Abortion: The Obligation To Protect Life

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Abortion is a very touchy topic for many people. Some religions are strongly against abortion and have rallies to “Protect Life”. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy; and by some is called murder of a baby. The reasons for an abortion are often judged and cause many arguments. For this reason, and many more, abortion is one of the major things discussed in Medical Law and Ethics. Abortion isn’t just open wide and let me scrape this baby out; there are two types of abortions and a lot go into the procedures. There are Medical Abortions and Surgical Abortions. Medical Abortion is the non-surgical way of terminating a pregnancy. The woman takes a medication known as the “abortion pill” which is normally used within the …show more content…
During pregnancy, women go through several prenatal tests, and mothers can choose to go through diagnostic tests. These tests can show the sex of your baby, they can show possible birth defects, and can show genetic diseases in the baby. One condition that babies can be tested for is anencephaly. Anencephaly is a birth defect that ends in death a few hours after childbirth. The major parts of the brain, scalp, and skull of the baby do not form completely as it is developing in the uterus. It occurs when the neural tube does not close properly between the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy. An infant born with anencephaly has some or most of the brain missing, these infants are unconscious, can’t feel, and are normally deaf and blind. The infants die within hours, days, or weeks of childbirth. Anencephaly is diagnosed by blood tests, amniocentesis, an ultrasound, and a fetal MRI. If a woman gets tests done and finds out the baby is diagnosed with anencephaly and only has a few hours to live after birth, I support abortion. I do think third trimester abortions are helpful and are reasonable in cases where the baby would die right away or would suffer as it got …show more content…
If a teenager uses abortion as a method of birth control, it shouldn’t be allowed and shouldn’t be legal. If it is an unplanned pregnancy due to unprotected sex, abortion shouldn’t be legal. In cases of rape and incest, I feel like it depends on a lot, putting the baby up for adoption is a good choice and a family will get the baby and love on it even if the mother can’t. If a woman wants an abortion due to financial reasons, I think that should be illegal because there are facilities/programs set up for women in that situation. I think that if a girl younger than 14 years old gets pregnant, abortion should be legal only because her body frame is NOT capable of having a child. I think some girls don’t realize how amazing adoption is and just go straight to abortion, because there are so many people who want to have children but can’t and would love to have a newborn baby, even if they have disabilities. From personal experience my godmother can’t have children naturally. Her and her husband have been trying for years and would absolutely love to have children even if they have a disability. In the Catholic faith, abortion is perceived as murder. Women who have abortions are normally told by hardcore Catholics that they are going to hell. Religious people like to voice their opinions and like to throw the bible in every chance they get. Yes, I’m

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