
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Adoption, NOT Abortion - ... Pro-life groups believe that a living organism is considered a life since the moment of its conception. As result abortion is considered a form of killing and the end of a life. According to UK’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), “a fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks of gestation because the connections in the fetal brain are not fully formed,” as a result “it is difficult to say that fetus experiences pain because a fetus’ cortex has not, yet been fully developed” (Jost)....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive]
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Did Abortion Save My Life and Prevent My Ferrari from Being Stolen? - ... Or by mapping the locations, times, perpetrators, and victims of certain types of crime, police can target resources more effectively for prevention and enforcement at the neighborhood level (Travis & Waul, 2002). As police use available resources and employ more innovative ways of using available data, police strategies may be one very effective tool in curbing or continuing this crime drop trend (Travis & Waul, 2002). The fifth and final factor for the causal decrease of crime is the changing economic conditions which occurred in the United States (Rosenfeld, 2011)....   [tags: Abortion ]
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Works Cited Missing One subject in society that is greatly debated is abortion. The debates are basically divided into 'Pro-Life' and 'Pro-Choice'. Pro-life supporters want abortion to be illegal and not performed anywhere. Pro-choice supporters want the choice to be up to the woman and no one else. There is no ethical way to decide between the two subjects and it's all based on what the person's moral values.      Abortion is the termination of an unwanted pregnancy by loss of or destruction of an egg, embryo or fetus before birth....   [tags: Ethics Abortion Abortions Essays] 1066 words
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In Defense Of Abortion - For hundreds of years women helped each other to abort their pregnancies. Without legal prohibitions, women in Europe and the United States provided abortions and trained each other to perform the procedures. In the past century different states had begun to outlaw any procedure that would terminate or avoid pregnancy. In 1973(?) the United States Supreme Court asserted a woman's constitutional right to abortion in determining Roe v. Wade. After several decades of quiet disagreement, abortion has once again become a political hotbed....   [tags: Abortion Essays] 1639 words
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Women and Abortion - ... Reflecting this concern, "Platform for Action" adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women, highlights the theme of women in decision-making bodies as one of the most important (Kumari 2006). In part, the lack of women in institutional politics is a historical tradition, but at the same time it reflects the prejudices of party and voter population policy, they say - is "men's club." Long-standing and deep-rooted barriers to women close to the path of participation in political life, in batches as they are traditionally sent to the "female half" and assign them the role of "cheerleader." In the "masculine" political culture to be elected without resorting to some sort of electoral technologies quotas or reserved seats, women are also extremely difficult....   [tags: Abortion ] 1858 words
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The Controversial Topic of Abortion - ... Pro-life groups state that life is the moment egg and sperm join, and this union will yield a baby. They further expand by stating that abortion even in the earliest weeks means you are killing a potential baby. Princeton Ethicist Paul Ramsey has contended that, “Since the individual's unique genetic code, or genotype, is established at the moment of fertilization, the zygote itself—the fertilized egg—should be considered "human."(TIME)Pro-Choice activists are divided on the issue about when the baby is “alive.” In a poll conducted by CNN, with only pro-choice activists as the audience, they asked in which trimester the baby should be considered alive....   [tags: Abortion Pro Life Choice]
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Abortion is Unethical and Immoral - ... They believe that abortion is justifiable in the case of rape, incest and in situations where the child is unwanted or if the mother feels that she is unable to provide for the unborn child. Clifton states, among pro- choice advocates, half of them attest that under all circumstances abortion should be legal, nineteen percent believe that it should be allowed in most situations, while twenty seven percent believe it should be admissible in few and rare cases (par.7). Planned Parenthood has supported women’s freedom of choice for more than ninety years....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Abortion: The Choice Should Be Hers - ... Other complications from illegal abortions included pelvic inflammation, infection, uterine abscesses, septic shock, and kidney failure (Miller, 1993, p. 5). Women faced an uncertain future in those days if they chose to undergo an abortion and many times suffered a loss of their own life. Here in the U.S. today, women and teenagers have the option to have an abortion under the direction of a licensed physician who has been thoroughly trained in the procedure and complications are not as likely....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice]
