Abortion should only be allowed in the case of rape or possible death of the mother. Abortion is a serious and scary situation. Has anyone ever wondered what abortion is? How about what abortion is doing to the United States? The following will tell people everything they need to know about abortion, and why it should be illegal.
If an abortion was performed before animation for a less serious reason, many theologians considered it wrong but not homicide. Abortion has been performed for thousands of years, and in every society that has been studied. It was legal in the U.S. until the mid 19th century. In 1900, abortion was prohibited by law throughout the U.S. The only way a woman was able to have an abortion was if two or more physicians agreed that the procedure was necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.
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.
In most states, the law allows pregnant teenagers to take their babies for adoption without consulting their parents. The same laws allow the teenagers to have an abortion but require parental notification or consent before carrying out the procedure. These laws prove biased as they favor one resolution over the other, as they force some to bear babies they do not want by restricting their options. Ethical Issues Abortion may appear ethical or unethical depending on various viewpoints and circumstances. The fetus is considered a person and bringing it to term may be unethical as the act is considered as murder.
This paper will explain all of the harmful ways abortions can harm your body and also how they may affect you in a positive and in a negative way. It will also help you understand why people decide to get an abortion or why they decide not to get them. Even though you may not agree with the decision of abortion, you have to have an open mind to other people’s decisions and opinions towards them. Over several centuries and in different cultures there is a deep history of women helping each other to abort (Boston’s women help). Abortion is often presented as if it is new and people have just started doing it years ago, when in reality the practice of abortion has dated back to ancient times.
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.
The American Medical Association wanted to make abortions unlawful in the late 1850’s and that is when people became at odds with one another on the subject (Nossiff, 2000, p. 1). There is a certain humiliation in society today when a woman is linked to an abortion. In most cases, the instinct of most objectors is the woman is at fault for becoming pregnant because she did not practice safe sex. In countless cases, this is not the situation. A woman can merely forget to take her birth control pill one day, which could result in her becoming pregnant.
In the United States, the issue of abortion is extremely controversial that matters to not only medical field but also political and social fields. Pro-life (illegal abortion) advocates state that; life begins at conception, so the fetus is entitled to have a full human right to live; abortion is a crime of murder; women should use contraceptives in the means of preventing pregnancies; abortion increases the likelihood of future side-effects. On the other hand, pro-choice (legal abortion) advocates argue that; it is women’s rights to control their own bodies without any interference; abortion does not kill a baby, but just ends a pregnancy; modern abortion is safe because it is performed by professions in a safe setting; women who choose abortion do not have ability to raise children. These two sides over the issue are strained since long time ago. However, again, v... ... middle of paper ... ...ational Library of Medicine, Spring 2009.
Late-term abortion is a very controversial method to abort the baby after the twentieth week of gestation. There are many different grotesque procedures to perform it. These kinds of abortions are contradicted by many religions and morals of people. Late-term abortions almost devastate some mothers because they have spent so much time being pregnant and making an emotional connection with the baby. Some believe this to be murder and inhumane.
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.