Abortion is the deliberate ending of a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the mother and should only be carried out by trained medical personnel. Abortion has existed for thousands of years of course in more primitive forms. It was restricted or forbidden by most world's religions, but it was not considered as a criminal offense until the past 100 years. Because of the high maternal death rate associated with illegal abortions, legislative action in the 21st century has been aimed at permitting the termination of unwanted pregnancies for medical, social or private reasons. Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income.
Selective reduction is the process of voluntarily terminating one or more fetuses in a multi-fetal pregnancy in order to increase the likelihood of a successful and viable birth. The procedure is used to manage multiple pregnancies that result from fertility treatments such as IVF and also some naturally occurring multi-fetal pregnancies. This procedure was developed in the 1980’s by Dr. Mark Evans (Evans & Britt, 2010). This is a controversial topic to many people who classify this action as abortion. Abortion is the termination of the entire pregnancy yet selective reduction is performed to improve the survival rate of the remaining fetuses and also the mother.
If only 2 embryos were transferred it would not reduce the chance of pregnancy but could very well reduce the chance of multiple births. Some say though that only 2 will reduce the chance of IVF working. The database used was established by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in U.K. The factors that are associated with increased risk of multiple births were studied. These factors include, the women’s age, the cause and duration of their infertility, the number of previous attempts at in vitro fertilization, the number of previous live births, the number of eggs fertilized and the number of embryos transferred.
|Differences in Adoption and Abortion | |Adoption |Abortion | |You pregnancy ends with giving life. |You pregnancy ends with death. | |You may feel good about your choice. |You may feel guilty about your choice. | |You will have the experience of giving birth.
In particular, critics state that diagnosing death and putting people on end of life care pathways is a form of euthanasia – one newspaper story featured the headline ‘Sentenced to death on the NHS’ (Devlin 2009). This type of criticism is founded on the myths outlined above, particularly those relating to passive and active euthanasia and to withdrawal of treatment. It is worth restating that care pathways allow healthcare professionals to try out treatments and withdraw them if they are not effective, and to reintroduce treatments if patients respond in unexpected ways. A clearer understanding of the ethics and law in this area should help nurses to address these criticisms and reassure themselves that the guidance set out in care pathways is legally and ethically sound. NURSING
Abortion has been a source of considerable controversy throughout human history. Methods to abort unwanted or undesired pregnancies have been recorded in the earliest of human civilizations, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. Since abortion involves the termination of a probable human life (because the embryo hasn’t yet reached viability), it has generally been either illegal through much of human history. In most modern societies, however, abortion continues to be legal, while still generating raging debates over its ethical and legal viability. As a medical procedure, abortion is fairly straightforward and can be induced either through a minimally invasive surgery, or medically through the administration of certain drugs.
These are all reason that could be avoided, and save many lives in the early stages. One controversial reason a woman might have an abortion is if she has been raped. There are very few cases like this, and in the instance of pregnancy resulting from rape, Linda Lowen informs us “proper medical care can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant” (Abortion Arguments). Overall, the most common reason for having an abortion is that “over 95 percent… [are] women who simply do not want to have a baby” (Abortion is Murder). Women who get pregnant and are not ready to accept the responsibility should not let this result in the death of a human
You did that to yourself, you deserve that. You have NO reason to abort that unborn baby. Now if your dad or brother or family caused something terrible to happen to you and you got pregnant, that is completely understandable. “ I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion are already born.” (Ronald Reagan) Killing an unborn child is a completely horrible decision in my opinion, except very little
In 20th century many western countries were successful in getting abortion bans repealed, but this legality is regularly challenged by anti-abortionist groups. Laws have actually never stopped abortion; it is a universal practice present since the beginning of time, whether legal or illegal. Should Abortion be legalized or does it pose a threat to humanity? This question is one of the most divisive and controversial issues of all time. It is not a social issue of mere preferences, but an issue about life and death.
Even countries around the world do have a problem with abortion to the point where they would implement laws to control whether the infant lives or dies. Even then Ann Scheidler, who is the vice president of the Pro-Life Action League, opposes how Northern Ireland treats human rights to unborn children since they are considered poor in health. The Republic of Ireland bans abortion entirely where it is illegal and that it is only allowed if the female’s life is in danger. According to reports between 1980 and 2014 around 163,514 women moved between countries to try to get an abortion. This brings up the fact that people only get abortions where it is only beneficial to themselves or that friends or family don’t want to have the child depending on if the woman is not ready for parenthood or whether she was accidently impregnated.