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Abortion: Women Have A Choice - One of the most deliberated topics of modern society; is it just life, or is it truly alive. Does it adhere to moral standards or abolish the common good. Should it even be legal under the confines of our laws and regulations. If I was to tell someone to stop fishing, just because I thought it was wrong, it would seem unconstitutional that I would even attempt to withdraw rights to our freedom. Abortion is a personal issue and should be dealt with by the person, not the courts. A better example would be to take a hypothetical situation consisting of a 17-year-old girl, trying for her education....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice] 984 words
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Abortion Should Not be Permitted for Convenience - ... Where does it say that D&X is unlawful. And if it is, why aren’t people stopping it from happening. And so on. Our founding fathers intended for America to be a country of freedom, a country of the people’s choice. Many proponents of pro-choice promulgate that women should be given the freedom to choose, and by doing so, seem to align themselves with American ideals of freedom. But they are wrong, and they confuse the masses. This is one reason why many have decided to shun pro-life advocates....   [tags: Ethics, Abortion Laws] 1200 words
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Teenage Abortion - Teenage Abortion (this essay is lacking the works cited) The subject of teenage abortion, is an emotionally charged one. The two major groups are completely opposite in their beliefs. Rather than discuss the emotional views of those groups, I have chosen to research, write, and conclude based on factual material, concerning teenage abortion. A discussion of abortion as a definition is explained medically, and in a small part the emotional effects on the participant. I have chosen to report in a factual not an emotional manner....   [tags: Abortion Essays Research Papers] 1152 words
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About Abortion - About Abortion Works Cited Not Included What is an abortion. An abortion is an operation to prevent women from carrying on with the pregnancy and having a baby. In other words, it means terminating a pregnancy. Also this method is called a birth control. An abortion is a legal procedure that is done around the world. Other countries, they might have different beliefs about an abortion. There is an illegal way of having an abortion. A certified doctor has to do the operation. The illegal way is when an unprofessional person without certificate or license giving the abortion....   [tags: Research Abortion Pregnancy] 1458 words
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Preventing Abortion - There are many issues in America today such as violence, drugs, teenage pregnancy that is on a rise. There is also abortion which is what I chose to write about today due to the fact that it has been such a controversial and important issue of my generation although it has been an ongoing issue for centuries going back to 2600 B.C when the first recipe for an abortion producing drug. Since the 19th century English common law forbade abortion. Abortion prior to quickening (feeling life) was a misdemeanor and a felony after that....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Abortion] 1564 words
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Abortion is Immature - Abortion is Immature What would it be like to die so young and so fragile. What would it be like to kill something so young and so fragile. Abortion, in my definition, is the taking of a life. Now it is hard for me to sit here and type this paper when I know good and well that if my daughter or wife were ever raped I would want whatever was inside of them out -- immediately. I think that to take the life of an unborn just because the couple involved were too lazy to use contraceptives, is immature and quite horrid....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 862 words
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An Argument Against Abortion - The right to life is the most basic and important right that we have. In the past two hundred years, over one million Americans have died for their country. Monuments have been built and speeches have been delivered, honoring these American heroes. America is now engaged in a war where there are no heroes, no monuments or tributes - only victims. Our society has declared war on its most helpless members - our unborn children. Since that war was declared on January 22, 1973, there have been over 35 million deaths....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Abortion Pro Life] 1405 words
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Abortion and Christianity - Abortion is the voluntary act taken by a woman to terminate a pregnancy. It results in the death of a fetus or embryo. Pro-Choice groups advocate freedom of choice and often use scientific examples and facts to support their argument. The contrasting view to the Pro-Choices is that of the Pro-Life or ‘Right to life’ group. They believe that all life is sacred and to kill any form of human life is immoral. There is also a moderator between the two, they hold the view that only in certain cases is it acceptable, for example rape....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Parenthood] 985 words
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Abortion is Murder - In this paper I plan on showing you my point of view as well as the opposite point of view using a point by point basis. Each paragraph will be a statement from the opposite point of view and then my rebuttal.      The pro-choice side of this argument says that abortion should be kept legal for cases in which the baby’s birth endangers the life of the mother. This is an argument that is basically trying to create sympathy among uneducated voters to try to woo them to the pro-choice side of the argument and to elect pro-choice politicians....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive] 507 words
