The Pros And Cons Of Selective Abortion

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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…show more content…
This is usually in the case of a multi-fetal pregnancy, to decrease health risks to a mother carrying more than one child. However, this is very rare as it occurs only in 1%-2% pregnancies. On the other hand, in the Eastern part of the world, especially in China and India, it is very common for couples to have an illegal selective abortion. This kind of selective abortion is removing a fetus because they may have birth defects/disabilities or the gender of the child is not preferred by the parent. Few people may agree with this, particularly citizens of China due to the one-child policy that restricts the number of children a couple can have. Thus, they believe that a male heir is needed to carry on the family name/legacy. Notwithstanding the fact that infanticide is downright immoral, and it’s wrong for a couple or a single mother to kill their baby just due to the fact that he or she might not have the characteristics that the parent wants or the sex of the child is not desired by the parents. Just like any other human beings, little girls and boys should have their rights and aborting a child because of impairments or gender is a violation of their basic…show more content…
Others believe that no child should come into this world unwanted. Nonetheless, these mothers don’t understand the extent to which an abortion can cause them serious and life-threatening physical and psychological damage. Physically, in the first few weeks after the abortion, it can cause diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. But, it can lead to other more dangerous complications like, damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus and if abortion is done during the advanced stage of the pregnancy (i.e. After 4 months) or in unhygienic and unlawful conditions it can lead to death. A woman also faces psychological harm, whether it was done willingly or not. These emotional side effects may vary from woman to woman. They may feel a sense of shame, loneliness or depression. In some cases, they may have suicidal thoughts and could lead to complications in their relationships. Some women are likely to have a higher chance of facing these emotional side effects because they may have been forced or persuaded into getting an abortion or if they had an abortion because of genetic or fetal
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