Analysis of Pro- Life and Pro- Choice Abortion
Methodology In the beginning, I was fascinated to discover how news media portrays Pro- Life versus Pro- Choice differently to Americans. Analyzing various scholarly journals, I wished to analyze what type of research the authors incorporated into their study and how it affected their outcomes. Furthermore, I was interested in examining statistical data and interviews conducted that illuminates on how women view abortion differently based on social status or age group. Key similarities I found between all of these scholarly…...
My Opinion Abortion is Pro Choise
My body.. My choice.. I wish this was as easily said for those 2,459,548 women currently living in Alabama. But unfortunately, as of the 30th of April 2019 as a result of an overwhelming majority vote, 25 to 6, their rights to freedom of choice and personal decisions regarding their own individual bodies have been stripped clean from them. I will be expressing my view on an issue that has divided the United-states of America, an issue that is as…...
Сlandestine Abortion Problem in Chile
In recent years there has been an increase in adolescent pregnancy, which has generated many points of view on this issue, some in favor and others against. But to start talking about this topic we must know: What is the abortion? We can define abortion as the destruction of the creature conceived and not born in any stage of his life either by violent expulsion of the embryo or fetus or by his destruction in the womb of the woman.…...
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My Moral Standpoint Surrounding Abortion
In recent conversations with my friends and family, the topic of abortion has come up. Being surrounded by a Christian environment has caused us to have debates over whether it is ethical to have an abortion or not. This has caused me to think about my moral standpoint surrounding abortion and has made me want to research and learn more about what abortion is about. I have decided to do my seminar on abortion so that I have more knowledge…...
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Debate Over Abortion Bans in the United States
The debate over banning and restricting abortions in many states of the Union has been ongoing for a very long time. In recent months, media coverage has brought to light the possible changes that may occur in different states regarding abortion. This has caused a massive amount of controversy between citizens around the country. While many argue that abortion should be a personal decision, others feel as if it should never be allowed for anyone and are striving to make…...
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Abortion is a Human and Civil Right
Women in the United States have been fighting for an expansion of the role of women in American society for decades. From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Tarana Burke, activists have worked to forward the feminist movement for over 200 years. Yet, women are still so often defined by an ugly caricature of what femininity “should be.” Subservient. Docile. A body to be used. A body to be gutted, emptied, displayed, commodified. A body to be given to every man but…...
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Legalizing Abortion is the Path to Gender Equality
Abortion is a surgical procedure to remove a foetus from a woman’s womb. Many countries and states still deny a woman of these fundamental rights over their bodies or are faced with harassment when trying to make a potently life-changing choice. Women can go to jail for seeking an illegal abortion. Woman face many challenges today, such as the pay gap, sexism and other discrimination, I think with legalising abortion, up to 24 weeks for all women is a step…...
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Abortion: The War of Life or Death Without Concession
Controversial debates surrounding abortion the termination of a pregnancy by the discharge of an embryo before it can grow to survive outside the uterus is much more complex than the definition entails the issues run deeper, with varying opinions both within the U.S. and around the world. Recently, the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America has stirred up a storm of intense dispute, both on political and social grounds. In the middle of it, all lies moral and medical…...
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Abortion Process in Texas, USA
In Texas, the abortion process should be easier. There is no plausible reason as to why a woman needs to have the images from the sonogram displayed to her, make the child’s heartbeat audible, and verbally explain the results of the sonogram. This process is emotionally traumatizing, expensive, and generally doesn’t take the mental health of the woman into consideration. Those who are against abortion see the need for this process, as they believe the heartbeat would fill the woman…...
The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health
Family is one of the most important elements in a person’s life, according to the Cambridge dictionary family is a group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father and their children. Families also may be connected to other relatives and members. Each family has its own characteristics depending on the community, the background and the area it’s related to. Families and their habits, properties, and elements differ around the world. Any change, whether…...
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Teenage Pregnancy and Prevention
Today, in our society one of the most significant problems among teenagers is teen pregnancy. Becoming a parent can be a challenging situation even for the most prepared. However, if you are a teenager, it can also be the biggest challenge of young teenage life. Teenagers have sex as a way to appear calm and sophisticated, but in some cases, the result is unplanned teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy can affect people’s life, such as, physically, emotionally, as well as financially.…...
