Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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If we can accept telling an expecting mother it is okay to kill her child, then how are we expected to tell others that it is against the law for them to kill a person? Many people believe abortion should be legal, but others think abortion should be illegal. Before performing an abortion, the expecting mother will be medically assessed to determine which way of termination would be the most effective. If the mother is ten-to-twenty four weeks, she has the option to take “the abortion pill” which is called mifepristone. This medicine is followed up with a dose of misoprostol. The mifepristone blocks the uterus from the hormone progesterone. This causes the uterus to break down, causing the pregnancy to terminate. The misoprostol causes the …show more content…
It has a quicker recover rate because the mother is put under local anesthesia, and is allowed to leave the clinic unattended. The dilation and evacuation method is used, if the mother is fifteen-to-twenty four weeks pregnant. This method is where the doctor uses forceps, goes into the neck of the mother’s womb, and pulls out the child. Many parents evaluate the use of abortion because they do not know they have other options. Expecting mothers, who do not wish to care for a child or cannot care for a child, have many options for the child they are carrying. The simplest option would be to carry the baby for the length of her pregnancy, then have the baby given to a family that will love and care for the little one. If the mother does not like the option of the possibility of that child growing up without brothers and sisters, there is the option to put the child into the Foster Care system. Many mothers that look into abortion do not think about the other two options. Well if the mother were to carry out the plan for her child to be adopted, the adopting parents would pay for her entire …show more content…
The law barred abortions after “quickening.” “Quickening” was performed by administering poison to the woman after the fourth month of pregnancy. Thirty-four years later Dr. Horatio Storer made a nationwide drive through America making all abortions illegal, excluded first trimester abortion and misdemeanor in most states. By 1860, twenty states had laws limiting abortion. The American Medical Association (AMA) supported the Comstock Act in 1873, banning the dissemination by mail of information on abortion or artificial contraceptives. Susan B. Anthony joined the feminists who decried abortion in the nineteenth century when she gave her “Social Purity” speech. The AMA was advocated in 1890 by Statutes outlawing abortion, unless necessary to save the mother’s life. Later on in 1965, the Griswold v. Connecticut court case caused the Supreme Court to rule that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. Two years after the court case, Colorado became the first state to liberalize its abortion laws. In 1969, abortionists Lawrence Lader and Dr. Bernard Nathanson founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws. Now called NARAL Pro-Choice America. In 1970, Harvey Karnen developed a flexible curette, which made vacuum aspiration method safer for women. This went on to become the method of choice for early abortion. Supreme Court strikes down all state laws that had previously made abortion

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