1. That continuing the pregnancy would involve serious mental or physical risk to the woman or her immediate family or 2. If there is a strong risk that the baby could be born severely handicapped. In recent years only two percent of abortions happened due to these reasons. The other 98% was for risk of 'psychological damage' to the mother.
“We 're always going to argue about abortion. It 's a hard choice and it 's controversial, and that 's why I 'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.”(Hillary Clinton). An abortion will happen when an embryo or fetus is expelled from the woman 's body. An abortion is between the week sixteenth and the twentieth week of pregnancy. Abortions did not come about until the 1800s, they stayed until the 1960s through the 1970s.In many other countries, it was safe to do an abortion on a woman, but since the United States still did not allow them women were still going through with the abortion unsafely.
Have you ever been in a situation or known someone in a situation where an abortion could be necessary, but there was no place to go to get one? Abortion is a very controversial topic in this world, even though it has been performed for many, many years. The procedure has been legal in the U.S. since people can remember. The history of abortion, as well as the different procedures available, is why the topic has split society into two groups: pro-life and pro-choice. The act of getting an abortion is when “the pregnancy is removed from the womb, either by taking pills which involves taking medicines to cause a miscarriage or by surgery where the pregnancy is removed from the womb.” (Abortion Services, Advice and Treatment) There are many reasons a woman would want this for herself and her baby.
When the "Atlon Bill" of 1987 was published, the option of abortion was limited to18 weeks from known impregnation. It was soon to be changed though and an abortion could be authorised up until 24 weeks of pregnancy. This is still the current law according to "One world many issues" and is viewed as completely immoral by some people, as a termination can happen, only as the mother has forgotten or not used contraception; treating the procedure as an emergency contraceptive. Laws are a fairly accurate way of determining the populations view on abortion, as an M.P is elected to deal with issues felt most important by the public, they and opposing M.Ps forward their views and a law is passed according to the majority. As sho... ... middle of paper ... ...gainst abortion is "when does life start?"
Most abortions occur because contraception fails, because of a rape or because of a serious medical condition of the mother, which could lead to her death. In these situations abortion is often the only way that prevents the birth of an unwanted child or saves a mothers life. In the world today pregnancy often has catast... ... middle of paper ... ...eering there are many pros and cons for each. What it mainly comes down to is how each individual perceives each situation of abortion and genetic engineering. If one person sees abortion as a women’s choice and can back up his views with proof that it would be better for the mother, then do not try to destroy their views.
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.
That is why I believe that abortions before sixteen weeks are justifiable. I do not believe anyone just gets pregnant to have an abortion. The whole situation is both physically and psychologically painful for the woman. There are many factors to consider in choosing whether or not to carry a child to birth or abort, but these factors are very personal and can only be answered by the woman who has been confronted with the fact that she is pregnant.
Back alley abortions were dangerous and in most cases deadly whereas in a legal... ... middle of paper ... ... Casey in 1992 prevented and restricted abortions from fetuses that can live outside the womb known as pre-viability abortions. Also the restriction of timing on abortion came to a decision when a restriction can prevent abortion after the first trimester in non medically necessary procedures. Not all women feel that abortion is the best choice but all women have a choice to decide whether they want to or not. Abortion is a simple procedure which terminates pregnancies. Through time around the world this procedure has been a part of our health care.
When it comes right down to it, abortion is an important option for all mothers to have the ability to exercise at their own will. The people that are against abortion have the choice to not abort. Those who differ in religious and moral beliefs, like we all do, should have the freedom to practice what they think is right and moral; they should not have to live based on the belief systems of others. If a mother feels that it is harmful to her health mentally or physically, the babies health, or that by carrying the pregnancy that the child would have to grow up in poor conditions; she should have the choice to do what she wants with her baby. We live in a country based on freedoms, and women have and should continue to have the freedom to choose whether or not to continue their pregnancy.
Women may argue that abortion is not murder because when it is performed the bad has not fully developed and it does not become a real person until it has been delivered from the mother’s body (Messerli 4). The government should not be able to control what women can do with their body. If she does not want to have the baby she should not be forced into doing it (1). Abortions are in fact safe to be performed and does not cause the baby pain. Adoption is not simply the correct solution for having an abortion because if abortion was completely banned then there would be too many babies to be adopted and over the years it would pile up and become overwhelming (“Should abortion be” 2).