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Abortion: Common Ground Must Be Found - Consider for a moment a society in which there are no rules or laws. A society in which everyone is allowed to do what they please whenever they feel like it without any consequences. The world would be in a state of chaos. In order to maintain order and implement laws we use a set of morals to judge what actions are permissible and which are not. Through evaluating their actions and the outcomes of these actions, humans begin to develop morals. However, to fully understand the consequences one must first claim responsibility for her actions....   [tags: abortion, argumentative, persuasive] 1718 words
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Abortion: A Woman Has to Right to Choose - One of the most controversial situations in the United States is abortion. A couple of decades ago when abortion was illegal, thousands of woman died for attempting to terminate the child’s life themselves or with unprofessional help. On January 22, 1973, in the Roe v. Wade case, Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 50 states. This has saved thousands of woman’s lives and should remain legal. There are different definitions for this issue. “Abortion is the forcible removal of a developing baby from the womb of his or her mother sing surgical, mechanical or chemical means.” (“Abortion” par....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice] 1661 words
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Abortion is Unethical - Abortion is Unethical The Center for Bioethical Reform states that on lifetime average there will be one abortion per woman in the world. This makes abortion a very relative point of ethical discussion. According to the World Resources Institute there are about 3,155,945 females world-wide, and if you used crude mathematics to make a rough estimate you would have potentially 3,155,945 lost lives. We can no longer ignore an issue with such impact. I believe that abortion is an unethical act and should not be an option to anyone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Abortion Essays Papers] 996 words
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Right to Abortion - Right to Abortion            Abortion has always been a controversial subject among everybody whether they are involved directly or indirectly, whether they are for it or against it. It is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn't have an opinion about abortion. Both those who favor or oppose abortion make superior arguments to defend their beliefs and views. Personally, I think every last person is entitled to his or her own opinions, beliefs, thoughts, and rights. And yes, women have rights too, and denying women the right to choose abortion in the early stages of fetal development is denying her rights as a US citizen and is also discriminating against her....   [tags: Abortion Birth Pregnancy Argumentative Essays] 911 words
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The Controversy of Abortion - The Controversy of Abortion In three weeks, Jennifer will leave for college. She broke up with her boyfriend two weeks ago, and today she found out she was pregnant. Should Jennifer have an abortion, or stop all her plans and have a baby at eighteen. Either way the decision is hers to make. On January 22, 1973 the landmark decision of Roe vs. Wade occurring in the Supreme Court made abortion a "constitutional liberty" (Francome 20). Legally, Jennifer can receive an abortion. Socially, however, she will endure many more obstacles....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Medical Morals Essays] 4749 words
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Morals of Abortion - Morals of Abortion In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out 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. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be from the moment of conception....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Motherhood Medical Essays] 4124 words
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Discussion of Abortion - Discussion of Abortion      Abortion is the surgical termination of a pregnancy. How odd that people are able to define something, that is such a controversial issue, so easily. There are hundreds, thousands, and even millions of things to say about abortion. When it comes to abortion, I find myself thinking like a symbolic interactionist. Abortion is a personal social issue and it needs to be seen on a micro level first. Although abortion can also be seen on a macro level, seeing abortion on a micro level lets people see the different symbols of abortion....   [tags: Social Issues Abortion Teen Pregnancy Essays] 1677 words
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Against Abortion - Against Abortion      Why is it that by 21 days into the fetal development the baby's heart begins to beat, but yet in most people's eyes the baby is still not 'technically' alive' That heart beat means nothing, it doesn't represent a human person whom God has created in his own image and has had a plan for that baby ever since the beginning of time. To most people that statement isn?t allowing women and their families freedom of choice. And yet that baby isn't given any say in its freedom to live....   [tags: Abortion Against Pro-Life Essays Argumentative] 1918 words
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Abortion, Society, And Gender - Abortion, Society, and Gender Abortion is arguably the most controversial topic in all the issues revolving around reproduction. Women of all different races, classes, and religions have been practicing abortion since before the colonial era in America. The laws pertaining to abortion have changed many times, adding and removing discrepancies and stipulations throughout many years, and still to this day. The views of abortion in society during different time periods have also changed and adapted....   [tags: History Society Views Abortion] 913 words
