Imagine living life in fear of being hanged or burned to death on accusation of witchcraft. This was the reality for countless men and women alike, during the Witch Trials of the mid-1600s. One such person was a homeless woman named Sarah Good. Good was considered a burden to society, therefore accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be hanged. Although she was pardoned until the birth of her child, that same child perished in prison before her execution (Jobe).
Women who are victims of rape will always be in remembrance of their terrifying experience, which sometimes result in neglect and unfair treatment of the child due to the woman’s rape trauma syndrome. Women who are not financially stable that are pregnant and oppose abortion live in poverty. If abortions were banned it would increase illegal abortions which have critical effect to the woman’s health. Statistics estimate that the risk of death from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000. The risk of death childbirth is 14 times higher, 8.8 in 100,000.
All through history millions of individuals have been shunned, arrested, brutally tortured, prosecuted, and persecuted as witches. One would think that post colonization of the United States these unjust acts to human kind would have ended, but that was not so. In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials took place, an event that was a major catastrophe in United States history. It began when a group of young girls in Salem, Massachusetts declared that they were possessed by the devil and made accusations that several older women were practicing witchcraft and fraternizing with the Devil. The strict Puritan discipline is what incited the girl’s interest in magic and superstitious acts which caused strange behavior starting the witchcraft delirium in
In a hollow smug hallway, Harper’s life changed in those two horrific minutes. She used all her force and power to escape, but he had a stronger grip. She yells, “STO…” but doesn’t get the chance to complete the word with her body in shock and pain till she passes out. She tried to comprehend what happened and why he attacked her, till the nurse comes back after getting the whole story to tell her she should keep this attack quiet. Harper was an enlisted member in the military and is one in a million of service members who get sexually assaulted and harassed in the military.
Premises 1: Abortion of a fetus is a deliberate destruction of human life that begins at conception, unless the woman’s life is in danger due to the pregnancy. Premises 2: Week 6-8 internal organs are beginning to work and the baby’s heart has been beating since the third week.”(VA/DOD Management of Pregnancy Clinical Practice Guideline. 2009). Premises 3: The sense of touch can begin to develop as early as seven to eight weeks and twenty weeks unborn babies are feel the pain. Conclusion: Therefore an abortion is morally wrong because it destroys a human being that is already alive with a beating heart and inflicts pain to the fetus, unless the life of the mother is danger.
Proctor tries to force Mary to tell the truth about Abigail and Mary responds with, “She’ll kill me for sayin’ that”. (Miller, 1180). She fears Abigail and therefore will not testify against them because she knows they will turn on her. Abigail at one point even turns on Mary and accuses her. Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her.
The subject of teenage pregnancy is an emotional and overwhelming one. Sitting with dozens of patients waiting for her preceding abortion a pregnant teenager glances nervously at the various signs with bolded phrases like, “Stop! Save your baby,” or “Choose Life!” written across, held by anti-abortion protesters outside the PPFA clinic door. They would be seen chanting the values of life and how “aborting” is defined as “killing” a future individual. In pro-lifers eyes, Planned Parenthood operates “inhumane” and “remorseless murders” on fetuses, throwing their body parts out of the clinic’s windows or selling them out for extra wages.
The fetus and placenta are vacuumed out. The uterus is then scraped with an instrument called a curette to make sure that no products remain behind. This operation takes less than 15 minutes.” (Method of Surgical Abortion). If the client is over 12 weeks then the patient needs to have mid-trimester abortion. The mid-trimester abortion is very similar to the first trimester abortion, but you have to go more in depth with the cervix.
Abolish Abortion Did you know that just in the United States over 3,000 people have abortions every day? An abortion is when a woman is injected with a fatal substance to kill their unborn baby. It is legal in all 50 states except one type of abortion procedure; Partial-birth-abortion. Women have abortions for many reasons, some being that they are not ready for that kind of commitment or they have been raped and got pregnant. An abortion should never be an option in any case because it’s considered as murder, it causes pain to the person and baby during and after the procedure, and there are other choices to choose from including adoption.
The actions that Weldy took would later have a domino effect on Jones’ life. Weldy was her rapist and impregnated Jones. Because of this, Dr. Meyers was later responsible for aborting the fetus, and ultimately Jones’ death. In a small-town, women were expected to settle down, have a family, and obey their husbands. Events as described in the poem were a taboo during the early 1900s.