An Insight on Abortion Abortion is can be defined as the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy (Dordon,2012). It is sensitive but yet popular topic that brings a lot of debate in both the government and as well as with religion and everyday life (Gauthier, 1986). Why is abortion such a controversial issue? The reason for this is because with abortion it allows a woman to put an end to their pregnancy when they want too (Korsgaard, 2013). The problem with that is when women do that they are also abolishing the life of a primitive embryo, also known as a fetus.
Today’s society is full of health concerns, unsolved, and controversial issues. Many of these can be viewed in relation to one’s moral, ethic, and religious beliefs, thus creating a society divided by opposing viewpoints. Today in the U.S., abortion is one of the most controversial discussions concerning women simply because it has been said for many years now that abortion should not be legal. Many who oppose abortion do not know what an abortion is, or even why a woman might choose to have an abortion. 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.
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.
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Today, policies regarding legal abortion in the U.S. is being debated everywhere. Many myths and misconceptions confuse this issue. A better understanding of the history of abortion in America can help provide a context for an improved policy in the future. Abortion has been widely known, practiced, and debated since ancient times. The ancient Hebrews had laws against abortion, but they permitted it in cases where the mother’s life was at risk.
First of all, abortion is a method to terminate a pregnancy by using medicine or surgery to remove the fetus from the uterus. It always has been a part of human culture since long time ago. One of the most common reasons of having abortion is because women who had children are young. Or, it is because of relationship, academic, working, financial issues. In the United States, the issue of abortion is extremely controversial that matters to not only medical field but also political and social fields.
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.