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Abortion in “Hills like White Elephants”
"Hills like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway documents a story between two people, a man, and a woman waiting to board a train in Spain. The story takes the form of a dialogue between the man and woman about a contentious issue. Throughout the book, Ernest displays the difference in opinion between women and men about abortion and pregnancy. Furthermore, the author captures the emotions of the characters using metaphors. When the conversation begins in the story, the author does…...
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Teen Pregnancy Outline
Introduction A recent article from Parents Magazine stated that, “a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that one-third of teenage mothers didn’t use birth control because they didn’t think they could get pregnant” (Rossi, 2012). Researchers found that moms often thought they couldn’t get pregnant the first time they had sex or at a specific time of the month. With the amount of glorified pregnancies and sexual content in the media today we really…...
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I strongly disagree with the statement
Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answers showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. I strongly disagree with the statement. I think there are many better options open to the mother in the case of an unplanned pregnancy. For instance, adoption is a great option open in such a situation. However I can see why some women might think abortion is their only option and I can empathise with their situation. But…...
God gives life and only God can take it away
I neither agree nor disagree with this statement, for I believe that it has relevance in only certain circumstances. I can understand why many Christians would think this statement as true as many biblical passages show this. I also think that it is a fundamental belief of Christianity to believe that, "God gave life". There are many passages in the Bible that say this, like in Genesis 1: 27, 28 and Genesis 2: 7: "So god created man in his…...
What do Christians believe about the sanctity of life?
Christians believe by the phrase 'Sanctity of life' that all life is special to God. They believe that life should not be treated badly or discarded thoughtlessly. Each human being is a separate, living person, with many rights, mainly the right to life. Christian's beliefs about God as creator include the belief that all human beings are created as individuals. Every individual is unique, and there is no life like any other in the universe. Human beings have a special…...
The Christian church teaches life is a sacred gift from god
Human life is sacred, this means life is precious and that no one has the right to take life away only God. The Christian church teaches life is a sacred gift from god. In the bible we read, ï¿½Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish and the sea, the birds of the air, over the livestock, over the world and all the over creatures that move along the ground ï¿½.…...
Abortion- the termination of the life
Abortion- the termination of the life of a foetus. In this section I will be looking at the general teachings of Bible references that refer to abortion and the Sanctity of life. I will be looking at eight references from all over the Bible and seeing how they can be interpreted, either saying that abortion is wrong, or that it should be allowed. In Britain, since 1967 abortion of some kind has been allowed. In 1967 a law was passed…...
Abortion and Euthanasia
I have been asked for this section of the coursework to describe the beliefs that Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and at the end of their lives. As Christians we believe that Abortion and Euthanasia are wrong and that every persons' life begins at the moment of contraception and at ends at the moment of natural death. Life is sacred and holy and is a gift from God; we therefore as human beings have no…...
Abortion: Pros And Cons
Abortion is when an embryo or foetus is removed from a pregnant woman through surgery. This ultimately kills the baby as it is already growing inside the womb. There is much debate about whether or not women should an abortion if wish to do so. There are strict religious guidelines about abortions because after all should a person have the right to stop their own baby from having a life? But on the other hand doesn't a female know best…...
An Anti Abortion Discussion
In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to…...
Abortion – Average Rate of Change
Annually, the hospitals are always meet a many woman go to hospital to abort because they don’t want to infant was born because they’re studying in the school or college, some reasons we don’t know. It’s affect health’s woman. That’s why many hospital had a statistic about abortion to find a new resolution to reduce a rate of abortion in the United States. In the 1973, the events Roe v. Wade made a increase abortion in that time. For example,…...
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Current Abortion Laws in Mississippi
Abortion in Mississippi is legal as long as it is performed before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Like other states, restrictive laws to abortion rights have been increasing forcing many residents to move out of state to get the procedure done. There was a 13% increase in the abortion rate in Mississippi between 2014 and 2017, from 3.8 to 4.3 abortions per 1, 000 women of reproductive age. Abortions in Mississippi represent 0.3% of all abortions in the United States (Jones…...
