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Prenatal and Infant Development - ... This will help reduce the PCB’s I am exposed to and help reduce the sodium content in my diet. I enjoy my coffee and drink at least two cups every day. I crave my coffee first thing in the morning, or if I am tired in the afternoons. This is definitely a daily addiction for me. In the past, when I did become pregnant each time with my two daughters, the smell, and taste of coffee was very off-putting. I was therefore able to avoid my caffeine addiction easier than had I craved coffee. Teratogens such as caffeine, alcohol, and other harmful substances are important to avoid when planning to become, or if you find you are pregnant....   [tags: Health]
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Roe v. Wade - Roe v. Wade Facts: Texas enacted a law that made it illegal to procure an abortion, unless, pursuant to medical advice, given to save the life of the mother. Jane Roe was an unmarried, pregnant woman. She was unable to get a lawful abortion in Texas because her life was not endanger by the continuation of her pregnancy. Issue:Whether a pregnant woman has a constitutional right to terminate the pregnancy; and whether the state interests in protecting life are justified under strict scrutiny that the 14th Amend demands....   [tags: Women's Right, Abortion, Pro Choice, Pro Life] 319 words
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Why I Am Pro Life - Pro Life I am against abortion because they can be very dangerous to the health of women. I believe there is a safer alternative to abortion. Abortion goes against the moral values of my religion and cultural background. Abortion is the process of ending a pregnancy by removing or killing the fetus inside a pregnant woman. There are various ways in which one can do this process; by medical, surgical, or physical procedures. The medical process includes taking various drugs to end the pregnancy over a period of time....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive] 693 words
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Discrimination on the Border - Discrimination on the Border Introduction For over 250,000 women that work in Mexico’s maquiladora sectors the lack of enforced labor laws is a harsh reality. They are discriminated against because of their gender. The Mexican government fails to recognize and enforce the labor laws that protect women from pregnancy testing and other discriminatory treatment. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only problem. The companies that own these factories are also to blame for their lack of interest in their employees’ rights....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Abortion is Legal Murder - Every day, over 4,000 unborn babies are killed in the United States because of abortion. It has also been scientifically proven that a fetus had a heartbeat earlier than 22 days of conception. And yet people say that the baby in not living, simply because it is unborn. How can something with a heartbeat not be alive. Some people might say that it depends on the situation. What possible situation would make it ok of someone to simply kill her baby. The baby had never done anything wrong, and yet it is still legal to erase its existence....   [tags: Pregnancy] 487 words
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The Irreversible Damage Caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - The Irreversible Damage Caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome missing works cited A pregnant woman's lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood....   [tags: Papers] 887 words
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - ... Phil Petrosky an Ohio Department of Health employee says; “I would absolutely say there is no safe amount of alcohol at all during pregnancy.” If the pregnant woman did not know she was pregnant and drank alcohol, she should stop drinking as soon as she finds out. The sooner she stops drinking alcohol, the healthier the baby will be. Notify the physician if drinking because early intervention is critical in determining the outcome for a child with FAS. The earlier that medical, clinical and educational help is started, the better the outcome for the child....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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Fetal Abuse - Fetal Abuse is a social problem that has caused heated debate for the past two decades. Since 1985, many studies have been conducted on the effects of substances such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, and nicotine on the unborn child. This marked the beginning of fetal abuse's transformation from a social issue to a social problem. After these studies were conducted, the results found were very concerning to society. Negative effects were found in children born to mothers using the substances, effects that are permanent, including physical deformities and mental impairment....   [tags: Sociology] 1431 words
