954 words - 4 pages In a survey done in September 2005 in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 73% of respondents said that they couldn’t afford a child and 38% said that having a child would get in the way of their education and career goals (ProCon.org Abortion). Advocates against abortion feel it’s wrong because they are against it morally and ethically. The killing of an unborn life is still murder. They feel a life is considered a life upon conception (ProCon.org Abortion). Both sides have a liable reason as to why abortion should or shouldn’t be legal. It isn’t right that others can just jump in and give an opinion on what a mother to be can or can’t do with a fetus that has yet to grow intoVIEW DOCUMENT
1311 words - 5 pagesAbortion is safe, Naral Pro-Choice of America (2006)The author explains that there are safe ways of performing abortions and that the only reason why abortions cause death is because; the people who are performing the abortion are doing the abortion illegally. 1999 study of abortion worldwide found that abortion-related deaths are rare in countries where the procedure is legal, accessible, and performed early in pregnancy by skilled providers. (Naral, 2006)According to Naral Pro-Choice of America, 2006, Medical research has studied from 21 countries about pregnancy complications. Overall the 21 countries has shown that women who decides to get an abortion will not be at riskVIEW DOCUMENT
528 words - 2 pagesAbortion
According to Planned Parenthood, “millions of women per year sought out illegal abortions, thousands died. There are two kinds of abortion; one is what we call spontaneous abortion. This type may be more familiar as a miscarriage. When an embryo or fetus stops developing the body expels it. If a woman wants to end her pregnancy then she can have what is called an induced abortion, this can be done either surgically or medically. It terminates the fetus so that the mother doesn’t have to raise a child. Three reasons why abortion is a critical issue are moral, financial, and health. These are very important in the decision to have an abortion.
1543 words - 6 pagesAbortion
Today, more than twenty-seven years since the legalization of
abortion, over 30 million legal abortions have taken place in the
United State. Abortions were widely used as a form of contraception in
Poland when the communist party ruled the country. More than100, 000
abortions were carried out each year in Poland. To me, this issue,
which is more than a simple question of women controlling their own
bodies? It is a matter of life and death for an innocent human being.
An abortion is the termination (ending) of a pregnancy before birth,
either by natural or artificial means. It is an issue many people feel
very strongly about. People onVIEW DOCUMENT
546 words - 2 pagesABORTION: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. This is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as abortion. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. People can no longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop denying the facts about the procedure, and start hearing the silent screams of unbornVIEW DOCUMENT
892 words - 4 pagesPadhiyarABORTION IS IMMATUREWhat would it be like to die so young and so fragile? What would it be like to kill something so young and so fragile? Abortion, in my definition, is the taking of a life. Now it is hard for me to sit here and type this paper when I know good and well that if my daughter or wife were ever raped I would want whatever was inside of them out immediately. I think that to take the life of an unborn just because the couple involved were too lazy to use contraceptives, is immature and quite horrid. In this informative paper, you as a reader will come to understand the facts on abortion and then understand where I stand. Let us begin. According to USVIEW DOCUMENT
587 words - 2 pages According to Webster’s dictionary, abortion is the termination of pregnancy after, accompanied by resulting in, or closely followed by death of the embryo or fetus. I believe that abortion should be illegal. Our world today is full of unsolved, devising and controversial issues. Most of them relate to our morals, ethics, and religion, thus creating a very strong ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. If you were to come to any kind of conclusion on abortion, there would still be a downside to it, and that is primarily why the world cannot agree on this sensitive and emotional issue.
