Abortion is one of the most controversial and highly debatable issues in the United States today. This hot topic has put both the supporting and opposing sides in an uproar to defend their positions. In abortion, a fetus is deliberately terminated from the woman’s womb. Though there are several different methods of abortion, they all aim to rid of the potential child. When carefully reading descriptions of the techniques to abort a fetus, one does not shrug it off their shoulders and write it off as morally acceptable.
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.
While “pro-choice” supporters continually argue for a woman’s right to choose, to have authority over her own body, “pro-life” goes against this argument with the rights of the fetus. Abortion has been around for centuries. In the 1800’s, abortions in the U.S. became illegal. The lack of surgeries, procedures and medical education caused abortions to be very dangerous. As medical improvements were made, women still had to rely on back alley abortions which usually resulted in the harm of thousands of women, some even include death.
Abortion is a practice that many find immoral. This medical procedure allows a woman to terminate a pregnancy within the first few weeks. This issue has caused an uproar from both sides, to consider the question of the morality of the issue. While watching John Oliver, I have found some statements, made by him, explaining why abortion is important and why he is pro-choice. He claims that abortion is ok in certain circumstance, especially rape, the possibility of death, and or defects to the mother or baby.
Abortion has been one of the most talked about topics in society just about anywhere from television, magazines, whether or not it should be the right or wrong thing to do. Abortion is a very sensitive issue to discuss, because of its nature. Many people have said that abortion is a very bad thing to do and it should not even be choice whether or not to abort a living fetus. People think that abortion is committing murder as it is killing the human fetus. However, others feel that a woman should have a voice and have the right to choose to keep the child or not and that it is not murder until the baby is born.
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. Abortion is not only a dangerous procedure for women to endure, however it is also unethical to abort a child. Abortion is immoral because life begins at conception, people need to live with the consequences and not take the easy way out, and there are other available options. Life begins at conception which occurs up to three days after sex depending on when the girl ovulates. At this point in the pregnancy cycle the fetus already has DNA, genes, and alleles.
Legalizing abortion has become one of our nation most controversial issues.” Rather than putting an end to the debate over legalized abortion, the decision in Roe v. Wade stimulated a long-term counterattack from what is now loosely termed the ‘‘pro-life movement.’’ The importance of abortion in political affairs has risen and fallen over time, depending on the prevailing political culture.” (Jacoby 1). Opponents of abortion believe that a fetus is a living thing the moment of conception there for abortions are inhuman. They have a righ... ... middle of paper ... ...Jacoby 28). Abortion is not as harmful as its opponents claim it to be. Instead of viewing abortion as "murder," society as a whole must consider abortion as a necessary alternative, for women who have to bare the trauma of rape and incest.
Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to being capable of normal growth. Abortion has been one of the biggest controversies of all time. There are those who believe it is immoral and consider it to be murder. These pro-life supporters do not know that if abortion were illegal they would still be performed, unfortunately by an uneducated staff. Unsafe abortions are responsible for the deaths of 78, 000 woman each year.
Before discussing the implications of this new bill, it is important to first analyze the most problematic aspect of abortion: its hazardous effects on the mothers’ healths. Many women, regardless of age, take pills or get surgeries to remove their babies, from which they can suffer from numerous biological health problems. Studies have shown that abortion surgeries are not to be trusted. An article titled “Unsafe Abortion - a major public health problem” mentions that un... ... middle of paper ... ...ealth than the current law. Many supporters of abortion argue that abortion is a way for women to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy.
Society itself has actually encouraged government to legalize abortion. Now a days teens and even older people wouldn’t think twice when it comes to abortion. There has been several debates where the fetus isn’t alive until being born, debates like this causes peoples mind set to change. Rape is one of the most important reasons why woman abort. When a rape occur one doesn’t intend to be pregnant, and most woman don’t keep the baby since it can traumatize them for life.