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“Mirror” and “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath - ... The line “An elephant, a ponderous house”, represents how big and bulky the woman feels after gaining the weight that women do while being pregnant, as well as a container that houses a new life (alkalay). “A melon strolling on two tendrils” (3), continues to describe the image of a woman with a large belly – the melon, and the two tendrils being her thin legs which are too thin to bear the weight of the pregnancy and threaten to collapse (alkalay). “Red fruit, ivory, and fine timbers!”(4), signify all things which must be harvested in order for a new entity to exist (alakay)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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1.5.2 Salient elements within women’s experiences of pregnancy - Qualitative studies about women’s experiences during pregnancy have noted salient elements during the scan such as awareness of the sonographer’s delivery of scan findings, facial expressions, behaviours and silences that are indicative of the atmosphere of the encounter (Zalm and Byrne 2006; Mitchell 2004; Garcia et al. 2002; Pelly 2003). Critics (Donovan 2006; Zechmeister 2001) have argued that the ultrasound scan is no longer a medical intervention as it gives a rather esoteric visual pleasure (when women see their foetus) whilst others see how the routinisation of ultrasound is a ‘strategic move by doctors to solidify their position as “managers of reproduction”’ (Taylor 2000)....   [tags: Prenatal Health] 1852 words
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Abortion - Bible is Pro-Choice - Bible is Pro-Choice Without any question, the Bible is overwhelminly pro-choice. Although the Hebrews were influenced by many of the laws of their Assyrian, Sumerian, and Babylonian neighbors, all of which forbade abortion, the Hebrew scriptures had no laws forbidding abortion, not a single one. This was chiefly because the Hebrews placed a higher value on women than did their neighbors. There are, however, some references to the termination of pregnancy. Exod. 21:22-25 says that if a pregnant woman has a miscarriage as a result of injuries she receives during a fight between two men, the penalty for the loss of the fetus is a fine; if the woman is killed, the penalty is "life for life." It is obvious from this passage that men whose fighting had caused a woman to miscarry were not regarded as murderers because they had not killed the woman....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 401 words
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Smoking in the United States - Smoking in the United States if cigarettes were banned in the United States, the government could apend the money currently used to pay medical bills, on more necessary causes. Instead of this money being used for diseases which were knowingly brought upon by the smoker him or herslf, this money could be used in finding a cure for diseases that are not preventable. Perhaps the saddest effect of smoking is that on pregnant smokers and their babies. When pregnant women smoke, their babies are being forced to smoke, too....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 926 words
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Reasons for Inequalities of Women?s Health Care in India - India- An overview of the Country India, a country in South East Asia, has the world’s second highest population. Out of the one billion people residing in the nation, 120 million of its women live in poverty. The male to female birth ratio is 1.05 males to 1 female. The life expectancy of the average person is sixty-four years of age. They have a literacy rate (people over the age of fifteen that can read and write) of 59.5 percent, with 70.2 percent of males being literate and 48.3 percent of females that are able to read and write (cia.gov)....   [tags: essays research papers] 3171 words
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Abortion - Abortion, termination of a pregnancy before birth, resulting in the death of the fetus. Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to term. This type of spontaneous abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Other abortions are induced—that is, intentionally brought on—because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a risk to a woman’s health, or because the fetus is likely to have severe physical or mental health problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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Abortion - When I think about abortion, I think about my cousin. She had an abortion more than once. As she told me how she regretted having an abortion, I just sat there an listen. She cried everyday on how and what she has done for herself. She wishes that she had ever gotten an abortion. I asked her why and she told me. She said, tan, I messed up my body on the insides and then I realized that I killed my own flesh and blood. After telling me that I felt really bad. That is why that I am so against women getting abortions....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Aids and Society - Aids and Society Aids and Society The number of newborns infected by vertical transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus is increasing as the prevalence of HIV-positive women increase within the United States. It is estimated that while seven thousand HIV-positive women become pregnant each year, between one thousand and two thousand of their newborns will be HIV-positive. This research paper will concentrate on the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus from mother to child, the benefits of drugs intervention, and whether or not the HIV-screening process of pregnant women should remain voluntary or become mandatory....   [tags: HIV Social Issues Health Essays] 1678 words
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Comparing Cousin Kate by Christina Rosssetti with The Seduction By Eileen McAuley - Comparing Cousin Kate by Christina Rosssetti with The Seduction By Eileen McAuley I read and admired two poems. 'Cousin Kate' by Christina Rossetti set in the pre 20th century and 'The Seduction' by Eileen McAuley set in the 20th century. 'Cousin Kate' is fundamentally a story about a young women suffering from unrequited love who, is used and then when discovered pregnant cast aside by 'the lord' in favor of her cousin. The result of this is, this poor woman has to go through a life of (by her own admission) shame and shameful existence of an unmarried pregnant women....   [tags: Papers] 1078 words
