A lot of states see abortions as a big toll on women's mental and physical health, so they mandate counseling or a waiting period after a woman requests an abortion. With abortion, often being used as a contraceptive after a teenage pregnancy, thirty-seven states require parents to be involved in a minor's decision to have an abortion. Finally, forty-five states offer physicians the moral right to refuse to perform abortions (“An Overview of Abortion Laws”). In 2014, 962,200 women had abortions in the United States. Although that number is down twelve percent from 2011, it is still to many innocent lives being taken.
Kadyn King Professor Cavallo Texas Government 2306 31 March 2016 It is often expressed that certain topics are not to be made public, but to be kept private. One thing that you don’t hear many people talk about casually is abortion, especially in Texas. Abortion is a very serious topic that many people do not take lightly and feel very strongly about. There are two popular sides one being pro-life and the other being pro-choice. When looking at the two sides and trying to classify them on political sides any would agree that based on voting republican would be pro-life, while democrat would be classified as pro- choice.
Around 90% of abortions in the UK are carried out in the first trimester, (before 12 weeks of pregnancy), when the fetus is about the same size as a lime and weighs less than 14 grams. Only about 1 in 1,000 are performed in the last trimester, usually for medical reasons. Most of the gruesome images of aborted fetuses that are presented by pro-life groups are exaggerated and misleading. The fetus that is growing inside the the mother’s womb isn 't considered a human being. It can’t survive alone without the nutrients from the mother, therefore it is not yet a person.
In the state of California, the issue of minors receiving abortions has reached the ballot three times. The issue specifically concerns parental consent and whether or not a minor should receive the same treatment as a pregnant adult in terms of privacy, power, and the right to decide for one 's body. The first, in 2005 with Proposition 73, again in 2006 with Proposition 85, and finally in 2008 with Proposition 4. Each side of the issue has major support, and strong will to either prohibit or allow minors to have abortions without parents knowing about their child 's health . Proposition 85, voted on in 2006 was the second of the three attempts to ensure physicians notify a parent or guardian of a scheduled abortion for a minor.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot. Deborah wanted to learn about her mother, and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest people. There had been many books published about Henrietta’s cells, but nothing about Henrietta’s personality, experiences, feeling, life style etc.
In 1973, abortion became legal in the United States through the well-known court case of Roe vs Wade. Jane Roe was a pregnant and single woman who filed a lawsuit against a Dallas Country District Attorney, Henry Wade, in a federal court in Texas. She argued that she had a right to terminate her pregnancy in a safe medical environment even if her life was not in danger. The court ruled in her favor, saying that the constitution protects an individual’s “zone of privacy”, and that the zone was wide enough to include a woman 's choice whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. Since 1973, millions of abortions have been performed, yet the controversy over whether it should have been legalized is still argued by countless individuals today.
Abortion serves as an alternative to those who face the highest costs of bearing and raising children like young women who have not finished school yet, couples who face the expectation of a child that will have severe physical complications, contraceptive failure, and those who are poor or are not able to afford children, especially, in the event that these children will be raised by a single parent. Abortion as a legal business emerged following the Supreme Court’s, Roe v. Wade, decision to constitutionalize abortion in 1973. Since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, the market for abortion has become an important part of America’s economy. For years following those decisions, abortion opponents have attacked patients, passing laws that restrict abortion access. Some of those laws include: requiring parental involvement in a minor’s decision to have an
As portrayed within Carl’s THINK Social Problems (2013), the topic of abortion has been in the spotlight in recent years. Many wonder, what economic, social, and cultural consequences would ensue if we limited abortion. For starters, there would be several economic repercussions. Columbia University has stated that the legalization of abortion has resulted in women, holistically, being less likely to live in a single household and has concluded that they are also less likely to live in poverty (Pop-Eleches, 2005). This can be substantiated by the fact that having to raise a child can cost anywhere from $9,000 to over $25,000 per year, and not having to pay that cost, if it is undesired, can lead individuals to utilize that money in other facets
Wade were to be overturned because pro-life judges were elected in, there is proof to believe that women would begin self-inducing abortions and the mortality rates would rise. Proof of this comes from an article from November 2015 in The Atlantic. Olga Khazan writes that since the 2013 law in Texas was passed stating that “the states abortion clinics [must] meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers and [that] their doctors [must] have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital,” 100,000 and 240,000 women in Texas (ages 18-49) have attempted to self-induce an abortion. You do not need to be a medical doctor or medically trained to know that a self-induced abortion is extremely harmful to both the woman and the fetus. There are several ways a woman could self-induce an abortion: herbals, street corner drugs, and self-induced.
Abortions have been around ancient times. However the right for women to choose whether not she wanted to have an abortion has not. Before the 1880’s abortion was legal in the United States. After that most states would only allow it to save the mother’s life. It was not until the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade case in 1973 that abortion was legalized again.
healthcare delivery system has been criticized for more than 100 years despite numerous of attempts to successful provide affordable, quality, and access to individuals in need to healthcare services. In order for any program to be implemented majority of all politically parties must be on board to implement healthcare services. A universal health care system would be an ideal concept; however the application of this concept is very problematic due to the financial component program. The government’s failed to promote competitive markets as a means of dressing the problems of access and cost as a result health care inflation outpaces inflation in the market places. Federal, state and local governments shared the financial burden of health care with employers and individuals.
In 2014, 360,000 women received breast exams, while another 270,000 received pap tests (Klasing, 2017). Both of these tests provide low-income women an equal opportunity to detect cancer early in an effort to receive life-saving treatment before it is too late. Like I’ve mentioned before, so many people associated Planned Parenthood with abortions. I’ve heard so many times, “why should we have to pay for women to have abortions.” However, absolutely none of the government funding received by Planned Parenthood pays for abortion services. In fact it’s quite the opposite.