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Abortion Law in Mississippi
Since the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged the constitutional right to abortion in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, abortion issues have surfaced in every election both locally and statewide. Abortion is not a priority but it certainly has helped shape policies and attitudes in the U.S political landscape. In 2017, approximately 862, 320 abortions occurred in the United States. The resulting abortion rate of 13.5 abortions per 1, 000 women of reproductive age (1544) represents an 8% decrease from the…...
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Abortion Theme in “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks Analysis
Abortion is woman’s self-govern choice and society shouldn't have a say on whether a fetus lives or dies. Abortion has been controversial as some people see it as murder, and other people see it as a personal choice. Regardless of what leads a woman to have an abortion, one thing is for sure that abortion is an irreversible procedure; that changes a woman’s physical and mental state of mind. Abortion can have serves effects on a women's state on mind…...
Abortion and Birth Control
There are those who say that contraception unfairly manipulates the workings of nature, and others who can’t see the fetus as a baby till the umbilical is cut. Invoking an almost religious passion on each side of the arguement, abortion is one of the highest emotionally mighty present political controversies. Motherhood is a effective group in American existence, and each "Pro-choice" and the "Pro-life" forces see the opposite as attacking the principles of the bond between a mother and her…...
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Should Abortion Be Legalized Or Not?
Whether abortions should be legal or illegal has been a controversial topic around the world. Some people think that the illegalization of abortion should be an active law because of the misconceptions surrounding abortion. Contrarily, many others think that abortion should be legal because of the positive effects on both a woman's physical and mental state that significantly outweigh the few negatives. The reasons as to why abortion should be legalized is vast, but here are a few reasons why.…...
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Abortion Is Morally Good?
The web article, 'Abortion and Morality' presents the study of religions that shows data on education, personal experience, and media. Not a doubt in this article reveals religion has the highest percentage than any other category listed on the carts. This article shows religious groups having the majority viewpoints on abortion laws. In conclusion, he restates that religious opinions are the primary views of abortion and those who abort are wrong. 'Ethics — Abortion: Religion and Abortion.' BBC, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk…...
Abortion – Research and Analysis
The event issue I choose to analyze is abortion. It claims that abortion is not morally acceptable and should be illegal. Abortion is defined as the 'termination of a pregnancy resulting in or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus' ('Abortion, ' n.d.). In truth, it is the conscious act of killing a developing baby inside the womb of a mother. Biologically speaking, a fetus has fingers and toes, lungs are formed and the brain is developing…...
A Kantian Approach to Abortion
Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of human pregnancy through a medical procedure which results in the death of a fetus. This is a voluntary decision, along with the advice of a doctor, that is left up to the mother. The topic of abortion rights became legalized in 1973, with the Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade decision. Since then, this topic has become a highly published issue in this county. Mothers all around the world, are face challenges…...
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Adolescent pregnancy and responsibility
At the same time, adolescent mothers are not necessarily the best fit for what would be considered the ideal motherly figure in a child's life. It is what many call "a baby raising a baby". There are mothers who have been impregnated at the age of as young as just five years old. Though, the average age of adolescent pregnancy is typically during the mid to late teen years; 81% of which are unintended. While the standard timeline of a…...
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The value of life is, above all, the moral value of life, the cost of life and him preservation (Clergyman, 2014). To date, the value of life is greatly is lost, as a result of the legalization of death penalty, euthanasia and abortion. The most pressing issue today is precisely abortion. The phenomenon of abortion is known for thousands of years in all cultures of the world, but today it is especially frequent and widespread. Abortion is the separation of…...
The Positive impact of Planned Parenthood
In this paper I will discuss how Planned Parenthood has improve the lives of many women by providing a safety net for women's health, being economically friendly, and promoting a decrease in the social stigma surrounding abortion. Safety Many women are victims of cohesion or abuse, maybe they feel pressure from their husband, their boyfriend, or a member from society to maintain the baby and they do not realize until later that they do not have the option of providing…...
