That is why I believe that abortions before sixteen weeks are justifiable. I do not believe anyone just gets pregnant to have an abortion. The whole situation is both physically and psychologically painful for the woman. There are many factors to consider in choosing whether or not to carry a child to birth or abort, but these factors are very personal and can only be answered by the woman who has been confronted with the fact that she is pregnant.
The word abortion means the induced removal of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently. Abortions are legal, which has been the case for many years, but they are very unethical. Women believe there are many reasons to abort such as rape, fear of raising a child, or not having enough money to take care of a child. Whatever the situation, there is never a suitable reason to get an abortion. Some important reasons why women should not abort have to deal with values of conscience, human morals, as well as health issues.
Because of this, each side can always say that the foetus is or isn't alive and that you are or aren't killing a baby through abortion. Pro-choice campaigners also say that doctors have no better right than the mothers to deem whether and abortion is necessary. Additionally, they say that if abortions were made illegal, thousands of women would risk their lives in dirty back... ... middle of paper ... ... they are physically or mentally handicapped- they can come to terms with it- why can't we? I have noticed that all the arguments against abortion are impersonal and are based on the idea that life doesn't start until birth, but with medical advances a baby born as early as 24 weeks can survive in the world. So since birth is so unpredictable, that cannot be seen as the start of life.
If abortion is to be made illegal, that decision will be stripping women of rights to do what they want with their own bodies. Until recently, women have had the right to do as they pleased with their own bodies, but in today’s society, these rights are being threatened. In her article “Abortion: Every Woman’s Right”, Sharon Smith, a well-renowned writer, advocates: “For more than a decade, the right to abortion has been steadily eroded, so that now the debate is over who should be able to pre-empt a woman's choice to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, laws now exist which allow parents, husbands or state governments to prevent pregnant women from having abortions.” In short, she states that over time, the issue of abortion has slowly been worn down to the state it is currently in, where government men and husbands are the ones who are making the executive decision of whether or not a woman should be allowed to have an abortion. Anti-abortion supporters may want to question if the woman who is carrying the fetus really has the right to terminate its life. They propose the argument by insisting that since the fetus will develop into a different body than the mother, having an abortion would not be a woman’s right, but instead would be the fetus’ right.
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. (2) Incomplete abortion, one in which the fetus is expelled[…]dilation may be required to empty the uterus. (3) Induced abortion, intentional termination of pregnancy by a surgical procedure. (4) Septic abortion, abortion accompanied by bacterial infection of the uterus.
If the mother aborts the embryo at a very early stage it’s not even recognizable as human and that’s why potential life is just that, potential. My personal belief is that each woman has the right to decide whether she wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy. Remember the termination of the pregnancy might have to do with the health of the mother herself, maybe the mother is unable to attend to the child’s needs after its born, resulting in child abuse and mental disease. In these situations abortion is a must in my opinion. Most abortions occur because contraception fails, because of a rape or because of a serious medical condition of the mother, which could lead to her death.
Abortion has been a controversial debatable topic for years. Should women and young teens have the final say in if they feel the need to keep or abort an unwanted baby. In the case Roe v. Wade marked the legalization of abortion by a supreme court, which started the debate over abortion. Educating women and young teens on the dangers of abortion will help them make safe sound decisions on abortion and the many alternatives to consider before aborting a baby. The pros and cons of this debatable topic raises some serious issues of why women and young teens consider abortion to what time frame after conception is the embryo considered a life.. A woman has the right to consider many options of dealing with unplanned pregnancies that may be a final burden they don’t want to take on during a time of hardship.
Abortion is unlike any other subject debated today; millions of women have aborted a child, and the loss, pain, and emotional need to justify what was done, both on the part of the mother and on the part of her loved ones. Abortion is a gut-wrenching debate that has been going on for centuries, and does not plan to cool off anytime soon. The Supreme Court case in 1973, Roe vs. Wade, placed abortion on the map for the United States. The result of the Roe vs. Wade case legalized abortion to protect women’s health, however the good intentions of the ruling opened the doors for people to take advantage of the case outcome. Approximately 1.06 million abortions took place in the United States in 2011, which goes to show that women maybe abusing the privilege of the rules set in place to protect their health and practicing abortion as a form of contraception.
In 1973 the Supreme Court was presented with Roe v. Wade. The ruling on this case caused an addition to be made to the the 14th Amendment, extending the right to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Abortions can currently be done legally, yet out of the 44 million abortions done each year, half are done unsafely. Regardless of this statistic, many religious beliefs oppose the idea and condemn an individual who decides to have one. However, while many people believe abortion is an act of murder, abortion should remain legal because a large percentage of the female population will always need this option available for reasons such as a lack of income, family support, or medical issues.
Nevertheless you are ending the life of a person who did not get a chance to strive to be all that he/she could be. So as you can see although abortion is prevalent among many women in our society it should not be viewed as a positive thing because the woman can acquire some sort of disease after the abortion process is over, psychological damage may occur after the abortion, and it ends a human life. Ronald Reagan (1983) definitely made a point when he said “Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” So what do you think of abortion now, that I have stated some valid points that do not support it?