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Create a 5 page essay paper that discusses Medical abortion.Download file to see previous pages No issue brings out so much passion and hatred of the other side. Any court decisions related to abortio
Create a 5 page essay paper that discusses Medical abortion.Download file to see previous pages
No issue brings out so much passion and hatred of the other side. Any court decisions related to abortion regularly bring protestors from both sides.
Those who think abortion should be generally illegal typically use terms such as "unborn baby." According to Webster's College Dictionary, the word "baby" can apply before birth, but this usage is medically inaccurate and tends to evoke a warm sentiment. Hence, it will not be used. Those who think abortion should be generally legal typically use the word "fetus." This is a medical term, and depending upon the number of weeks since conception, it may be accurate. However, the word sounds clinical and inanimate, and those who use it in the political arena have a double standard when it comes to using medical terms. Rarely do activists or the mainstream media use medical terms when referring to a pregnant woman (gravida) or a newborn child (neonate)(1).
The heart of the fight is about when life begins and where government jurisdiction ends. According to pro-choice supporters the fetus is not an independent existence, since it is connected to the biological process of women. It is a developing mass of tissues, which goes through several stages of transformation before it can become a fully developed baby. It is not a separate social entity, separate from the mother. As a result the entire control of the fetus should be given to women, since the fetus is developing because it is related to women. If a woman does not want any of her part to develop, she should be given the right not to have so. (Roleff, 1997) According to the pro-choice supporters, many cultures, including that of the great Roman culture did not consider abortion as murder. At the same time, many mainstream American religions do not consider abortion as murder. Many liberal denominations in Christianity have now come to consider that abortion is not murder(2).
The pro-choice supporters are of the view that a woman has the right to her body and she should be allowed the right for abortion if she desires. It is true that women have right over her body. But pro-life supporters are of the view that even if a woman has right over her body, she has no right to destroy another body, which is inside her womb which is not her own body. 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 the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers and the state has no right to interfere. A pro-lifer would hold that from the moment of conception, the embryo or fetus is alive. This life imposes on us a moral obligation to preserve it and that abortion is tantamount to murder (Kolner 5). Although abortion is regarded as a women's right, it should be banned with exceptions because it's considered murder, has many psychological side effects and there is an alternative. Abortion is a women's own right and choice. In 1973 the Roe v. Wade decision proved this by recognizing abortion as a fundamental constitution right and made it legal in all states(3). The law now permits abortion at the request of the women without any restrictions in the first trimester and some restrictions in the second trimester to protect the women's health.