This research essay will discuss why it should be a woman’s choice to have an abortion and attempt to discuss the many reasons behind choosing an abortion. Abortions have been practiced since the days of the ancient world and are mentioned in some of the earliest medical books known (Paul, 2009). Today, society has attached a stigma to the term abortion. Many who hear of a woman having an abortion automatically assumes that she did not properly protect herself against pregnancy before having sexual intercourse and therefore, she is to blame. In many instances this is not the case.
Banning abortion, put women at a higher risk of going out and finding illegal way to have the procedure done (“Abortion Information” 1). Once abortion became illegal in the United States 1.2 million abortions were preformed illegally. Dangerous attempts have been made by women to preform their own abortion, or have them done by unskilled surgeons often with dangerous instruments and sometimes in unsanitary conditions. Serious complication from unsafe abortion included, “perforations of the uterus, retained placentas, severe bleeding, cervical wounds, and rampant infections” (Currie 17.) Abortion has become safer over the years and should be legalized in every state in the United States; abortion should also be kept private between the client and doctor.
Negative effect of abortion on women’s health he deliberate ending of a pregnancy Abortion provides the chance for the mother to be able to decide whether she has a desire to keep her unborn. This act of ending a pregnancy has become very common and it is practiced all around the world, whether or not it is legal. Many questions this act as a crime, as a/the fact of taking control over one’s right of birth is unacceptable. Many religions believe that abortion is sinful and this aspect affects the people’s views on abortion. (1) Or no need to cite?
The Limited Justification for Abortion Abortion has been one of the hottest political issues over a number of years. The issue of abortion is a huge debate between pro-lifers, people against abortion, and pro-choicers, people who support abortion. Since the Roe v. Wade court case in 1973, which legalized abortion, laws dealing with abortion have been altered in each individual state. Due to these laws, organizations such as the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Feminists for Life of America (FFL), have been created to debate the issues of abortion and stand up for what they believe. The laws in Pennsylvania and the Christian Bible have their own perspective on this “hot button” topic of abortion.
Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States . http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html. Planned Parenthood. (n.d.). Retrieved April 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/abortion-pill-medication-abortion-4354.asp Susanne Babbel, P. M. (October 2010).
Abortion Women may have an abortion for a variety of reasons, but in general they choose abortion because a pregnancy at that time is in some way wrong for them. “Abortion is the removal of a fetus from the uterus before it is mature enough to live on its own” (Kuechler 1996). When this happens spontaneously we call it a miscarriage. Induced abortion is brought about deliberately by a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. Legal abortion, carried out by trained medical practitioners, is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures.
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Abortion has been always a huge controversial debate among the past years and until now in the United states and in Oklahoma in particular. Since the US supreme court gave its decision about abortions in Roe V Wade case in 1973, Oklahoma state kept restricting abortions by putting new rules for pregnant women to follow before any procedure regarding to it. From that time the percentage of abortions done in nonhospital clinics rose from 51% in 1974 to 61% in 1976, and reached 95% in 2008 (Aksel, sarp, et al, 2013). However, there should be unlimited restrictions on abortion in Oklahoma because each woman should have complete control over her body. Woman in Oklahoma should have a complete control over her body because woman have the right to make a choice about her body, and no one have the right to force her to keep a fetus that she doesn’t want for any reason.
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It appears there are many different reasons that a woman would get an abortion. Some seem like they should not be done, but others are very understandable. Abortion is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in the United States. To be pro-choice means to want abortion to be legal and available to women. To be pro-life means to not want abortion to be legal and all babies to be born.