Imagine you just found out you are pregnant. Your parents or boyfriend threaten to leave you if you don’t get rid of the fetus. But you have done your research and know the potential complications. What do you do? Do you have the baby? Do you give it up for adoption? Do you have an abortion? This might not be your story but it is the story of many women in Tennessee. Girls and women struggle with this decision daily. Actually, “3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old” (“Abortion Information”). [List] “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Uterine Perforation, Placenta Previa, Pre-term Delivers, Handicapped Newborns, Ectopic Pregnancy, Cancer, and Death” (“Abortion Risks: A List of Major”)-These side …show more content…
These complication can be devastating for a woman who is now having a child. Placenta Previa is when the placenta partly or fully covers the opening of the cervix (“Placenta Previa”). The most common symptom is painless bleeding (Cunningham et al. 801). Placenta Previa can result in hemorrhage and preterm labor (“Placenta Previa”). Your chances of Placenta Previa increase 7-15 fold after you obtain an abortion (“Abortion Risks”).
Preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks gestation (“Preterm Birth”). Babies born due to preterm labor are called premature (“Preterm Birth”). You know you are going into preterm labor when you have contractions with cervix dilation (Cunningham et al. 842). Many problems result from preterm birth. The baby could have “breathing problems, feeding difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, vision problems, and hearing impairment” (“Preterm Birth”). You are 2 times more likely to have premature children after you have an abortion (“Abortion …show more content…
One in every thirty-three babies is born with a handicap (“Data & Statistics”). The test for birth defects can be done during pregnancy or after the infant is born (“Data and Statistics”). In 2004-2005, the CDC counted 21 diseases as major birth defects (“Data and Statistics”). The list includes: “Central nervous system defects, Eye defects, Cardiovascular defects, Orofacial defects, Gastrointestinal defects, Musculoskeletal defects, and Chromosomal anomalies” (“Data and Statistics”). 20% of infant deaths are caused by birth defects making it the leading cause of all infant deaths (“Data & Statistics”). These defects can happen as a result of a failed abortion or during a pregnancy after an
Abortion is very cruel to the baby and even harms the mother. It is murder!There are many different procedures for abortions, all gruesome and pain inflicting on the baby. Suction Aspiration (vacuum curettage) makes up for 98% of first trimester abortions. The cervix is first dilated. Then a suction tube with a sharp cutting edge is inserted which rips the baby to pieces. It then sucks out all the remains.
Pregnant women have to be careful while pregnant. They have to watch out for various speed bumps. There are tons of toxins that can hurt the baby in the womb. The mother is responsible for most of these, after all she is the one who is carrying the baby. Many of these factors can result in death. It is really sad that it has to end that way some of the time. The worst toxins for a baby to encounter while in the mother’s uterus are different types of drugs and alcohol. Those two things can could serious problems for the infant once it gets into their system. They enter into the baby’s bloodstream from the mother, and cause problems from there on out.
The cause of premature birth is often unknown. Any pregnant woman could experience preterm labor. Some women are at a higher risk for experiencing preterm labor. One known risk factor is having a previous preterm birth. Carrying more than one baby, such as twins, triplets, or more, is a risk factor for premature birth. Problems with the uterus or cervix can cause a woman to have a premature birth. African-American women are approximately fifty percent more likely to have a premature baby compared to Caucasian women. Chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and blood clotting disorders are also risk factors for premature births. Certain infections, cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or illicit drug use during pregnancy can cause a woman to deliver a baby preterm. Women who are underweight and overweight before becoming pregnant are also at a risk for not carrying a baby full term (Siega, Adair, & Hoebl, 1996). Sometimes doctors need to deliver a baby before full term because of concerns for the mother’s health, as well as the baby’s health. ...
How would you feel if someone took away your ability to live? How would you feel if you were never given the chance to come into the world and contribute to the human race? These are some of the questions an individual needs to ask when considering having abortion. Abortion, in my opinion, is immoral and unjust simply because it is murder. A brutal murder of a being who has not even seen the world and a huge injustice to a helpless fetus who might have been the next Einstein, President, or the person who would find a cure to cancer. Morality says that every person has the right not to be unjustly killed. Hence, this right also apply to any unborn child. The thought of an individual killing his/her own unborn child is always lurking in the back of my mind because it’s hard to assert the harm being caused by the unborn child to the mother or to the society in general. If we say abortion is morally right, then we are against procreation and procreation is one of the major contributions of a human being to his or her society and the world at large. The act of procreation is one of the most beautiful things in the world. To make a human being, being able to watch that kid grow into an adult and actually be responsible to the society, should be a very fulfilling experience for any mother. I hereby oppose the principle of paternalism because I don’t believe it is moral to take away or destroy the life of an unborn child to save the life of the mother because there is no harm caused by the unborn child but I support the harm principle because abortion in general, causes harm to the unborn child, his future, the mother and the society. Therefore, I subscribe to Don Marquis view on Abortion in his article “Why abortion is immoral”.