Make no mistake-that from the moment of conception, a new human life has been created. Only those whoVIEW DOCUMENT
886 words - 4 pagesAccording to the WHO, there are fifty million abortions annually throughout the world. This has caused much debate and conflict concerning morals and actual problems that it solves and causes. Those who support abortion are said to be pro-choice, and those who oppose abortion are said to be pro-life.Common reasons for abortion are erroneous contraception, rape, teenage pregnancy, incest, and handicapped babies and/or mothers. Most pro-abortionists claim that a woman should have the right to choose to have a baby or not; especially in the case of a rape, because the woman has no responsibility for theVIEW DOCUMENT
822 words - 3 pagesAbortionAbortion? Is it the right or wrong thing to do? In this paper I will try to prove why I believe that it is wrong to have an abortion. Why have an abortion when you can have the baby and put it up for adoption after birth? When you have an abortion, you are committing manslaughter, murder. Some people may not think so, but they are. If the woman does not want to have a baby, then why did she take the risk by having sex? I believe that once you have found out that you are pregnant you should continue the process and see the pregnancy through to birth. "The entire complex issue comes down to one question: Is the fetus a person?"(Gilbert,Intro-2). This questionVIEW DOCUMENT
558 words - 2 pagesAbortion Paper Abortion( the ending of a pregnancy with the death of the fetus) is a process or procedure that women engage in, in order to rid of a baby fetus. I believe that abortion is a morally wrong thing to do. God and the church both heavily condemn abortions. Abortion can effect many people in negative ways. Abortion is carried usually in a hospital but sometimes they may be carried out in what is known as a back ally abortion. Abortions carried out in the hospital consist of a professional doctor performing an operation in which s/he inserts a variety of tools and vacuums into a women's uterus inVIEW DOCUMENT
608 words - 2 pagesAbortion is one of the most controversial topics of our times. Many people see it as an irresponsible and immoral solution to a serious problem. However, there are many aspects people need to consider before making such opinions. It is common misconception that the only women who have abortions are reckless, promiscuous, and irresponsible. That is from the truth. Accidents happen to all types of people regardless of their age, race, class and gender. Even the most well prepared and protected can make a mistake. Unwanted pregnancy is a problem that each woman should deal with in her own way. Not every person is willing or able to make certain sacrifices.VIEW DOCUMENT
2677 words - 11 pagesDevout Roman Catholics, because of their faith, define abortion under any circumstances as a sin, primarily because all forms of abortion are equated with the taking of a human life. From the perspective of Catholics and other religious groups, abortion is no more than the murder of an unborn human being. Roe v. Wade and other legislation sanctioning legal abortion is both a legal and a moral failure to Catholics. Other than the explicit "Thou shalt not kill" Commandment, the Bible remains silent on the issue of abortion. However, in the Didashe, a book of rules that many consider to be the teachings of the Apostles, it is proclaimed, "you shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the wombVIEW DOCUMENT
772 words - 3 pages~Abortion~ My fellow classmates: You all probably believe that abortion should be illegal. That's what your parents have taught you and you have seen protesters have fight for on TV. I feel it is o.k. to have your individual opinion, but I would like to give you something to think about. Many groups and pro-life organizations believe that abortion is murder. The Webster's Dictionary defines murder as putting an end to. What are you ending for this child?? A life centered around a foster home, a lifeVIEW DOCUMENT
541 words - 2 pagesAbortion is the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. Unfortunately, for the last few decades, the practice has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the highest court of the land. Many people are fervent supporters of abortion. Their reasons for support are varied. However, I believe that support for abortion is not possible for those who understand our dignity as human persons under God. We were made by God, and it is from Him that we derive our worth.The debate over abortion, then, is really a debate over our nature as human creatures. Who are we? Why is life important? ItVIEW DOCUMENT
2957 words - 12 pagesIn Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman's right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal abortion legislation. The Texas statutes under attack here are typical of those that have been in effect in many StatesVIEW DOCUMENT
1147 words - 5 pagesAbortion has been one of the topics of hot debate for the last three decades in our nation. Since the Roe v/s Wade decision in 1973, some Americans feel the need to ponder whether aborting fetuses is a moral action. On the one hand, some people feel that abortion should be legal because a woman has a right to choose whether she wants to continue a pregnancy or not. It's her body. On the other hand, some feel that fetuses have no advocates and deserve a right to live, so it is immoral to abandon their rights and kill them. This issue is not only at the center of political debate, but philosophical debate as well. In this paper, I will examine and critique Mary Anne Warren's On the Moral andVIEW DOCUMENT
1028 words - 4 pagesAccording to Karen Pazol et al. There are reports and surveys taken for about everything. The CDC does surveys at places where legal abortions that take place. In 2009 there were 784,507 babies aborted. There were 772,600 babies were aborted from the same 45 locations. The surveys that were taken were from women age 15-45 years of age. Every fifteen out of a thousand women had an abortion. The ratios of the babies are that every twenty-two babies out of a thousand were aborted. People should not have to have children if they do not want one; although, they should not go to abortion as an answer. Instead people should look more into adoption People do not always think about the child in theVIEW DOCUMENT
