Abortion has been a method since at least ancient history. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 22 weeks of pregnancy. There are multiple ways a woman can have an abortion, however the one most commonly used is the suction abortion. The suction dismembers the baby while sucking their body parts through a tube. I feel strongly that abortion should be illegal because it can result in medical complications, psychological trauma, the fetus can feel pain, and abortion is murder. First, I feel that abortion should be illegal because it can result in medical complications and also psychological trauma. It can cause premature birth and could also cause a baby to be handicapped in future pregnancies. A woman who has had an abortion is 2.3 times more likely to get cervical, ovarian, and or liver cancer. Abortion is the cause of 47,000 woman’s death yearly. It can cause depression for at …show more content…
Yet, I have clearly shown that the fetus is a separate person with its own heart, lungs, brain, and all different body organs. The oppositions would say that it is the woman’s right to terminate her own pregnancies. Yet, in the eyes of the law two charges are filed when someone kills a woman and her fetus, so how is it her right to kill another human being? A woman doesn’t have four arms, four legs, two heads, four kidneys, two hearts, and two brains… so how is it only her body? I am strongly against abortion being legal because it can cause medical complications, psychological trauma, a fetus can feel pain, and abortion is right out murder. The oppositions can claim that it is the woman’s body, yet the fetus and the woman have different blood types, kidneys, lungs, and hearts! In conclusion, if you were in a woman’s womb, would you want to be considered just a body part that can be aborted or a future
Imagine going to jail right after getting an abortion. Imagine the government being able to tell women what they can and cannot do with their own body. Did you know it is illegal to get an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in 41 states? 1.21 million abortions happen each year. Of course, some may say that abortion is a sin, crime, or even murder, but does that mean the government should set restrictions on what women can do with their own body? Women are in control of their own bodies so the U.S. government should not put restrictions on abortion or make abortion illegal.
In conclusion, abortion should be banned in the United States. Abortion has claimed the lives of over 1.3 million unborn babies every year. It also causes many health problems to the mothers, such as life-threatening infections and other prolonged effects. A multitude of ethical and religious reasons exist to ban abortion. How would you feel if you were an unborn baby who didn’t have a say on whether you get to live or die?
Over years and years of constant, back-and-forth debate, there are many people who strongly support as well as many who strongly oppose abortion. Those who state that abortion should be legalized, a lot of the time, claim that it is the mother’s body so it then is her ultimate choice whether or not she should go through with aborting her unborn baby. In contrast, those who oppose the procedures and very idea of abortion claim it is inhumane, plain murder and that the mother can go through many consequences in undergoing the abortion procedures as well as other arguments. In an article I found off of the website Mic.com titled “Yes, I’m Pro-Abortion”, writer Lauren Rankin explains her position on the abortion controversy.
Should abortion be restricted? According to, Marco Rubio 70 -75 percent of people believe there should be some sort of restraints to be able to abort their pregnancy. Hardly anybody is pro-abortion. That said there are people that are pro-choice. While some people think that pro-abortion and pro-choice are the same, they are not. Pro-choice people believe that people have the right to choose, but they do not necessarily like abortion. Could there be a common ground for pro-life and pro-choice? There is room for compromise, but first there needs to be firm data about when the life of the baby actually begins. This needs to be proven universally and there will never be compromise unless it is medically necessary to have an abortion. Both sides
According to Don Marquis, the fetus is a person and has the right to live because it is a biological human being and a human being in a moral sense (Lewis,2013, pp. 320). A fetus is a person some may say because it possesses some of the personhood characteristics. In the woman’s womb, a fertilized sperm turns into a blastocyst after 5 days and later turns into an embryo (human fetus), which eight weeks later the fetus develops a brain, heart, and all the other body cells and tissue (Lewis, 2013, pp. 293). At that moment, the fetus is conscious and alive, because the brain is slowly functioning and is pumping blood throughout the whole body. Soon, the fetus would form into a human figure and kick the mother’s tummy, and when the mother places her hand on her tummy, the fetus stops kicking shows a communication or connection. So, it is a wrongful act to abort the fetus because it has the potential to develop into a person.
Society can influence one to change their appearance, lifestyle, and moral values. But with one person’s detailed research and in-depth analysis of a few major flaws occurring today, victims of society can have a voice in which they can scream sense back into our corrupt lifestyle in our crumbled society. By the time this essay has been read, about (number) (one child for every 2.6 seconds) innocent humans will have the opportunity of life snatched away from them in a brutal and excruciatingly painful way. Society has an amazing ability to create the impression that this process, a morally incorrect and physically harmful action, is not only acceptable but encouraged. This impression has placed enormous pressure on women who are faced with this option, and thus society must take the responsibility to unveil abortion for what it actually is, an act of murder.
