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The Abortion Debate - The simple definition of the termination of pregnancy has such an up roar and a voice of opinions in society. When many hear the word abortion, they think of a woman getting rid of her baby because she was not being safe with her partner and that she is making a selfish decision. An abortion can also occur spontaneously where it is then referred to as a miscarriage. It is important to understand reasoning behind why each abortion was chosen before judging the parents of the baby or the doctor involved....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion is Wrong - I have always been convinced that abortion should be illegal. I have always been taught to consider that when a fetus (a baby developing inside the stomach) is growing it has feelings, emotions, and physical processes that make him or her alive just like people who have been born. To have an abortion is to kill someone; it is murder. Often, the aftermath of abortion is devastating with guilt, shame, and even death. Since every action has a consequence, I think we should act in righteousness. Abortion is wrong because it endangers a person’s health, creates negative psychological effects, contradicts my convictions, and goes against the Bible....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 728 words
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Crime in Abortion - There are more deaths by abortions than war casualties together, now that’s something to think about (Abortion Statistics). Abortion is a controversial topic, with many opinions and valid points. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy by surgical or medical means (Vaughn 161). I believe that it is wrong to abort a baby because it is alive. Some believe a baby is alive at conception and others after several weeks. Either way it is not right. Life is regarded as precious and we should cherish it....   [tags: Christian, Opinion Paper, Murder]
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The Abortion Controversy - “Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to truth.” –Thomas Jefferson Long since the 7-2 decision made on January 22, 1973 in the Roe v. Wade case, abortion has been a debate. During that time, the abortion procedure was declared a ‘fundamental right.’ When it comes right down to it, individuals are either proponents (pro-choice) or opponents (pro-life). A poll completed in 2009 by Gallup, indicated that 51% of Americans were pro-life and 42% were pro-choice. Even within these groups, it can be broken down further still....   [tags: pregnancy]
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Abortion is Murder - The battle over abortion began with the case of Roe versus Wade on January 22, 1973. This conflict has quickly become one of the most predominant matters of society. By analyzing philosophical theories, biological facts, and psychological affects of abortion, one is able to conclude that abortion is murder. Through education and awareness programs, abortion can be acknowledged as immoral and unethical, thus preventing such crimes from being committed. This process of education starts with the recent history of the battle over abortion in our country....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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Is Abortion Immoral? - What is abortion. Abortion is clearly defined as the termination of a human pregnancy. This procedure is most often performed within the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy cycle. Abortion can be looked at as wrong, morally and lawfully, in many perspectives of persons in today’s society. However, The abortion procedure is moral until proof shines through. Abortion is not a murder, it is ruled constitutional, and it is typically a woman’s choice whether to bring her pregnancy to term or not. Therefore, the proof of abortion being unethical lacks....   [tags: pro-choice, ethics, politics]
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Abortion Is Wrong - If I asked you what abortion is, what would you say. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines it as “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” It’s a shame that the debate over the issue of abortion isn’t as simple as the definition. Much like every aspect of human life, a statement is neither right nor wrong, but just needs to be left open for interpretation. There is no black and white to life, only gray areas. Some things have given us more gray areas than others....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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The Abortion Debate - No matter where you stand on the issue, abortion is a highly debated topic in today’s society. In this essay I will examine both sides of the abortion issue. I will begin with a brief overview of the abortion debate, to include the morality of the situation. Next I will discuss the Pro-Life argument. Lastly I will look at the Pro-Choice view. In the final analysis I will show how utilitarianism, altruism, and situational ethical views apply to abortion. Having in mind the extreme controversy surrounding this issue, I will examine the history of abortion and why it is so highly debated today....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Christians for Abortion - Abortion is a controversial issue that should not be treated lightly. It is also an emotional decision. The word abortion means taking the foetus out before the baby is born (and therefore killing it). Under British Law doctors can abort a baby up to the 24th week if two doctors agree. It will also be taken into account the effect on the woman and any other family she may have. There can be many reasons as to why someone would have an abortion. Some reasons are as follows: • There is a risk of the baby being disabled....   [tags: Freedom of Choice, Pro-Choice Essays] 536 words
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The Abortion - Will and Fran are two high school students who find themselves in a big predicament. Will and Fran have been going out for the last two years and have been sexual active over the past year. One night Will go over Fran's house and there is know one home. They both start to get intimate with each other but Will realizes he has no condom. He persuades Fran she will not get pregnant and everything will be all right. They have sexual intercourse and they both agreed it was the best sex they ever had....   [tags: Ethical Analysis] 994 words