940 words - 4 pagesWhat is an abortion? Abortion is the removal of a non –fully developed fetus, inside of the womb. Abortion is a high controversial issue that is being debated in the United States, as robin toner said in the New York Times “ the debate of abortion has been pushing back over the years. I am not for or against it but I do believe that a woman should be able to make her own choice c considering her circumstances. Statistics show that 4 in 10 pregnancies are terminated by abortions. Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion People against abortion might say that the government should take the right of it being the woman’s choice to choose to abort or continue with theVIEW DOCUMENT
596 words - 2 pagesThe term "abortion" actually refers to any premature expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally spontaneous, as in a miscarriage, or artificially induced, as in a surgical or chemical abortion. Today, the most common usage of the term "abortion" applies to artificially induced abortion.The vast majority of all abortions performed today are done for social, not medical reasons -- because a woman doesn't feel ready for a baby at the time, because her partner wants her to have an abortion, etc.When it comes to an issueVIEW DOCUMENT
745 words - 3 pagesAbortion is a controversy facing our world today and the big question is why should you abort a child when you could adopt it, however there are still people who believe that abortion is the way to go. I don’t think abortion is right and there are many facts/reasons why I believe so. Abortion is murder and gives pregnant mothers an easy way out. Aside from that, it has also been proven to cause numerous medical problems for the mothers later in life. I feel very strongly about this topic and I would like to propose a solution. If we were to make abortion illegal it would give the teen moms no choice but to carry their child to term and it would make them more responsible by making the teenVIEW DOCUMENT
549 words - 2 pagesEvery year in America, over 1,000,000 murders never reach the courtroom. They never reach the courtroom because they are completely legal by ways of abortion. Abortion continues to grow across the world. America and society in general has accepted this horrible act to be okay. What people don't seem to realize is that people are killing an innocent human being. No matter what anyone believes, it is a human being, and the mother shouldn't have the right to kill it if she doesn't want it. Abortion is not right because it is murder, it is immoral to kill, and it is unfair to take away one's right to live.Abortion is murder because you're still killing a living creature or in thisVIEW DOCUMENT
1178 words - 5 pagesAn Abortion is once the physiological state of a girl is terminated or aborted, so the mother doesn’t get in a full nine-month birth of a grownup baby. Majority of the time this can be known as “Termination Of physiological state.” a number of the ways that of viewing the problems of abortion square measure largely simply categorised into few major points, legal precedence, contraception problems, human rights, and faith and once life begins. supported each empirical and ethical claims, a large spectrum of views supporting either a lot of or less legal restriction on abortions has emerged in America. whereas support teams outline the problem through its constitutionality and its ethicalVIEW DOCUMENT
2143 words - 9 pagesAbortion, one of the most controversial issues in the United States today, should remain legal because it helps to regulate population levels, keep unwanted children from being born, neglected, beaten or abandoned and in some cases it can also reduce divorce rates. Abortions can be practical for potential parents who do not have the money, time or experience to raise a child at this point in time in their life (especially teenagers). Women who have been raped also may have an abortion because she can not bear to a child that she did not willing conceive. Abortions are further more used to save the life of the mother. Abortion is defined as, the induced termination of a pregnancyVIEW DOCUMENT
584 words - 2 pagesAbortion Daily, women around the world chose to have an abortion. Abortion is one of the biggest, controversial debates in the United States. The subject is so controversial, that it has been going on for twenty to thirty years. I used to believe that abortion was wrong, but why should some one who does not want a baby, carry a baby for nine months? Especially if the infant is a rape baby. I feel that abortion should still be legal because it is the mothers' choice whether or not she feels she wants the baby or not. Those who are against VIEW DOCUMENT
735 words - 3 pagesProcedure of abortion is known since ancient times. The word abortion is came the Latin abortus where "ab" means "amiss" and "oriri" means "likely to be born, arise".(1) Along with infanticide it has existed in many societies, both primitive and advanced. The earliest records of an abortive technique go back about 4,600 years to an ancient Chinese work, purportedly the work of Emperor Shen Nung which prescribes the use of mercury to induce an abortion. (3) In ancient ages pessaries or vaginal suppositories were used as an abortifacients.(1) They are generally more effective than oral drugs and includedVIEW DOCUMENT
1460 words - 6 pages rights? Do pro-choice supporters not believe in adoption for the unwanted babies? It is hard to believe a woman could be selfish enough to not give a baby to a person whose only dream is to raise a child. Many people believe the solution to an unwanted pregnancy is abortion. Abortion is murder, the baby should have his or her own rights, and adoption is the right alternative answer for the situation. One main question about abortion concerns when the fetus becomes a baby. This brings up the question whether or not abortion is considered murder. "Religious philosophers suggest that we are morally significant persons at the moment of conception" (www.abortion.com). MoreVIEW DOCUMENT
1194 words - 5 pagesAbortion, termination of pregnancy before the foetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the uterus occurs after the foetus becomes viable (capable of independent life), usually at the end of six months of pregnancy, it is technically a premature birth. In the United Kingdom, when the foetus is not born alive after 24 weeks of pregnancy it is termed a still birth.