The way science is portrayed now makes it more difficult to advocate that a fetus is not a human and seeing that from the moment that it is fertilized it automatically has human DNA, so the issue centers on the person’s individuality. If a human is only a person when neurologically operating as a human, so then by the same argument if you can kill a fetus then it would be acceptable to kill people who are in deep sleep, comas, or are mentally handicapped. Other arguments that are able to be brought up are by location and viability. Therefore, the only time that we can argue that a fetus can be considered a human is when it’s being concepted.
Abortion is something that has troubled our world for thousands of years. Most opposing arguments rely on the idea that a fetus is a person from conception and that we must treasure that. What makes this fetus a person? It does not really look, function, or act like a person, so can we really consider it a person? I have a hard time considering something so different from a person to be an actual person. I do not believe that the status of the fetus is all that relevant because it is quite hard to determine when a fetus becomes a person and so on. In this essay, I will argue that abortion is permissible when there is sufficient reasoning to perform one.
The “pro-choice” side emphasizes women and their rights while the pro-life side focuses on the other person involved. We can all agree that women should have control over their bodies—but it is imperative to determine whether or not a second person is involved before we can talk about women’s rights. Most pro-choices subscribe to that view, but not at all. In a column timed to coincide with Roe V. Wade’s fortieth anniversary, Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams argued that “a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.” In 1971, the moral philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson made a similar claim in “A Defense of Abortion.” She argued that abortion could still be morally permissible even if “the fetus has already become a human person well before birth,” because “the right to life consists not in the right not to be killed, but rather in the right not to be killed unjustly.” If a woman terminates the life of her own fetus in a way that can be considered just, then no one’s right to life has been violated. (Resnikoff, 2013). I completely agree with both of these ladies. If a woman has been raped and has become pregnant, then I suppose she has a justified reason to terminate her pregnancy. I also believe that if she strongly feels that
Abortion, the termination of a fetus in a women’s early days of pregnancy, can have many benefits for women and also the fetus inside of the women. Abortion has been practiced since the 1650’s, and is still being practiced today in America. Although it used to be illegal, it became legal in 1973 after the court case, Roe v. Wade. This procedure has saved many lives over the years. Abortion can be performed surgically in a clinic, or with special pills to abort the fetus. Women should have the right to an abortion because it can save her life, she might have been raped or, taken drugs that might have harmed the fetus. Also, the fetus might have a disability and there is a chance that the mother might be a teen without enough money to support her baby financially.
Abortion is unlike any other subject debated today; millions of women have aborted a child, and the loss, pain, and emotional need to justify what was done, both on the part of the mother and on the part of her loved ones. Abortion is a gut-wrenching debate that has been going on for centuries, and does not plan to cool off anytime soon. The Supreme Court case in 1973, Roe vs. Wade, placed abortion on the map for the United States. The result of the Roe vs. Wade case legalized abortion to protect women’s health, however the good intentions of the ruling opened the doors for people to take advantage of the case outcome. 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.
When deciding if abortion is morally permissible the strongest argument is that fetuses are innocent beings and killing an innocent being is morally impermissible. Any being descending from a human makes it a human, and therefore a fetus is human. As a society we see murder to be immoral especially of an innocent person. Pro-life supporters argue that abortion is equivalent murder because life starts at conception, making a fetus a living person. Supporters believe a fetus has a right to live and wants to live. Abortion goes against the fetus’ right to live and it’s potential to become a member of society. It is the mother’s duty as a parent to provide for the child the best way possible, and that does not involve abortion.
Abortion is a deliberate medical or surgical procedure that terminates a pregnancy. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion allowing women to terminate their pregnancy within the first trimester, mobilizing advocates on both sides of the issue. Since then, abortion elicits conflicting views and has divided society into different opinions and different sides. People argue that women have a constitutional right to determine what to do with their bodies. Others say that a life is a life, no matter how small. In the United States, abortion is a controversial issue because it is a broad and complex subject that touches ethical, social, and legal issues. Although others believe a woman has the right to choose what she does with her body, abortion should not be legal because there is no consensus whether a fetus is a human, and there are other alternatives than abortion.
I believe that abortion should be banned. I strongly feel that pregnant women who want to abort their child/fetus should not be allowed to. For one, should one person alone be allowed to control the fate of another? Technically, abortion is murder, since the baby is being killed purposely. Some say that in the early days or weeks of pregnancy (maybe even in the first couple months) the baby is in fact not alive; it is just a bunch of cells. However, the fetus is breathing, and obtaining nutrients from the mother before she even knows that she is pregnant. Within no time, the fetus also has human characteristics: a head, hands, legs, arms, feet, and a torso. Thus, abortion should be legalized only when murder becomes legal, because abortion is murder.