Abortion presents a purpose of terminating one pregnancy that is done by removing the fetus from the uterus. The main debate about abortion has always been based on the matter whether the act itself should be banned or allowed at the opinion of each person. In each case there are ethical concerns that either sustain or judge abortion. As a surgical procedure, the abortion has been executed for thousands years and laws have been changing as the number of abortions has increased. The abortion in the United States went through several stages of changes going from completely legal to illegal in many states and being questioned national wide.
On the other hand, those in favor of abortion, “Pro-choice”, feel it is the right of the individual to make the decision for themselves. No issue brings out so much passion and hatred of the other side. Any court decisions related to abortion regularly bring protestors from both sides. Those who think abortion should be generally illegal typically use terms such as "unborn baby." According to Webster's College Dictionary, the word "baby" can apply before birth, but this usage is medically inaccurate and tends to evoke a warm sentiment.
As Thomson observes, most of the common argument on abortion is to define whether or not a fetus is a person. This type of argument, Thomson believes, does not lead to the conclusion of whether or not abortion is permissible. Therefore, she assumes that a fetus is a person from the moment of conception for sake of her arguments. Since fetus is a person and a person has a right to life, fetus is, then, has a right to life. Rather than arguing for or against the statement, Thomson approaches by evaluating the right to life and criticizing the false implications that one might have on having the right to life.
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.
Once the infant is dead the process is done ( Chitton and Newton). One thing that most Pro-choice advocates either don’t mention or don’t understand is that late-term abortions are generally never needed because there are a f... ... middle of paper ... ...Lowen). Adoption is also a good alternative for families that would be having an abortion because the baby would have a deformity or illness (Chitton and Newton). We can conclude that since there are so many families wanting to adopt and if abortion wasn’t there abortion would be a much more used path. In conclusion, abortion is still very controversial and has been through the legal system over the years and will be for many years unless it is made illegal or the choice is given back to the states.
The aftermath of Roe vs. Wade, when Jane Roe successfully had abortion legalized in various places, many abortion clinics all over the country sprung up. Clinics like Planned Parenthood and NARAL “sought to give the right meaning by ensuring both the newly legal abortion would be accessible and that women seeking abortions would not be victimized by inflated prices or untrained doctors performing unsafe office abortions” (Tribe 142). There are many reasons women seek abortion. Many pro-choice people say that a rape victim should not have to give birth to her attacker’s child, and to do so is attacking ... ... middle of paper ... ...evil. To treat pregnancy as a disease that can be “cured” with methods of contraception and abortion is morally wrong.
Should abortion remain legal? If made illegal will women’s health suffer as back alley abortions are performed? These are some of the many questions that are asked when the topic of abortion is discussed. For the time being abortions are legal since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized it. This law is in direct opposition of many health care workers and nurses’ personal moral and ethical beliefs, therefore, we as nurses must examine our own surrounding and beliefs while at the same time being aware that proper care must be provided to all patients.
There are many limitations valued when it comes to the right of abortion. The news media still outlines the pros and cons of anti-abortion rights in certain-states-to soon, the entire country. My perspectives on the issue of abortion have been entitled from it to never be banned among citizen’s rights. The reproduction of pregnancy has been emphasized heavily on a mother’s decision to abort their child, but the father of the child plays an active role since he considers to that particular title. Through this current issue, majority of the people against abortion do not seem to have an open mind to how much it primarily affects the decision of the mother amongst her own views of considering abortion.
Society itself has actually encouraged government to legalize abortion. Now a days teens and even older people wouldn’t think twice when it comes to abortion. There has been several debates where the fetus isn’t alive until being born, debates like this causes peoples mind set to change. Rape is one of the most important reasons why woman abort. When a rape occur one doesn’t intend to be pregnant, and most woman don’t keep the baby since it can traumatize them for life.
With only these exceptions, I believe that we should respect the rights of any living human, unborn or born; they must be allowed to have the right to live and progress. When discussing the topic of abortion, those who take the side of pro-choice often believe that it is uncertain when human life truly begins so technically abortion is not murder since there really is no true child in the womb. They believe this question of when life starts is a religious question which cannot be answered by science. But if the concern is truly based on uncertainty about when human life begins, then who are we to... ... middle of paper ... ... women would not occur because they would take care of it professional is not entirely true, women still die from legal abortions in America. We must not legalize a procedure that kills an innocent life just because it makes it less hazardous.