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Feminism in Juno
"About 553,000 American girls aged 15 to 19 become pregnant each year, and most of these pregnancies are unplanned" (Etaugh and Bridges). I chose Juno because I was fascinated by the overall general concept of the movie that revolves around the pregnant teenage girl. Her teenage pregnancy during secondary school doesn't sound like it would be very prominent, however most commentators and viewers evaluated it tremendously. My sister had discussed about Juno frequently, yet I would never found the opportunity…...
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The Doctrine of Double Effect (DDE) and the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA)
The Doctrine of Double Effect (DDE) and the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA) both identify an agent's method of contribution to a harmful consequence as being relevant in assessing the permissibility of the individual's actions. In this paper, I shall first outline the DDE and DDA. I will then apply these doctrines to explain the permissibility of one's actions in Thomson's case of the 'violinist', and subsequently to a variant case of the 'violinist'. Next, I shall reconstruct two…...
Is Abortion Bad for the Economy?
In this section, I will be investigating the economic aspect of this question by looking into research which proves that women who are denied abortions are more likely to become unemployed, to be on public welfare and to be below the poverty line, proving that being denied an abortion is bad for the economy. I will also discuss opposing ideas by Laura Antkowiak which show that abortion is bad for the economy. Foster et al conducted a research project which…...
Should abortion be legal
Abortion Should Be Legal.Should abortion be legal? This topic has been debated for decades, but it is still strongly discussed recently. Many women have tried to abort the fetus or unborn baby because they think that it is not the time for them to be mothers. Similarly, they are too young to have babies. To deal with this problem, they have to abort the unborn babies. I have always supported the life of the unborn. Although I am personally against…...
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Abortion: An Ethical Issue
Abortion means terminating pregnancy. Abortion is widespread now days all over the world. Abortion is the most controversial subject when it comes to ethical issue. Ethical issues in abortion involve a constant battle between freedom and life.As per the article given in website www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion, there are two groups of people: Pro-choice and Pro-life.Pro-choice people are for freedom. They consider it unethical to take away a woman’s right to decide over their own body. While pro-life people are for life. They…...
Pro Choice View On Abortion Philosophy
Abortion is one of the most disputable issues discussed all over the world today. Several decades ago abortion was considered only a social issue, but now situation has changed and it has also a political and ethical context. The issue of abortion does not become an important ethical issue as long as modern medicine has not provided its relative safety, and only now, in recent decades, the issue has inflamed a sharp public controversy. Thus, the main aim of this…...
The Pros and Cons of Abortion
Abortion is one of the most controversial and debated topics today. There have been many court cases that have decided the legality of abortion. However, it will continue to be a hot topic for many future debates. Abortion has many pros and cons that deserve to be properly discussed and deliberated upon, before one makes a decision to support or oppose it.Every year many young women within the United States find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Whether it was…...
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History and Background
Both views from medical and legal perspectives the term abortion refers to different procedures used to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy (“Abortion Law and Legal Definition,” 2018, p. 1). Abortions can be medical or clinical. Medical abortions utilize pharmaceutical methods to terminate the pregnancy; a clinical abortion involves the use of specialized tools and procedures such as suction devices to terminate the pregnancy. The vast majority (more than 91%) of abortions are performed before the 13th week of gestation (“Abortion Fast Facts,” 2018). There has been some additional controversy over late-term and “partial birth” abortions (“Historical Attitudes To Abortion,” n.d., p. 1).
As long as women have been getting pregnant, they have been having abortions. Contrary to popular belief, abortion is not mentioned at all in either the Old Testament or the New, and was until recently an “accepted” practice that was certainly not criminalized (“Historical Attitudes to Abortion,” n.d., p. 1).
History of Abortion Issue in the US
In fact, abortion was not always a political issue in the United States. “There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn’t scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly,” (Ravitz, 2016, p. 1). Historians believe abortion to have been “common in colonial America,” albeit hidden from view (“Historical Attitudes to Abortion,” n.d., p. 1). Due to a combination of factors, including changes to the medical profession itself, abortion gradually became stigmatized. By the middle to the late nineteenth century in both England and the United States, abortion laws started to become more strident, and eventually, abortion became criminalized in American law around 1900 (“Historical Attitudes to Abortion,” n.d.). Abortion remained illegal until the 1973 case Roe v. Wade was brought before the Supreme Court. In a 7-2 decision, the Court ruled that women have the right to legal abortion based on the provisions in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution such as the citizen’s right to privacy. Since Roe v. Wade, anti-choice activists have continued to press for the re-criminalization of abortion either at the state or federal level with varying degrees of success in restricting access to abortion services.