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Babies Having Babies - Babies Having Babies Even though the teen pregnancy and birth rates have dropped by one-third over the past decade, teen pregnancy in the United States is a growing problem. According to data by the National Center for Health Statistics and other official data, one in three girls still become pregnant by the age of twenty (Brown lines 1-3). In the United States one million adolescent girls become pregnant every year causing the U.S. to be the leader of the developed world in teen pregnancy. One in four of these teen girls will have a second baby within twenty four months and in 1997 a survey showed that only one in ten of these unwed mothers, ages fifteen to seventeen, received child support from the father (Sad but True lines 1-3)....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy]
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Factors that Negatively Effect Fetal Development - Factors that Negatively Effect Fetal Development Nicotine and drugs can affect a fetus by entering into the bloodstream of the unborn child. While you are pregnant, almost everything you eat, drink or smoke passes through your body to your baby. That is why drugs taken during pregnancy can be harmful to your baby. The word "drugs" doesn't only mean illegal drugs. It also means legal drugs and prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs during pregnancy continues to be a leading preventable cause of mental, physical, and psychological impairments and problems in infants and children....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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Stereotypes, Stereotyping and Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy and Stereotypes Teen pregnancy is increasing yearly. According to the March of Dimes, teenage birth rates have decreased steadily in the country since 1991. Teenage birth rates in the United States remain relatively high compared to the more developed countries. According to the March of Dimes, "nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teens ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,000 give birth (Teenage 1)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1465 words
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Prevention Of Hiv Transmittance To Babies - Prevention of HIV Transmittance to Babies Last year, it was cause for celebration. The cause of celebration was for the results that several clinical trials of zidovudine cut the risk for mother to child transmission of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) by two thirds. Although, this year, it is the basis for new federal recommendations that all pregnant women should receive HIV testing and counseling. But, these findings have been cause of protests by several activist groups. Activists fear that conservative legislators and policy makers will use the clinical data to justify mandatory testing and treatment for pregnant women....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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sure - Abortion: Are you for or against. Abortion is a major topic in the United States and all over the world. It is legal in the United States and some people would even say it is safe. There are many factors that go along with having an abortion. One of the first factors to consider would be to ask is it safe. According to research published in the most recent issue of the Southern Medical Journal women who abort their babies are significantly more likely to die afterward then a woman who delivers....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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Comparing Cousin Kate and The Seduction - Comparing Cousin Kate and The Seduction Cousin Kate is a pre twentieth century poem, written in ballet style (set in verse0 in a very rural countryside. It was written by Christina Rosseti, her voice is that of a young woman working as a cottage maiden that falls in love with a lord and gets pregnant, and is then discarded for her cousin Kate who marries the lord. The second poem "the seduction" is a more modern poem with an urban setting, and is written in narrative form. The rhyme and rhythm is disjointed and irregular....   [tags: Christina Rosseti Cousin Kate Poetry Poems Essays] 491 words
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Abortion - Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in, or accompanied by, the death of the fetus. Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally. Or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to a full term. This type of abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Other abortions are induced. Induced abortions are intentionally brought on, either because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a risk to a woman’s health....   [tags: essays research papers] 2837 words
