The Controversial Argument For The Legalization Of Abortion

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My mom, being a Neonatal Nurse, I have witnessed the joy that a new life brings as well as the sorrow a death brings.
Abortion was legalized in 1973 by the Supreme Court in case Roe vs. Wade. The law was legalized in order to sustain a woman’s so called ‘fundamental right’ contending that the choosing of abortion should not be limited by governmental or religious authority. With that being said, An unborn baby 's’ heart starts beating at approximately 20 days, the brain also starts sending brain waves off at 40 days, therefore in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, abortion is defined as the “termination of a pregnancy often accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of an embryo or fetus.”
The controversial argument
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However, with the advancement of abortion-you’re now able to have an abortion as early as 5-6 weeks and being an unborn baby at 20 weeks gestation “is fully capable of experiencing pain. … Without question, [abortion] is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subjected to such a surgical procedure.” — Robert J. White, M.D. I would like abortion to have regulations and guidelines placed upon it stating an abortion can take place as early as conception but no later than 10 weeks. These regulations should permit abortion clinics to require an application that will be reviewed by a panel of neutral members. The panel should also interview the individual and then have a 24 hour decision deadline in order to then grant the approval or present the denial of the abortion. After the decision has been made, if approved-I’d like to have the panel board to then explain the process and counsel the patient throughout. If denied, I’d like to have the patient consulted with, offered living assistance-if needed, as well as present options of adoption while also explaining. As these regulations would be nation-wide, It should also be required that the abortion clinic is to counsel each patient thoroughly and provide ‘well checks’ throughout the term of pregnancy or 9 months after having an abortion, because both are very harming to the human body. To conclude, Joan Didion 's essay, "On Morality," poses the question, "What is 'right ' and what is 'wrong, ' what is 'good ' and what 'evil '?" (182). In today 's society, often times many people do not even consider this question before taking action. What I am pleading is that we open our mind to abortion, while also setting firm guidelines and regulations that as a nation, we will stand and believe

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