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Race and Abortion - Introduction Abortion is a highly debatable subject that splits people into one of two categories; pro-choice or pro-life. People that support a pro choice feel that women should have the right to either keep or terminate their pregnancy. For them not being able to have that right is unconstitutional and results in women thinking that they have no control over their reproductive lives. On the other hand, those who are pro-life feel that abortion is a right that should never be exercised because the practice of abortion is murder of an innocent life....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 789 words
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The Abortion Experience - Many conditions such as the ability to conceive, carry a child, and lifestyle, are often used as aspects that qualify what it is to be a parent. A controversial condition is a woman’s control over her body and reproductive system. The most direct control a woman can have is in the choice to experience or abort a pregnancy. While the dichotomous mentality surrounding abortion has always been at the forefront of social controversy, the “gray area” between the two extremes of pro life and pro choice is often neglected....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion is Wrong - Abortion is one of America’s most controversial subjects. The participants in this debate have fixed beliefs on the matter at hand. On one side of the debate are people who believe in pro- choice. They argue that choice of a woman is more important than an unborn fetus. They point out that an unborn child is not on the same level of importance as the mother. Also, the pro-life group declares that choice is the sole purpose behind their argument. They believe that if a woman cannot chose to abolish a pregnancy, then she looses one of her basic human rights....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 1134 words
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Abortions Pros and Cons -           Nowadays, in this world, there are a lot of problems that can make tremendous conflicts for human beings. They are very complicated and bring a lot of argument and nobody knows what the exact answer is. They also have pros and cons. One of the most complex problems is abortion. This is due to moral and ethical values which we all have. The majority of us are Christians or are brought up in that kind of ambiance which means that as small children we were taught values that are based on the bible such as that famous phrase “Thou shall not kill”....   [tags: Abortion Reasearch Papers] 1188 words
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Anti Abortion - The Truth of Abortion - Anti Abortion - The Truth of Abortion "And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life. And He said unto him, Why callest thou me good. There is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto Him, which. Jesus said, THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." ~ Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 19:16-19, King James Version Bible • Introduction : To know and feel truth is essential to understanding....   [tags: social issues] 723 words
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Abortion is Murder - Many Christians and scientist wonder whether abortion is scientifically or biblically wrong. For a Christian you have to prove that God values life before birth and that he has a pro-life stance. You have to also prove that God considers the time in the womb just another stage. From a scientific perspective you have to prove that the zygote, embryo, or fetus is indeed alive. You also have to consider at what point during development it becomes alive. You would also have to prove that it is human....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 660 words
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Abortions Shold be Limited - Abortions Shold be Limited I believe the both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints have valid arguments. I believe that women should be able to have abortions, but abortions should be limited. I think abortions should not be permitted after ten to twelve weeks of pregnancy, because at that time the fetus represents a potential life. I believe women should be dissuaded from abortion, and more public measures should be taken to prevent unwanted pregnancies. I believe my viewpoint is the best viewpoint is the best viewpoint because it combines both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints unlike your viewpoint of pro-life....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument] 479 words
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The Pros and Cons of Selective Abortion - This essay will evaluate advantages and disadvantages, moral, religious and ethical aspects of selective abortion, which promotes women’s well-being, physical and mental health. Surgical abortion is an abortion, carried out for different purposes, and accompanied or caused by the death of the fetus. The procedure of the deliberating termination of a human pregnancy is known since ancient times. Kapparis Konstantinos (2002) wrote in his book “Abortion in the Ancient world” that the word abortion came frоm thе Lаtіn “abortus” where “ab” means “amiss” and “oriri” means “likely to be born, arise”....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Pro-Con Essays]
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Abortion in the United States - What is abortion. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “Abortion: the premature expulsion of a [foetus] from the womb; an operation to cause this.” Abortion has been a controversial topic for many years. Some people favor adoption and some are against it. “In 2008 an estimated 1.21 million abortions were performed in the Unites States.”(Jones, and Kooistra). Many opinions collaborate in abortions rights or abortion legislation. “In 2008, 84,610 women obtained abortions in Texas, producing a rate of 16.5 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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Undercover Murder - According to Mother Teresa, “Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what the greatest destroyer of peace is today. Because if a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you kill me -- there is nothing between” (“Abortion Quotes”). I believe that Mother Teresa could not have said it better....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion Controversy in the Christian Life. - Abortion Controversy in the Christian Life. In this life there are many things going on outside of what we want. one of which is a pregnancy or having children out of the will and the plans we make. If you become pregnant it will happen, it's one thing to do is to abort the fetus. But it becomes a problem for Christianity as one of the ten commandments says "do not kill". Then how if pregnancy occurs as a result of a rape or other abuses that caused the woman to bear the losses many times?....   [tags: christianity, religious norms, pregnancy, medicine]