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - What can happen to a fetus when a pregnant women drinks heavily during her pregnancy. It can lead to permanent, irreversible and incurable effects that will bring a lifetime of pain for both the child and the family. These permanent and unchangeable effects arise from a fetus attaining fetal alcohol syndrome from its mother. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of malformations and disabilities resulting from a pregnant woman drinking heavily during her pregnancy. FAS is unique in that effects on the children are directly linked to maternal drinking habits....   [tags: essays research papers] 1587 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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Cousin Kate by Rossetti and The Seduction by McAuley - Cousin Kate by Rossetti and The Seduction by McAuley 'Cousin Kate' is a pre-twentieth century poem, which was written by Christina Rossetti. It is about a young woman who works as a cottage maiden, she falls in love with a lord and sleeps with him. She finds out that she is pregnant with the lord's baby but is dumped for her cousin. The second poem, 'The Seduction', is a more modern poem. It is about a teenage girl who meets a boy at a party, they get on well and leave the party together....   [tags: Papers] 2154 words
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Kids Having Kids -      Linnie, from one of the poorest areas of Washington, D.C., started having sex when she was only eleven. Girls from disadvantaged homes are three to four times more likely to have children. By the time Linnie was fifteen, she was pregnant. As soon as she found out, her boyfriend of five years left her. This is very common when it comes to teenage pregnancy. More teens are having sex and getting pregnant then ever before. These girls must decide what to do about their child, and that is a very hard decision....   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
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When Teen Abortion is Unsafe for Teen and Baby - Missing Works Cited What would be your reaction if you had a teenager come home pregnant. Many teenagers fear their parents if they have to bring home a bad report card. Others may have a fear if they get into trouble at school. Although these fears are substantial, young women experience a fear that young men do not. Becoming pregnant is a serious fear for young women that engage in sexual intercourse. Often times a teen mother’s answer to this situation is abortion or an illegal abortion. Teen abortion can be somewhat difficult to get in many states without having parental consent or notification....   [tags: essays research papers] 1841 words
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Factors Associated With Fetal Health - Factors Associated With Fetal Health Why is it so important for people to watch what they eat, and what they do when they’re pregnant?. To understand the answer to this question we must realize that everything we do when we’re pregnant may affect our baby for the bad or for the good. What were looking for is to have a healthy pregnancy, thus leading to (hopefully) a healthy, normal infant, and later on a healthy adult. Expectant mothers must know what affects the pregnancy. Nutrition is a very important factor for a healthy pregnancy....   [tags: Fetal Health] 1337 words
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Discrimination of Women - Bill Copeland once said, "Not only is women's job never done, the definition keeps changing." This couldn't be any more true; women play multiple roles from wives to mothers to professionals. Today women are moving farther away from their traditional role as homemaker and housewife towards the role of a liberated, self-supporting individual. This new role is not so readily accepted in society and bias is widespread in the workplace. Under state and federal law, it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age or disability....   [tags: Gender Studies] 377 words
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Abortion - Abortion Women may have an abortion for a variety of reasons, but in general they choose abortion because a pregnancy at that time is in some way wrong for them. “Abortion is the removal of a fetus from the uterus before it is mature enough to live on its own” (Kuechler 1996). When this happens spontaneously we call it a miscarriage. Induced abortion is brought about deliberately by a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. Legal abortion, carried out by trained medical practitioners, is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures....   [tags: Research Papers Aborting Essays Pregnancy]
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Rapunzel - Rapunzel I have always enjoyed this fairytale, about a young woman with exceptionally long hair who is kept prisoner in a tall tower by a sorceress. The Grim Bothers and Zelinky's version is very different from each other. Zelinsky retells the story in another way. He brings the story alive and I was able to experience in a whole new way. One thing for readers to remember is that many fairytales were originally for adults, so that is the why they may not always seem quite age appropriate. Zelinky's version relates that Rapunzel reveals that she has had a visitor in the tower when she asks the sorceress to help her with her dress for, "it is growing so tight around my waist, it does not want to fit me anymore." The sorceress discovering that Rapunzel is pregnant could be done in a more considerate way....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Abortion: I Am Pro-Life - One of the most controversial issues in society today is abortion, and as of now, is morally acceptable because of Roe vs. Wade. However, when a study taken by Minnesota reveals that women who have had an abortion have 10 times the risk of committing suicide than women who have not had an abortion, it’s time to seriously think about whether or not abortion should be acknowledged as morally right. Considered by some to be a form of murder, anti-abortion laws should apply to all women in order to prevent any emotional mishaps of the abortion victim and to save the lives of the innocent human beings not yet born....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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Women Have the Right to Choose - ... Several Republicans are trying to ratify legislation that inhibits young women from gaining access to abortion services. The legislation would be called, “The Teen Endangerment Act” which would impose to family or friends punitive damages if they in anyway assist the teenage girl in ending her pregnancy (Reproductive Rights, 2006). If this legislation were to become law, it would force young girls to take matters into their own hands. For an individual to think they are capable of determining the ethical choices of someone else who has their wits about them is immoral....   [tags: Abortion]
