One reason for this is the reliable contraception that has become available. This means partners can control their family size and also control the age they wish to have children. Another reason why birth rate has decreased is due to women’s change of position in society. Women have now become more equal within society and now have more equal education opportunities than men. This means women now have the choice whether to have a family or have a career.
Abortions are performed for many reasons, varying from rape and incest to teenage and fatalistic pregnancies. However, more and more political bills are trying to do whatever they can to dissuade these women from going through with the operation, with no regard as to what situation has brought them to this conclusion in the first place. It has reached a point where protestors from all over the nation have become infuriated with the absurd and medically unnecessary procedures
One of the most ethical controversial issues being debated now in United States is whether late- term abortion should be banned or not. Most people argued that it is proper to ban late-term abortion. They believe that it is un-ethical and a murder of an unborn child not a right of freedom of choice. It is an immoral act and violates the social and religious norms. On the other hand some people argued that late-term abortion should not be banned because it is necessary to terminate a fetus when the life of the woman is in danger as a result of complicated pregnancy; or when pregnancy result from incest or rape and the woman may be late in finding out that she is pregnant.
Week 7 Assignment 2 Through history women and the GLBT, community has been looked down upon as inferior to men. As time has proven to be a good thing for women especially the last decade because it has been a time of great advancement for women in the workforce and the outlook that society has on them. I think that people in the United States are also becoming more comfortable with the GLBT community. More people are able to express themselves for who they really are and people are becoming more open to the idea of love without limits. I think it is important to look back from where we have come and see the progress that is being made from where we started to where we are today.
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.
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.
It can be harmful to women 2. It encourages irresponsible sexual behavior 3. The act is un ethical Counter argument Some argue that legalizing abortions is necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancies. E.g. situations where a woman is raped and gets pregnant as a result.
The relgious aspects of abortion do not go along with Pro-Choice. Religons like Catholics or Protestants believe that a fetus is a person from conception (West Encyclopedia of American Law 3). So to them abortion goes against the Sixth Commandment of the Bible, "Thou shalt not kill" (ProCon 2). Many people do not agree with late term abortions, such as in the second and third trimester, made by reasons of convenience (Saad 1). By this time the baby can surely feel pain.
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.
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. It is also reported that it is a burden for doctors to do abortions themselves. Natural Law is seen and interpreted in different ways by different people in various situations. There are many problems in the world to where there it’s nearly impossible for everyone to be happy