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Abortion Should NOT Be Legal - "I am 17. One month ago, I had an abortion. My story is not tragic. No one made me get the abortion. It’s only my mother and me in the house. My father has never been in the picture. I broke the news to my mom, and she gave me every option and said whatever I chose, she would support me” (“Abortion Story”). October 3, 1973 was when abortion was legalized in all 50 states. Studies show that the abortion rate has dropped to the lowest point since becoming legal (Sandhya). That is a great statistic, but unfortunately, there are still women who continue to have abortions....   [tags: Pro-Life Essays]
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Abortion is Every Woman's Right - For the first time in 15 years, more Americans are pro-life, rather than pro-choice. 51% of American men and women believe that abortion should be illegal in America, rather than the 42% that believe that it is appropriate for abortion to remain legal ("Poll: Majority of Americans Are Pro-Life for the First Time"). Those that are pro-life believe that a child is born into this world with a purpose, and if a pregnancy results in an abortion, god’s plan for the child in this world will be disrupted (D‘Silva)....   [tags: Freedom of Choice, Pro-Choice Essays] 974 words
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The Real Tragedy of Abortion - Abortion is a very popular trend around the world, it has been going on since the beginning of time. Many people would agree that abortion is very bad and unethical. Nearly 700,000 babies have been killed in the United States since 1973, with the right lies and planning all of those babies could have been saved. Abortion is a negative of society as shown by the torturing of a life, self harm, and the message it sends to others. There is no denying that abortion exist . Approximately 3,700 unborn babies are aborted daily in the United States ( Abortion Facts)....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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The Governing Powers of Abortion - Can you imagined being called a “little angel”–a term used to describe babies who have yet to live their lives as they have passed on to the other side. Life in the animal kingdom is often seen as violent as animals must find ways to survive like producing many offspring to offset the many that will inevitably die in the cycle of life. Us as humans follow the same path but parents have much “more” to worry about with their children. There’s down syndrome, disease, and unforeseen circumstances like miscarriages or sudden infant death syndrome....   [tags: pro-choice, pro-life, pregnancy, controversy, TAR]
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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate - Abortion alone has always been a major issue. Whether it’s the woman having to decide to get an abortion, or anti-abortion groups who are against abortions, trying to make them illegal all over the United States. Deciding on legalizing abortion in the United States seems to be an even bigger issue. For years people haven’t been able to come to a conclusion, legalizing or illegalizing it for good. Abortion which means the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion: A Controversial Subject - Abortion can lead to unwanted memories, serious health complications, stress, depression, guilt, and burden (procon.org). Most women think that they should have the right to choose, they are considered as Pro-Choice. The other women who don’t agree and think that abortion is wrong and shouldn’t be legal are considered Pro-Life. Abortion is a controversial subject that many don’t agree on. Pro-Life is women that want all mothers to be happy and wanting all children to live and are against abortion....   [tags: pro-life, pro-choice]
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Pro choice -               There have been many questions that have surfaced in today’s world that has piqued my interest.  People have wondered out loud should hip hop music be banned.  Others have questioned should marijuana be legalized?  A friend of mine once asked me should there be a curfew for teenagers under the age of 18.  Any of those questions can be seen as sufficient and important but one question that truly piques my interest is about abortion.  Should women be allowed to have an abortion?  Politicians have used this question to enhance their candidacy for office year after year.  Even though I am not running for office I do have a strong opinion about this topic.  Due to social factors, ec...   [tags: Abortion]
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Planned Extermination - Genocide is occurring in America and no one is stepping in to stop it. The black community is under attack and our babies are the voiceless victims of this silent slaughter. The genocide is well funded and is deeply rooted in the same racist theology that has oppressed our community for our entire American existence. No longer are we bound by shackles, fitted for a noose, or attacked by mobs; creation extermination has replaced these vile but once all too common acts. The attack on the black race has changed its focus, adapted with society, and relinquished the physical abuse instead adopting a mental approach that has damaged the psyche of our community....   [tags: Abortion ]
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Societal Views on Abortion - When asked about abortion most people try not to even think about the subject. “Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” (Merrian-Webster) Since abortion was legalized in 1973 there have been over 35 million abortions performed. Approximately 1 in every 6 women has had an abortion, giving a total of about 4,000 abortions each day in the United States only. Planned Parenthood’s mission is to help every woman make their own choice about abortion and not have official government leaders be their voice....   [tags: Informative Essay] 625 words