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Abortion: Destruction or Relief - Abortion: Destruction or Relief In today's society abortion is getting more notice then ever. After the president banned partial birth abortion controversy arose from all sides of the table and has been since Roe v. Wade. Many women today feel as if they should have the right to chose either to bring life into this world or not. These women feel as if abortion will give them a sense of relief....   [tags: Abortion Pro Choice Life] 1210 words
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Abortion: Crime Or Social Responsibility - Population control comes in many forms: cancer, famine, A.I.D.S, genocide, war and natural disasters, but never has one been so celebrated and socially accepted before abortion. Abortion has been practiced for hundreds of years and medical technology has advanced accordingly; providing a safer and much more sanitary procedure for the women receiving the operation, but the result remains the same for the defenseless child. Abortion continues to be one of the most debated and country dividing topics this nation has seen....   [tags: Abortion Argumentative Persuasive] 1858 words
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There Should be Limits to Abortion - There Should be Limits to Abortion I do not believe there should be limitations on abortions. In my personally beliefs the government should not tell a woman what she can and can not do with their bodies. If a female decides to have a baby the choice whether to keep it or not should be up to her and her alone. Who is the government to tell a female she can not have an abortion, or put restrictions on having abortions. What is next are they going to limit the amount of children a female can have like they do in China....   [tags: Abortion Argumentative Persuasive] 1932 words
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Review of Literature on Abortion in the Family - Review of Literature on Abortion in the Family Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continuously argued over for the past few years and probably for many more years to come. Women who are making the decision are effected emotionally, mentally, and physically since their bodies are going through many changes which it is not accustomed to. The main controversy is, who's right is it to abort. Many will argue and say it is the woman's right to chose what she does with her own body, but what about the father's right....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Literature Essays] 1321 words
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Women and the Choice of Abortion - In the last few decades, abortion has become a much-discussed subject. It has been a central point in many political affairs as in; selecting justices for the Supreme Court, it has also become an issue for candidates for state and local offices as well as for the U.S. Presidency. What exactly is abortion anyway. Depending on who you ask one will always get different answers, but the dictionary defines abortion as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice] 1597 words
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The Problems with Abortion and Solutions - The Problems with Abortion and Solutions Abortion is referred as the termination of a pregnancy or of a fetus that is incapable of survival (Dictionary.com). Abortion is morally wrong and illegal because the fetus is a person. It is the same thing as murder. The reasons people have abortions are they are not ready to handle the responsibility of another human being, the fetus may have a birth defect, mother’s heath is an issue, rape, or simply because they don’t want any more children (Abortioninfo)....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Morals Essays] 1492 words
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Abortion is a Necessary Alternative - Abortion is not as harmful as its opponents claim it to be. Instead of viewing abortion as "murder," society as a whole must consider abortion as a necessary alternative. Abortion can save a woman's life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. In today's society, the following reasons clearly impact the abortion dilemma. First, the definition of "life" the anti-abortionists provide us with is self-contradictory. Second, abortions are safer than ever in the past. Third, abortions help society avoid the challenges caused by unwanted children....   [tags: pro choice abortion ]
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Abortion should be Banned - Missing Works Cited Could be your choice but is it your baby's. A mother kills her unborn child because it is unwanted, but she's not charged for murder. Is it right. There is about 46 million abortions per year worldwide, and approximately 115,000 per day, but why. Is it because rape or incest, health problems with either the mother or the child, or just because the baby's unwanted or inconvenient at the time. (The Alan Guttmacher Institute.) Abortion should be banned because too many babies are being killed from abortion, if you don't want a child you could always put it up for adoption, and most mothers don't understand the consequences that occur from abortion....   [tags: Abortion Pregnancy Parenthood] 410 words
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Is Abortion Wrong or is it Right? - Abortion is defined as: "the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." However, if only the debate over the abortion issue was as simple as the definition provided above. Much like every aspect of human life, a statement is neither right nor wrong, but simply left open for interpretation. There is no black and white in life, only gray areas. Some issues tend to provide us more gray areas than others. Abortion is a prime example of that....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 1165 words
