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A Case for Abortion - Going to college should be a great and enjoyable experience, but for one young lady it became her nightmare. Walking back from the Delta Sigma party she was stopped by the starting quarterback, shocked by the fact that he had approached her she invited him back to her room. While in the room their flirtation mood turned into something more, while he tried to force his way on to her she fought back. He then stuck her and she gave up the struggle; maliciously he began to rape her after the brutal attack he left....   [tags: a woman's right, pro-choice]
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Abortion is a Sin - Abortion is one of the most controversial social issues in today’s society. Over forty two million abortions are performed each year on legal and illegal grounds and one-hundred and fifteen thousand daily around the world. Abortion throughout human history has been practiced in every culture on earth. In primitive societies abortion was carried out by using sharp sticks or putting sheer pressure on women’s torsos. The result of which was vaginal bleeding. The greatest cultures which this world had fostered long before us also had their own methods of abortions....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays]
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The History of Abortion - Abortion is the process of intentionally ending a pregnancy. Abortion touches the hearts of many because its consequences result in the loss of a human life. Its controversy stems from the fact that people’s opinions on this matter are rooted in their value systems, religious beliefs, and political socialization. Its prominence in political discussions today is likely to continue given the relationship between unwanted pregnancies and overpopulation. There is often debate about the constitutionality of abortion, as it is not specifically addressed by any doctrine....   [tags: pregnancy, controversy] 2423 words
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A Woman's Right - A Woman’s Right: Abortion According to Edward Abbey, “Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.” Abortion should ultimately be the decision of the mother who is carrying the child, and the government should have no say in what the mother can or cannot do with her own body. There are various scenarios where a woman needs the option of having an abortion. However, there must be strict medical guidelines placed for those who seek an abortion, so that unsafe abortions do not occur....   [tags: Abortion]
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A Paper on Abortion - ... Not only does it have an effect on the USA but, it affects other countries as well like Spain. According to psychiatrist and member of the Right to Life Committee, Carmen Gómez-Lavín states that: "Sixty five percent of women who abort suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome after undergoing the procedure." Many women are regretting that choice around the world making it a controversial issue. Abortion can also result into not being able to get pregnant in the future, many sickness' and even death....   [tags: opinion paper, controversial topic] 667 words
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The Controversary of Abortion - ... On the other hand, those who are pro-choice believe that life begins at birth, not at conception. The majority of abortions take place when the fetus cannot exist independently, thus making it impossible to refer to the fetus as a separate entity outside of the mothers womb. The concept of personhood versus the concept of human life is viewed differently by someone who is pro-choice. An interesting concept of personhood comes from the use of in vitro fertilization. If a fetus is considered to be a human life, then fertilized eggs would be considered to be the same....   [tags: pro-life, religion, sexual abuse] 639 words
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Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? - Abortion is a highly controversial topic of debate; this debate evokes strong emotions on both sides. Abortion is a pretty cut and dry topic; you are either Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. Pro-life advocates are people who believe abortion is ethically and morally wrong, and that it is the government’s job to protect all people including the lives of unborn children. Pro-choice supporters say that it is not the government’s responsibility to protect the unborn children, and women should have the right to determine whether or not they continue with their pregnancies; by choosing to have an abortion....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion is Not Ethicial - When one thinks about a topic with many opinions and views, abortion come to mind. Is it murder if the child is not born yet. Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Mother Teresa said “If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.” Some may think it is ethical to snatch the life away from an unborn baby....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 738 words
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The Legalization of Abortion - In the history of modern societies dilemma over defense of life and the legalization of abortion is a topic that has generated extensive controversy. In many parts of the world for several decades, there have been significant advances. The legalization of abortion is a nonviable process because bring big consequences on the health of the mother, not would respect the right to life and finally still no scientific evidence to prove the existence of life in the embryo. According to the World Health Organization induced abortion is “the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of extrauterine life, due to an intervention made expressly for this purpose” (WHO)....   [tags: Embryo, Life, Pregnancy]
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The Ethics of Abortion - Abortion advocates base their philosophical argument on the right to choose and the right to privacy. However, abortion is unjust and immoral because it results in the taking of an innocent human life for the convenience of another human life. If life in the womb is human, then to end that life for the benefit of another is seriously wrong and unjust. Humans have the inherent right to choose many things in life from the simplest choices of everyday life to the more complex choices that can affect one for a lifetime....   [tags: legal issues, right to privacy]
