Should Women Have the Right to make the Decision? Abortion: Should women have the right to make that decision? According to Planned Parenthood, “Abortion is a way to end pregnancy. Sometimes, an embryo or fetus stops developing and the body expels it. This is called spontaneous abortion or "miscarriage."
The medications work to break down the placenta or lining of the uterus that sustains pregnancy and fetal growth, interferes with the cell growth and multiplication process and causes the cervix or opening of the uterus to soften resulting in fetal expulsion. (Medication Abortion) Image downloaded from http://php.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php?title=Placenta_Development The FDA indicates that RU486 can have side effects and complications such as hemorrhage, heavy and excessive bleeding, blood transfusions serious infections, and incomplete abortion. Incomplete abortion can be an issue for a woman who says she would choose a medical abortion, but not a surgical one. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine states that “At least 5 women have... ... middle of paper ... ...ion: http://medicationabortion.com/ (n.d.). Retrieved April 2011, from First Care Family Resources: http://first-care.org/ FDA Medication Guide: Mifeprix.
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Abortion refers to a medical procedure which at times is surgical, that is used to terminate an ongoing pregnancy by expulsion of the placenta and the fetus before it is mature or viable. There are several reasons why abortion may be procured. Some reasons could be personal in the case of a pregnancy that was not planned for, others could be medical. Medical reasons could be a wide range but focusing on the health of the mother or the baby. If carrying a pregnancy to term would affect the health of the mother either physically or mentally an abortion would be recommended (Solinger 2005).cited with MLA styles When abortion is done in consideration to the health of the unborn child it is when it’s determined that the child could have dire mental or physical disabilities.
Banning abortion, put women at a higher risk of going out and finding illegal way to have the procedure done (“Abortion Information” 1). Once abortion became illegal in the United States 1.2 million abortions were preformed illegally. Dangerous attempts have been made by women to preform their own abortion, or have them done by unskilled surgeons often with dangerous instruments and sometimes in unsanitary conditions. Serious complication from unsafe abortion included, “perforations of the uterus, retained placentas, severe bleeding, cervical wounds, and rampant infections” (Currie 17.) Abortion has become safer over the years and should be legalized in every state in the United States; abortion should also be kept private between the client and doctor.
In the United States, the issue of abortion is extremely controversial that matters to not only medical field but also political and social fields. Pro-life (illegal abortion) advocates state that; life begins at conception, so the fetus is entitled to have a full human right to live; abortion is a crime of murder; women should use contraceptives in the means of preventing pregnancies; abortion increases the likelihood of future side-effects. On the other hand, pro-choice (legal abortion) advocates argue that; it is women’s rights to control their own bodies without any interference; abortion does not kill a baby, but just ends a pregnancy; modern abortion is safe because it is performed by professions in a safe setting; women who choose abortion do not have ability to raise children. These two sides over the issue are strained since long time ago. However, again, v... ... middle of paper ... ...ational Library of Medicine, Spring 2009.
Having an unwanted pregnancy is completely understandable, but terminating a fetus is a wrongful thing to do. “Right to Life” should be respected and valued when considering an unborn fetus. Having an abortion is against the “Right to Life.” In the journal, The Rise of DIY Abortions published in 2012, Jennie Linn McCormack took pills to end her pregnancy and hid the fetus under her bed (Calhoun, 2012, p. 1). After a while, McCormack finally confided in a friend because she did not feel right to throw the fetus away. As a result, this news had gone to the police.
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Therefore, if a woman chooses to have an abortion, she may be able to in the first trimester of her pregnancy only. The developi... ... middle of paper ... ... facts state that an abortion is the woman’s choice in the first trimester and the unborn child’s right to live in the second trimester and on. This belief is known as the middle ground in the abortion issue and many people believe in this kind of action. Although the abortion issue will be an on going dispute, the middle ground is a reasonable and logical answer to the abortion problem. This is why the mother has the right to choose in the first trimester only and after that the fetus has the right to life, like anyone else.