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Abortion is Good for America - Abortion is Good for America         Abortion, termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the womb occurs after the fetus becomes viable (capable of independent life), usually at the end of six months of pregnancy, it is technically a premature birth.        The practice of abortion was widespread in ancient times as a method of birth control. Later it was restricted or forbidden by most world religions, but it was not considered an offense in secular law until the 19th century....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 1404 words
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Abortion - Right or Wrong? - Right or Wrong. In January 2002 a college freshman, Karen Hubbard, bled to death after secretly delivering her baby in a bathroom stall at her dorm. Up until that night no one knew she was pregnant, not her family or her friends. Karen was a bright respected young girl, who had everything going for her. She was co-valedictorian at her school and was now on her way to college. In the fall of 2001 Karen went off to the University of Wisconsin, with high hopes from her parents. She was the last person anyone expected to get pregnant, but, on January 29, that all changed....   [tags: Pregnancy Abortion Essays] 1283 words
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Life, Death, and the Politics of Abortion - Life, Death, and the Politics of Abortion Few issues have fostered such controversy as has the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellation that clearly reflects what they believe to be the essential issues. On one side, the pro-choice supporters see individual choice as central to the debate: If a woman cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a condition which affects her body and possibly her entire life, then she has lost one of her most basic human rights....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 2547 words
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Abortion - America's Answer to Hitler - Abortion - America's Answer to Hitler        Who should live, and who should die. Who has the right to make these decisions. People have been asking these questions for years but can't seem to decide if abortion should really be considered murder. Is it right to kill a blessing from God when the baby is healthy and so is the mother who carries it. And is it acceptable to abort if imminent death is the only thing in store for the baby after its birth. As difficult as these questions may seem, I believe that we must protect all human lives at any stage of development whether it be puberty or the first trimester....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument]
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Abortion as an Ethical Issue - Abortion as an Ethical Issue In recent years, abortion has become one of the world’s most discussed ethical issues. This has made a huge impact on both men and women’s lives. There are many different views on abortion dating back from the Old Testament to the present day. I intend to show you all of abortion’s conventional arguments. I hope to establish few of these views; · The Christian views on abortion · Views that support and oppose abortion · My personal opinions on the subject of abortion My coursework will include different factors to use in discussion including a definition of abortion, Biblical quotes and references, issues of rape and incest....   [tags: Papers Morals Abortion Pregnancy Essays] 2550 words
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Partial Birth Abortion is Murder - Partial Birth Abortion is Murder Partial birth abortion is a controversial method of abortion late in a woman’s pregnancy in which the baby is aborted by a craniotomy. Two organizations are commonly affiliated with abortion: Pro-choice supports abortion saying that what is in a woman’s body is her “property”, while Pro-life believes it is murder of innocent babies. Partial birth abortion is murder of innocent children and an abomination to basic human rights and values. Thesis Statement: Partial birth abortion is murder of innocent babies and an abomination to basic human rights and values....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive Abortion Essays]
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The Controversial Issue of Abortion and Christianity - The Controversial Issue of Abortion Abortion is a very controversial issue in society today. Some people think that abortion is a good idea to solve problems and that it is justified yet the Catholic Church would argue this is not the case and that abortion is wrong. There are some very strong arguments both for and against abortion. There are two methods of abortion: 1) The Suction Method: This is used for early abortions up to 12 weeks after conception. This is where a sectional like object is inserted and tears the baby limb by limb....   [tags: Christian Catholic Religion Abortion Papers]
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Abortion:: I Am Pro-Choice - Many have thought about the meaning of abortion. The foundation of the American Government is built on two ideologies; first, that the majority of the people govern through democratic election and second, that the abilities of the majority is limited to ensure individual rights. As defined by the American Heritage Online Dictionary a mother is a woman who conceives, gives birth to, or raises and nurtures a child. This paper will discuss the right of privacy of the mother versus the governments’ right to protect the unborn fetus in regard to Abortion....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice] 1379 words
