Essay on Abortion Is A Selfish Act

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Abortion is a selfish act that should not be allowed, it’s unethical and should be illegal because you are terminating the life of a human being which is considered murder. Abortion should only be allowed under certain medical circumstances for instance, if the life of the mother is at risk. Abortion is the removal of a fetus or embryo from the mother’s womb. By 2013 after 40 years of legalized abortion, and with at least a million abortions on average a year, American women had aborted at least 40 million fetuses (Pence 2014). Abortions are greatly influenced by social, ethical and legal problems. Utilitarianism was developed by Jeremy Bentham, in tenet 4 he stated “Each beings happiness is to count as one unit of happiness up to a certain boundary” (Pence 2014 pg. 9). This means that it could be a fetus, or a monkey every being deserves the right to happiness.
Abortions are performed surgically or by the use of medications. Some include medical abortions, vacuum aspiration, IPAS syringe method, and dilation and evacuations. Medical abortions are only available until 8 weeks past a woman’s last menstrual cycle. With this procedure the women need to take a drug at the clinic, then a few days later she must take another one at her home. This drug promotes the abortion of the fetus. IPAS and Vacuum methods are usually preformed around 4 to 5 weeks of pregnancy these require some local anesthesia and the fetus is then suctioned out of the womb. Last is dilation and evacuation…

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