Any woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy must make the difficult choice between having an abortion or giving birth to a child she had not planned to have and is maybe unprepared financially or emotionally to raise. “In 1988, for example, about 1.7 million women who had an unintended pregnancy gave birth and began raising the child. Three-quarters of poor and low-income women cite their inability to afford a baby as a reason why they had an abortion.” Not being able to financially take care of a baby will be detrimental. A newborn baby needs formula, diapers, bottles, and clothes that they quickly outgrow. A single mother might not always have the money or the time to take care of and raise a dependent child.
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dept. of Health (1990): Cruzan, in a vegetative state, could not make life decisions for herself and was brain dead so her family attempted to end her life support. The hospital would not allow her to do so because Missouri State law required court approval before terminating life support. Because there is no guarantee that family will always make decisions with best interests at heart in addition to the fact that the Missouri policy was designed to save lives, the SC upheld Missouri’s
Introduction Abortion is one of the controversial issue face in worldwide. The word abortion comes from the Latin “abortio”.There are two types of abortion induced abortion where the mother decide to terminate the pregnancy before birth and the other is spontaneous abortion which result in natural death of the fetus in the womb. In Singapore abortion is legal. There are about 10,960 abortions in Singapore in 2012.According to the termination of pregnancy act law there is no age limit for abortion procedure in Singapore. But however pregnancies over twenty four weeks are forbidden unless there is a special circumstances (MOH, 2015).
As mention in the straits times article by Mr Darius Lee, most of the parents think that adolescents are not mature enough to make decisions during emotional state and make choices without thinking about long-term consequences of their action. Furthermore, parents feel that parental consent is important for abortion as it is an invasive surgical procedure and parents can provide more medical details of the child whom is not mindful of their condition. The issue of abortion is impossible to solve. As a healthcare providers, they are encouraged to do good for the patients but due to certain circumstances they are unable to do good and required to do no harm to the patients. In Singapore Nursing Board under Standard of Practice Statement 3.6, to have critical and reflective thinking to improve the quality of nursing care.
Similarly, the mother’s right to freedom is always an important issue raised in this controversial issue, however, it is equally important to ponder whether a living being, a fetus, has access to the right to life as well or not. Until the day that murder is legal, abortion should be illegal as the fetus should be able to exercise the right to life. Health issues of mother are exceptional cases; they are medically as well as ethically explanatory. However, a parent’s failure to follow instructions should not result in the death of a fetus innocent of any
When the health of the mother is in serious jeopardy and already been advices by the medical authority to do abortion. C. When the baby cannot survive beyond birth due to severe defect of the fetus. VIII. Even these special cases do not spontaneously justify abortion. IX.
Those aborted babies did no get chances to grow up, to see the world or to experience all the good things and bad things. The supporters of abortion think that why should babies come into the world when no one wants them. Also, the right for abortion should not be limited by governments or affected by religions. Abortion should not be tolerated because it is not safe, it can lead to many consequences, and causes more and more bad sexual behaviors.
In 1951, when Henrietta was on the verge of death, her caretakers and doctors completely disregarded the privacy of her very own DNA and medical situation. In fact, her doctors rarely, if ever, explained why they were drawing blood, or giving her a certain medication. These very same doctors, even published a textbook with her medical information in it without consent (Skloot). While this did have the effect of spreading the unique case of Henrietta gave medical professionals all around the world a chance to study her cells, this lack of privacy clearly breached
What does it take to change the world? It only takes one person to accomplish difficult goals in life, but those birth moms who abort their babies miss this capability that their child could have later in life. Before, abortion was illegal, but after some court decisions, including the Roe v. Wade fight, the U.S. Supreme Court has finalized that in 1973, abortion is legal in all of the states. Abortion now has changed lives over the decades by wasting a life and saying that it was all for good, but nothing “good” can happen when people abort. Believing that abortion is a beneficial matter is pretty tough to think about.
Her mum would not let her. Her mum is a Christian. The young teenager was thinking of having an abortion, she knew that she was too young, it is unfair that she had to go through pregnancy and childbirth! Her mother should not have made the decision for her, it’s the teenager’s body. How many people do you know who have had an abortion?
This case involves a 23yr old female who was 5 ½ months along who took four pills to induce labor. She delivered on the way to the hospital and the fetus did not survive. She was charged with murder. Now the director for the anti-abortion group, “Georgia right to Life,” has never encountered a situation like this before and was very surprised by it all. District Attorney Greg Edwards was unsure whether he would ultimately prosecute Jones and Lynn Paltrow, attorney and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Woman, was at odds because of Georgia’s case law which specifically prohibits prosecuting women for feticide involving their own pregnancies.
In the 19th century all surgical procedures, including abortion were very risky. At that time hospitals weren’t commons, most respected doctors had little medical education. Once abortion was illegal in the United States of America, women started to leave and move foreign countries where abortions were still being performed properly. Many women in the United States started to challenge the law, but none of them was successful. In March of 1970, a woman named Norma McCorvey wanted to have an abortion due to the fact, she was a pregnant single woman.