Caitlynn Thomas Mrs. Simmons English 3 H 14 December 2015 Rough Draft Late-Term Abortion is Not Wrong or Unethical (too informal?) Late-term abortion has been a topic debated over generations and is still seen as a vital issue today. A majority of the population views late-term abortion as morally and legally wrong, which is mostly due to the manipulation of the government and media. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act signed by George Bush places the lives and health of women and fetuses in danger, as well as puts doctors at risk for providing safe care (Feldt). As this ban still stands, people listen to the majority of society rather than their personal thoughts on the topic. America and its community remains vulnerable and susceptible to …show more content…
Women seeking late-term abortions after being raped must receive counseling or outside treatment prior to the abortion, and a second doctor is to be on hand for any possible complications during the procedure (“House Republicans”). These women should have the choice to go through therapy, but it should not be a requirement before the abortion to go through counseling. When women are forced to go through counseling, it is degrading them and categorizing them as broken, when nothing is wrong. Women that have experienced rape may not want to go through counseling and bring up the traumatic experience, they may want to get an abortion and try to forget the …show more content…
This does not make sense, because the fetus does not have feelings or a life until they are outside the uterus. Society still insists that fetuses are superior to the mother, which is false. A bill has been revived that has banned abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and most of Americans support it ("House Republicans"). This bill is still in effect and should be taken into consideration based off of the improvements in women’s rights and abortions. Another point is late-term abortion specifically is wrong because the fetus is more developed at the twentieth week, which is defined as late-term, and can be identified in sex and if there are any complications; therefore personifying the once small fetus. Mothers that abort the fetus based on the fact that it is less than perfect is not right, but they should still have the right to abort the
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However, as we have discovered there are a lot of factors to the choice for different reasons of an abortion. We’ve learned that if a woman is a victim she could have to deal with her rapist the rest of her life, and that is not right to torment her like that. Finally, why does politics have to deal with what we do to our body? Politics should be helping us do what is best for us, but not controlling us. The U.S. is a free country, so do not try and control the people of this country.
However, on the other hand, Bonnie Steinbock in her article “Most Abortions Are Morally Legitimate”, she says that abortions and morally acceptable because fetuses are not living beings, hence they are unconscious and don’t have any moral status because they are unaware about their interests and doesn’t feel pain or anything. She says fetuses does not have any human being rights and it depends on the mother what she wants for her body and she has all the rights to decide whether she wants to be pregnant or not because she is a living being.
Abortion and reproductive justice is a hot topic right now. With left and right wing legislators trying to support or reject reproductive justice rights, it is everywhere we turn. Our class guest speaker, Carly Class, works for the Southeastern divine for Planned Parenthood in Florida. To many, Planned Parenthood is an abortion clinic, but it does so much more than terminate pregnancies. She went over the services that Planned Parenthood provides as well as the definition of reproductive justice.
Women who are victims of rape will always be in remembrance of their terrifying experience, which sometimes result in neglect and unfair treatment of the child due to the woman’s rape trauma syndrome. Women who are not financially stable that are pregnant and oppose abortion live in poverty. If abortions were banned it would increase illegal abortions which have critical effect to the woman’s health. Statistics estimate that the risk of death from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000. The risk of death childbirth is 14 times higher, 8.8 in 100,000.
Abortion is full of excuses, going against God’s will, and murder. America should reconsider the laws and regulations of the countries soon to be mothers. Because abortion is a deliberate termination of a human life, women should not legally have the option to choose one. Making excuses for reasons a mother can kill her baby is wrong. For example, a mother having a baby she doesn’t want is no excuse to end a life.
Supporters of late-term abortion believe the mother should undoubtfully have more rights than the baby. However, once the baby is out of the woman's body, the argument becomes invalid. The argument becomes invalid because the baby isn't supported by its mother. The baby can technically live without the mother's body (Alters 147).
The first reason why it is wrong is it is murder because you are killing a living human maybe its not born yet but it is still alive. Kyle Waltman states in the article “ Pro-Life: Abortion Controversy, “Scientists and doctors have used their imperfect judgements to establish the thresholds that vary by state between legally aborting a fetus and illegally murdering a baby in such a way that the murdering of a pregnant woman results in a trial for two separate counts for murder...” In other words, it is ok for a mother to kill her baby that is not born yet and does not get trial but if the woman also gets killed illegally he get trial and goes to jail. This shows that is is the same action being done except with the woman also being murdered.. In addition, in a
listland.com, says “while fetuses of that age lack a fully developed cortex experiments on animals lacking a cortex show that they withdraw from painful stimuli.” “Dr Nathanson, an early proponent of abortion became a pro-life campaigner after he saw 12 week fetuses shrink from instruments and open their mouths in a scream during an abortion.” This is such a brutal act. This means is that when a baby is in the mother’s stomach it is in fact alive. Most “pro-choice” people say that the reason that they commit abortion is because the baby is not alive yet.
As humans, we are given different rights that are meant to provide us with a chance at a good life. However, these rights can become compromised when it comes to conflicts between a pregnant woman and her fetus. The right of the fetus to live is seen as inferior to the right of the mother to have an abortion. Although each of the rights is different, it is not appropriate to say that one citizen’s rights are more superior than another citizen’s rights.
Abortion has always been a controversial topic, and with debates from the recent presidential election bringing abortion back into the spotlight, it is clear that people have varying views as well as a great misunderstanding of abortion. Often, the morality of such action is widely discussed, and stones are quickly thrown. I believe that abortion should be legally and safely obtainable in all cases for women who feel it is the best path to take in their pregnancy. While abortion is currently legal in all 50 states, some lawmakers are working to make abortions virtually unobtainable. For example, in Ohio, a heartbeat bill sat on the desk of Governor Kasich.
However, in most cases it is the embryo that is aborted and not a fetus, which is the stage in which the embryo starts to develop. As such an embryo cannot be written in statistics as a life lived as it is dependent solely on the carrier, thus aborting at this stage technically should not be considered as the taking of life but as a decision on whether to facilitate this possible life. Personhood begins after a fetus is able to survive outside the womb, not at conception. Conclusion
This argument preaches that women who have been raped have the “right” to have an abortion without being criticized. However, this is completely sentimental. If the rape victim decides to have the child anyways, there 's multiple emotional things that could wrongly affect the child. Often, a child produced from a rape will be put up for adoption, which can affect their future and attitude. In other cases,
Abortion is probably one of the biggest debates to date in the United State. The article was a pro-abortion article, and gave examples as to why it is a women’s right to choose. It was written by a doctor who shares the opinion that abortion is okay. There may be a time where it is necessary for a woman to have the choice to have an abortion or not. Those choices could include rape, or if the pregnancy will cause serious health issues to the mother.
The fetus hasn’t begun living outside of the womb, and while it may have potential for some sort of success, that can be true about many things. Ethically, it is acceptable for an abortion to occur. It is a medical procedure, an autonomy, and it is ultimately the decision of the mother. At the stage of acceptable abortion, the service is ethical, and it is removing simply a cluster of developing cells. The actual service of an abortion is completely acceptable, and the choice should be made by the mother and not the