II. Types of AbortionPrint section
Abortion may be spontaneous or induced. Expelled foetuses weighing less than 0.5 kg (18 oz) or of less than 20 weeks' gestation are usually considered abortions.
A. Spontaneous AbortionPrint section
It is estimated that some 25 per cent of all human pregnanciesVIEW DOCUMENT
2400 words - 10 pagesAbortionAbortion as we all know is a very sinful act in the eyes of God. Abortion is the act of terminating the pregnancy thereby killing the unborn fetus. No one seems to care that this is still considered murder. Even if the fetus from the mother's womb is not fully developed. Is abortion even mentioned in the bible? If it is than how was the procedure performed? Abortion is a lot different from what is represented in the bible. God made man in his image and God the Father said that man must be "fruitful and multiply". How can you be fruitful and multiply if you keep killing your own children? WeVIEW DOCUMENT
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Partial-Birth Abortion Act
During the Clinton administration the Partial-Birth Abortion Act, a bill that would make it illegal in all of the United States for a partial-birth abortion to be performed, caused major debate throughout the House of Representatives and the Senate; recently different versions of the bill had been passed through the both the House of Representatives and the Senate. In prior years Clinton had vetoed similar bills to ban partial-birth abortions.
The House and Senate have passed somewhat different versions of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban ActVIEW DOCUMENT
1451 words - 6 pagesAbortion Missing Works Cited
In ancient times abortion was permitted under certain circumstances, such as rape or if carrying the pregnancy to term posed a risk to the mother’s health. More recently, along with the creation of the birth control pill, women have been given more control of their reproductive system this includes abortion. The Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, and its co- case Doe v. Bolton (1973), ruled that abortion was a private matter, and was allowed until the end of the first trimester, after that point, the laws regarding abortion are left up to the states. This judgement caused a storm of controversy, which createdVIEW DOCUMENT
1142 words - 5 pagesAbortion has been one of the topics of hot debate for the last three decades in our nation. Since the Roe v/s Wade decision in 1973, some Americans feel the need to ponder whether aborting fetuses is a moral action. On the one hand, some people feel that abortion should be legal because a woman has a right to choose whether she wants to continue a pregnancy or not. It's her body. On the other hand, some feel that fetuses have no advocates and deserve a right to live, so it is immoral to abandon their rights and kill them. This issue is not only at the center of political debate, but philosophical debate as well. In this paper, I will examine and critique VIEW DOCUMENT
981 words - 4 pagesAbortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed in today’s society. This issue has caused a great deal of turmoil in the world. Some protestors have even killed other human beings over the issue. People’s religion has had some input on this issue, but this should not be the only factor when looking at this serious controversial debate. There are many questions that one must ask him or herself when deciding to be either for or against abortion.