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Abortion: Taking Human Life - ABORTION Abortion is a controversial matter that is prevailing in our society. It is a very crucial and evil act that people could ever commit. Though it is unacceptable is our society, there are several countries had the legislations of abortion. Meaning, abortion is legal if the pregnancy is harming the life of the mother. However, people have misused this law. They do abortion simply because they do not want to have a baby. How ironic. The anti-abortionists are in defiance fighting against abortion through different media, awareness campaigns and motivational talks, telling people that abortion is not right and trying to keep the young people on the right track....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 722 words
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Abortion Should Be Llegal - It is considered by World Health Organization that one fourth of all the progenies in the world terminate in induced abortion. More precisely, the number of induced abortion is nearly 50 million every year(Berer, M., 2000 ). Induced abortion means “abortion brought on deliberately by drugs or mechanical means” (Stedman, T. L.,2008). It can be defined as an abortion that is preceded initiatively, which is opposite to spontaneous abortion. According to World HeaWHO (1993), every year the number of woman who chooses abortion is about 1.5 million in United States....   [tags: Ethical, Moral, Pros and Cons] 2315 words
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Abortion Should Be Legal - Through every choice in life, there is a decision that must follow. Abortion is a woman’s individual choice; therefore, must be a legal part in todays society. Individual rights have an outstanding role in the controversial topic, on whether abortion should become legal in the United States . The individual rights for abortion show rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. As well, women should be able to have the choice to choose to have an abortion for several important reasons. The right to make these decisions should lie in the hands of the “mother” to make decisions concerning their own to make decisions concerning their own bodies....   [tags: Pro-Choice Essays]
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A Case Against Abortion - Every unborn child has the right to live, so why do people complete an abortion and kill the unborn baby. An abortion is very dangerous for a woman health, it is immoral, and punishes an innocent people. I believe that abortion should be illegal in the world. Humans become animals when they kill their own baby. First of all, the dictionary defines an abortion as “the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival.”(dictionary.com). There are several reasons why abortion should be illegal....   [tags: pro-life, morality]
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Should Abortion Be Allowed? - ... Another reason to support making abortion illegal is going against your religion. As stated before Christianity is strongly against abortion, and in the eyes of the church it is murder no exceptions. It insults God and the gift he brought to you. Anti-abortion has always been a major problem for the church and Catholics have been the foremost out of all the sections of Christianity (10 Reasons). The gift of life is not something to be left up to choice by just one person. The viewpoint of the church supports this saying it should be left up to God because life should be cherished and not destroyed at the hands of a doctor....   [tags: pregnancy, legal, choice] 1307 words
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The Right to an Abortion - The Right to an Abortion The definition for abortion is, 'premature expulsion of a foetus from the womb; operation to cause this' (oxford popular dictionary).[1] There are two types of abortion: spontaneous and induced. Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is when a foetus dies naturally inside the mother. Induced abortion is when the foetus is deliberately killed by taking it from the mother's womb. In 1966 an abortion law reform Bill was sponsored by David Steel (Liberal MP)....   [tags: Papers] 2248 words
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Abortion - Is it Safe? - Abortion - Is it Safe.      If you have been told that abortion is a "safe and legal" procedure, please keep reading. Many problems can occur either during or after a legal abortion. Most people are unaware of the many dangers associated with abortion.   Ten percent of women undergoing elective abortion will suffer immediate complications, of which one-fifth are considered life-threatening. The most common complications that can occur at the time of an abortion are: ripping or perforation of the uterus, excessive bleeding, infection, embolism, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, endotoxic shock, fever, second degree burns, vomiting, and chronic abdominal pain....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Abortion Is Not the Answer - Abortion is removing of an unborn child from its mother?s womb before its birth. As a pro-life advocate, I believe that abortion is morally and ethically wrong and should be stopped. Having an abortion is not the answer and is in fact worsening the problem. Victims can suffer serious consequences either physically or psychologically. Some victims who have abortion suffer life threatening complications such as heavy bleeding, fever and infection. It can also lead to problems in a future pregnancy, such as miscarriages, premature births, and children born with handicaps, because any problem or change in a woman's reproductive organs may affect the development of her children....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 435 words
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The Horrors of Abortion - The Horrors of Abortion Everyone knows that Abortion is a very controversial subject in the United State. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together. Everyone knows that babies die of natural causes, but others are killed before they get the chance to experience their first breath. Abortion is fast becoming a quick fix to a rather large responsibility, especially among teenage women. Having sex is a huge responsibility, and if you aren’t ready to handle the consequences, then having sex is not for you, and abortion is not the answer if you do get pregnant....   [tags: Papers] 779 words
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The Meaning of Abortion - The Meaning of Abortion According to the Collins English Dictionary the word abortion means ‘An operation to end pregnancy. The premature ending of a pregnancy when a foetus is expelled from the womb before it can live independently.’ A natural expulsion, the result of natural causes is referred to as a miscarriage. If for some reason the baby is unwanted then a deliberate termination is an abortion. The baby could be the result of a rape, the mother might not be equipped to raise a child or too young, there could also be medical problems or health related problems....   [tags: Papers] 531 words