The right to choose, right to pursue and right of speech has been a natural right our founding fathers have strived to preserve since the day it was violated. Though, the right they fought to preserve only benefited if thou were a white male, we slowly have come to include the rest of our population regardless of sex or of racial orientation. Women, in particular, have come a long way since their debut in World War II and continue to dismantle the misogynistic traditions we have deeply ingrained into our society. However, women are facing another obstacle: the right to abort an unwanted child. The controversial topic of abortion has been touched upon by politicians, religious groups and the women themselves and although it has been marked
Abortion has been a huge issue in the United States ever since Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade was a supreme court case that allowed women to have an abortion because it was a woman 's right to her own privacy. After this supreme court case, they made restriction on abortion. According to Abortion Procedures During First, Second and Third Trimester (2016) , in some states women can’t have an abortion after her third trimester or when the baby can survive outside the womb. Even though we have restrictions towards abortion the amount of babies aborted are very high. According to Jones and Kooistra (2011), in the United States twenty-three out of one hundred pregnant women choose to have an abortion rather than to keep the baby. Abortions have become more and more common. We have become insensitive toward abortion and
Lauren got pregnant when she was in senior year with her boyfriend of two years. All her friends told her the preeminent option was abortion so she could carry on with her life and get a fresh start. She had no idea what she was gonna do. She had stringent parents who would not be thrilled about her recent choices. Lauren finally decided to keep the baby and let the baby live the life she created. Her and her boyfriend stayed together for twenty two years after that and they had two more beautiful children they could not be prouder of. The baby she decided to keep is now in the military and protects this country everyday. If it was not for Lauren keeping the child this country would not have that one military soldier fighting for what we want.
In the United States one in eight births are preterm (“Funding for Premature Related Research”).Premature means that the baby is born early, which is any baby born before thirty-seven weeks but health problems are usually only a problem for babies born before thirty-four weeks (“Funding for Premature Related Research”). Premature births are the leading cause for neonatal deaths and half of all premature births have no known causes (Lynch and Dezen). Babies who survive prematurity face multiple health problems including cerebral disease, vision and hearing loss, mental retardation, and lung problems (Lees, Reynolds,andMcCartan). Obviously with so many premature babies being born today, with so many unknown neonatal deaths in premature babies, and with all of the health problems for premature babies, there is a problem that must be addressed.The government needs to further fund research for the care and prevention of premature babies to prevent unnecessary death and health problems, cut costs in the long run, put previous findings into effect and reduce parental stress.
Abortion is one of the most controversial topic in the United States at the moment. Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life. Pro-life supporters believe that abortion is murder and No one should be able to decide whether who lives or dies. While pro- choice supporters believe that a woman has the choice on whether she want to give birth or not .If a woman is rape; a pro-life supporter believes that abortion is wrong with no exceptions including rape or if the mother’s life is endangered: the child’s right to life outweighs the mother’s right to her body. How can we claim to be the land of freedom, yet our government is constantly restricting abortions laws throughout the United States. Woman should have the freedom to have an abortion without the government interference.
Some people view it as murder while others see it as an alternate way of birth control. A popular debate in today’s society concerns whether abortion is the termination of the life of a fetus, or rather a way to terminate a pregnancy. Abortion is a voluntary medical procedure in which the embryo or fetus is removed from the uterus to terminate a pregnancy. The thought of abortion has gotten very popular among young adults over the last few decades and have caused many different opinions to rise, this seems to be caused by the evolution of technology in science making abortion cheaper and much safer. However, in the 1800s this was not the case, abortion was banned in Canada, as a result, illegal operations were popular, and in some cases death
Abortion has been a controversial topic in the U.S ever since it became legal in 1973 after the Roe v. Wade case. Abortion is defined as the, “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” Pro-life supporters believe that abortion is unethical and argue that it is the mother’s responsibility to own up to her actions. They also argue that there is always the option of adoption, and that abortion could be very dangerous. I am pro-life and believe that the government doesn’t have the right to decide what a woman can or can’t do with her body.
Abortion was legally being done since 1880 in the United States. During that time, many states have started to ban abortion. Even though abortion was illegal in many places, it was still being practiced. Many by licensed physicians. They “risked losing their license to perform the abortions”. Even though abortion was illegal in most states, women all over the United States were getting abortion illegally. Some even performed self-abortions with “hanger and needles”. “Also many women would go to other countries and get an abortion”. Many felt the banning abortions was a way to limit women’s rights which led to many court cases. (ourbodiesourselves.org)
(London,Ladewig, Ball, Bindler, & Cowen, 2011).The most common form of fetal death is a miscarriage which usually occurs early in the pregnancy up to the first 20 weeks of gestation.The main sign of a miscarriage or fetal death is vaginal bleeding sometimes accompanied by abdominal pain (Calleja-Agius, 2008). Maternal or fetal conditions can cause a risk for the death of a fetus. Obesity, maternal age of 35 years or older, African American race, infections, inadequate prenatal care, smoking, drug and alcohol use are some maternal conditions that put a fetus at risk for demise.
Women should have the right to decide whether or not they would like to have an abortion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines abortion as; “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” The idea of a woman’s right to have an abortion being taken away is merely incomprehensible.