Before Roe v. wade the number of deaths from illegal abortions was around 5000 and in the 50s and 60s the number of illegal abortions ranged from 200,000 to 1.2 million per year. These illegal abortions pose major health risks to the life of the woman including damage to the bladder, intestines as well as rupturing of the uterus. The choice to become a mother must be given to the woman most importantly because it’s her body, her health, and she will be taking on a great responsibility. A woman’s choice to choose abortion should not be restricted by anyone; there are multiple reasons why abortion will be the more sensible decision for the female.
Introduction After decades, the abortion debate remains a controversial issue, continuing to divide the American populace, while eroding the moral fabric of the country. Contention over national abortion policy continually unfurls in media headlines, and is rapidly becoming a central issue in the political arena. Tragically, pertinent discussion typically disintegrates, with proponents on both sides feeling deeply offended by the discourse. In order to make progress on this issue, it may be helpful to understand the commonalities between advocates on both sides.
The conflict over abortion in America has been a major social problem in our nation for decades. During the 1960 's and 70 's with the coinciding civil rights movement and women’s rights movement, abortion became the new national issue that we still see today between two opposing ideologies, grouped into sides coined as pro-life and pro-choice. It is one of the biggest debates over whose morals and beliefs are adequate for our society that make the abortion issue such a controversial and divisive one. Each side believes that their views and beliefs are what we are a society should follow and belief.
I am still a strong believer in pro-choice, and the ability to be allowed to decide what you want to do with your child. Though there is an increased popularity in contraceptives, there are still occurrences where someone might become pregnant without the intention to do so. Sometimes there is a health risk involved, and pregnancy can harm the health of the mother. The more I have researched statistics and various reasons/stories for pro-choice, the more I feel more strengthened in my opinion. A good example of this is when I read about the safety and convenience behind abortion procedures; there is a mortality rate of less than 1 in 100,000, and newer semi-conscious drug allows for the individual to leave the hospital/clinic as soon as an hour after the
In todays secular perspective various individuals deem that the "pro-choice" view of abortion is more sensibly coherent than the "pro-life" view. Several activist debate for women rights and the privilege of a women to have complete control over her body. The secular world, women's rights groups, and the entertainment business promote the Pro-choice evolution: the privilege to decide to have abortion on request. The Pro-choice concept gives individuals the right to choose one’s own life style. Abortion advocates a way of life in which individuals are allowed to participate in sex outside of marriage, and deal with any undesirable children that may happen.
Nancy Flanders once said in her article, “Here’s Why Abortion is Wrong”, “You can pretend preborn babies aren’t human beings, but science proves otherwise, repeatedly showing that a preborn human is unique from his mother.” It’s a great message for everyone who is thinking about getting an abortion and for the mothers who are against it. Flanders also said, “Today’s Hitler is the abortion industry, and today’s slaves are the preborn children” (Here’s Why Abortion). This is a powerful quote as well, because it’s so true, preborn babies are forcefully ripped from their mother’s wombs. Abortion is basically
“I cannot understand anti-abortion arguments that centre on the sanctity of life. As a species we've fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don't believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain and life-long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we've made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred.” - Caitlin Moran Abortion does what contraception does not necessarily do: it works. Let the abortion be as it is, it is the mother’s body and she can abort it as she wishes.
Abortion is a huge problem, not just in the United States but also all over the world. Abortion is a termination of a pregnancy, usually within the first 28 weeks. Some people believe abortion is murder, while others believe it is not. Abortion is a social problem. In order to be a social problem, the issue must affect a group of people. People who are pro-life, believe abortion should not be legal, while some people believe that the fetus is not a living person therefore it should be legal. There are also people who are in the middle, they are neutral, they are neither for or against abortions. If abortion is illegal then it will still happen. Women would still find a way to still have abortions but, they will be taking a greater risk in having them done. Abortion affects many people. Some women disagree with the idea, while others agree. Some religions believe it is a sin to have an abortion. Abortion
Abortion is not only a fluctuating concept in our society, but an ethical and emotional debate, as well. The image I have chosen presents concepts from a cultural and historical background, as well as presents an ethical, emotional, and logical appeal to the audience.
Maureen Shaw, the author of "Becoming a Mother Made Me Even More Pro-Choice," clearly states her position in the moot of abortion. The main topic of her article is about how pro-life/anti-choice harms women and their child(ren) and why pro-choice should be more widely accepted. Shaw claims that pro-life supporters misconstrue women who get abortions for being teens who made rash decisions, but " it 's not irresponsibility that makes women and girls seek abortion care. It’s their awareness of just how massive a commitment parenting is. "
According to the WHO, there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions every year around the globe. The dictionary definition for abortion is ‘the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy’, and people usually very absolutist about their stances regarding this topic. The two sides of the argument are those who are pro-choice or pro-life. The pro-choice side argue that it is the free will of the parent/s to decide on how to handle the pregnancy as unplanned pregnancies could mean a detrimental life for both the parent/s and the baby as the parent/s may not have the resources to support and take care of the baby, or are not ready for such big change and responsibility. On the other hand, the pro-life side argue that life begins at conception
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).
The term “pro-choice” has fallen out of favor when the American public. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) recently discovered that the word just does not seem to have the power to motivate the general population in the way it did when it was first coined. And while other pro-abortion groups may continue to use it, Planned Parenthood is attempting to cast a wider net by abandoning it all together. In the modern media culture, the term “pro-choice” has been used for everything from abortion-on-demand to giving parents the option to choosing what kind of school their child can attend throughout their life.
Janet Harris wrote in her piece, shared by Washington Post, that when she was faced with the decision to get an abortion “it wasn’t “Should I or shouldn’t I?” but “How quickly can I get this over with?””(Harris). Where have a woman 's values and morals gone if she can knowingly make the decision to kill a child that is a part of her own body? Statements like these are prime examples of why abortion shouldn’t just be an option women can chose whether or not to receive . Janet’s reasoning is that when it was time for her to make this “decision” in her life it “was in the mid-1980s, when abortion was about women having control not just over their bodies but over their destinies” (Harris).