When pregnant, nearly half of pregnancies turn out to be unplanned or abortions. (Fox). According to Maggie Fox, "A 2012 study of more than 9,000 women found that when women got no-cost birth control, the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions fell between 62 and 78 percent" (Fox). The study that was shown, said that removing barriers is highly effective in birth control, (Fox). In the end, if birth control is free, the abortion rate will go down and unplanned pregnancies will slow
Some women believe abortions are giving them rights but having an abortion is not the only way. Adoption is a much better option over abortion. An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can scare some. This leads many rushing into abortion looking for a “‘quick fix.’” The American Adoption Agency stated, “...for every 149 women who choose abortion, only one woman chooses adoption” (American Adoptions, Inc). The percentage of infants being put up for adoption has decreased from 90,000 in 1971 to 18,000 in 2007.
As discussed before, they provide a regular menstrual cycle which makes the hormones in the body balanced. If you have a condition that can be worsened by menstruation such as, endometriosis, asthma, migraines, or epilepsy, birth control pills can help prevent symptoms . For me, I used to get migraines associated with menstruation. In fact, 60% of women who experience migraines associate the timing of them with their period . By taking birth control pills, it can make migraines less common or stop them completely, they did for me.
What is immoral in the case of abortion is treating women like baby incubators. The Earth is overpopulated as it is, and life for the sake of life is pointless. Additionally the people who have forced the woman to have the baby are not offering any help for when it is born. Nor will they be helping with any of the mental or physical stress involved. Don Marquis objected to Paul Bassen’s statement that “an embryo cannot be a victim because it lacks sentience” (Marquis 199), by saying that “they still have a future like ours” (Marquis 199).
God created us in his image,which gives us a value, and we do not determine if a baby has the right to live based on how we think humans are. All humans have thought on the idea of abortion, and how painful that is to a baby. Pro-choice people say that babies cannot feel pain before the twentieth week, and make the procedures of abortion before the twentieth week most of the time. Research has shown that babies are fully developed at the twentieth week, and can feel pain and recognize things. “And bans on abortions starting at eighteen to twenty weeks of pregnancy, premised on the dubious assertion that fetuses can feel pain at this stage” (Borgmann).
Rosalind Hursthouse has a very different opinion on abortion and does not relate it to the murder of children or the rights of women. Instead, she justifies it through what a virtuous person would do. In the case study with the Thompson’s, Hursthouse would relate it to the relevance of the familiar biological facts and how pregnancy is a known result of sexual intercourse. The fact that Linda’s fetus is four months old would not be of relevance in Hursthouse’s opinion as clear lines are not visible as to when the fetus is attached and developed. The main focus of Hursthouse would be to question whether the abortion would be a result of a person acting “virtuously or viciously or neither” (Hursthouse 474).
Future Like Ours The two essays I will discuss are “Why abortion is Immoral”, by Don Marquis and “Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research, by Jeff McMahan. I will illustrate the dispute of when we begin to have a future like ours between Marquis and McMahan. Marquis argues that we stay equal as a fetus to the being we are later. However, McMahn argues that we are numerically distinct from the time we are a fetus to the human being we become. The source of disagreement between Marquis and McMahan is about FLO when we start to become a human with moral status.
When the Supreme Court ruled in 1973, that autonomous abortion rights are written into the Constitution, it gave all the mothers the right to decide whether she wanted to proceed with an abortion, for any reason at all. With that being said, states have begun to make it more difficult to access abortion services by putting more restrictions in place, in hopes that the number of women thinking of abortion will decrease. These restrictions range from requiring abortions after 15 weeks to be provided in a licensed surgical center to requiring providers to have expensive ultrasound equipment on-site (Jones, Henshaw, Finer, & Zolna,
If a girl under age conceives a baby i don't agree that abortion should be an option, for the simple fact the following measures should be taken to prevent pregnancy such as protection of condoms, birth control, or other preventions should have been used. When an under age girl decides to have sex she should be responsible from getting pregnant so that she shouldn't think of abortion as an option. As an adult a girl over 18 should also be responsible so that abortion is never an option, i don't believe the morning after pill should be used because preventable measures were not used before. I have been contemplating several scenarios in my head, but my decision is still firm that abortion should not be an option even if a woman is raped. In God's words a baby is always a blessing.
Using the multivariate logistic regression synthesis, it is clear that demographic and social predictors are behind disparities in seeking the services across the vast nation. The CDC abortion surveillance reports that in 2013, a total of 664,435 legal practiced abortions were recorded from their 49 reporting centers. The rate for the same year was 12.5 per 1000 women with the ages 15-44 years while the abortion rate at 200:1000 live births. The black women are 3.75 times more likely to terminate their pregnancy than their white counterparts. About 90% of the abortions occur in the first trimester.
According to International Buisness Times, “Virginia’s Board of Corrections this month announced the adoption of new regulatory language to restrict the use of restraints on incarcerated pregnant women, a decision met with praise by a coalition of women’s rights advocates, prison reform groups and religious organizations. “Many in the medical community, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, acknowledge that the use of restraints may cause serious health risks to both the mother and baby, especially with each advancing stage of pregnancy. These proposed regulations provide reasonable and compassionate reform essential for the full health and well-being of both the mother and baby,” said in a statement the coalition, which includes organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Justice Center and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Finally somebody is doing something, someone sees what actually is going down and what problems it’s
Multiple this estimated cost by about 40,000 children a year born with FAS or FAE and the cost is huge. The only possible option for prevention of FAS and FAE is to abstain from alcohol. If only woman didn’t drink anymore during pregnancy, there would never be another baby born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or
In 2014, it was tallied that eighteen percent of all pregnancies are concluding in abortion. Pro-choice advocates give women a way out of facing conflict in the future by presenting abortions as glorious procedures. Although, after the procedure is complete many women feel have side effects such as: depression, bipolar-like mood swings, the feeling of something missing in her life. Many women see