Religious Beliefs: The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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“The right to swing my fist ends where another’s man 's nose begins,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. This quote is referring to the rights people have as individuals. My rights are limited to myself and end when they could collide with someone else’s rights. In light of this, the government dictating what I can and cannot do with my body is a prime example of the government sticking their nose where it does not belong. Abortion is a controversial topic, and has been for many years. The major arguments concerning abortion come into play when implementing religious beliefs. Although religion is important, the laws and rights of people are more coherent. Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, freedom from interference
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In 1973, in Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that a "right of privacy" allows a woman to abort her fetus before it is viable (Medoff 2010). Taking this into consideration, any regulations or laws that create an undue burden on women trying to get an abortion before the fetus is viable, should be considered unconstitutional. States along the bible belt have the most problems with abortion, therefore they typically make it harder to have an abortion. States get around dealing with cases that could be ruled unconstitutional by making it difficult for abortion clinics to keep their doors open and implementing the fear of judgement. In doing so, they are no longer creating an undue burden on women seeking abortions. Laws such as requiring abortionists who work in Mississippi to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and states requiring unmarried minors to involve their parents in their decision to have an abortion are two examples of how the states and government constitutionally make it harder for women and young girls to get abortions (The Economist 2012)(Medoff …show more content…
Thinking outside the box, the harder it is to get an abortion, the more women there are who are forced to keep a child they cannot provide for. This will lead them to utilize government assistance, in many different forms, which is already underfunded. Also statistically the child will follow in the mother’s footsteps, which could possibly lead to a never ending cycle of generations after generations utilizing government assistance to the fullest. Another thing to consider is women and young girls hurting and,potentially, killing themselves attempting to get rid of the unwanted fetus. A lot of young girls and women are ashamed of having a baby out of wedlock. To avoid being judged and getting other parties involved, they do things such as turn to home remedy forms of abortion such as: ingesting large amounts of vinegar, consuming dangerous drugs, hitting themselves in the stomach, and more. In addition to those examples, doctors do make mistakes and could possibly overlook things that determine a complicated pregnancy. Therefore, there is the possibility that a woman could carry her baby for up to 20 weeks and, to later find out that if she delivers the child, she would

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