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The History of Abortion - Abortions have been mentioned throughout recorded history, simply not a prevalent issue. In the times before Christ, typical abortion methods would be to poison the mother (in hope that she lived while the fetus died), or to abuse the mother’s abdomen. Hippocrates and Soranos, who were considered the greatest of all ancient gynecologists, both opposed abortion, though whether it was for the protection of the mother or fetus is not clear. The Hippocratic Oath, formulated around 400B.C., prohibits abortion and was taken verbatim by U.S....   [tags: Women's rights, murder of a child]
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Abortion is a Choice - Abortion is a Choice Abortion is a very controversial issue that has been continually argued over the past few years and will continue for years to come. Before I get into the sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus, or unborn child while the child is still in the mother's womb. There are two sides to this abortion topic. The Pro-life which is those who are against abortion altogether and the Pro-choice those who believe it is the women's right to choose if she wants to have an abortion....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Pro-choice Life Essays] 1271 words
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Abortion Facts - There are many different types of abortion. Abortions date back to 500 B.C. One of the first recorded abortions were for the royal men’s mistresses in China. Women who committed adultery often came to the conclusion of having an abortion. Egypt was also known to have one of the first known abortions. Christians approved abortions until the 18th to 19th centuries. Christians thought abortions were acceptable until the mother could feel the fetus kicking. The term for when the woman has reached this point in her pregnancy is called quickening (Nordqvist)....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Debate on Abortion - The Debate on Abortion Part A Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. You need to perform an operation to perform this. Abortion is now legal if two doctors agree on either of the following: · That continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health. Or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy · Or that continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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The Morality of Abortion - The Morality of Abortion Abortion is the termination of a foetus whilst in the womb and is a constantly argued issue in today's society. Whether abortion is moral or immoral depends on many topics and on one particular topic; when does life start. In 1976 the "Abortion act" was made active in England and Wales. This allowed the termination of a foetus aged up to 28 weeks, and for the first time women had the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. However limitations were still placed on why a termination could occur; the mothers life physical or mental health must have been at risk due to the pregnancy....   [tags: Papers] 1491 words
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The Meaning of Abortion - The Meaning of Abortion Abortion is an apparition to end a pregnancy through the expulsion of the foetus from the womb .In the UK it is illegal to have an abortion after twenty four weeks apart from life threatening circumstances. Abortion is a very complex moral issue with huge diversity of opinion, even in the Christian church. What biblical teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion. Different churches have different opinions on abortion, for example, The Roman Catholic Church says abortion is wrong and a sin In all cases....   [tags: Papers] 972 words
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The Opposition of Abortion - The Opposition of Abortion We, human beings, are social animals, which can not live alone. We all must live in a group because each of us depends on each other. Not only that, living in a group, you need to have rules and regulations in order to keep social stabilities and orders. There are many kinds of rules and regulations, some result in physical punishment and some result in social punishment in the form of peer disapproval. Where do they come from. In fact, they came from the decisions made by the majority of people in the society....   [tags: Papers] 382 words
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The Issue of Abortion - The Issue of Abortion Medical abortion exists as the most controversial issue in modern society. Abortion is a surgical or medical procedure that puts an end to a pregnancy. Abortion, to say the least, is a controversial topic in today’s society and has been for the last two decades. Two opposing sides emerge from this problem: Those opposed to abortion, “Pro-life”, have concerns about protecting human life. On the other hand, those in favor of abortion, “Pro-choice”, feel it is the right of the individual to make the decision for themselves....   [tags: Papers Pregnancy Aborting Essays]
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Teen Abortion - National Abortion Federation (2010) reported that American women between the ages of 15 and 19 account for about 19% of all abortions and older teenagers has the highest abortion rates. Recently, the abortion debate on autonomy, rights and the way in which society views the reason for abortion. Health professionals have an ethical obligation to against a non-reasonable for abortion but still have rights to provide abortion in cases where fetal abnormality has been detected following prenatal diagnosis (McGuinness, 2009)....   [tags: personal narrative, pro-life, pro-choice debate]
