Let's face it. There are all kinds of reasons why one may need an abortion (using gender neutral language here because it doesn't just affect women.) Be it not being financially prepared, someone making a mistake (they happen and people should not be punished for it), the birth could kill the pregnant person during labor, or in the unfortunate case of a sexual assault.
Let's face it, it's not a baby. It's a fetus, and a fetus is just what it is. It's cells. It doesn't think, it's not sentient and the life of the person carrying it always comes first, no exceptions. They will be the one most affected. So, someone made a mistake? Should we really punish them by making them go through nine months of changes, pain, and then having to take care of the baby for the next twenty years or so? No, we shouldn't. Even in the case of putting the baby up for adoption, will we really force them to go through changes, and a birth that could kill them?
Making abortion illegal won't stop people from having them done either, they will just be a lot more dangerous, more risk of infection, long term problems, and death. Do we really want to do that to someone who would have no other options otherwise?
In the case of rape, there is no point in saying "but it isn't the baby's fault, it deserves to live." Do you really want to force someone who's had a traumatic experience like that to go through even more trauma and to further have their life ruined? Let's face it, that's the last thing a victim would want; to be shamed into carrying their attacker's baby, not to mention in some states, rapists are allowed visitation rights because of what they've done.
Why would someone trample all over the rights of the person carrying just for the sake of some non-sentient cells? Most of them don't even care once it's born.
Abortion should be safe, legal, and permitted under all circumstances. That's my stance and I'm sticking to it.
then we have to ban every other form of medical procedure in the book. No nose jobs, because nose jobs butcher an innocent nose. Noses are people too.
And certainly no liposuction, because that's so super-duper dangerous and morally wrong. And no hair restoration for men, because that contradicts the natural balding process. Do you see how ridiculous that sounds? Abortions are here to stay, get used to it. If people are using it as a form of birth control, then they should be held accountable. But making it illegal under all circumstances is just taking it too freakin' far. You anti-choice people saying it's "murder" must have some kind of mild personality disorder. A fetus is a fetus, and a fully formed person is a person.
Most cultures have allowed abortions until the point of 'quickening', when life can be perceived. With modern technology life can be measured well before independent survival is possible. Unethical behavior is different than criminal behavior. For myself the biggest problem with abortion, especially late-term abortion, is how many of them are done for reasons of poverty, and to cover sexual crimes. Many abortions could be prevented by a reverse income tax, making it so no one has to become impoverished to have a child. Others could be prevented by medical care -- many are aborted who would be wanted but with a birth defect the ability to raise that particular child is an issue. Abortions happen naturally, and more often to people under stress. We should allow abortions, but make them far less likely.
Women had abortions for centuries before medical science made it possible to do so safely, and they will continue to do so regardless of whether or not it is legal. No one wants a woman to feel as if she has no other options than to get an abortion, but as long as she does she should be able to do so safely. Making abortion illegal is an attempt to treat a symptom (unwanted pregnancy) of larger societal problems, and it is dangerous to women.
I think that abortion should be allowed at the decision of the mother carrying the child, with birth defects and rape being only 2 reasons that might make a woman decide that abortion is right for her. The right to give birth should be in the hands of the person carrying the child, just the same as the right to not raise the child is in her hands. Women should be allowed to control their bodies and terminate a pregnancy when it is safe for her to do so.
The debate surrounding abortion is not a new discussion and abortions themselves have been going on for thousands of years. In the past, women would endure what are now known as "back-alley" abortions and many died as a result of infections. This is the reason why abortion needs to stay legal.
You cannot prevent citizens from doing this. It's not up to the government to decide if a woman should or should not be pregnant. It is ultimately woman's choice and burden to choose to have an abortion. Of course, I am not supportive of the actual abortion, but I am strongly against the government's involvement.
Abortion should remain safe and legal. It should be the woman's right to choose when or whether she has children. Pregnancy and childbirth are very difficult things to go through, and a woman should have control over that aspect of her own body. Studies have shown that fetuses do not experience pain until at least the 28th week of pregnancy, therefore it is my belief that the interests of the mother overshadow the interests of the fetus.
