The Supreme Court stated that by banning a woman’s right to an abortion, Texas violated her constitutional rights. Women hold the right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy under their 14th Amendment rights. The states currently hold the right to decide whether or not to allow abortion for the second and third trimesters. Regardless of the method, women fight
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. The debate about abortion has simply been overblown and exhausted. The truth of the matter is, abortion is murder. Ending a life, whether innocent or guilty, is murder.
Many people question the morality of abortion and several religious aspects come into play about the legalization of abortion. However, the separation of church and state makes any religious aspect invalid when it comes to legalizing anything. Furthermore, Democrats feel that abortion can be justified in cases such as rape or when a woman’s health is endangered and even teen pregnancy, so women should have the right to an abortion. Though deciding to get an abortion can be a very difficult decision, Democrats have agreed that this decision should be between a woman and her doctor without government interference, specifically Republican men who will never be faced with this decision and have no medical experience. This is why Democrats call it “women’s right to choose” and not “Republican’s right to deny” when it comes to abortion since it is about women specifically.
Disclaimer: This paper will not discuss the argument of whether abortion should be legal or not. The pro-choice/pro-life debate is multi-faceted and I believe where you stand has a lot to do with your core fundamental beliefs. According to Dr. Jesudason, a nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide hospital, “abortion is arguably one of the most polarizing issues in American politics today” (Jesudason 1). I will however, be discussing the importance of accessible and affordable family planning and the impact it can have on a country and a woman’s life. Naturally, abortion is one aspect of Family Planning so it will be discussed in regards to my argument.
The most substantial reason behind this altercation is that abortion is viewed as murder. Planned Parenthood is prohibited from performing abortions on patients that are more than 22 weeks pregnant. Around this time of pregnancy, the baby’s organs are only two weeks away from full development, which makes many people believe that medical professionals who perform abortions are murderers. The misconception that these people have is that a woman does not need to abort her baby because she always has the option to give it up for adoption. Yet, there are many resources that report that adoption is not a popular choice amongst women with the option of abortion or adoption.
The laws in the 1970’s are very different from the ones we follow today. In the 1970’s in Texas, it was illegal for a woman to have an abortion except when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. McCorvey/Roe could not afford to travel to another state to get a legal abortion. Norma McCorvey sued for a violation of her rights and other mothers in a similar situation. She sued for a violation of her right to privacy, which is protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
McCorvey ("Jane Roe"), claiming a Texas law criminalizing most abortions violated Roe 's constitutional rights. (PBS) The Court argued that the Constitution 's First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments (Roe v. Wade The Abortion Rights Controversy in America History) protect an individual 's "zone of privacy" against state laws and cited past cases ruling that marriage, contraception, and child rearing are activities covered in this "zone of privacy." (PBS) In addition, this case was against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County from 1951 to 1987, who enforced a Texas law that prohibited abortion, except to save a woman 's life.
This does not make sense, because the fetus does not have feelings or a life until they are outside the uterus. Society still insists that fetuses are superior to the mother, which is false. A bill has been revived that has banned abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and most of Americans support it ("House Republicans"). This bill is still in effect and should be taken into consideration based off of the improvements in women’s rights and abortions. Another point is late-term abortion specifically is wrong because the fetus is more developed at the twentieth week, which is defined as late-term, and can be identified in sex and if there are any complications; therefore personifying the once small fetus.
Donald Trumph had presented a irrelevant view of abortion in the United States and had misled his interpretation of Hilary 's position on late term abortions. Donald Trumph said in his own words that basically what Hilary Clinton was trying to say is that you can take a baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month; Donald Trumph felt that it was unacceptable . Hilary on the other had believe that abortions should be legal and accessibility should be in line with the Roe v. Wade , which guranteeds a woman 's right to procedure up until the fetus is viable. Apparently 19 states have laws banning
Donald Trump believes, “‘banning all federal taxpayer funding of abortions will save the lives of over one million Americans from abortions’”(Steven). This statement is false and inaccurate. Instead of those women going and getting an abortion safely carried out at Planned Parenthood, she will go get an abortion in a more dangerous way ultimately putting her life at risk too, which will lead to higher deaths. As Taylor Jacobs said in the article on the Odyssey online, “ Regardless of your personal opinions regarding abortions, it is not possible to stop every woman from getting the procedure if they are unprepared to have a child, no matter what programs are defunded. Thousands of women die from unsafe abortions per year and defunding Planned Parenthood would make getting an abortion even more difficult and likely increase the numbers of deaths.” Jacobs clearly sums up the perfect argument against what Trump was trying to say.
Three thousand three hundred and twenty two abortions happen everyday world wide. Abortion is the termination of a human pregnancy, performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Abortions have already been and will probably always be a controversial topic where everyone won 't agree upon. Terminating a child because of selfish reasons, most people have sex without condoms, get pregnant and can’t deal with the consequences of having a child. Abortion views are broken into two groups pro-life and pro-choice.
Many religions have strong views on abortion. Christians, Catholics and Hindus usually agree that abortion is a form of ‘murder’ and that it is immoral and wrong whereas Buddhists, Protestants and Jews disagree with this statement. They all share a similar view, in that abortion should be used in circumstances wherein a mother or baby’s mental/physical health is in
As a representative for humanism at the United Nations, Brown claims that abortion should remain legal because with the banning of abortions women will use unsafe ways to have the procedure. According to Brown, “Nearly half of those abortions (20 million) are medically unsafe, resulting in the deaths of nearly 80,000 women a year and a much larger number suffering infection, injury, and trauma,” (Brown). Brown believes that making abortion illegal will not put an end to abortions, which is an honest statement. In general, Brown believes that if the government spent more money in programs that taught sex education and the practice of safe sex, then the amount of abortions would decrease. Raymond J. Adamek, a professor at Kent State University, feels that abortion should not be legal.
In the United States, abortion laws began to appear in the 1820s, forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy. Through the efforts primarily of physicians, the American Medical Association, and legislators, most abortions in the US had been outlawed by 1900. Illegal abortions were still frequent, though they became less frequent during the reign of the Comstock Law which essentially banned birth control information and devices. Some early feminists, like Susan B. Anthony, wrote against abortion. They opposed abortion which at the time was an unsafe medical procedure for women, endangering their health and life.
If an unborn child is not yet a person, then it has no moral status, and abortion would be acceptable. Though many arguments on abortion base their position on the moral bearing of the fetus, others instead consider the value of the mother 's rights versus those of the fetus. During a woman 's nine-month pregnancy, the child will develop over