These people are called, “sidewalk consolers”. In the article, “The Abortion Clinic Across the Street”, Kathryn Joyce accounts these “sidewalk consolers” and the tactics they use to enforce reproductive oppression. Some of the strategies the “sidewalk consolers” use are, “Providing misleading information about women pregnancy status or due date, or suggest unproven links between abortion and cancer, infertility and suicide” (Joyce 427). This misinformation may make pregnant women feel that they have no choice but to have the baby. A reproductive justice framework works to relieve these feelings.
Literature review Abortion is a general term used to define the removal of a foetus from the uterus. According to Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy in Malaysia (2012), termination of pregnancy refers to therapeutic abortion performed usually to preserve the mother’s life. There is on-going debate over legal, moral, religious and ethical issues of abortion. In resolving such issue, psychologist must be aware of the heavy legal, ethical and religious obligations associated with termination of pregnancy beyond clinical judgement. The best practice in making decisions in this type of issues involves finding a balance between risks and benefits (Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy, 2012).
Quill discusses how helping one of his patients to face death with dignity taught him that with knowing patients enough to know their true intentions for wanting to end their lives, he can provide the doctor care that he intends to. Dr. Quill had a working relationship with his patient, Diane who was diagnosed with myelomonocytic leukemia, a terminal disease that does not have any proven treatment or cure. By providing an indirect way for Diane to end her life, Dr. Quill allowed her to end her life prematurely, but with dignity and before being in a state that nobody would ever want to be
It is so easy to help in this just cause. Just your being there can make the difference in a young woman’s choice for whether her baby lives, or dies. Most women who consider abortion, do so as a last resort, or even against their will. When they show up at the clinic, they are very unsure, and need guidance. Imagine being in her position, then seeing large numbers of protesters gathered outside for such a just cause.
I gained insight on the effects of the therapies by hearing anecdotes of individuals losing their loved ones after they had gone through the therapy. Participants also stated that the opposing party uses the American College of Pediatrics as their scientific source in support of conversion therapy, even though ACP isn’t reputable like the American Medical Association who uses evidence-based practices and opposes conversion therapy. The organizer also gave us examples of organizations such as Focus on the Family, mostly in Colorado Springs, that still believe in conversion therapy and its efforts. It was more impactful for me to be with supporters and advocate in addition to research about the therapy and the bill. This allowed me to put the bill into perspective and be a better advocate for LGBTQ youth.
Abortion World wide Abortion has been a controversial issue. Whenever the topic of abortion is brought up their are mixed emotions, from all types of people, all over the world. People pro-life think even if abortion was made easy or painless for everyone, it wouldn’t change the bottom line problem, that abortion kills children. Meanwhile people pro-choice think being pro choice is trusting the right decision for herself and her family, and not entrusting that decision to anyone wearing the authority of government in any regard. Who is right though?
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
When is it Okay to Protest the Law? “Ismene, I am going to bury him”(Sophocles 752). The play, “Antigone”, written by Sophocles, started out, when Antigone states that she is planning on burying her dead brother. She shows the readers what it is like to stick up for your beliefs and also for what is right. In addition, Antigone shows that no matter the consequences, you should always stick to your personal beliefs.
She visited Planned Parenthood multiple times before making a final decision on whether she would terminate her pregnancy. I asked Gina what the biggest reason was for wanting to get an abortion was and she replied, “I was very young and felt unprepared to bring another life into this world when I didn’t feel my life had even started. Plus, I was living with my parents and working two part-time jobs, as was my boyfriend. We just weren’t ready at all.” Much like Gina’s scenario, many young men and women cannot afford primary health care, especially prenatal and postnatal care, so they go to Planned Parenthood where they are provided with affordable reproductive opportunities. When I asked Gina how she was treated at Planned Parenthood, she said, “It was scary at first going in there because I didn’t know what I wanted yet or how much it would cost or anything.
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy.
Summary While anti-abortion legislatures have been passing ‘Women’s Right to Know’ policies for over two decades, a more recent trend has been to add a mandatory viewing of an ultrasound to the state-mandated informed consent procedure. Whereas abortion advocates argue that these laws are unethical and may cause psychological harm to a woman seeking an abortion, the anti-abortion activists stand behind these policies saying that viewing an ultrasound promotes a bond between mother and child and helps the woman to make a more informed decision. Evidence demonstrates that ultrasound viewing does not deter a woman from having an abortion, but may illicit a range of emotional responses, including some negative feelings. Abortion trends throughout
Each of the four main argumentative pillars of medical views, constitutional rights, political issues, and morality provided an in depth view into reasons why abortion should be illegal. The medical field clearly establishes when human life begins. The formation of an embryo occurs at conception, or the moment when the sperm and egg cells fuse. This means that any Pro-Choice people who rely on medicine rather than religion have to face the truth that abortion terminates life. The ideas presented on stem cell research were informative.
The stereotype of PTSD is another big topic society talks about. Not everyone in the service comes back broken to their wives in need of mental help, but there are families that deal with it. One way media convinces the audience is using rhetorical analysis. For instance, Pathos is how the image can send an emotional appeal to the audience. In this case, the poem in the back of the woman in this magazine cover, was written by the founder of the Battling Bare campaign, wanting to share her emotions towards her PTSD husband and make a statement to the world how she’s the one helping him.
I encourage you all to spread awareness regarding the truth about Planned Parenthood and the services that they offer. Let us clear up the popular misconception that Planned Parenthood revolves around abortions. Please contact your local government officials and ask them to consider the totality of Planned Parenthood before backing legislation that restricts government funding to this vital
Growing up I knew that I didn’t want kids because I didn’t want the responsibility. So I asked my mom did she ever want kids and at first it was no until she had me and then her mind had changed. After, that I asked her “what are abortions”(because I heard the term from school, but didn’t know what it meant) and she told me what they were and I didn’t like it. So, when I asked her has she ever had one, we got into sort of a debate. I didn’t understand why she would do something so cruel so many times.