Abortion now a days has been increasing over the world. This is caused by economic and social factors. What is abortion? Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. This is the removal of a fetus before it’s viable. This process is done before the fetus is 25 weeks old. It can be spontaneous or abortion induced. Abortion is legal in developing countries, but in most developing countries do not permit abortion. Further more, abortion causes over 70,000 maternal deaths world wide. Abortion in the past was done with crude tools like sharpened and cause physical trauma. Now since there are new medical advances abortion is now done with medication or surgical procedures. Developing and undeveloped countries haven’t legalized abortion. Both mother and child birth complications has been one of the major causes of deaths over the world. Since the advances of the 21st century maternal death has decreased. This is causes by family planning and also contraceptives.
Abortion is caused by social, religious and economic factors. 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. Also because, of these young girls abort they will be sure of
having a better education. As an example, in Africa a young girl being pregnant meant that they would have to marry right away. There are two methods of abortion. The first ...
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...is considered murered and not the other, the fetus should have a right when it comes to both situations. A crmininal shouldn’t get away with the murder of a bay, just like a selfish woman should not get away with terminating her pregnancy because, the baby never got the chance to defend itself. Fetal homocide laws are still very debatable because it shoes how the relevance of the fetus life is based nothing but on its circumstances. as stated in a “Public Opinion on Abortions” sidebar in 1995 from Facts on File News Services, in some cases, people believe abortions are okay and the mother’s choice, while in others they are wrong and immoral. Providing the opinions of when life begins is based on circumstances.
Pro-life and pro-choice supporters do not see the concerning affects an abortion has on the mother. The argument when it comes to both sides are clear.
There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining if abortion is morally permissible, or wrong including; sentience of the fetus, the fetuses right to life, the difference between adult human beings and fetuses, the autonomy of the pregnant woman, and the legality of abortion. Don Marquis argues that abortion is always morally wrong, excluding cases in which the woman is threatened by pregnancy, or abortion after rape, because fetuses have a valuable future. Mary Anne Warren contends that late term abortions are morally permissible because birth is the most significant event for a fetus, and a woman’s autonomy should never be suspended.
There is no excuse to killing an innocent child and abortion is giving people an excuse. Before a child even has the chance to be born and live, their life is taken away because of the mothers decision. There are so many alternatives to abortion. When a woman doesn’t want to keep her baby or does’t have the ability to take care of it, abortion shouldn 't be the first option taken. There are many options out there to be taken like “Abortion alternative clinics [that] offer services such as adoption referrals, free pregnancy testing, crisis pregnancy counseling, post-abortion counseling, and homes for pregnant women” (Chittom & Newton, 2015). With that many options to choose from, why would a woman choose to take the abortion route? When the abortion is in consideration, many women admitted they were not fully educated on the topic. Chittom and Newton (2015) wrote: “these heart wrenching stories describe the violent reactions these women have had to seeing images similar to what they had done in the process of killing their own babies”. After the abortion process was over, many women were shocked and mortified at how the abortion was preformed. For many, only guilt and sorrow remain since the damage was already done. Flat out plain and simple, abortion is not the right route to take. It kills and innocent baby and puts the mother’s life at risk
Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth; it causes the termination of the embryo or fetus inside the women. There are two different types of abortion, a spontaneous abortion, which is also known as a miscarriage, and an induced abortion, where the embryo or fetus is purposely removed from the women’s body. The topic of induced abortion has been widely debated for hundreds of years. The issue of abortion was argued way back in the time of the ancient Hebrews. In the United States it became illegal around the mid 1800’s and not until the 1960’s was the argument for the right to abort brought back to the table. In 1973, the Supreme Court case “Roe vs. Wade” made abortion legal. The case stated that abortion was legal in the first trimester (three months) of pregnancy (O’Brien par. 17). Since that day over 30 years ago, there have been many cases in which abortion has been disputed. Congress has passed many laws restricting abortion rights, including in cases such as Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services and Stenberg v. Carhart (O’Brien par. 18). There are many other cases like these and each time is seems more likely that a woman’s right to choose could be overturned (“Reproductive Rights” 26). There are many different ranges of beliefs about the morality of abortion, whether or not one should have an abortion, and under what conditions the termination of pregnancy is acceptable. Many argue at what point in the process of pregnancy a human person comes into existence. People disagree about whether anything from an ovum to a fetus is a form of human life. No person knows this information, but it is debated among the two major sides on this issue. The first side are those that believe abortion should be forb...
Thou shalt not kill; one-tenth of what may arguably be the most famous guidelines of morality in the western culture, and also the main driving force for pro-life advocates. The argument supporting their beliefs typically starts with the premises that a fetus is a person, and to destroy or to kill a person is unethical. Therefore abortion, the premeditated destruction of a human being, is murder, and consequently unethical. I deny the fact that the fetus, what I will refer to as an embryo up to 22 weeks old, has the right to live. The opposing argument is invalid because a fetus, although perhaps a part of human species, is not formally a person. This leaves it simply to be a part of the woman?s body, whose fate lies solely in the hands of the pregnant woman alone, no different from a tumor she might have. By proving this, the abortion debate then becomes an issue of women?s rights, something that is most controversial indeed. Furthermore, it is fair to question the credibility of many people against abortion because of obvious contradictions in the logic of their belief systems. The fact that this debate is relevant in modern society is ludicrous since there is a simple and plausible solution to this problem that could potentially end the debate for good, leaving both sides satisfied.
There are many reasons why people choose to get an abortion. Most of the time parenthood is not planned and the proper precautions to not having a child are not taken. The parents feel that they are not emotionally or financially stable to bring a baby into this world. Another reasons could be that they have been raped or that the father chose to not want to be in her life anymore and the mother cannot take of a baby by herself. Bringing a child into this world unprepared is not really the best idea so many people resort to abortion. Some chose to get abortions because they find out that there is a medical problem wrong with the baby causing it to not have a regular life.