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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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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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Controversies in Childbirth - ... After the baby is born, in most cases, there is no taking the baby away from the mother, all checking of the baby can be done right on the mother or next to her. The importance of immediate bonding of mother and baby are summarized from a study done in the 2009 Early Contact, Social Support and Mother-Infant Bonding when mothers have the opportunity to have unlimited amounts of time with their newborn babies they are more loving and caring towards their babies at two days of age (Anisfeld, Elizabeth, and Lipper,Evelyn p.83)....   [tags: Health ]
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Herbs as Medicine - Herbs as Medicine For more than two thousand years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on plants and herbs to cure minor and severe ailments and keep the body healthy. There are thousands of herbs from which to choose. Some have become rather well known, but most spend far less time in the limelight. Herbal remedies have proven effective in helping the body maintain good health during pregnancy and in healing serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease when they do occur. There are many medicinal benefits that herbs provide in the prevention and fight against heart disease....   [tags: Papers] 469 words
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Abortion: A Growing Concern - Abortion The issue of abortion causes discussions about human interactions where ethics, emotions and law come together. There are many reasons why women decide to have abortions. Whatever the reasons a woman decides to have an abortion, it seems only justified that she should be able to make decisions in regards to her life and body. The decisions that she makes will be beneficial to both the woman and the foetus because it will prevent many problems from occurring in the future. If a woman were to have an unwanted baby, she may neglect or even abuse the child causing the child to go into the care of the government....   [tags: essays research papers] 876 words
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A Feminist Reading of the Tempest - ... He speaks to Miranda as if she is simply a body to look at and admire. Her father belittles her as well, he calls her “Poor worm, thou art infected!”(3.1.32). By calling her a “poor worm” he is calling her weak, as many of the men of this time thought of the women. It was not common for a man to view a woman as a strong being, but rather as fragile and weak. Sycorax, the mother of Caliban, is a character represented in The Tempest as a woman who went against the ideal image that a woman should present....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1435 words
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Abortion - Abortion The dictionary describes abortion as the "Premature expulsion of a foetus from the womb." This basically means the removal of a foetus from a woman's womb before it has had a chance of a unique life. There are two types of abortion. These are natural and procured abortion. Natural abortion is a miscarriage and procured abortion is a deliberate abortion. Before 1967, abortion was illegal and not openly discussed. In these times if a woman had money they would be taken to an illegal clinic for an illegal operation....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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Abortion - DOES ABORTION SANCTION EVIL. By Joseph Kellard from Capitalism Magazine/Feb.98 This interesting article written by Joseph Kellard is a pro-choice article that examines the issue of abortion from a moral perspective. He comments on the opinions of Christian Conservatives and compares their thinking to Adolph Hitler’s feelings on abortion. Kellard points out the irony of anti-abortionists when they say that “all life is precious”, when they actually discount the life of the pregnant woman....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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The Opposition of Abortion - The Opposition of Abortion We, human beings, are social animals, which can not live alone. We all must live in a group because each of us depends on each other. Not only that, living in a group, you need to have rules and regulations in order to keep social stabilities and orders. There are many kinds of rules and regulations, some result in physical punishment and some result in social punishment in the form of peer disapproval. Where do they come from. In fact, they came from the decisions made by the majority of people in the society....   [tags: Papers] 382 words