Yes it may deregulate births and growths, but relatively few in comparison to the many actually get an abortion. No other person has the will or right to force others to concede to their belief in religion which is mostly the opposing case. (why deny god given children) when the other doesn't want to bare the burden of an unwanted.
Pregnancy and birth can be very dangerous if you're not ready for it, and parenthood is a massive undertaking that should not be entered into by mistake or forced upon anyone. Abortions are often called for in the case of rape to reduce the suffering of the victim, if the pregnancy is threatening the life of the mother, or if the fetus is known to have serious physical health issues and wouldn't survive outside the womb.
Abortion, which is cutting a human beings life potential totally off, should only be permissible if the mother's life is in danger. The mother should not have to, by law, exchange her life for her child's. (This would be especially unwise in cases where the mother has other children to raise.) But, there should be no other permissible reason for a woman to have an abortion. It should not be an option to carelessly throw away a child's life. Abortion should not be used as a form of birth control, or as a comfort for those who want to carelessly have sex. Abortion, legal or not, should not be a one sided decision because a baby is created by two persons. Also, there should be organizations in place to take care of children who would have otherwise been snuffed out by an abortion. Because, even though I don't believe in casual abortions, I also don't believe in forcing someone to raise a physically raise a child if they don't want to. It puts the child in jeopardy.
I do believe abortions should be permitted. I do not believe that people should randomly get abortions, or use it as birth control. I do though believe that if a person gets raped or is very financially unstable then they should have the right to get an abortion. It is someone's personal choice and I don't think it is the governments decision.
In my opinion, abortion is a form of murder. Murder is not allowed in the United States, and I don't think that abortion should be allowed. As soon as the baby is conceived, it is a life, a person. Aborting the birth is taking that life away from the baby even if it hasn't been born yet.
Personally, there is only one case where I could see abortion being legal. This only case is when the baby could very well kill the mother. The baby may have a sickness or something could go wrong inside the uterus, making the mother susceptible to death. This is the only case it should only be permitted.
A women should have the choice of aborting pregnancies which are threatening to her life, or which were brought about under traumatic circumstances such as rape or incest, or which carry a high risk of the fetus being born disabled to the point where the child's quality of life will be affected.
Abortions should be allowed because there are times when the life of the mother is at risk because of a pregnancy; the rights of the unborn baby should not transcend the rights of the living mother. This is especially so in cases when if the mother dies too soon, the unborn baby will be dead anyway.
In my opinion, I do not believe that abortion should exist in this world. I have read all articles supporting this topic, but I think it is morally wrong to end a life. Although many people can argue that a baby is not considered a life until after being born, I disagree. Every life is precious, and it is considered murder if you choose to end one. Life is often unfair, and I believe that if a woman made a mistake, she should suffer the consequences, because, of course, life is filled with consequences, and it's just a part of growing up. The baby that is not given the chance to live can serve the world with some sort of purpose. There is no such thing as a mistake, and every life that was placed on this earth exists for a true reason.
The decision to abort or not should be left to those who are going to be most affected by the decision. No person should be forced to carry a child to term when they do not want to. The most extreme cases are rape and incest. Few women would be at ease when carrying the child of their rapist and should not be forced to go through the trauma associated with this.
The government has no business interfering with abortion. If women want abortions, then they should be allowed to get them. The legality of a person's personal choice should never even be a consideration. All abortions, except for late-term abortions, should be permitted all the time. I do not see why abortions should be banned, as they are the result of a woman or a couple's choice. Disallowing the use of abortion forces women to give birth against their will, and that is morally wrong. An abortion is an option, and it should never be banned or discouraged by anyone legally or ethically.
Every precaution should always be taken to avoid possible abortions. Birth control should probably be promoted more heavily because it's a more reliable way to avoid pregnancy than condoms. But if a woman gets pregnant and decides that she doesn't want to have the baby, then that is her choice because it's her own body.
