People that believe in pro-choice make some interesting points. One of these points is that it 's the mother 's individual right to decide whether or not she gets an abortion. Another one is that when the mother gets the abortion it 's not a person that they are killing, it 's just a clump of cells. They also say that in cases of rape or a thirteen year old getting pregnant they should be able to get an abortion so they are free to live their lives without this “complication” (debate.org). I disagree with all of these points.
Although women are the people responsible for populating the future generations, their health care is always on the backburner. Some people believe that women should not have the rights to their own body, and in turn have no access to reproductive care, or healthcare in general. Planned Parenthood has been mercilessly attacked by the government because of Congress’ belief on these issues. Right now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women have legal and full access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing, birth control, and abortions in cases of rape, incest, and endangerment to the mother’s life. All of these services are also covered by Planned Parenthood, a center that is designed for women’s health.
In R v Bourne , “the defendant gynaecologist performed an abortion on a young girl who had been raped. He had formed the opinion that she could die if permitted to give birth, and the operation was performed in a public hospital, with the consent of her parents” . The court held that abortion in such a situation was not unlawful because it was meant for preserving the life of the mother. Also, the right to abortion shouldn’t be valid only when the mother’s life is at risk. It should be a freely accessible right even without the threat to life.
As humans, we are given different rights that are meant to provide us with a chance at a good life. However, these rights can become compromised when it comes to conflicts between a pregnant woman and her fetus. The right of the fetus to live is seen as inferior to the right of the mother to have an abortion. Although each of the rights is different, it is not appropriate to say that one citizen’s rights are more superior than another citizen’s rights. Mary Anne Warren establishes a belief that a fetus’s right to live is overruled by an expecting mother’s right to an abortion because it is not a technically a true person until it is born.
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. Instead of having an abortion, women can choose a more beneficial option, such as giving the baby up for adoption. When women decide to get an abortion, they don’t think about adoption because of the long process, even though it can help other families who can’t have children. For example “It’s logical that anti-abortion organizations seeking to prevent abortions and promote traditional family structures would aggressively promote adoption, but this connection is often overlooked…”(Joyce). Many women that get pregnant with an unwanted child usually look into having an abortion first rather than going through the long process of pregnancy and giving the baby up for adoption.
A man is unable to experience pregnancy, which is a reason I believe they should have no say in the matter of abortion. Not only is it important for women to dictate their own bodies, but it is important to ensure comfort when women are dealing with abortions. Unfortunately, millions of women die each year due to illegal abortions. When women feel trapped, they are forced to find their own solutions which some, have proved to be deathly. Warren’s theory opens abortion as a subject that is meant to help and not harm.
The five most common reasons consist of the following: contraceptive failure, inability to support a child, ending unwanted pregnancies, to prevent a child being born with severe defects or medical problems, and if rape or incest occurred. “Over half of all women who have an abortion used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant” (ProCon). Unfortunately, birth control is not 100% effective, therefore some women will become pregnant while they are using their contraceptives. “A woman has the right to use birth control and have an abortion because the pregnancy affects her body and her body only” (Sanger 9). If a woman does not wish to carry a baby inside of her for nine months out of the year, she should not have to.
Supporters of late-term abortion believe the mother should undoubtfully have more rights than the baby. However, once the baby is out of the woman's body, the argument becomes invalid. The argument becomes invalid because the baby isn't supported by its mother. The baby can technically live without the mother's body (Alters 147). The D&X procedure involves delivering the baby until just the head remains in the cervix.
The Significance of Motherly Sacrifice Many people take the sacrifices that parents make for them for granted. Specifically, many mothers give up important aspects of their lives for their children. Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns demonstrates the significance of motherly sacrifice in several different ways through Nana, Laila, and Mariam. Although Nana is not the epitome of a loving mother, she did make some sacrifices critical in the makeup of Mariam’s life and character. Nana explains to Mariam how she gave birth to her all alone, and even had to cut the umbilical cord herself with absolutely no one there for support (11).
The unborn child future is in a dilemma earlier on in the text as the mother contemplate whether to maintain the pregnancy or abort it. Some might argue that the unborn child is human and have rights that must be respected. The Pharmacist: A key player in the plot of the text, the pharmacist refused medication to the pregnant young girl because she did not have a prescription. She emphasized on obeying the law to latter. Question
Seeing the house again I thought of the title “If These Walls Could Talk” and immediately got that the message that the only connection that these women have is the house. Which is the one who witnesses everything and cannot talk. Barbra the protagonist in the movie is a mother of four children whose trying to complete her education, a problem arises when she is pregnant again. Seeing that Barbra reacted disappointed I predicted that she might turn towards getting an abortion. As a mature adult that produced a healthy family she tells her family that she will have the child.
This approach tries to get the maximum benefit of one’s welfare or good for everyone in society or hospital division. In addition, an approach that brings happiness and good to one individual may affect the wellbeing of another person. Thus, nurses must prioritize their care based on utilitarian judgments to decide which need is greater, or which situation is more serious (Alpers & Hanssen, 2010). For the purpose of this study, a dilemma regarding a pregnant Jehovah’s Witness was selected, because she refused a blood transfusion to potentially save her life due to religious beliefs. Refusal for treatment resulted in the death of both mother and child.
It should be the women 's choice (pause). Sometimes they want the child and just can 't have the child because if could kill them or affect their health and the babies (pause). When it comes to teen pregnancy it 's very hard to give a child up for adoption so they feel abortion would be a better answer (pause). Sometimes the girl is just too young and her parents won 't support her (pause). A woman needs to have a choice in what they want to do with their body because at the end of the day it 's the woman 's body, the woman 's life, and the woman 's
The organization was originally created during a time both birth control and abortion were illegal, so its presence was villainized from the get go. The group was continuously shut down, but since its conception illegal and backroom abortion rates dropped. As a result of women having means to prevent and ultimately end unwanted or dangerous pregnancies they abandoned, dangerous alternatives that were common practice in such situations. Planned Parenthood offered women a sense of control over their own bodies, something they had never experienced before and thus saved many of their lives. Often woman without the means or money to have legal abortions would go to dangerous lengths to rid themselves of the fetus, a majority of these procedures they underwent were life threatening.
They did not go to safe places to get their operation done though. according to the World Health Organization, today, abortion is one of the commonly performed clinical procedures in the united states, and the death rate from abortion is extremely low: 0.6 per 100,000 procedures. When it comes to legalizing abortion, this law allows women to have a sufficient well-planned abortion so they are not risking any health injuries to