In this position paper I am going to talk about some issues that may not be black and white. My position on this issue is against abortion, and I am going to attempt to show that. Abortion is wrong in many instances. It is wrong anytimeVIEW DOCUMENT
587 words - 2 pagesABORTIONAbortion is the removal of the product of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. "Any interruption of human pregnancy subsequent to the 28th week is known as abortion"(The Columbia Encyclopedia, Edition 5, 1993 p157). There are many types of abortion procedures, some can be done as late as the sixth month of pregnancy. Here are seven of the most common types, "Morning after pill, RU486(mifepristone), Uterine or vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage (D&C), Saline solution, Prostaglandin drugs, Hysterectomy, dilation and extraction (D&X), or intact D&E 'VIEW DOCUMENT
980 words - 4 pagesAbortionAbortion is deemed as the premature expulsion of the foetus from the
womb. Abortion is not a modern moral dilemma, contrary to what a lot
of people think. It has been an issue since Jesus' time, and before,
as even in the Old Testament times the law concerning abortion was
that if you killed an unborn child you were responsible to pay
In modern times, Parliament has debated the subject many times and has
drawn up two main reasons as to why an abortion can legally be carried
out so long as the pregnancy hasn't reached its 24th week. 1. That
continuing the pregnancy would involve serious mental or physical risk
to theVIEW DOCUMENT
1242 words - 5 pagesRight or wrongDuring the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subjects of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion, but the only two fine distinctions are "pro- choice" and "pro-life". A pro-choicer would feel that thedecision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mother and the state has no right to interfere. AVIEW DOCUMENT
2298 words - 9 pagesThe Right to Life Worldwide, millions of unborn babies are killed each year. These are the murders of innocent children through a process known as abortion. These children's lives are brutally ended before they even have the chance to begin. Contrary to belief, the unborn child is alive and is a human being. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart. Therefore, the destruction of these innocent children is murder. Through medical research and faith in God, we can understand why abortion is so wrong. We must stop denying the facts about the procedure, which causes medical and emotional problemsVIEW DOCUMENT
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Why Must We Kill?
From the years 1981-2001, 467,910 people died due to AIDS (“Cumulative AIDS”). In comparison, in the year 2000 alone, 857,000 babies were killed (Robinson). More babies are killed in one year from abortions alone than all of the AIDS cases combined in the past twenty years. So why are people fighting to keep abortions legal? In this upcoming election, we have two choices. President Bush is the pro-life presidential candidate. Bush says abortions should be banned except in the cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. He says that he is personally against all forms of abortion but does not think that the country is readyVIEW DOCUMENT
572 words - 2 pagesThe Purpose of this write-up is to emphasize many points regarding abortion. Most Americans believe that abortion should be illegal. Many people are arguing over a woman's right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy or not. There are two parts in this debate. First, anti-choice believers consider abortion the same as murder. They believe that the unborn has the right to live. Anti-choice Americans believe in a society where contraceptives are so readily available, there should be noVIEW DOCUMENT
4296 words - 17 pagesAbortion: Whose choice? Abortion in today's society has become very political. You are either pro-choice or pro-life, and there doesn't seem to be a happy medium. As we look at abortion and research its history, should it remain legal in the United States, or should it be outlawed to reduce the ever growing rate of abortion. A choice should continue to exist but the emphasis needs to be placed on education of the parties involved. James C. Mohr takes a good look at abortion in his book Abortion in America. He takes us back in history to the 1800s so we can understand how the practice and legalization ofVIEW DOCUMENT
4314 words - 17 pagesAbortion A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side, you have the physical life of an infant and on the other; you have the mental and emotional life of a mother and her unwanted child. Which side can we, as civil humans, claim as more valuable? Up to this currentVIEW DOCUMENT
1155 words - 5 pagesAbortion
A young women who just recently married at the age of 24 is six months along in her pregnancy. By her eighth month, she has came across complications. Within one week, they continue to get progressively worse. She is eventually rushed to the hospital. There her symptoms are studied by medical professionals. She soon is told that her complications are so severe that they might cost her her life. She is now faced with a choice. A medical dilemma of saving her life with the use of an abortion, or the moral dilemma of saving her childs life. What is right?
In the U.S. about 1.6 million pregnancies end in abortion. A majority of women in America with an income below 11,000 are 3VIEW DOCUMENT
4255 words - 17 pagesAbortionImagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother and her unwanted child. Which side can we, as civil humans, claim as more valuable? Up to this current day, abortion has become an exigent issue that faces everyone nationwide. As a moral and ethical issue, abortion is a dilemma for society. Abortion was illegal before the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the trial of Roe v. Wade, but now that abortion is legitimate, women have the freedom and the choice to live their life the way they want to. Albeit, abortion is criticized by religious sects in America and some of the public, theVIEW DOCUMENT
1164 words - 5 pages "right" to an abortion. The number of reported legal abortions from 1972 through 1992 has risen each year. The percentage of teenagers having abortions began to drop in the 1980's because of the law requiring a parents involvement. The highest abortion rate is among eighteen to nineteen year old women. Each year about 15,000 abortions attributed to rape and incest this about one percent of all abortions.