An abortion is a simple, safe, medical procedure. Just as with any other medical procedure, the decision should be made between the patient and the doctor. There is no reason why anyone else should be involved in this decision, particularly the government.
Life begins when the sperm meets the egg. Period. Any abortion at any time is therefore killing. Okay let's give some examples. Rape. Two wrongs don't make a right. Give the baby up for adoption. The mother's life is in danger. How rare is that? What mother wouldn't give their life for the child to live? Abortion is being used as birth control and the statistics prove it. For a woman to decide to kill the child because they had sex and got pregnant is wrong on so many levels, it's unbelievable in this day and age we're still having this discussion.
No, we should not permit any kind of abortions; life is one for all. Whether it's a boy or girl, everyone has the right to live in the society, and nobody in the society can judge who should live and who shouldn't by aborting infant lives who has not even started breathing in their mother's womb. I strictly oppose abortions.
Life is one of the basic tenants of the constitution. It is no one's right to take it away from another. Any time you end a life, it is murder. Whether it's an insect, a serial killer, or an unborn child. Those without a voice to stand up for their rights should be protected. There is a movement out there to be the voice for those who are afraid to speak out about their homosexuality in fear of being persecuted. How much more important is it to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves?
If an unborn child is aborted, then that is murder, as it kills them and prevents them from living. If a mother killed their newborn baby that would be murder - it's taking a life - so why is it so different a few months earlier just because the child is inside a womb? That child deserves a life, and if its mother doesn't want it, many people are desperate to adopt babies. The unborn child will grow up to talk, to walk, to have friends, a partner and children of its own. It should be allowed that - whether it lives is not up to its mother - mother's cannot just kill their own children! From conception, an unborn child is a life, it's alive, and its morally wrong to kill a child.
I feel that an abortion should only be a choice if a woman or child was raped, incerst was involved or for health reasons. If you do not want a child do not have sex.
Life begins at the moment of conception. It is wrong on so many levels to destroy a fetus at any time during the gestation period for any reason. Rape and incest pregnancies are horrible and I understand the rejection of the child growing inside but that child didn't ask to be born and has every right to be born and be loved by someone. There are people who are willing to pay thousands and thousands of dollars to have in vitro or surrogates. Give them an unwanted child and give that child the existence God ordained for it. Even in the case of deformities it is for God to decide who lives and who dies.
The cardiovascular system is the first major system to function at about 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate his own blood, unique to that of his mother’s and his heartbeat can be detected on ultrasound. (Moore) Because of this the baby is considered a human life from conception.
Abortions are totally wrong. How would you like it if your mother was just like "No ill just abort it" you would never be born. I believe that if a person is willing to have sex they should be grown up enough to face a pregnancy no matter what. I am a teen mother and didnt abort my daughter because a baby is a baby no matter how small. After most women have abortions they expierience depression. Also they have a harder time getting pregnant in the future. There are many alternatives to abortion. Like me I am also adopted because my birth mother was in no situation to raise a child.
Abortion is the destruction of a living human being. Since abortion is the equivalent of murder, it should be illegal, just like murder. Abortion has also been proven to be detrimental to the majority of women who undergo the process. Women are likely to regret having aborted their fetus and, consequently, experience extreme duress as a result. Abortion is not worth this pain. There are also other options, including adoption, that are more beneficial to the fetus and mother.
We count the murder of a pregnant woman as a double homicide, therefore, acknowledging that a life was taken. Abortion ends with a dead fetus as well; you can't kill something that isn't alive to begin with! At the moment of conception, we are given the potential of life and I don't think any human should be given a right to take that away.
According to the Bible abortion is wrong because it takes human life. As science progresses it continues to discover and prove that the blobs that we are aborting are not blobs but babies in the process of development. In Jeremiah 1:5, God said to Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." How many presidents, corporate leaders, doctors, scientists, and world changers have we eliminated before they could even be born. God created life and He sets the rules. The first rule came from the ten commandments, Thou Shall Not Kill.