Religion and Ethics
The abortion debate became tied up with factors like religiosity and ethics, often in distorted and illogical ways. Both Catholic and Protestant traditions have fluctuated between condoning abortion and banning it (Ravitz, 2016). Current anti-abortion rhetoric is frequently cloaked in religious terminology, primarily from the Christian tradition, even though the Bible does not expressly outlaw abortion (“Historical Attitudes to Abortion,” n.d.). The view that life is sacred does permeate most religious and ethical traditions, but this precept can also be applied to women—fully-fledged human beings whose life is also sacred. Abortion debates should, therefore, always be framed in terms of gender norms. To ban abortion effectively means to legally strip a woman of her personal rights and freedoms, such as the right to self-determination. Banning abortion means forcing a woman to carry an unwanted child to term, and therefore also presents an ethical conundrum. Those who do not believe abortion is an ethical choice need not take part in the practice, rather than demand that those who hold different worldviews conform to their ethical standards.
Causes and Solutions
Abortion does not need to be the contentious issue that it has become. Being realistic about abortion provides the most sensible approach to resolving the social and political problems surrounding the debate. As Alvargonzález (2017) points out, “the complete elimination of abortion is not possible,” (p. e39). When abortion was still illegal in the United States, even clergy groups were helping women locate safe abortion services as a public service (Ravitz, 2016). Women may seek a termination of their pregnancy for any number of reasons; abortion remains a deeply personal choice. Abortion cannot be framed as murder, given the fact that an embryo is not a fully formed human being. Likewise, abortion is no replacement for birth control, but birth control methods frequently fail. Women who have been raped obviously should not be made to carry their rapist’s child to term.
Therefore, the law needs to allow access to safe abortions. People who support the rights of women to have an abortion also do not necessarily believe that abortion itself is desirable. “Nobody doubts that, regarding the methods of birth control, contraception is better than abortion, abortion is better than infanticide and abortion is worse the later and the less safe it is performed,” (Alvargonzález, 2017, e39). If anti-choice activists would realize that pro-choice attitudes are not unethical but merely logical and sensible, then it might be possible to reach a consensus. Abortion is not something that would ever be made mandatory, and nor should carrying a child to term unnecessarily be made mandatory. In countries where abortion is patently illegal, women suffer from grave health consequences when they resort to illegal means of terminating the pregnancy (Faúndes & Miranda, 2017). Therefore, the legality of abortion can be viewed as a pressing moral imperative. Women have the right to access safe abortions on demand, no matter what their purpose or their need. It serves no real purpose to restrict women’s right to safe abortions.
The best possible solution is to retain the Roe v. Wade decision, based on pure Constitutional law while opening the forum for debate to encourage people to participate in healthy dialogue. One possible solution would be to promote more open communication between anti-abortion groups, those who believe that abortion should be illegal, and those who believe that it should be legal. Many people who believe that abortion should be banned for everyone might not have considered that their views hold no real footing in the realm of logic, reason, and law.
A second solution would be for pro-choice activists to invite those from the anti-choice camp to express their opinions openly and without judgment. Understanding that anti-choice individuals do not necessarily base their beliefs on the Bible, it may be helpful to hear alternative opinions related to why abortion is akin to the murder of a human being, and why a woman’s right to self-determination is subordinate to the right of a cluster of cells to gestate for nine months. Dialogue might offer the opportunity to bridge the gap between disparate groups and allow for sensible solutions.
The abortion issue has been discussed ad nauseam, framed from many different points of view. Neither side seems able to recognize the validity of the other’s, which highlights the social and political rifts in American society. Further research may reveal the best ways of demonstrating the need for a more logical analysis of the issue based on the fact that abortion is an unfortunate, but inevitable, reality.