According to Idziak, “Aborting abnormal fetus’s benefits society as a whole. Abortion brings about a substantial saving of societal resources that would otherwise be used for special care education of children suffering from serious diseases. These resources can be used for individuals who are able to make return to society” (p. 41). Although this seems unfair, it is a reality that people face in the world. Couldn’t express how sad this makes me, but my emotions do not change the reality of the situation.
An online article written by doctors Lisa Haddad and Nawal Nour states, “Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications” (“Unsafe Abortion: Unnecessary Maternal Mortality” ). Death and long term injury from unsafe abortions can be prevented, if those who do not want or cannot afford to have children have methods to prevent pregnancy from even happening. These deaths and injuries are important, because they are extremely preventable, and the fact that prevention is not openly distributed to the public is an injustice. The United Nations’ Declaration of
The government should fund Planned Parenthood to keep protecting and improving reproductive health. Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safer sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. This organization provides appointments and free and drastically reduced gynecological services. Planned Parenthood helps those who might otherwise not get treatment, saving the lives of countless mothers and children. Providing affordable care for those who do not have, and can not afford, or have lost their health insurance.
Autonomy over reproduction has been considered essential for the success of women’s rights. In a case where a woman must decide between continuing a pregnancy or seeking an abortion, her autonomy to choose reflects the value we place on having control over our own bodies (Purdy, 2006). While the other biomedical principles should be considered, it is unlikely that someone would willingly give control over her own body in
In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jane Roe, an anonymous appellant who wanted to make abortion completely legal, in the U.S. in the Roe v. Wade case, making abortion legal in America. Many people believe that the law shouldn’t have been passed. Nevertheless, since abortions lie within a pregnant woman's "zone of privacy," the abortion decision "and its implementation" are fundamental rights that are protected by the Constitution, so laws regulating abortion must be sufficiently "important." The pro-choice perspective believes that it is the legal right of a woman to choose whether she wants to have the child or abort it, especially in cases of rape or when the mother’s life may be in danger. However, the pro-life viewpoint believes
"Approximately two-thirds of the risk of cancer and dementia is now considered to be the result of luck. For many years, medical teaching has been half of heart disease is related to family history. Is it right to blame people for accidents of fate? Should people try to switch their coronary prone parents before their birth?" (Edlund, 2017) The reality is that we never know when we are going to be the ones needed care and even the most financial prepared person who exercises and eats healthy foods could find themselves in a tough spot when it comes to paying for their care as costs pile on.
However, this is considered a “luxury” to many, because millions of low income families cannot afford the same care as the middle or high class. In this case, the right to live does not seem to be extended to all Americans. Universal health care will ensure a higher life expectancy, reduce cost of medical treatment through a single-payer method, and improve medical treatments. The United States will gain a higher life expectancy rate from a universal health care system. Harvard researchers found a “40% increased risk of death among the uninsured” (“Right to Health Care”).
Moot: In a bid to reduce poverty the government should limit Jamaican mothers to two children. “Population growth is the primary source of environmental change”, a quote by Jacques Yres Chateau. The quote suggests that population growth does more harm than good to the environment, as it lessens the resources that are necessary for the Jamaican people to survive. Records have shown that in Jamaica, some women have up to ten children consecutively over a span of years. This not only causes effects on the parent or parents of these children, but also the society.
Based on current projections to 2015, the adolescent birth rate fell from 59 births per 1000 women age 15–19 in 1990 to 51 births per 1000 in 2015 (WHO, 2015). However, teenage pregnancy trend varies in regional levels because of the variation of health determinants, population of adolescents and socio-cultural patterns. Much of the lifestyle, norms and economic status shapes the adolescent health outcome that significantly increases at one region and differs from the others. Child marriages is a primary source of income for most countries driven from poverty because of the challenging socio-economic statuses, yet hinders the opportunities for better education. Researchers claim that there is higher teenage pregnancy rate in developing regions compared to developed regions which is because it is proven that 95% of world’s adolescents are living in middle and low income areas of Sub-Saharan African and Western Pacific region.
Pro choice supporters claim they support abortion because they believe in the woman 's right to choose. Hence the phrase “My Body, My Choice”. Another argument used by the pro choice movement is that the fetus is not a living being, resulting in the thought that a fetus then has no inherent moral value. There are various points that are used to identify when a fetus becomes a person. Although abortion is extremely negligent, I do think that there are sometimes where it may be justified.