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Abortion can be referred to as an accidental end of a pregnancy or ending a pregnancy by choice. The issue of legalization of abortion has been supported by a number of a factors especially by women who claim to be discriminated in making certain life and death decisions. Before analyzing the factors that support legalization of this support, it is of paramount importance to consider a number of facts about abortion that were collected by Meenaz, (2008 available online)
1. 7% of the abortion cases are as a result of health problems to the baby or mother, rape and incest while 93% are attributed to social reasons.
2. 50% of the ladies who carry out abortion are below 25 years of age.
3. 60% of those who carry out abortion are usually not married.
4. The decision on whether to abort, nurture the baby or offer it fro adoption is normally very complicated and in many cases, it results to post abortion trauma.
Though this essay focuses on the factors that call for legalization and practice of abortion, it is important to consider both sides of the coin.
The pro-life argue that abortion should not be made legal because of the following reasons. First, it denies an infant a chance to live; this is the major reason why most religions denounce it. Many women also use it as a method of controlling birth. This is usually contributes to irresponsible sexual behavior since the pro choice can have abortion as many times as possible. This irresponsible behavior results to spread of venereal diseases like Aids among others.
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On the other hand the pro-choice activists have numerous reasons, which are thought to be sufficient enough to warrant the legalization of abortion (Ginsburg, 2008). This paper will examine arguments brought forward by pro-lifers against those in favor of abortion.
Abortion has attracted intense debate on whether it should be legalised or banned. Pro-life arguments are against abortion and assert that every child has a right to life and unborn babies’ rights are equal to those of the mothers (Lee 18). In addition, childless couples who need children can adopt the unwanted babies.
It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters" And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.
Roe vs. Wade (1973) ("Roe v. Wade", wikipedia.org) legalized abortion in America, and ever since two apparently irreconcilable forces have arisen. The first, pro-life (or anti-choice according to their enemies) see, at their most extreme, any abortion as tantamount to murder (www.nrlc.org), while the pro-choice (or pro-abortion according to their enemies) see, at their most extreme any abortion (even the of the so-called 'partial birth type) as morally acceptable.
ion of 1973 describing abortion as a ‘fundamental right’, several challenges exist with religion terming the declaration as backward and wrong (Naden 65). The legalization of abortion has been debated over the years with no conclusive. Proponents of abortion believe that it
In particular, the image represents prochoice standpoint in a number of ways. It depicts personal choice, decision, or autonomy as far as life advocacy is concerned.
Pro-choice standpoint acknowledges a woman’s right and autonomy in regards to whether or not to undertake an abortion.
Induced abortion is done intentionally. It takes two different forms: medical pill abortion and surgical abortion. In medical pill abortion women take mifepristone and misoprostol tablets to terminate their pregnancy and in surgical abortion, medical personnel to