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Abortion Issues: Right To Life Essay

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Abortion is the “deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” Under the Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973 (Linton, 2012, p. 181). “Right to life” is simply that human being has the right to live and should not be killed by another human being. Human pregnancy contains a fetus which is a life of a child. Is abortion a way of killing someone? Having an unwanted pregnancy is completely understandable, but terminating a fetus is a wrongful thing to do. “Right to Life” should be respected and valued when considering an unborn fetus.
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206). She then succumbed to the complications, but the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) services failed to help out the woman. The MTP services cannot be used for illegal abortion. As a result, the woman lost her life for terminating an unborn child.
Every year, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City. The abortion rate for 2010 was 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 228 abortions per 1,000 live births (Pazol, Creanga, Burley, Hayes & Jamieson, 2013, p.1). That means 228 lives are being killed for every a thousand live births. Children never had the choice to ask to be born, but creating lives is purely an option that only adults can decide. If adults have created lives, then they should not take them away. Every human being is granted a life. No one has the right to take away an unborn child’s life from other human beings.
Not all abortions are done professionally, there have been few cases of women dying after an abortion. During 1988–1997, the overall death rate for women obtaining legally induced abortions was 0.7 per 100,000 legal induced abortions (Barlett, Berg, Shuman, Zane, Green, Whitehead, et al, 2004, p.729). By abortions, many women are putting themselves in danger. Abortion provides an opportunity to terminate a fetus, but it does not guarantee that the woman who is getting the abortion will survive. According to Barlett, Berg, Shuman, Zane, Green, and Whitehead, the risk of death increased exponentially by...

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