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Abortion is a Murder - ... It causes suffering and the act of killing is generally terribly painful. Not only does it put the victim in grief, but it also greatly impacts the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones. Mostly everyone believes that deliberately taking someone’s life is simply wrong. No religion permits one to kill a human being for any reason whatsoever. No human has the power and the right to take another person’s life. Murder is usually done for selfish reasons, such as for money or for property. Moreover, murder is done without the consent of the person....   [tags: debate, society, killing, unethical] 730 words
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The Immorality of Abortion - ... This concludes that killing is wrong because it destroys a human life and because taking away ones personhood is wrong, yet it does not lead individuals to become anti-abortionists. One needs to dig deeper into the issue of why it is wrong to kill. Marquis main argument why abortion is immoral is not about the effect of the murderer, the victims close relatives and friends nor the personhood problem, but it is about the effect on the victims’ life and future. The effect killing has on the victim is the most influential natural property of the argument why killing is wrong....   [tags: killing, personhood, rape] 987 words
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Murder for Hire - Every year in January, protestors line the streets of Washington D.C. with signs that boldly exclaim, “Abortion is Murder”, “Right to Life”, and “Pro-Life.” The March for Life protest attracts approximately one quarter of a million people from across the country annually to demonstrate their disdain for abortion. Ever since the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade in 1973, Americans and lawmakers alike remain in constant dispute over the moral and legal issues of early pregnancy termination. Those opposed to abortion strongly believe that abortion negates the "Right to Life," and they consider it as morally reprehensible....   [tags: Abortion ]
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The Ethics of Abortion - Background and Context Abortion is defined as a procedure that is done to remove an embryo or fetus from the uterus of its mother in order to prevent its birth (Roth, 2005). Abortion is categorized as a bioethical issue because it relates to the morals of biomedical advances, policies and research. Abortion is a difficult subject that can involve personal morals and beliefs, legality and religious values. The issue is often viewed from either the side of pro-life, which places emphasis on the fetus and its right to life or pro-choice, which emphasizes the rights of the mother to decide the appropriate action (Roth, 2005)....   [tags: removla of a fetus to prevent birth] 2300 words
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Abortion is Genocide - Abortion is one of the most controversial subjects in America. Despite the Supreme Court ruling that has allowed abortion, there is an ongoing debate over whether abortion is right. Some people that are pro-life say that abortion is like genocide, murder of millions that has been taking place legally in America since 1973. On the contrary, those that are pro-choice argue that abortion is not like genocide because it is not murder. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that no one be deprived of life or liberty....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 1522 words
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Abortion Is Murder - Since 1973, when it became legalized, abortion has been of the most controversial ethical issues in America. In the court case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that women have the right to privacy which includes the right to having an abortion. This ruling has caused many controversies and millions of people throughout America protest against abortion every year. Abortion is an operation of other intervention to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Pro-life]
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The Abortion Debate - Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the destruction or depleting of the fetus. This controversial practice has been performed for centuries, and has had many perspectives on right and wrong. The method compares to two ideologies: a simple medical procedure, or the murder of a helpless innocent life. Morals and facts to this day continue to blur along the lines of abortion. Women, at times, see this as an outlet to free themselves from relentless shame (rape, incest etc.). It is also used to eliminate the inconvenience of not being ready to have a child....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion is Murder - Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. It has been going on for many centuries. No one knows when the first abortion was because many of them were never documented. Approximately half of the women in the United States have had at least one pregnancy that they aborted (“Abortion In”). In the 1820s there were laws forbidding abortion after fourth month of pregnancy. Many feminist, such as Susan B. Anthony are against abortion. Susan B. Anthony was an American civil rights leader in the 19th century (“Susan B....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 1411 words
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Abortion is MURDER - Mother Theresa once said, “If we accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill each other. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, rather, to use violence to get what they want” (Ward). Ronald Reagan also once stated, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born” (Kurtzman). These widely known Pro-life advocates support the idea that abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being. The Roe vs....   [tags: Pro-Life Essays]
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Abortion is MURDER - “If we accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill each other. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, rather, to use violence to get what they want” -- Mother Theresa The thought of killing to most people is bone chilling and makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up. Abortion is unjustifiable murder because that fetus being done away with is a human being that deserves the right to live just like the people participating in the act....   [tags: Pro-Life Essays]
