The book for itself told me that it was going to be about abortion and indeed there were going to a lot of trouble. But overall the book was good and informed me a lot about the illegal abortions women’s were having back then. Honestly, the women’s who were getting the abortion were tired of having babies and we not capable of caring for another child. Kaplan’s thesis was that women had the right to know about abortion
She discusses her warm love for her daughter, and her pain in the way Margaret is viewed by society. She opens up by alluding to a controversial quote by William Bennett, in which he stated "You could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down". She invites the reader to think about why it is a huge controversy for a man to say that about one group of people, but it is widely accepted to consider abortion okay in the circumstance of a mental disability. Right there, she already has the reader viewing the hypocrisy in the idea that many believe it is rightful to abort a baby when tests during pregnancy show the baby to have a disability. She says “why then do we as a society view abortion as justified and unremarkable in the case of another class of people: children with disabilities?”.
Pro-Choice or Pro-Life Abortion is a very controversial subject that many avoid because it has so many opinions when it is the topic of conversation. According to the Encyclopedia Americana, abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus before birth. Even though many people believe that the destruction of a human being is considered murder, all women should have the right to choose to plan their own fertility. Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 and there are valid reasons to terminate a pregnancy such as a result of being raped or molested and for the health of the mother. In 1969, a woman named Norma L. McCorvey became pregnant.
People are not merely a means to an end, but ends themselves. A woman treated as an incubator of a fetus by the law is simply a means to an end, therefore disregarded as a person. There are many misconceptions about abortion. These misconceptions can potentially lead to the loss of women's individual and necessary rights to choose for themselves whether or not they want to bear a child. Most of these common misconceptions can not only be easily identified, but also utterly refuted.
Abortion- A Woman’s Divine Right Tameka A. Severson SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Instructor: Theodore Framan April 16, 2012 The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial of our times. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. This is because individuals can be a bit “close minded” and refuse to view any other beliefs or ideas other than their own. Although I support the act of abortion, when it all boils down, it is a right and the circumstance at hand really depends on the particular individual. Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability.
Because at the final moment it is up to the mother whether or not to abort. The government, religion, politics, or human-beings have no choice but to step back and give women the power to decide because if legal abortion is not set illegal abortion will continue. Illegal abortion is a dangerous process and can only hurt the situation. Thus, suggesting that abortion remains legal because if not abortion will still be happening some way or
To their understanding an abortion is a killing of an innocent human being and this individual has a fundamental right to life, which needs to be protected (Abortion ProCon.org.). Pro-Life supporters believe that fetuses can feel pain during the abortion procedure, which is inhuman. They also believe that with abortion being legal women would use it as a form of contraception. These supporters believe that the legalization of abortion sends a message that human life has little value (Abortion ProCon.org.). These were just some reasons that Pro-Life supporters fight for abortion to be
There are many reasons, most of them being because the parents are not prepared to handle the responsibility of a child, and have conceived an infant by accident. According to Linda Lowen, “4 out of 10 unintended pregnancies end in abortion” (Abortion Facts). This is a large number of 40% of children who get their lives taken away because of a careless mistake of someone who was not prepared to have a child. Statistics show that three of the main reasons for having an abortion are, “3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities; about ¾ say they cannot afford a child; and ½ say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner” (The Alan Guttmacher Institute). These are all reason that could be avoided, and save many lives in the early stages.
The unborn child deserves the rights that are given to all living humans. The problem with today’s laws on abortion is that they make it too easy for a woman to get an abortion. The law is crazy to me because if you look at some murder cases, the unborn child is considered a person. If someone murders a pregnant woman, they will most likely be charged with two murders as we have seen in the Manson family murders. It shouldn’t matter how far along the pregnancy is for someone to tell if the baby is a “human”.
It is not a social issue of mere preferences, but an issue about life and death. Abortion draws out the clashes between two divergent schools of thought. Proponents- identifying themselves as pro-choice argue that abortion is a fundamental right that should not be restricted by governmental authority whereas, Opponents- identifying themselves as pro-life, assert that personhood begins at conception, and therefore abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent human being. Although some people claim that abortion poses a threat to humanity because it involves killing a human being as life starts at conception, however, abortion legalization is important as access to legal abortions reduces maternal death and injuries, for the need to save woman’s life, in the cases of rape to preserve woman’s mental health, fetal impairment, due to resource limitation and finally it is a woman’s fundamental right to control her body. One of the most important factors for legalizing