Vaccinations Should be Mandatory 1.5 million children a year die from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. It is estimated that vaccinations prevent the deaths of 2-3 million children every year (Walsh et al., 2013). Vaccinations are an important part of keeping yourself and those around you healthy. If vaccinations were mandatory, not only would we be saving 1.5 million children, but the millions of adults who have autoimmune diseases, people who are undergoing chemotherapy, and those with weak immune systems. Vaccinations are a way to ensure the health of our future generations.
There are 650 health centers, and 56 independent local affiliations (Planned Parenthood at a Glance). That is a substantial amount of facilities to offer just abortions, but the truth is that only three percent of what Planned Parenthood does is for abortion services, 80 percent of their patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy (Planned Parent at a Glance). Planned Parenthood offers health care to 2.5 million men and women, 270,000 pap test and 579,000 unintended pregnancies each year(Planned Parenthood Provides Essential Services That Improve Women 's Health Planned Parenthood Provides Essential Services That Improve Women 's Health), and if it was defunded that it would not just affect the funding of abortions but it would cause an estimate of “390,000 women to lose their access to these essential services altogether, and up to 650,000 women might face reduced access to preventive health care within a year” (Planned Parenthood Provides Essential Services That Improve Women 's Health Planned Parenthood Provides Essential Services That Improve Women 's Health). They provide 1.2 million pregnancy test, 360,000 breast exams, and 4.2 million test for sexually-transmitted diseases (Standing with Planned Parenthood) which include more than 650,000 HIV test (Planned Parenthood at a Glance). After hearing these facts’, you can better understand what Planned Parenthood is and that they contribute way more help to are society then just abortions, and by offering these health benefits we would keep cutting back the number of unplanned pregnancies and that would cut back the number of
Despite the possible arguments against Christie’s effectiveness, her status as a doctor proves that she understands abortion and facts about abortion, yet she chose not to include them as persuasive strategies in her article. The point of Christie’s article was not to convince others that abortion is wrong and that it should be stopped, but rather to persuade others to consider the route of adoption if possible. Because adoption is highly emotional and focused on relationships, there are not many statistics and hard facts that can persuade others to adopt, rather there are personal stories, like Christie’s, that change perspectives and motivate people to choose adoption over abortion as well as inspire families to adopt children in
Introduction Dr. Gress’s view that the results of a genetic test should be withheld from patients if they are positive is paternalistic, immoral, and does not consider the autonomy of the individual. He holds the position that notifying patients of their genetic status is too harmful and that it is a doctor’s duty to withhold information that could be devastating; however, in doing so, he violates many ethical principles that doctors should exercise. This paper will give an overview on the topic of genetic testing and the ethical and moral problems associated with it, an analysis rejecting Dr. Gress’s view, and a response to an objection to the thesis of which this paper is based on. Presentation of Topic Medical professionals have been
Abortion in this sense can be concluded that it is not morally permissible. Regardless of what the right to life arguments states, Judith Jarvis Thomson argues that abortion is morally permissible even if a fetus is granted its right to life. In Thomson’s “In Defense of Abortion” takes apart the right to life argument and finds its hypocrisy because some prohibitive views go against its own belief. She mentions that the right to
Even today, there are many moral and philosophical issues that divide the United States because they create very polarized opinions and beliefs. One such philosophical issue is the moral permissibility of infanticide. Mary Anne Warren, a philosopher, presents her liberal yet controversial views on the issue of infanticide in the postscript of her article, On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion. However, the anti-infanticide arguments pose problems for Warren’s position because they justify the immorality of infanticide through the physical similarity in resemblance of neonates to human beings. These arguments also claim that the destruction of a viable infant is needless because even if the infant’s biological parents reject the infant, there are many other parents who are willing to adopt and nurture that infant.
Health care workers are called upon to improve and maintain the health of our patients. A society where the civil rights of patients are dependent on the religious beliefs of others is not one I would want to live in. Basic rights and equality should never yield to discrimination, especially when people’s lives depend on the services of health care professionals. Even though the refusal to treat patients is legally protected by the RFRA, we should try to minimize discrimination, prevent our self-interests from providing exceptional care, and if not possible then there should be alternative ways to offer our patients the services they need. In the end, when we chose to pursue a profession in health care, we chose to benefit all of
There are currently twenty-four vaccines for over fifty diseases (Centers). Although there are many vaccines, 1.5 million children die from a disease that could have been prevented. Not vaccinating is putting the future of humanity in danger by destroying the potential of these children. Vaccines can not only save millions of lives, but save billions of dollars. Vaccinations could save the human population billions of dollars by reducing medical costs caused by treatment of the preventable diseases
Thus, they hold that personhood is largely irrelevant to the problem of abortion. In his Life's Dominion, Dworkin, writes it would be wise [...] to set aside the question of whether a fetus is a person [...] because it is too ambiguous to be helpful (1993, 23). However, although one can agree that the concept of person and personhood is ambiguous, this does not entail that we should not discuss and qualify what is a person. Being ambiguous is not an enough reason to leave a complicated concept such as personhood. Although we addressed, negatively, why
A 2011 research study written by Dr. Sachiko Ozawa and published in the Journal of Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed healthcare journal, stated, “We estimate the benefits of averting 6.4 million vaccine-preventable child deaths in the Decade of Vaccines to be worth $231 billion to those who are at risk of death” (Ozawa et al. 4). If these children are vaccinated and are saved from death, that $231 billion will be saved and can be used for many other needed problems, thus benefiting a large amount of people. In doing this, these vaccines may create more wealth for certain people, thus improving the economy. In 2012, Andrew Mirelman and Sachiko Ozawa conducted a study in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to find the economic and social benefits of vaccinating children.