Controversies About Abortion

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Abortion has become a major problem in many regions around the world like Latin America, North America and Africa. This poses significant challenges for especially the women in places such as El Salvador and Chile, where abortion is illegal in all circumstances, even if it may endanger the life of the women. There are other region where the country 's laws have allowed abortion only in certain cases and the laws of other regions have allowed abortion throughout no matter the circumstances. There are many controversies about abortion throughout each region, some people strongly disagree with abortion due to religious purposes or taking abortion the same as murder, some people agree with abortion in some circumstances, like when the life of a …show more content…
A doctor can also be put to jail if he/she performed surgery to remove the fetus in order to save the life of a women, the doctor 's licence is also taken away permanently even after he/ she served their time in jail. It’s quite shocking having your licence taken away after all the years that the individual had spent studying and going to school just to receive his or her licence because of saving a human beings life. This poses a major problem for all women and even doctors, it’s a danger to one 's life and career. In El Salvador there are very strict rules on abortion, cases such as Mirna Ramírez’s show how strict these rules are. Mirna Ramírez is a 22 year old women who gave birth to her child two months earlier than the due date and was put to jail for 12 years because she was accused of murder. There are many other cases like this one where the women is wrongly accused weather it’s a miscarriage or premature birth and can be put to jail as long as 40 years because they are accused of murder. ( Watts, Jonathan. “El Salvador: where women are thrown into jail for losing a baby.” Global development women 's rights and gender equality in focus. 17 December. 2015. web. 28 December. 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/dec/17/el-salvador-anti-abortion-law-premature-birth-miscarriage-attempted-murder.) Getting an abortion to save an individual 's life is now …show more content…
It wasn’t like this all the time, changes were brought to the abortion laws Chile’s government did at some point have some exceptions but then was changed due to the military dictatorship. This poses a major problem in the area because one, many riots are forming due the problem and two women are seeking people who provide unsafe ways to get abortion. Arresting these abortion providers won’t solve any problems, women will just try to find other ways to get abortion even if they have to risk their life to do so. Chile’s abortion laws are making women put their life on the line and the laws are doing nothing to prevent abortions from happening. ( Leitman, Elizabeth "Chile 's Abortion Law." New York Times 16 Aug. 1998. Global Issues In Context. Web. 29 Dec. 2015http://find.galegroup.com/gic/infomark.do?&source=gale&idigest=be0062858e7af292aef5fc5b519ff482&prodId=GIC&userGroupName=nysl_se_arli&tabID=T006&docId=A150151620&type=retrieve&contentSet=IAC-Documents&version=1.0.) There are some things that have happened due to the strict abortion laws that has a positive outcome like the fact during the past fifty years mortality by abortion has continuously decreased. It is highly rare for maternal death to occur as a result of an induced abortion. As the result of abortion becoming illegal in all cases in Chile in 1989

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