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Abortion is Murder - Abortion has been one of the most popular and argumentative topics that has still yet to be settled. Ultimately the question we can ask when trying to solve this issue is whether or not pregnant women should have the right to kill an unborn baby. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth takes place and is a moral wrong. Can we as a society call ourselves human if we allow the deaths of unborn babies to take place. Those who take the side of pro-choice or as also known as pro-abortion often use statements concerning life, humanity, human rights and freedom to support their claims....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 1038 words
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Notes on Abortion - ... Wade case. The Roe v. Wade case wan't just a major benefactor concerning abortion but also concerning women's rights. Yes, there were famous female doctors, actresses and historical figures but for once "average" females had a say with their own bodies. Historically women's rights had been limited but once the Roe V. Wade case it gave females hope for the future. -Taking into consideration there are very few major complications, abortion is safe. -The majority of the government/pro-life leaders are males which will never be pregnant and will never have to deal with this....   [tags: Controversial, Fetus, Birth] 539 words
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Abortion Is Murder - Today’s society is made up of such an abundant number of controversial issues. One of the most controversial issues being abortion- the act of intentionally termination a pregnancy resulting in the death of the fetus (Kreider, A. personal communication, March 24, 2011). Abortion is both constitutionally and morally wrong, and should be illegal in the United States in all but two cases: if the mother was raped (and pregnancy was as a result of the rape) or if the mother’s life would be put in endangerment by the pregnancy....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Pro-life] 2743 words
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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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Abortion and Contraceptives - ... There is overwhelming evidence that, the provision [availability] of contraception leads to a decrease in the abortion rate.’’ (physiciansforlife.org) The availability of contraceptives is different all around the world if you had to compare rich and poor countries. USAID is an organization in the United States agency for International Development provides more than one third of the total donor support for contraceptives commodities worldwide. (guttmacher.org) Examples of contraceptives available in all medical care centers in the world are IUD tests, condoms, birth control pills, sterilization, and other medications....   [tags: birth control, termination of pregnancy] 1736 words
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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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Abortion is Murder - ... The baby’s legs are then pulled into the birth canal. The abortionist then delivers the baby’s body except for the head. They then will jam scissors into the baby’s skull, and then they are opened to enlarge the skull. They remove the scissors and a suction catheter is inserted to suck the unborn child’s brains out which causes the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then taken out. If this isn’t considered murder than I don’t know what is. Instillation abortions are the injection of drugs or chemicals through the abdomen or cervix into the amniotic sac to kill the unborn child causing expulsion from the uterus....   [tags: Conception, Life, Pregnancy]
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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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Types of Abortion - Sauer (1978) found that some pregnancies in the 19th century were desperately unwanted by woman. Because of this, desperate measures such as baby farming, infanticide and abortion were carried out to discard of the pregnancy. Abortion, which is the termination of a human pregnancy, was made illegal in 1803, but was still carried out in the backstreets of Britain (Knight 1977). However, only a few cases were brought to attention as according to Latham (2002), there was difficulty in detecting abortion, yet Bulwer- Lytton (1833 as cited in Sauer 1978) still believed abortion took place frequently in towns for reasons such as illegitimacy....   [tags: medicines and drugs, quinine, savin] 1926 words
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The Morality of Abortions - The Morality of Abortions Abortion’s legalization through Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade, has allowed for one in three pregnancies to end in abortion. This means that 1.5 million abortions are performed in the United States each year (Flanders 3). It ranks among the most complex and controversial issues, arousing heated legal, political, and ethical debates. The modern debate over abortion is a conflict of competing moral ideas and of fundamental human rights: to life, to privacy, to control over one's own body....   [tags: Abortion Moral Ethics Pregnancy Essays]
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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 Unethical - Abortion is the medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of a fetus. Because abortion is such a controversial issue, there are many opposing views regarding it. For instance, many people find abortion a cruel because it is simply an inhumane act of killing an unborn innocent child. On the other hand, others believe that it is a woman’s basic right to choose how she deals with a fetus growing inside her stomach. That is especially, in certain situations such as rape, incest, or health issues threatening her life....   [tags: fetus, adoption, immoral] 1431 words
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Proposal on Abortion - It is saddening to see humans of the female gender, who find themselves in a situation that requires introducing a new life into the world; to abort such a precious gift. Many may wonder how these poor, innocent, unborn children are then discarded after the abortion procedure. One cannot fathom the reason of these gruesome murders that happens within these medical facilities. Babies are disposed in the red waste bins of these facilities, and later incinerated. Some may either be flushed down garbage disposals or even be sold off for research purposes....   [tags: voluntary termination of pregnancy] 993 words
