What Is Abortion And Abortion Essay

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The Mother or the Child Abortion is a sensitive subject for most because it is, for many, an opinion that can vary depending on the situation and condition of both the mother and the unborn child. Some people will leave the room if the subject is even mentioned People form their opinions on things like their religion, their research, and their parents’ beliefs. However, the debated question for everyone is, whose life matters most? In Martha Mendoza’s essay, “Between a Woman and Her Doctor,” she describes her struggling experience when her unborn child dies. She is left to fight for her life to receive the less risky procedure due to a law passed in 2003. Mendoza illustrates how she and women in the same situation as her are treated like their …show more content…
The law that was signed by President Bush in November of 2003 banned the killing of “a partially delivered fetus” (624). From a technical stand point, the surgery could have been executed for Mendoza because the doctor would not be killing the baby; he was already deceased. However, from the realistic perspective, many doctors did not want to risk their careers and get caught in a legal debate. The passing of this law is “the most significant change to the nation’s abortion laws since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortion legal on Roe v. Wade in 1973” (624). Abortion will most likely be one of the most debated laws in history because it is still being argued today and it is a matter that is difficult to either make legal or illegal because there are exceptions like …show more content…
For example, for a woman to have the operation done because she does not think that she can handle it, the baby would not have a good life, or it was an unexpected pregnancy is completely selfish. The life could be saved by the woman delivering the baby and, if she wanted, put the child up for adoption. However, if the mother’s life and the baby’s life are endangered the decision should be left up to the mother, but if the child is dead and the mother’s life is threatened the procedure should be done to save her life. One exception to abortion would be if a girl had been raped, but only if she had the operation done at the beginning of the first trimester of the

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