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The Issue of Abortion - The Issue of Abortion People all over the world, especially those in American society, do not take the issue of abortion lightly. Dealing with ethics, religious beliefs and the law, it is one of the most controversial subjects of this time. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that forces many individuals to react in very strong and unfortunately, opposing ways. Forty percent of the American people believe that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the woman who is pregnant and the state has no right to interfere....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Abortion Throughout History - Abortion Has No Excuse Abortion has taken the lives of more than 50 million babies since 1973 (“About Abortion”). The issue of abortion is one of the most common controversial issues in American politics and culture. In modern society, many women that have an unintended pregnancy and they result to abortion without researching other options. Abortion is not a substitute for birth control and this issue should be taken seriously. The individual woman needs to understand that by agreeing to have an abortion she is agreeing to kill an innocent fetus....   [tags: fetus, embryo, removal, miscarriage]
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Abortion and the Media - Carrying banners and posters, University students climbed aboard a bus.  Five hours after they left they arrived in Washington, DC, where they joined the March for Life demonstration against abortion.  After hearing prominent pro-life leaders speak at the Ellipse near the White House, the rally-goers marched up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building, origin of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.   It's news to most people that every January, usually on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, tens of thousands of people take part in the March for Life to protest abortion.  In the early '90s, when the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1306 words
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The Ethics of Abortion - The Ethics of Abortion The Ethics Of Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many more years to come. The main controversy is should abortion remain legalized. Before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions by clinics set up especially for this purpose....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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The Issues of Abortion - The Issues of Abortion Let me take you to a typical hospital in Britain and we can look around. Here's a room. Can't you just sense the happiness as you approach. If you glance through the doorway and look to your right you'll see the Gibson family. Look, there's Lucy running around and dancing ecstatically, but can you blame her. She's just become a big sister. And look at Rachel to your left, yawning as her mother strokes her grandsons' little fingers. It's no wonder she's exhausted after nursing her new twins all night....   [tags: Papers] 3188 words
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Abortion and the Media - On March 11, 1997, US Senate and House Committees met jointly to hear testimony on "Partial-Birth Abortion: The Truth." The following testimony was presented by Helen Alvare, director of Planning and Information of the NCCB, specifying the lack of accuracy, if not purposeful lies, of the media regarding this abortion technique: Another theme that featured prominently in our educational materials was the way that I proponents of partial-birth abortion were repeating false information -- and getting away with it in the press....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 843 words
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The Concept of Abortion - The Concept of Abortion "Abortion is never justified" I neither agree or disagree with this statement. I mostly disagree with the concept of abortion, but in some cases I feel it is morally acceptable. For example, if the mother has been raped then having the child would only remind her of the unfortunate incident and she may never be able to love her child in the same way she would with a child who was conceived normally....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Abortion is Not Murder - Abortion is Not Murder Is abortion murder?  Murder is defined as "illegal killing with malice aforethought." Abortion fails this definition for two reasons. First, abortion is not illegal, and second, there is no evidence to suggest that expecting mothers feel malice towards their own flesh and blood. Not all killing is murder, of course. Murder is actually a small subset of all killing, which includes accidental homicide, killing in self-defense, suicide, euthanasia, etc. When pro-life activists call abortion "murder," they are suggesting that abortion fits the definition of murder, namely, "illegal killing with malice aforethought." However, abortion fails this definition for two reaso...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1201 words
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The Problem with Abortion - On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and in turn the termination of pregnancy had become the most frequently performed operation on adults in the United States. An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of the fetus before birth. An abortion may be spontaneous or induced. The latter is an act with ethical and legal ramifications. Where I stand on the issue of abortion is somewhat confusing to me even sometimes. I do not think that it is right to kill a baby, but on the other hand I would rather see a child be aborted than it thrown in the trash after birth or abused and neglected by the parents....   [tags: essays research papers] 1819 words
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Abortion Rights - An abortion is the act of removing the fetus from the uterus of a female before giving birth. Since 2700 BCE, women have used various methods to obtain an abortion, including the use of herbs and sharp instruments. Luckily, techniques have advanced significantly since then to allow for a safer procedure. However, there are still debates even today about whether or not having an abortion is constitutional. There are facts for and against this decision including the assessment on if the growing child inside the pregnant mother has their own right to live yet....   [tags: fetus, pregnancy, law, pro-choice, pro-life]
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In Defense Of Abortion - For hundreds of years women helped each other to abort their pregnancies. Without legal prohibitions, women in Europe and the United States provided abortions and trained each other to perform the procedures. In the past century different states had begun to outlaw any procedure that would terminate or avoid pregnancy. In 1973(?) the United States Supreme Court asserted a woman's constitutional right to abortion in determining Roe v. Wade. After several decades of quiet disagreement, abortion has once again become a political hotbed....   [tags: Freedom of Choice, Pro-Choice Essays] 1639 words