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Abortion Is Murder - ... If having a baby was going to be such an inconvenience for so many people, then more woman should have taken the proper steps in making sure that they did not become pregnant in the first place. There are so many different kinds of birth controls out there for woman to use to prevent themselves from getting pregnant. For example, there are condoms, the pill, the depo shot and there is even an implant a woman can get to help prevent pregnancy. It’s that simple, if one does not wish to have a baby, then he or she should use proper birth control, instead using abortion as a means of birth control....   [tags: termination of pregnancy, moral issues] 1075 words
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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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What is Abortion? - What is abortion. For those of you who do not know, abortion is killing a fetus in the mother’s womb before the fetus has the opportunity to develop. Scientists may argue that a fetus does not become a person until it is born, but I do not agree. I believe the fetus is a human being as soon as it is conceived, and aborting that child should be considered murder. People have many reasons for wanting to abort their children.Some say they can’t afford another baby; others say they don’t want the child because they hate the person who got them pregnant....   [tags: fetus, mother, pregnancy] 1626 words
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Christianity and Abortion - ... Many people believes that the baby is not a person until he is born; which is wrong. That fetus living inside of you became a person from the moment of conception. The Bible says that, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Basically, that unborn child has every right to life that any aborting mother has. Taking away that right allows you to become a sinner through Christian’s perspectives....   [tags: murder, baby, God] 450 words
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Abortion Rights for Women: Anti-Abortion vs. Pro-Abortion - Pro-life vs. pro-choice can often be a complicated and confusing one. Those who are against abortion often believe life begins at conception and base their opinion on Biblical views. Those that are advocates of pro-choice believe it is a women’s right to end a pregnancy regardless of the woman‘s reasons. In the United States, the pro-choice view is perceived as pro-abortion, and the pro-life position is recognized as anti-abortion. Should women have the right to choose to have an abortion in today’s society....   [tags: conception, decision, pro-life, pro-choice] 715 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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Philosophy of Abortion - Philosophy of Abortion With about 1.3 million aborted pregnancies annually, abortion has become one of the most highly debated issues in our country and tends to leave both pro-life and pro-choice advocates furious (Operation Rescue). Many circumstances involved with this issue can make choosing a side tough, including the conditions the fetus will live in after birth and the rape of a women. When debating, people often focus on the personhood of the fetus, the rights the fetus obtains, and the morality of abortion....   [tags: pregnancy, zygote, fetus] 922 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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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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Abortion: Making a Case Against It - ... From the years of 1973-2009, 411 women died as a result of an abortion (Abort 73). In 2011, about 1.06 million abortions happened in the United States. The abortion rate has gone down. In 2008 there were about 1.21 million abortions that happened, in 2002 there were about 1.29 million abortions, 1.31 million in 2000, and about 1.36 million abortions occurred in 1996 (Abort 73). The states with the highest amount of abortions in 2011 were California with 181,730, New York with 138,370 and Florida with 84,990 abortions....   [tags: termnation of pregnancy, murder of innocent]
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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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A Brief Look at Abortion - ... Many women do not have this kind of money. Because of this, they try to avoid the cost and purchase abortion pills online. This is called a DIY abortion, or a do-it-yourself abortion. The price on these pills can range from thirty five dollars to one hundred twenty seven dollars; it just depends on the brand (Women On Waves). Many women will buy a bottle or box, with twenty eight pills inside (Women On Waves). If the women takes this regularly up to the 12 week mark, there will be an eighty to eighty five percent chance that it will be effective (Women On Waves)....   [tags: termination of pregnancy]
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Abortion: A Very Hard Choice - What is an abortion. Abortion is the removal of a non –fully developed fetus, inside of the womb. Abortion is a high controversial issue that is being debated in the United States, as robin toner said in the New York Times “ the debate of abortion has been pushing back over the years. I am not for or against it but I do believe that a woman should be able to make her own choice c considering her circumstances. Statistics show that 4 in 10 pregnancies are terminated by abortions. Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion People against abortion might say that the government should take the right of it being the woman’s choice to choose to abort or continue with the pregnancy...   [tags: voluntary termination of pregnancy]
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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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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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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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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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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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