The term abortion most commonly refers to the induced abortion of a human pregnancy. The most common surgical methods of induced abortion is by manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) which consists of removing the fetus or embryo, placenta, and membranes by suction using a manual syringe, while electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) uses an electric pump. Out of the 1.21 Million Abortions in 2008 on 825,564 were legally induced. Also four out of ten unintended pregnancies ended in abortion in 2008. Now the big question is what percentage of all pregnancies end in abortion and that is Twenty-two percent.
About 11,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3600 will die. (Atkinson) Cervical Cancer is cancer of the cervix, the lower narrow part of the uterus. The uterus is hollow, pear-shaped organ where a baby grows during a women’s pregnancy. (Facts) Morton 2 Merck began marketing Gardasil in 2006 after the Food and Drug Administration approved it for females ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is the first of its kind to build immunity against two strains of HPV, which lead to 70% of cervical cancer cases in the United States.
Cervical cancer kills 4,000 women each year in the U.S. 90% of the cases of cervical cancer are attributable to the HPV virus. Why should we say no to a vaccine that can protect our children from a deadly disease? All girls between the ages of 9 to 14 years of age should be given the HPV vaccine. There are two (2) HPV vaccines, namely Gardasil and Cervarix. These vaccines prevent four (4) different types of HPV which together cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts.
“A 2012 study in Obstetrics & Gynecolog yfound a woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000).” (E.G. Raymond and D.A. Grimes, 2012) The fact that abortion is safe plays a large role in why so many people now believe that it should be legal and why it has become legal in so many places over the last 50 years. A recent study shows that women who are denied abortion are often are more likely to be become unemployed, to receive welfare, be below the poverty line and become victims of domestic violence. The study focused on women who were turned away from abortion because their baby was too far along and from the results they discovered that “76% of the "turnaways" ended up on unemployment benefits, compared with 44% of the women who had abortions.” These statistics oppose the question of if this is the best situation for the mother and the child.
An abortion can happen spontaneously due to complications during the pregnancy or can be induced. An abortion that is induced to help save the life of the women is called a therapeutic abortion; whereas an abortion induced for any other reason is called an elective abortion. More than a third of the average two hundred and five million pregnancies each year (worldwide) are not planned for, and twenty percent of them usually end in induced abortion. An abortion is referred to as a therapeutic abortion when it is done to: (1) save the life of the pregnant woman; (2) preserve the woman’s mental health; (3) terminate a pregnancy that would result in a baby born with a fatal disorder; or (4) reduce the number of fetuses to reduce health risks usually associated with multiple pregnancy. An abortion is called an elective abortion when it is done at the request of the woman, for reasons other than maternal or fetal health.
In 2008, 41% of births were covered by Medicaid, with an average cost of $12.631 per child/woman. With Planned Parenthood and birth control readily available, the number of unplanned pregnancies would decline saving taxpayer’s money and supporting the rising problem of children/women on welfare. A third world argument in favor of birth control is a slashing number of abortions performed for unwanted pregnancies. As of 2006, nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States alone were unplanned pregnancies. Of those unplanned pregnancies, 43% were terminated through abortion.
In incisive cases the child may develop missing limbs, extra limbs as a result of having identical DNA. A mother may choose to abort early on when a problem is detected because it is not fair for that child to live a life “mutated” or like a vegetable for their entire life. Incest may pose some issues such as rape does STD’s that can be passed to the child & become life threatening. Also incest is just as traumatic as rape and can cause long term and short term
Ethical Health Care Issues Ciera Butts HCS/545 November 18, 2013 Michael Taylor Ethical Health Care Issues According to Women’s Health Resource (2011) “breast cancer is a serious issue that will affect almost every women worldwide, either directly as someone diagnosed with cancer, or indirectly through the illness of a loved one”(Home, para. 1). Breast Cancer is found in women in their early twenties and thirties, in the United States. These individuals are more prone to breast cancer because she has a family history of breast cancer. In 2006, approximately 212, 920 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States (Women’s Health Resource, 2011).
(a) Thomson used some cases as the violinist, the open windows to establish thought experiments to argue that abortion is permissible in most cases. She assumed the fetus is like a violinist who has a fatal ailment and need to plug into a person for nine month to be cured, the person is like a pregnant woman. If you are the person to be plugged into, will you keep it to let the violinist survive or unplug it to let him die? In the open windows case, fetus becomes a seed which drop from the sky and pregnant woman becomes the owner of a house. The seed will take root in the house if it gets into the house.