Abortion Issues: Right to Life

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Abortion is the “deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” Under the Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973 (Linton, 2012, p. 181). “Right to life” is simply that human being has the right to live and should not be killed by another human being. Human pregnancy contains a fetus which is a life of a child. Is abortion a way of killing someone? Having an unwanted pregnancy is completely understandable, but terminating a fetus is a wrongful thing to do. “Right to Life” should be respected and valued when considering an unborn fetus.
Having an abortion is against the “Right to Life.” In the journal, The Rise of DIY Abortions published in 2012, Jennie Linn McCormack took pills to end her pregnancy and hid the fetus under her bed (Calhoun, 2012, p. 1). After a while, McCormack finally confided in a friend because she did not feel right to throw the fetus away. As a result, this news had gone to the police. Two police officers showed up at McCormack’s house, and they discovered her baby in a parcel. Several months later, in May 2011, McCormack was charged by the Bannock County Prosecutors’ office under 1973’s Idaho Code 18-606, which makes it a felony for a woman to have an abortion in a manner not sanctioned by the state and carries a possible prison sentence of up to five years (Calhoun, 2012, p. 2). This case shows that the “Right to Life” is being protected by imprisoning McCormack.
Terminating an unborn fetus is violating the “Right to Life,” which results in consequences. In the case study, Practice of Illegal Abortion in India: With Reference to a Case Report published in 2013, a 40 year old married woman...

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... Life” should be protected for all human beings.

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Patra, A. P., Rayamane, A. P., Shaha, K. K., Kundargi, P. A., Mohanty, M. K., & Das, S. (2013). Practice of Illegal Abortion in India: With Reference to a Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, 6(4), 203-209.
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