Effects Socioeconomics has On Abortion Discourse 2 There are many topics within health communication many find difficult to talk about; Topics such as cancer, STD’s, death, etc. These topics can be difficult to make discourse about for a multitude of reasons. People may have had an encounter with a certain area in health, or they’ve done their research and are conscious of the many difficult discourses involved with certain topics pertaining to health. But one prominent area of health communication that triggers much scrutiny, conversation and judgment is discourse on abortion. As we know, abortion is a tough topic to discuss due to its religious ties and personal …show more content…
Griffen-Carson, and Mackin (1993) stated that among minors who elected to have abortions, many share their decision with their parents, whereas others do not often fearing parental disapproval or abuse (Lindsey, Sigillo, Miller, 2013). This socioeconomic factor of discourse about abortion between daughter and parents is prominent to the outcome of the abortion rate in our country today. “Laws that require parental notification or consent can be thought of as structural constraints put in place to influence social norms about abortion decisions (Adamczyk, 2009) (Lindsey, Sigillo, Miller, …show more content…
Awareness and expectations of future reinforcement or punishment can have a major effect on the behavior that people exhibit. Applying this to abortion, one can see how societal pressures could persuade a woman to engage in getting an abortion. Socioeconomic factors like what their friends might think of them if they are pregnant, how their parents will react, how their spouse will react, ho this could affect their job situation, etc. All these factors are examples of one of the principals established by Bandura. Conclusion Abortion is a topic that many people do not like to discuss. There are over 700,000 unborn children in the United States annually so I believe now is the time we stop avoiding the topic and look at the facts leading to this increasing
For some, abortion is a touchy subject like politics and religion. In America, abortion has always been a controversial topic of discussion. The Supreme Court in the case Roe vs Wade case set the way of guidelines and the right for women to have an abortion if she chooses. In 2015 abortions is still an ongoing debate amongst religious groups, politicians and normal citizens. People that are for the rights of women to abort are often criticized and ridiculed for standing up for their personal beliefs. There are people who have conditioned their minds to think that women should not be allowed to have abortions if she was not raped or a result of incest, which I strongly disagree with that type of thinking. However, it is the law of the land, it is a women’s right to choose and she has to live with the psychological effects of her choice.
Abortion has always been deemed negatively by the majority of society because of people’s religious affiliation, personal attitudes and political views. The first major Supreme Court decision regarding abortion is known as Roe vs. Wade, which struck down the decision to criminalize abortions and that these women have a right and mental right to chose abortion (Gibson, 2008). This helped with women’s rights in the late 20th century, which was a leap in the right direction for women. Attitudes regarding abortion have also impacted the way individuals represent their opinions regarding the topic. Hess and Rueb (2005) stated, “public attitudes towards abortion have long been an issue in American political debates”. Hess and Rueb (2005) also go into detail to find what affects these attitudes and what their attitudes about specific circumstances are based off of. Abortion is debating by a feminist and a non-feminist that Suzanne Gibson (2004) describes that abortion is more than simply a “women’s right to choose”. These three themes identify and connect with each another in different
I decided to do my Rhetorical Analysis on an article I found called "Abortion in the American Context" written by John T. Noonar, Jr. Noonar explains in this article that abortion is still a main issue and it still exists in America. He expresses his opinion on abortion and he agree that abortion has become a really big issue in America and that we need to fix it and deal it with care. As I continue to read the article he expresses and uses effective Rhetorical analysis to make us agree upon his statement.
Don Marquis, on the other side of the abortion debate begins his essay “Why abortion is immoral” through the frustration of little support being given to the thought. This essay was writen to show the falsified belief that an anti-abortion stance is nothing other than irrational religious dogma or a conclusion generated by a seriously confused philosophical argument. The argument is set forth throughout that abortion is, except in rare cases, seriously immoral. This essay sets forth the belief that abortion is in the same category as killing an innocent adult human being. this reading fails to provide any argument for the “hotly debated” abortion circumstances such as : abortion before implantation, abortion due to
The Inviolability of human life is something that essentially all people hold to be true, whereas in the case of abortion the waters become muddied and discussion turns from peaceful conference too hateful rhetoric. Judith Thomson, in her paper A Defense of Abortion, allows for some leeway in order for a form of discussion to commence. Breaking down her opposition’s main talking points and allowing for one of the highly contingent positions to be true is the style in which she attempts to dismantle their arguments. She does this so that even with the allowance that a fetus is a person from the moment of conception that fact does not give her oppositions argument any more validity. I believe Miss Thomson manufactures a compelling but ultimately flawed case and therefore her argument should not be held as valid.
Did you know that in the United States an abortion occurs every 25 seconds? This equates to 137 abortions per hour or 3,300 abortions every day, which is more that 1.3 million abortions every year! Abortion has always been a controversial topic and even more so since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. Most people have very strong opinions about abortion and inadvertently form their opinions without knowing all of the facts. Abortion should be abolished because it is killing innocent human beings, causes health risks in women, and defies the religious and ethical standards of our country.