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America Must Not Close Abortion Clinics - America Must Not Close Abortion Clinics In 1973, the Supreme Court’s decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from well-trained medical surgeons, and therefore led to dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death (“abortion”). Now there is a new proposal to close abortion clinics. This proposal takes away the privacy rights of American women that are guaranteed by our Constitution. By closing abortion clinics the government is not only taking away women’s rights, but is also punishing those whom want to exercise their right to have an abortion....   [tags: Pro Choice Abortion]
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Abortion Should be Illegal in American Society - I must admit that the concern for the mother's safety is important, and that is exactly why abortion may not be the best option. There are many complications that affect a person after having an abortion, but I will only mention two. The first complication of having an abortion is a possibility of developing a mental disorder. The second complication is an increased risk of breast cancer. A study done by professors in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester; showed that women who had an abortion have a risk of developing mental disorders (Major et al)....   [tags: Abortion Baby Pregnant Pregnancy]
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Abortion: Where Has Morality Gone? - Joan Didion's essay, "On Morality," poses the question, "What is 'right' and what is 'wrong,' what is 'good' and what 'evil'?" (182). In today's society, often times many people do not even consider this question before taking action. Morality has become a gray area in which morality can scarcely be defined. For instance, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines morality as "the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct." However, everyone has a different opinion of right and wrong....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 968 words
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A Case For The Pro-Life Stance On Abortion - A Case for the Pro-Life Stance on Abortion Over 40 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women's civil right. The case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion to end a pregnancy. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and their choice whether to have a baby or not. It is not a choice it is a child, and it is wrong and cruel....   [tags: Abortion Argumentative Persuasive] 932 words
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Abortion Kills Unwanted Welfare Children - Abortion Kills Unwanted Welfare Children Abortion is one of the most controversial issues around, and is an issue that will never be agreed upon. By bringing morals into the question of whether it should be legal to have abortions, this issue has been elevated to a higher level. By some people, it is no longer looked at as a question of choice but as a question of morality, and these concepts have led to a full-blown debate over something that really should not be questioned....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 1102 words
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Women Must be Free to Choose Abortion - Women Must be Free to Choose Abortion There comes a time in the lives of most women when an ovum, fertilized with sperm, will implant itself into her uterine wall. This is nature's first step in its attempt to continue the human race. Currently, when this implantation occurs, the impregnated woman has the right to allow the embryo to nourish itself into existence or to eliminate all chances of that embryo attaining life through abortion. Every species of plant and animal on earth reproduce in one way or another....   [tags: Abortion, Argumentative, Pro-Choice] 2864 words
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If These Walls Could Talk: The Evolution of Abortion - If These Walls Could Talk: The Evolution of Abortion In the year 2001, women can receive legal abortions. That was not the case just a small time ago. Imagine candle light vigils, signs that state “PRO LIFE IS A WAR TO THE END” and religious fanatics preaching the words “You Must Repent”. These are the things women must endure to this day just to enter the doors of a women’s clinic. Regardless of a routine Pap smear or a termination the lingering words of a protestor can be heard just to enter a clinic....   [tags: Abortion Pro-Choice Essays] 2324 words
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Abortion - No Right or Wrong Answer - Abortion - No Right or Wrong Answer I chose abortion as the topic of my research paper because it is a very important and controversial subject, and although I have always leaned heavily toward pro-choice, I really hadn’t done much reading about it and wanted to support my position. The definition of abortion is “expulsion of the fetus from the uterus, due to any cause, before the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy.” Abortions are broken down into the following six categories: (1) Habitual abortion, the tendency in some women for pregnancies to end in spontaneous abortions....   [tags: Abortion Pro-choice Pro-life Argumentative]
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The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage - The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage The issues of abortion and gay marriage rights were issues that were fought over constantly by Liberals and Conservatives in the last elections. Both parties had different ways of looking at these problems, hence they both had different ideas as to how we could solve these problems. The Conservatives tended to take a more traditional stance, whereas the Liberals were set on pursuing the problem with new age solutions. The issue of gay marriage is a rather new controversy that has only become disputed in the last decade....   [tags: Abortion Political Gay Rights Ideology Essays] 1509 words
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