A mother kills her baby because it is unwanted, yet she is not charged with murder. Is this right? Believe it or not, this has happened more than twenty million times in the past twenty years. The problem is that they have been killed legally because of abortion. If a doctor killed a baby one minute after it was born, he would be charged with murder. But if he were to kill a baby one minute before it was born, and a minute before that and so on, they would not be considered a murderer. At what minute can one consider a life worthless and the next precious?
One of the biggest issue of abortion goes back to the controversial question of when human life actually begins. Many people will often argue that a fetus is a living being from the moment of conception and feel that it deserves the same legal protections as an adult, therefore making it immoral to kill it. Just like in our court system, we would not put an innocent person on death penalty. The fetus has done nothing wrong and has the right to live. As the editor of Christianity Today wrote, "abortion is one of those monumental issues of justice that comes along once in a lifetime. It is violence against children, a hideous act of poisoning or dismembering tiny bodies, then dumping them in a landfill or garbage disposal." On the other hand, those who are for abortion say that a fetus is only a "potential human being." The advocates for legal abortions want the mother to choose whether she keeps the baby or kills it, and the rights of a mother supersede the rights of a baby. John M. Sw...
The topic of abortion allows women to take back control of their lives. Because of Roe vs. Wade, abortion is legal and can be performed in the United States to a consenting adult or to a minor with parental approval or sometimes without it. Many individuals get abortions because they have other responsibilities that may be more important at the moment than caring for a child when they are not ready.
...vacy, bodily integrity, and self-determination until the child is brought forth from the woman 's body” (ACLU). Until a fetus is brought forth from a woman’s body it is only a potential person, and thus has no rights whatsoever.
Abortion is the “ending of a pregnancy before the fetus (unborn child) can live independently outside the mother” (Brown, 2013). Abortion is raised as an issue in many countries across the world if it should be legalized or not. In Canada, abortion is legal with no restrictions (Arthur, 1999). According to the Center of Reproductive Rights, 60% of the world’s population lives in countries where abortion is allowed or accepted by some reason and 26% of the world’s population lives where abortion is not accepted (Reproductive rights, 1992). Abortion raises many questions about the rights of a woman, the father, the fetus, moral ethics and sexuality. Everyone has different views regarding abortion whether they are looking from the point view from the society, culture, or as a human being. Abortion should not be legalized because it is taking away a life of a human being. Mahatma Gandi stated ““[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” ( ). The question arises if murder is illegal then why is abortion not illegal? Abortion not only removes pregnancy, but it
Abortion is one of America’s most controversial subjects. The participants in this debate have fixed beliefs on the matter at hand. On one side of the debate are people who believe in pro- choice. They argue that choice of a woman is more important than an unborn fetus. They point out that an unborn child is not on the same level of importance as the mother. Also, the pro-life group declares that choice is the sole purpose behind their argument. They believe that if a woman cannot chose to abolish a pregnancy, then she looses one of her basic human rights. The other side of the debate is the pro-life group. Their main concern is that the fetus is a person; therefore, having the same human rights as the mother. As a result, when states pass laws that enable abortions, these states are legalizing murder. When considering an individual’s ethics and values, killing is morally wrong. Therefore, the termination of unborn children is wrong, as well. Abortion, the unethical expulsion of an embryo or fetus, in order to purposely end a pregnancy, should be forbidden because human life begins at conception, economics is not a justification for abortion, and an unwanted child does not justify abortion.
Secondly, The health of the mother, body of physical disorders of the body. The major reason that abortion should not be banned is for preventing transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from mother to infant during pregnancy “reduce maternal morbidity and mortality” (Rudolph Gurtovnik, 2008, p.28) it is the big problem that the government has to solve and spent a lot of budget to treat all of these people. Some women feel that they have not the economic resources to take care a HIV child. A HIV status may also the cause women to reject their pregnancy. Some women need to restrict their incomes for accessing on a meditation and treatment to family members’ HIV infection. On the other hands, a pregnancy woman also has a negative impact to her health HIV women access abortion because they intentionally choose not to have a child and also fear that their pregnancy would lead to both mother and child poor health and death.
There are thousands of women in the world make the mistake of getting pregnant. Yes, there are forms of contraception but they are not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. Approximately 1.4 million abortion procedures are done each year in the United States, with 30% of those women being younger than forty-five years old (ProCon). Without abortion, there would be an abundance of children who are brought into the world unwanted and not being able to have the essentials they need to go through life successfully. The most difficult responsibility a woman would have to go through is finances. 85% of women who wish to have an abortion are unmarried and have to support the child alone (“Abortion Procedures”). Abortion can save a woman from going through financial distress when she is aware that she is not financially stable. Teen pregnancy is common in the world and they are not at a point in life where taking care of someone else, other than themselves, is possible to do alone. Thirty-nine states allow minors to go through the abortion procedure with parent consent (“Abortion Procedures”). All fifty states should allow this because if teens could not receive that choice, then they would have to carry an unwanted baby that they could not take care of after giving birth. Most abortion procedures are during the first trimester (Lowen). During the first weeks of pregnancy the development of the fetus is a gather of cells, therefore killing cells is not killing an actual person so abortion should not be considered murder.
Abortions have always been a very controversial topic. Over the years we continue to fight for or against it. One can say that is one of the most talked and argued topic in the United States. An abortion is when a woman terminates her pregnancy before the fetus is viable using various of methods. Some argue that abortions should be illegal and considered murder, while others, from a religious point of view, say that no one has the right to take away the life of a person, in this case the fetus. However, others insist, that abortions are a basic women’s right.