Abortion has become increasingly common in America, even though many people such as antiabortionists are against it. The contradicting views concerning abortion are disparate and continual. Republicans’ and Democrats go head-to-head in heated debates over the topic of abortion. Arguments regarding anti-abortion and pro-abortion are addressed in two different perspectives, which “generally boils down to the question of whether the individual wants to see abortion banned” (Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice. (n.d.). The topic of abortion can be very touchy and controversial for many people to talk about. The supporting and opposing arguments regarding abortion must be explained in order to determine if it is humane or inhumane. Abortion on the other hand
Abortion has been a heated topic over the years, and one of the most controversial subjects in today’s political debates. In his article “Planned Parenthood Means Fewer Abortions,” Michael Spector employs a variety of different literary devices in order to create his rhetorical appeal and grant his own insight into the subject. He uses a combination of allusion, hyperbole, rhetorical questions, and anecdotes to create the desired tone throughout the writing, thus forming a logical stance on a usually emotionally biased debate.
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..
Abortion, one of the most quarrelsome issues in America, is discussed daily in thorough detail. Although an abortion deals with women’s own bodies, health, and futures, women should not be allowed to regulate who survives and who dies. America’s president-elect genuinely deems that Roe v. Wade, which allows women to make their own intimate decision, should be repealed. Furthermore, at a campaign event in Wisconsin, Donald Trump stated that women who seek abortion should be subject to “some form of punishment” (Flegenheimer, et al.). While this New York Times article is heavily biased, Trump was highly criticized for the rhetoric he used at his campaign event. Americans must fathom what Trump is faithfully preaching; Trump is discoursing any
...point as well. The essay knows that before a woman is pregnant, that even being willing to have sex she is taking a chance. Health wise, society does not hold a concern to how abortion emotionally and physically damages a person, their only reasoning given to what causes their pain after abortion is guilt, which seems to be stereotypical. The case of Roe v. wade holds a logical point by being optional to consider abortion, and if so, will only be safely done through the first trimester of pregnancy to avoid, health issues. My perspective to oppose abortion is similarly relative on the analysis of health reasoning, but my views are also opinionated by the environment I grew upon by. Each abortion guideline is openly acceptable to live by, but the moral of the perspectives carries on what our society as a free citizen lies between: healthcare and freedom of speech.
One of the most controversial issues in this day and age is the stance people take on abortion. The two main positions that people take are either of pro-choice or pro-life; both sides, although polar opposites, tend to refer to both the issue of morality and logical rationale. The pro-life side of the debate believes that abortion is an utterly immoral practice that should be abolished. On the contrary, abortion should remain a legal procedure because it is a reproductive right; its eradication would not only take away the pregnant person’s autonomy, but would also put more children in financially unstable homes and the adoption system, and would cause an increase in potentially fatal, unsafe abortions.
Abortion is a voluminous topic today all around the world. Differing viewpoints on abortion are recognized in politics, religion, and throughout the general population. There is a small amount of people who are nonchalant on the subject. Women have abortions for many different reasons and according to certain groups these reasons are either justified or not. Everyone tends to have their own articulated opinion, and many vocalize tenaciously what they believe. Pro-life individuals along with religion are sanguine that abortion is ethically and morally erroneous. Whereas those who are pro-choice say that abortion is inconsequential and the mother’s choice is more important than the fetus. Reasons to not get an abortion include risks involved in receiving an abortion. In some cases death can occur. However, there are other alternatives to abortion. For example, raising the child and adoption.
A 52% of women getting abortions performed on them are younger than 25 years old and 19% are teenagers. The abortion rate is highest for those women aged 18 to 19 (56 per 1,000 in 1992 pregnancy centers.org).the reasons for this alarming rate are various and vary from person to person. But the most common decision to have an abortion is to postpone childbearing. This decision is mostly picked by the older group of women in this statistic. Another alarming fact is that a percentage of women are been pressured into abortion. Either by peers or by them realizing that they could no longer do the things they did before they became pregnant and that is when they encounter a struggle with their values. Since there is also a considerate percentage of teenage girls having abortions they are at high risk for developing serious emotional and psychological problems following abortion. Such as the impact abortion can have on a minor's emotional health, physical health, fertility, and future pregnancies. All these factors can play an important role in the future of that teenager. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the Roe v. Wade case which in 1973, the Supreme Court decided the case of Roe v. Wade, and made abortion legal for the first time in the United States. This decision allowed women the choice to decide if they are going to terminate a pregnancy, and it allowed women the right to get a safe and legal abortion. From 1880 to 1973 abortions were illegal, and many women were having illegal and very unsafe abortions-often causing permanent damage to their reproductive organs or sometimes even death from i bleeding or infections. Since the decision was handed down by the Supreme Court, women's access to abortion ha...