Allowing abortions is promoting values that encourage crime, illegitimacy, and the breakdown of families. Why would anyone want to put themselves through this procedure if it could be deadly?
A woman from Brooklyn, New York died from a legal abortion and the police engaged in coverVIEW DOCUMENT
1322 words - 5 pagesAbortion
They lay her on a bed and tell her to get comfortable. Her legs, propped up on two stirrups, felt a cold wind flowing past her vagina. A man and a woman come in and set up their equipment. Now she’s getting pretty nervous, not being able to see the sounds she hears. Then the woman approaches her and tries to keep her calm. She then pulls out an enormous needle that she says will calm her even more. It hurts as she pierces the skin, pushing the needle almost halfway in the arm. After a few minutes, she feels as though all of her muscles are relaxed and her couldn’t get up if her wanted to.
The man then positions himself between her legs, and lathers her inVIEW DOCUMENT
1933 words - 8 pagesAre you worried about becoming a teen mother? One way to avoid this is not to become one at all, by getting an abortion.Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth. An Abortion results in the death of a fetus or embryo. An abortion may be spontaneous or induced. A spontaneous abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Self-induced abortions can be preformed as an operation, by a doctor in a hospital, personnel in a clinic, or in a very dangerous way, by a woman on herself. For years women have been throwing themselves down stairs and using other absurd ways to abort children all because abortion is outlawed. Abortion has been widely known, practiced and debated since theVIEW DOCUMENT
932 words - 4 pagesWhat is Abortion? Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. Or a more political way of describing abortion is, the intentional termination of a pregnancy after conception. Giving women the right to conscientiously put an end to their pregnancies, in essence, is allowing them to kill the undeveloped embryo (fetus), which makes it a very controversial subject in American politics.
I disagree with abortion. I think that no matter when you terminate, it is still killing a possible life; a life that is not theirs to give. Pro-life advocates, as well as many scientists, feel life starts at conception. If this is the case, abortion is akin to murder, which is the act ofVIEW DOCUMENT
2974 words - 12 pagesI often got young girls who would need parental consent to have the abortion, unless they got a Judicial Bypass-where an underage girl feels that she cannot get parental consent, for whatever reason, and will go before a judge in her county and the judge will determine whether she is competent enough to make her own decision about having an abortion. Anyway, one girl I saw was 12 years old and had her dad with her to sign for consent. I was doing her counseling and she was very reserved, almost silent. Through a great deal of talking, she told me that she was pregnant by her father. I kept her in my office and had the front desk call the police. The girl told me that the molestation hadVIEW DOCUMENT
3031 words - 12 pagesAbortion
“Abortion is a procedure, either surgical or medical, to end a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the uterus.” This definition (A.D.A.M., 2003) is a dry medical definition that lacks meaning. This paper attempts to apply meaning to this dry definition, and in doing so, will show the less known and less published side of abortion; the human side.
A Brief History
Archaeologists have recently uncovered Roman ruins that contain the evidence of aborted children, abandoned children, and children that were destroyed just after birth (infanticide); all of these bodies were recovered from a brothel. Fast forwarding a few hundred years, Thomas Aquinas wroteVIEW DOCUMENT
1727 words - 7 pagesAbortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and is illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion? People argue that it is not murder if the child is unborn. Abortion is murder since the fetus being destroyed is living, breathing and moving. Why is it that if an infant isVIEW DOCUMENT
928 words - 4 pagesThe Colliers Encyclopedia defines abortion as the direct and voluntary act of ending the life of an unborn child while still in the mother's womb. I define abortion as plain and simple its "murder". Abortion has become one of the most widely debated ethical issues of all time. On one side there are individuals who favor a woman's reproductive rights, including the right to choose to have an abortion. On the other side are advocates, who may oppose abortion for any reason or who may only accept abortion in extreme circumstances, as when the mother's life would be threatened by carrying a pregnancy to term. At one end of this ethical spectrum are defenders who believe the fetus is only aVIEW DOCUMENT