Abortion is Seriously Wrong Many clinics provide abortion services for women with unplanned or uncontrollable pregnancies. Some women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy rather than an uncontrollable one. Unplanned in fact that a contraceptive failed, or may not have been easily accessible: uncontrolled in the sense of factors being greater than limited contraception. Abortion has been performed in many clinics as a treatment for unfit or unhealthy women, and for women who may have been molested or raped. Abortion shouldn’t be used as a form of contraception, nor should women’s lives be sacrificed to bear an infant before morally ready to commit.
The United States government has regulated laws which had opposed the woman’s right to an abortion. In the Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade in 1973, the decision to make abortion legal came in effect. Before Roe, many pregnant women were forced to weigh their option in respect for the law against their positivism that they were not ready to be mothers. Many women chose to break the law, putting their lives and health at risk, and decided to get unsafe illegal abortions or what was known as “back alley abortions”. Over 70 thousand maternal deaths occur every year because of unsafe abortions.
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.
“We 're always going to argue about abortion. It 's a hard choice and it 's controversial, and that 's why I 'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.”(Hillary Clinton). An abortion will happen when an embryo or fetus is expelled from the woman 's body. An abortion is between the week sixteenth and the twentieth week of pregnancy. Abortions did not come about until the 1800s, they stayed until the 1960s through the 1970s.In many other countries, it was safe to do an abortion on a woman, but since the United States still did not allow them women were still going through with the abortion unsafely.
If legal abortion is not accessible, it will not make abortions altogether stop. Many of those opposed to abortion believe that lessening access to legal abortions will cause abortions to stop, but abortion has and will always exist, even if it is illegal; on the street, in back rooms, with coat hangers and under unsanitary conditions (Haugland). Women would turn to unsafe and untrained abortions if legal abortion is not attainable and will place her life in danger (“Abortion”). Consequently, 110,000 women die each year from such illegal abortions and six times as many suffer injury, according to World Health Organization. Today, because of the inaccessibility of safe, legal abortion, some women are resorting to illegal and self-abortions to terminate an unwanted pregnancy (Fried).
Abortion has been one of the biggest controversies of all time. Many people believe it is immoral and even consider it to be murder. The definition of abortion is; “The termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to being capable of normal growth.” 1 These pro-life believers do not support the idea of induced abortion and believe it should be illegal. Many of these supporters do not know that if abortion were illegal they would still be performed, unfortunately by an uneducated staffs. Over 70 thousand maternal deaths occur every year because of unsafe abortions1.
Dangers of Abortion in Angus McLaren's Article 'Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors and Abortion' Angus McLaren, author of “Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors, and Abortion” demonstrates the life of an abortionist in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. McLaren explains a series of affairs in detail with many different abortionists. Since abortion was illegal at the time, many women consulted midwives, or took the procedure of abortion among themselves, this at times resulted in their death. The articles purpose is to use legal sources to explore the decision to abort while the state, and the professions took a serious interest in the fertility control decisions of women. What is being argued is the fate of women burdened with unwanted pregnancies whose well-being was placed at risk by the law.
Abortion has been a hot topic of debate for many decades and will continue to be controversial because no one will ever agree on a common ground. Women have abortions for various reasons. The number one reason why a woman would have an abortion is because they feel as though they are not emotionally or financially ready for the responsibility of raising a child. Many people would argue that abortion should be illegal. Aborting a fetus in their eyes is considered murder.
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. Up until the early 1970s, it was illegal to have an abortion. Despite this law, women still took unsafe actions in order to cause a miscarriage or death to the fetus. According to a study published in 2009 by Iqbal Shah and Elisabeth Ahman, graduates with a PhD and MA, unsafe abortions cause 47,000 deaths and 5 million hospital admissions a year. OBOS Abortion Contributors reveals that some of the actions taken to self-abort a baby include “inserting knitted needles or coat hangers into the vagina or uterus, douching with dangerous
Abortion: A Woman’s Choice Abortion, defined as the intentional termination of a pregnancy, is one of the most highly debated liberties of all time. Approximately one to three million abortions are performed each year. Women receive abortions for reasons such as rape, teen pregnancy, and health concerns. Unfortunately, it is a liberty that some still wish to eradicate due to religious beliefs and misconceptions. Abortion should remain a legal option for women because illegal abortions result in far more fatalities, religion does not serve as grounds for a law, and most importantly, there is no conclusive evidence that a fetus is equal to a human being.