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?
Some states have already made abortion legal. Banning abortions would do more harm than good not only for women but everyone around them as well. It is pretty clear that abortion should remain legal because it is the best outcome for the people making that choice. After all in the end getting an abortion wouldn´t effect anyone else in the end but the woman, so why should someone decide what she should do for her?
A article in liveactionnews.com says, that even the highest known abortionists say that abortion is the act of murdering a baby. this is said by British abortionist Judith Arcana: “It is morally and ethically wrong to do abortions without acknowledging what it means to do them. I performed abortions, I have had an abortion and I am in favor of women having abortions when we choose to do so. But we should never disregard the fact that being pregnant means there is a baby growing inside of a woman, a baby whose life is ended. We ought not to pretend
The only good emotion a woman might feel after an abortion is a little bit of relief. Abortions are also very costly. Many women that want to get an abortion probably do not realize just how expensive they can be. Although there are still ways for her to get one that does not mean that she should. There are many different ways to have an abortion.
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. Furthermore, “In President Obama 's speech… he suggested that one solution to lowering abortion rates is making abortion more available”(Joyce).
A covenant between pro-lifers and and anti-abortionists meets the characteristic that it is celebrated with both parties present. Pro-life is someone who opposes abortion based on religious or moral values while pro-choice is defined as someone who advocates for legalized abortion. The covenant between both groups would be that they would respect each other even though they have many differences. Since this is a very sensitive and controversial topic it wouldn 't be celebrated with a party, or get together but it is commemorated by days and marches. For example International Safe Abortion Day which is on September 28 was made because of the decriminalization and to give respect to aborted/ people dealing with abortion.
Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice: Annihilating the Abortion Argument says, “In light of the fact that both science and Scripture corroborate the view that abortion is the painful killing of an innocent human being, it is incumbent upon Christians to do everything in their power to halt the spread of this enormous evil.” You wouldn’t like to get killed with no chance to say no or no chance to say no or to put up a fight. Killing an innocent person is wrong and you should be put in jail for doing that because your baby should have the chance to live. Even if you don’t want the baby you could keep it for the nine months and then give it to a family that can’t have kids and could give someone a good
Like every other policy there are pros and cons to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the officials elected by the people of the United States will have to work together to find a compromise for the country. Most people against the Planned Parenthood Action fund are pro-life and mostly just against abortion, but even if Planned Parenthood Federation of America was defunded, abortions would still be legal and still performed, but maybe even more without the free provision of birth control. The only way to stop abortion is to make it illegal, not by defunding Planned Parenthood. Maybe Republican politicians like Carly Fiorina or Ted Cruz will be able to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America in the upcoming years, but maybe the democrats will once again block their attempts and keep The Planned Parenthood Action Fund
The Supreme court came to a decision that they would keep the law active. Like many, I do not support the legalization of abortions. I believe that ALL lives are precious, and no life should be terminated, simply because they are an inconvenience to the mother. Dealing with going through an abortion because of medical purposes and victims of rape, is a different story. But when a woman thinks her life is more precious, and is too selfish to give the HUMAN growing inside of her, depending on her to nourish it, then that is a feminist issue, I cannot stand behind.
Since abortions are proven to give the mother a higher chance of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages, and pelvic inflammatory disease, many people are using this in their arguments against abortion. Also, they believe that abortion can, and most likely will cause intense psychological pain and stress. Many also believe that the stress in mothers can also lead to depression, which can then lead to injuring themselves or even committing suicide. Another argument that the pro-life community has is that victims of rape and incest can get medical care and treatment to ensure that there will be no pregnancy. The pro-life community also thinks that adoption is a great alternative to abortion.
The subject of abortion is always and will most likely continue to be a subject of controversy and disagreement. Basically we have two sides, one that is pro-life and the other being pro-choice. Judith Jarvis Thompson clearly takes the pro-choice stance and gives unique arguments on the subject of abortion. On the other hand Don Marquis supports the pro-life position on the topic of abortion. While neither will ever agree, both make points that will make you truly think about how you feel as an individual.
Legally, there have been split views as to whether taxpayer dollars should go to Planned Parenthood and its overall funding in government. On one hand, abortion is a controversial topic that not everyone agrees with. The idea of taxpayers paying to fund an organization that supports this is unacceptable to many pro-lifers. In January of 2016, “…the U.S House of Representatives voted 240 to 181 in favor of defunding abortion giant Planned Parenthood” (Freiburger). The reconciliation bill, which will end taxpayer dollars going into Planned Parenthood, is a large step for pro-lifers.
The Hobby Lobby case is an interesting one. I agree but also disagree with the decision made. I disagree because it seems like a way to discriminate against women. The business is essentially trying to make the decision on what is right for that individuals body regarding contraception and if and when they want to conceive a child. “This ruling ignores the scientific evidence showing that the health security of millions of American women is strengthened by access to these crucial services.”
There have been many controversial court cases in the United States. One of the most divided cases that people cannot agree on is Roe V. Wade. This case as described by Henretta is a “landmark decision, the justices nullified a Texas law that prohibited abortion under any circumstances, even when the woman’s health was at risk, and laid out a new national standard: Abortions performed during the first trimester were protected by the right of privacy.” (Henretta,2012). This is something that Americans really have a hard time coming to an agreement on.
When the counter arguments of Pro-Choice reasoning, Pro-Life viewpoint, is analyzed there are multiple logical fallacies and false statements which are used which make their argument less valid. Firstly, the Pro-Life advocates use the texas sharpshooter fallacy when making the point that abortions cause women to have greater physiological damage later on in life. They use statistics that specifically support their argument without addressing any other specifics: “A 2008 peer-reviewed study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health found that "Young adult women who undergo... abortion may be at increased risk for subsequent depression"” (Pro & Con Arguments). This is very misleading data because there is also ‘data’ which shows that women who don’t get abortions have physiological and emotional damage: “A Sep. 2013 peer-reviewed study comparing the mental health of women who received abortions to women denied abortions found that women who were denied abortions "felt more regret and anger" and "less relief and happiness" than women who had abortions” (Pro & Con Arguments). Since data can be used for both sides of the argument it makes this point completely invalid.