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Population Control in China: One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good - Population Control in China: One Child Policy Does More Harm Than Good Arzigul Ablet is a woman in China. She got permission from the Chinese government to become pregnant, with one exception: she had to give birth in early January 1997. Arzigul went into labor and ended up having her baby in December of 1996. Due to nature's timing, the government fined her 3,000 yuan, or $362.40. This amount was equal to the amount Arzigul earned in a 6-month period (Fatkulin). The one-child policy in China came about in 1979; it refrains families from having more than one child....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Abortion: Pro Choice View - Abortion: Pro Choice View Abortion is a growing issue in America among women and their right to reproduce children. Approximately one to three million abortions are done each year. Women get abortions for many reasons such as for rape, teen pregnancy and health reasons. Rape is one of many reasons that cause women to choose abortion to end their pregnancies. What to do about their pregnancy is mandatory, although many or them felt they were ending a life. They are wise enough to know how they would treat their illegitimate child....   [tags: essays research papers] 333 words
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Abortion in the United States - Abortion in the United States Abortion has been a complex social issue in the United States ever since restrictive abortion laws began to appear in the 1820s. By 1965, abortions had been outlawed in the U.S., although they continued illegally; about one million abortions per year were estimated to have occurred in the 1960s. (Krannich 366) Ultimately, in the 1973 Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, it was ruled that women had the right to privacy and could make an individual choice on whether or not to have an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy Birth Papers]
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Religion and Television - Religion and Television For my coursework I have studied 'If these walls could talk'. It is a set of three films all based around a house which the people living in it all have an experience with abortion. Each film is set in a different time period. The first story is set in 1952 when it was illegal to have an abortion and was also a very religious time. The woman in the story is a pregnant nurse. She doesn't want to have the baby, as the pregnancy was a mistake so she asks around for a doctor who can perform abortions....   [tags: Papers] 538 words
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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate - ... Where ever abortion was illegal or wasn’t available to the mother, some woman would go to extreme measures and have back alley abortions. “Those who are pro-choice believe that a woman should be allowed to decide for herself whether or not she should terminate her pregnancy. Although the majority of people on this side of the debate dislike the idea of abortion and wish there were fewer unplanned pregnancies, they support a woman's access to safe and legal abortions. They fear that if abortions were illegal, women would try to induce them on their own or resort to back-alley procedures, putting their lives at risk.” Making abortions legal in all states of the United States would make back alley abortion a last resort....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion - Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, and induced abortion is when a woman makes the decision to have her pregnancy ended in a surgical or medical way. The social conflicts arising from abortion have been around since the procedure was invented, and have risen since 1973 when it became legal after the Roe versus Wade decision. Communities are constantly battling over the issues of Pro-Choice and Pro-Life and how far into a pregnancy is too long to have the procedure performed. There are several reasons that a woman may choose to abort a pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome The Effects of Alcohol on a Fetus During Pregnancy - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by fetal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy and is characterized by specific patters of fetal deformities. Researchers are unsure at what stage in the pregnancy these malformations occur or the amount of alcohol consumed to cause these deformities. FAS is the leading cause of mental retardation that is preventable. There are usually three factors pertaining to a diagnosis of FAS: “the presence of prenatal/postnatal growth retardation, craniofacial anomalies, and central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities.” (Pinto & Pravikoff, 2008)Other disorders including fetal alcohol effects (FAE) and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD) may be present in a fetus or infant but are less severe than FAS yet, shows permanent neurocognitive disabilities....   [tags: Pediatrics]
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The Value of a Life - ... When a woman gets pregnant, it is usually a result of her own choices, even if the pregnancy is unwanted or unplanned. Women need to think about the unborn babies who are not responsible for the situation the women are in. These unborn babies should have the right to live and grow into normal people. It is wrong to kill innocent human beings, which is exactly what a fetus is. Maybe if abortion wasn't available, people wouldn't be so careless in the first place. In the instance of rape and incest, there is proper medical care that can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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