Early life Bell's mother Betty (née McCrickett) was a prostitute who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Mary (nicknamed May) was her first child, born when Betty was 17 years old. It is not known who Mary's biological father was; for most of her life she believed it to be Billy Bell, a habitual criminal later arrested for armed robbery who had married Betty some time after Mary was born. Independent accounts from family members strongly suggest that Betty had more than once attempted to kill Mary and make her death look accidental during the first few years of her life. [page needed] Mary herself says she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse, her mother forcing her from the age of four to engage in sexual acts with men.
State prosecutors here in Guanajuato have opened 166 investigations for abortion in 10 years, according to women’s health advocates. Most of them do not reach a judge, but nine women have been convicted for having abortions. They were sentenced to jail, but paid a bond to finish their sentences on parole. In states where antiabortion laws are strictly enforced, there can also be a fine line between charging a woman with abortion and sentencing her for killing a newborn. In the gulf state of Veracruz, the state women’s institute found this year that eight women serving sentences for homicide — killing their babies after they had been born alive — had either had abortions, which has a much lighter penalty, or had miscarriages or stillbirths.
I believe it is right that infanticide is illegal because as soon as the baby is born it is a living, breathing human being. If a mother can’t take care of her baby then she should give it up for adoption instead of ending its life before it even has a chance. Nine months should be plenty of time for the decision to be made on whether or not to end the pregnancy. For the fact that disabilities can be detected so much sooner nowadays there shouldn’t be any need to end a pregnancy late-term. Personally, I believe early-term abortions with reason are acceptable, but infanticide should not ever be a
The group that is for abortion is known as the pro-choice group, these group believes that is the mother’s decision to make and hers alone. The pro-choice group doesn’t believe that the government has the right to set a law saying what they can and cannot do with their unborn fetus. Pro-choice gives women the right to make their own decisions and not worry about hurting the beliefs of others in the process. This group allows men and women to make responsible decisions without having restrictions and other people’s opinions put into their decision making. A group in Georgetown state that “pro-choice means that we not only recognize a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion, but also the right to make that decision independently or with the help of those she trusts (Jacobson).” Many people do not know that celebrities for example have had abortions even though they don’t speak for what side they are on.
Maddie Minetree Women’s Rights 1960-1980 An abortion is defined as the termination of a woman’s pregnancy. No law defined an abortion before it became legal in 1973 (Lader). Before that, women only had the right to an abortion if her life was in danger. Because of this, many women sought illegal abortions, often ending in infection and sometimes death. Whether pro-choice or pro-life in the end it is up to a woman to decide if she wants to have her baby.
Saying this though, I would never ask someone who I have impregnated to get an abortion. But I can see with some people it would be the only way out. If the mother was raped or could not support the baby with any kind of a decent life then the more humane thing to do would be to get an abortion. There is the argument of if it would be better to carry out the birth and give the baby up to orphanages and adoption but the toll that would take on the mother to give up her baby after actually seeing it would be immense. We cannot judge about people who have either undergone abortions or thinking about because we do not know what kind of life they actually have and what they could be going through.
Richard Noa Being a rape victim myself makes me see abortion in a complete different way from those who are pro-life. I used to think abortion was wrong, up until the day my childhood was robbed; I was only a twelve-year-old. I have had endless conversations and arguments with too many people over this topic. It is such a sensitive conversation, but no one will ever understand why a rape victim would support abortion until someone puts themselves in our shoes. First of all, women are being stripped of their personal choices.
Minors or young women with insufficient life experience are usually the ones who result in abortion. This usually means they don’t understand fully what they are doing; resulting in lifelong regrets afterwards. Especially in young women, abortion causes intense psychological pain and stress. When a woman goes to get an abortion, they are preparing to kill a living piece of them. When someone conceives a child, they are now a part of them.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, questioned Dr. Gosnell “the difference between killing a 23 month old infant as opposed to aborting a baby moments before birth”, in which he refused to answer. After reading her strong statement to Dr. Gosnell, I think many people can agree that abortion is not only wrong morally but is a sign of murder. Pelosi refers abortion to a “grave sin” and a “crime.” She believes that people who
She knew abortion fell under the 5th Commandment, thou shall not kill, and she knew that if she did not perform this action, her life would be taken. But that was not a concern for her, for she thought life to be sacred, as did the Catholic Church, and that’s why she became the patron saint for mothers,