In this state, country, and all over the world, there are a number of controversial topics, and there are always going to be. These topics range from debating on whether to legalize certain drugs, gun control, the death penalty, and the list goes on. One very popular topic that involves potential life and death, and constantly gets debated about is abortion. The topic of whether or not abortion should be legal has been around for years, and it isn’t going away any time soon. If someone hasn 't asked , “Are you pro life or are you pro choice?”, more than likely it will. Pro life means that you don’t believe a pregnant women should have a choice whether or not to follow through with the pregnancy, they just have to. Pro choice means that …show more content…
So understanding the timeline of abortion is important to understand. Abortions are generally only electively given during the first 23 weeks of a pregnancy (Abortion, 2013). After that mark abortions are only given if there is a serious deformity to the fetus or if the mother’s life is in danger (Abortion, 2013). According to pamf.org (2013) most abortions occur within the first trimester of pregnancy, which includes weeks 1-12. During this trimester there are two different types of abortions given. If the abortion is given within the first 49 days of pregnancy, either methotrexate or mifepristone can be taken and sometimes misoprostol is also given with the one of the two (Abortion, 2013). This form of abortion results in a lot of bleeding for the mother. Then, pamf.org (2013) says that you can have a vacuum abortion up until week 12 of pregnancy. This form of abortion includes the women being put out on anesthesia and the uterine lining and their contents getting vacuumed out (Abortion, 2013). Though rare, the next type of abortion happens after week 12, and it is done with a medicine called prostaglandin (Abortion, 2013). According to pamf.org (2013) this form of abortion causes contractions that last for several hours and can be given with anesthesia. Knowing types of abortions is interesting, and essential to understand when researching the
Out of numerous controversial subjects, the topic of abortion has made its way up the list of most talked about. By medical definition, an abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus (“Abortion”). Among the controversy, two sides have formed. One side is known as pro-life and the other pro-choice. Pro-life supporters state that life beings at the moment of conception and believe that the unborn baby has the same rights as its mother. Pro-choice supporters believe that it is the woman’s right to decide what she does with her body and that pro-life supporters are against the rights of women and free choice. I personally believe
Pro Life and Abortion, has been a controversial subject ever since the case between Jane Roe and Henry Wade (Roe vs. Wade) in 1973. The reason for this case being so debatable is the topic on whether or not it is morally right and to some aspects religiously, for women to have abortions. While people argue about being either "pro-life" or "pro-choice" the issue is still at hand. People argue on wether or not it's legal or if it's not depending on which state you live in or the what the law says. Abortion is still taking the life of a human being regardless of the circumstances that has taken place, according to (www.operationrescue.org), "1.21 million abortions take place per year" and that's what why the Roe vs. Wade case has been a huge milestone in history and is still talked about today.
Abortion is a hot topic and a significant topic for many people Countless amount of people feel aborting or killing an unwanted child should be against the law. Many do not know what abortion is, why people choose to get abortions, the different between pro-life and pro-choice, and the laws in place of abortion. The decision to have an abortion is a personal choice and responsibility of the woman.
Abortion is a highly controversial topic of debate; this debate evokes strong emotions on both sides. Abortion is a pretty cut and dry topic; you are either Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. Pro-life advocates are people who believe abortion is ethically and morally wrong, and that it is the government’s job to protect all people including the lives of unborn children. Pro-choice supporters say that it is not the government’s responsibility to protect the unborn children, and women should have the right to determine whether or not they continue with their pregnancies; by choosing to have an abortion. Women’s rights concerning abortion were brought to the forefront during the court case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. This court case gave women the right to abortion under the due process clause in the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution. (Jost, 5) It is this ruling that brought about the split and differences of opinion of the way abortion should be handled among the American population. Pro-Choice supporters are fighting to keep this in place, while Pro-Life supporters are desperately trying to overturn this ruling. The debate of abortion still holds strong today, between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, almost 40 years since the Supreme Court ruling. Abortion is classified in two points of views: Pro-Choice supporters and Pro-Life advocates. Roe vs. Wade should be overturned to make the act of receiving an abortion illegal to protect the lives of the unborn children.
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”.
Giving birth is often looked upon as a miracle of life with remarkable experiences to come. However, others may think this miracle of life will be nothing but problems in their lives. Many females who are not ready for a baby seek abortion as the answer of their problems. Abortion is known to be one of the most debated issues in society. It is best defined as a “medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus” (“Merriam-Webster 's Learner 's Dictionary”). Regardless, if a woman becomes unexpectedly pregnant and is not mentally or financially stable to take care of a baby, abortion is still not the answer. The procedures for abortion is unhealthy for the female, is murder of the fetus, and goes against the 14th Amendment.
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
Abortion has been a controversial debatable topic for years. Should women and young teens have the final say in if they feel the need to keep or abort an unwanted baby. In the case Roe v. Wade marked the legalization of abortion by a supreme court, which started the debate over abortion. Educating women and young teens on the dangers of abortion will help them make safe sound decisions on abortion and the many alternatives to consider before aborting a baby. The pros and cons of this debatable topic raises some serious issues of why women and young teens consider abortion to what time frame after conception is the embryo considered a life..
Today, abortion has become one of the greatest controversies throughout the world. The debate on whether or not abortion should become a legal option continues to dismember not only Americans, but citizens of other countries. There are people who believe abortion is a women’s civil right, and those who consider it as an immoral act. There are those who believe personhood begins at birth, and those who believe personhood begins from the moment of conception. Many contradictory statements lead to the separation of two groups: pro-choice and pro-life. While a pro-choice supports a women’s “right to privacy”, pro-life supporters are against such an action considering it murder, but why force a female to go through such a dramatic change because of a pregnancy?
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.
Abortion has been one of the biggest controversies of all time. According to the Oxford dictionary, the term abortion can be defined as, the deliberate termination of human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. There are two different types of abortion; a spontaneous abortion, which is also known as a miscarriage, and an induced abortion, where the embryo or fetus is purposely removed from the women’s body. The topic of induced abortion has been widely debated for hundreds of years. The issue of abortion was argued way back in the time of the ancient Hebrews. Today many people consider abortion to be murder, but shouldn’t the soon-to-be mother 's right to make such a personal and heartbreaking choice be
In 1973 the Supreme Court was presented with Roe v. Wade. The ruling on this case caused an addition to be made to the the 14th Amendment, extending the right to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Abortions can currently be done legally, yet out of the 44 million abortions done each year, half are done unsafely. Regardless of this statistic, many religious beliefs oppose the idea and condemn an individual who decides to have one. However, while many people believe abortion is an act of murder, abortion should remain legal because a large percentage of the female population will always need this option available for reasons such as a lack of income, family support, or medical issues.
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 is considered to be one of the most highly controversial issue in today’s society. As defined by the 2013 Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, an abortion is, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” Abortion is purely based on opinion, so there are some who consider themselves as “Pro-Life” and others who consider themselves as “Pro-Choice”. Regardless of which side of the issue you choose, if you do not see how the terms “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” play a large role in United States major elections in today’s society you do not fully understand the major concepts about this subject. Abortion should remain a legal option for women since the government has no right to interfere with a woman’s personal decisions.
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.