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The Meaning of Abortion - The Meaning of Abortion An abortion is the premature expulsion of a foetus from the uterus resulting the ending, or termination of a pregnancy before the baby is capable of surviving outside the mother's womb. It may happen naturally in which case it is called a miscarriage. However, if it is induced by an unnatural interference, it is called an abortion, or a termination. A miscarriage is often the result of stress on an expectant mother because she usually wants to have her baby and a miscarriage is not of her choosing; an abortion is normally carried out with the agreement of the woman....   [tags: Papers] 2280 words
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A Look at Abortion - A Look at Abortion A woman works twelve hours a day and her husband is always away on business trips, so she feels the child she is now pregnant with would be neglected and not loved as much as it should be. She and her husband decide to have an abortion, because in the back of their minds killing is better than neglecting or the option of adoption. The woman goes to see a doctor because she still feels the family the child will be brought up into will not completely satisfy its needs. The doctor tells her she is too far long in her pregnancy and chemicals will not work, so a partial birth abortion will have to be performed....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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The Debate of Abortion - The Debate of Abortion After more than a quarter-century of frenzied debate and denunciation (which began well before Roe v. Wade), one might think not. But there is at least one viewpoint that polls indicate is widely held but that is hardly ever heard amid the screams of 'Murderer!' and 'Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!' It deserves a full and reasoned exposition, however; it might even shed some light on the controversies about the confirmation of Dr. Henry Foster as Surgeon General and about harassment of abortion clinics....   [tags: Pro Life Pro Choice Pregnancy Rights Essays] 957 words
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Argument Against Abortion - Abortion seems to be just another term tossed around like any other. The word abortion has become very common around the world, whether illegal or legal. Being Pro-Life means that you are against abortion; a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy. Pro-Choice is the opposing side. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether or not abortion is right or wrong. Although, abortion should be stopped, because the killing of an unborn fetus is just as bad as murder; it is murder. Pro-Life keeps a heart beating....   [tags: legal issues, pro-choice]
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A Defense of Abortion - A Defense of Abortion In her argument on abortion, Judith Thomson discusses some major points about abortion. She deals with extreme cases and those extreme cases help us to realize a single perspective of abortion. For example, she talks about the violinist attached to you. In that example, you keep everything constant and focus on a single point, violinist being dead if you unattached him. This way of thinking would provide partial answers. That is, in real life moral issues are combined of different extreme cases....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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Is Abortion a Right? - We Americans cherish our rights. Since the Supreme Court's ruling in Row vs. Wade, a woman's right to have an abortion has become the law of the land. Once a right to do something has been established in this country, it becomes near impossible to take it away. Pro-choice advocates accuse their opponents, pro-life advocates, of wanting to take this right away from women. It is a strong argument, and no doubt true, but if the right to have an abortion is ever taken away in this country, it will come from the pro-choice left, and not from the pro-life right....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Abortion is Not Bad - Abortion is Not Bad Abortion is not bad, rather it is your logic and argumentation that is lacking in ability and understanding. First, you argue that the presence of a beating heart alone necessarily qualifies a fetus as being a living human being that is entitles to a right to life. While on its face this argument may initially appear compelling, it is profoundly lacking in scientific substantiation. A fetus during the first trimester of development may have a small impulse that resembles a heart beat, but it completely lacks both a brain and a central nervous system....   [tags: Papers] 624 words
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An Argument for Abortion - Pro-Abortion over Pro-life An unborn child doesn’t have a soul A sixteen year old walks down a nameless back alley on the mainland, one of only a million others, and she carries with her an unborn child of 4 months. She had tried to hide it but the signs were finally showing, “Who was the father” were the cries and pleas of those whom she loved. She was raped a year ago by her ex-boyfriend and now carries their unwanted child. Should she be forced to carry and care for the child she hadn’t planned for....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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Abortion. Sin or Not? - The Bible is often time misquoted when it comes to the issue of abortion. In fact the word of God makes it clear to us that abortion is not a sin, it's quite clear that to believe otherwise is nothing short of idolatry and blasphemy and those are definitely sins. One of the most beautiful chapters in the Bible is Psalms 139. "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; or I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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The Irony of Abortion - The Irony of Abortion It is ironic that, in a nation that defines individual rights as supremely sacred, the most basic right to life is being systematically denied 1,500,000 persons each year. This is not done in the name of God but in the name of choice, pro-choice to be exact. Admittedly, too many young mothers find themselves in unwanted situations which carry with them very difficult and painful decisions. This we cannot overlook. They deserve our mercy, compassion, and love rather than harsh words and uncharitable judgment....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 618 words
