Since the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion over 40 years ago, there have been more than 58 million unborn children who have been aborted. Nearly everyone believes that every person has a special moral status such as taking the life of someone else. Pro-life advocates argue that the same is true about abortion, because fetuses are people too. Argumentatively, many pro-choice advocates would argue that fetuses are not people until they reach a certain stage of development. Religious principles hold a much more forceful bias over those who oppose abortion
Because of discrimination against women rights, and how society view women is nothing much than their sex slaves, Elizabeth suffered from great loss of family and love. From her experience of giving a birth to a dead baby to the point of becoming a sex worker, it perishes her hope of living in a comfortable and pleasing life. The absence of love for Elizabeth causes her to suffer from grief and catastrophe. Society against women rights prevents Elizabeth to speak up for her tragedy because she has no place and no one to blame to. Instead, she has to endure all the horrifying loss from both society and
The side affects, whether it be emotional or physical, are too much for someone to bare. While some women do over come the emotional idea of killing a fetus, it will liger for a lifetime. Not knowing what the child looked like, or how they would have impacted a life is devastating to most. No one will know how great of a person that child would grow up to be. There are lots of opinions about abortion, and most are not 100 percent for or against the idea.
In the Gupta society, the women also were forced to be much more trapped than in any other societies. Families who preserved their families honor by protecting the girls virginity, ultimately would ensure a good husband, from a better family then their own. Girls were also kept confined and unsocial which Clay explains when she writes, " ... it was perceived that young brides could be more easily socialized to remain docile and loyal to their husbands and in-laws, even in abusive situations"(Clay 71). This trend of women now being kept away only for her husband seems unfathomable, but for many young girls it was their
Female circumcision for women is a way of purifying them of their masculinity. Second, female circumcision is done to denote women power. Many social conditions, which require female circumcision, are the alienation of women, particularly from power. Women are controlled in community, family, emotionally, and even sexual matters. By definition, a loss of autonomy causes an otherwise
There are several purposes of this painful process. Women at that time had expectation of their behaviors to be very careful, family-devoted, and dependent upon their husbands, which is to be obedient to men. So by foot binding, it restricted women from social life and made them rely on their family and husband. It sort of shows a discrimination that took place against women at that time, which shows very little permission for women to do anything. Another purpose for foot binding is to acquire beauty.
Many cultures have their own approach to pregnancy and childbirth. For example, the Roma (gypsies) believe that a pregnant woman is impure, so they put on her restrictions that keep her isolated from most of the group, even limiting her time with her husband, to prevent her from dirtying other items or people of the group. In countries such as Holland and Sweden, childbirth is considered a natural, coming-of-age occurrence and is rarely interfered with medically. In our country, childbirth is often viewed as a strategically planned medical event. Many American women, educated or not, have little understanding of the process of pregnancy and delivery and tend to regard it in fear.
As a women I cannot see myself living in a society like Gilead. I think having the right to say “yes” or “no” to having a child is something most valuable to women. No one has so much power that can tell a women when she can and cannot have a child, she also has the option to chose who she will conceive with and weather or not she will give the bay up for adoption. Forcefully taking a baby from it’s mother is a prime way to kill a women’s psychological foundation, while pregnant an women develops “mothers intuition” and with this love for her unborn baby grows. She feels a sense of closeness to a life she will not know for 9months, now imagine someone taking that love away from her.
Even though the pregnancy is terminated the process of abortion is still distress for the women to experience. Abortion is not something that should not be taken lightly and should never be the solution for being irresponsible and reckless. Even though women have the right to choose, they still seek medical advice to know the side effect of terminating a pregnancy. Women that have abortions are at a higher risk for reproductive tract infections which include HIV/AIDS and PID. It is a never ending battle between Pro-life activist and Pro-choice activist and they both have great points of view.
Melissa Capristo Mr. Baumgartner English 10 Honors 2 December 2012 Pro-Choice How would you feel if someone controlled what you did to your own body? I feel that by not making abortion legal you are controlling someone’s rights to their own body. Many women that want to have an abortion have emotional and personal reasons behind it. Some women choose to have their babies even though they didn’t want to but I believe that those kids have a high chance of growing up feeling unloved by their mother. I believe that every single person that is born into this world should have the rights to their own body.