Abortion Analysis

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Abortion is the deliberate premature termination of a human pregnancy performed by a license clinician. There are two types of abortion a medical abortion or a surgical abortion. A medical abortion is when a patient consumes either mifepristone or methotrexate and misoprostol, all medications, which will terminate the pregnancy. A medical abortion is only a viable course of action before the end of a women's first trimester, it can take anywhere from a day to 3 to 4 weeks. The two most popular surgical abortion procedures are the vacuum aspiration which is a viable option until 14 weeks or a dilate and evacuation abortion which is a viable option for an abortion in the second trimester. After the 1973 Supreme Court Case Roe vs Wade, the supreme …show more content…
One argument in favor of this practice is that the unborn child is a part of the women and not considered a person. According to pediatrician Jatinder Bhatia "Doctors now consider 22 weeks the earliest gestational age when a baby is "viable," or able to survive outside the womb. But this is still extremely premature, and a baby born at this age will need a great deal of medical attention. Even if he survives, the risk of permanent disability is very high," (Bhatia). A fetus is full dependent on a mother's body and is unable to survive on its own until 22 weeks which is why some consider that a fertilized cell does not have a right to life. There is a health and safety concern that if the ruling on abortion were to change to illegal than there would be a spike of self-induced abortions. Supporters argue that abortions should remain legal because the reversal of the Supreme Court decision would not stop women for seeking other ways to terminating their pregnancy. In today's society with legal methods of abortion becoming extremely limited due to new laws many women are opting for unsafe black-market solutions to their problems. In addition, based on the decision made by the Supreme Court in Roe vs Wade abortion was declared a fundamental right of the constitution. In the ruling of the Supreme Court it states that women have a right to …show more content…
It can be argued that a fetus is a person because at the moment of conception the fetus has its own unique set of DNA. The fetus does not have the same DNA as its mother instead, it has its own DNA that is distinct from its mother and father. In addition to its own unique DNA, every fetus also has a soul planted in it at conception by God.It cannot be completely pre-determining the exact number of self-induced abortions that will occur if the ruling of Roe vs. Wade was overturned and abortion was made illegal. There is a general consensus that many law abiding citizens would not partake in an abortion since it would be harming their morality. The fear of prosecution under the law and the fear of the repercussions a woman might make if the ruling was overturned could be enough to convince women not to have a self-induced abortion. Many women might be afraid to have a self-induced abortion due to the risks involved of not seeing a medical professional for the surgery. The fear of improperly doing an abortion and ending up causing themselves physical harm might prevent them from having one. In addition, it can be argued that a women's legal right to choose is not a right guaranteed under the constitution. Many people that have a strict interpretation of the Constitution will argue that as long as the Constitution does not explicitly state in writing that women are entitle their legal right to choose that it cannot be

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