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History Of Abortion - The History of Abortion Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth. An abortion results in the death of the embryo or fetus and may be either spontaneous or induced. For years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. The history of abortion reaches back not just decades, but centuries, and even milleniums. Today, policies regarding legal abortion in the U.S. is being debated everywhere. Many myths and misconceptions confuse this issue. A better understanding of the history of abortion in America can help provide a context for an improved policy in the future....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abortion And Murder - Abortion And Murder On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in two separate decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, declared that Congress and the states had to adopt a policy on abortion. Since then, abortion has been one of the most controversial issues in our country today. Every time the subject of abortion is raised, the same question always comes up: should people have the right to terminate an unborn child. The answer is no. No person should have the right to terminate an unborn child which has not yet had the chance to live, no matter what the reason is....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abortion and Ethics - Abortion and Ethics According to the Websterâs New World Dictionary, the first definition of abortion is the spontaneous act in which the body expels an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive, miscarriage (Neufeldt & Guralnik, 4). Yet others define abortion as ãthe termination of a pregnancy with resulting death of the human fetus,ä relating more to the planned procedures to produce this specific response (Ashley & OâRourke, 141). In our society we have taken on this second view of the meaning, rather than abortion being a spontaneous act, it is a deliberate procedure sought by the mother that removes an embryo or fetus....   [tags: Life Pregnancy Fetus Papers]
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Abortion and Christianity - Abortion and Christianity There are a variety of interpretations of the word abortion but the dictionary meaning is 'the premature expulsion of a foetus especially if induced.' Abortion has been around for 1000's of years and used to be illegally as it only became legal in this country in 1967. Abortion has been practiced around the world since the ancient times as a crude method of birth control and wasn't considered illegal in most counties until the 19th century. However, there were laws during this time that banned abortion after movement to make it illegal started....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Abortion and Euthanasia - Abortion and Euthanasia Does a person have the right to bring his/her own life to an end. Does a foetus have the right to live or is it the mother's choice whether it does or not. The issue of the right to life lies at the centre of much moral and ethical debate today. The key issue in the abortion debate is "What constitutes a human being?" When does a zygote or embryo become a human being and therefore assume the right to not be killed. Abortion is the termination of an unborn baby whilst still in the womb....   [tags: Papers] 1773 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are few issues that can cause as many heated and sometimes, irrational, debates than that of abortion. The issue strikes at the very heart of an individual's religious and philosophical beliefs. Does a woman have the right to terminate a pregnancy. Is it moral to do so in any circumstance. Is a fetus a living human being. The debate has raged for nearly thirty years and there does not seem to be any end to the controversy that often results in violence. Irrational individuals who have committed murder want to make their beliefs heard and followed....   [tags: Papers] 1024 words
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WIN and Abortion - WIN and Abortion It stands to reason that abortionists, as a whole, commit malpractice more often than doctors practicing legitimate medicine, because the industry is largely unregulated. Inspections of abortion facilities after a patient death typically reveal horrific health and safety violations. Patients are herded in and out and rarely are seen, much less examined, by the doctor before the abortion begins. The patient's medical history and any health problems that might influence treatment are known only to the extent the patient is able or willing to reveal this information on an intake form....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 632 words
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Abortion in America - Each year millions of babies are conceived, unfortunately only about three fourths of them are actually born. Some of these babies die of natural causes; others are killed before they get the chance to experience their first breath. Abortion is fast becoming a quick fix to a rather large responsibility, especially among teenage women. Having sex is a huge responsibility, and if you aren't ready to handle the consequences then having sex is not for you and abortion is not the answer if you do get pregnant....   [tags: Papers] 793 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are all kinds of people in the world, and we all have different opinions. In this report I am discussing abortion. You will read about the pros and cons of this subject. Some people think that abortion is wrong; they think that abortion is the killing of innocent children. Other people believe that the unborn child is not actually a human until it takes its first breath of air. Many people think that having an abortion is in a way, murder. Many of the people that oppose abortion are in the minority....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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Abortion and Christianity - Abortion and Christianity Abortion is the “premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb”, before it has reached the full term of 40 weeks. Sometimes this happens naturally, through no choice of the parents, and this is called a miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion. However, when people talk about abortion, they usually mean a “procured abortion” which is when the parents choose to have the foetus removed by an operation. This usually happens very early on in the pregnancy, the latest legal time for aborting a baby being 24 weeks....   [tags: Papers] 1768 words
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