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Transcript of Abortion

pro abortion: The Law

Abortions are illegal if they are performed after the first twenty four weeks of pregnancy. One of the justifications for this requirement is that it is a balance between the safety of the mother, and giving her time to consider an abortion. Arguably, a mother could be able to make the decision to have an abortion within the first twenty four weeks of pregnancy. After those first twenty four weeks, nearly the end of the second trimester, the risk of harm to the mother increases greatly

The case of roe Vs wade was the case that allowed abortion to be legal.

pro abortion: Safety
Legal abortion is a safe procedure. Infection rates are less than one percent, and fewer than 1 in 100,000 deaths occurs from first-trimester abortions. Abortion is safer for the mother than carrying a pregnancy to term. Medical and surgical abortions are both safe and effective when performed by trained practitioners. Having a legal abortion is way safer than the mom trying to do it herself and risk killing herself.
pro abortion:Truth is...
Believe it or not, abortions are going to happen, whether they're legal or not, so it is better that they are
safe and legal.
Having access to safe and legal abortions
does not necessarily mean it is right but it deters crime
and it gives less chance of harm that comes to the woman. It will reduce maternal injury & death caused by unsafe illegal abortions.
What is Abortion?
According to bpas.org An abortion is when the pregnancy is ended so that it does not result in the birth of a child. Sometimes this is called ‘termination of pregnancy’, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Pro abortion laws and amendments
9th amendment
-The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
The 14th Amendment guarantees
that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
Pro-choice supporters argue that unborn children are not considered “persons”
Person-hood begins after a fetus becomes "viable". Therefore abortion cannot be considered as murder because the fetus is not considered a 'Person' by law.
Roe v. Wade
is the historic Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion law and making abortion legal in the United States. The Roe v. Wade decision held that a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without legal restriction, and with restrictions in later months, based on the right to privacy.

Pro abortion: When does life begin
Nobody knows when Life really begins. Some people say that it begins at conception when the egg is fertilized. Others may say it begins when the baby is actually born or even when it is first formed as a zygote.
Everybody has their own definition of when life begins. This brings up the question is an unborn child a person? According to the 14th amendment they are not considered 'Persons'.
Abortion: Should it be legal or illegal?
Taking away the right to have an abortion will only promote more harm to women within the society.
The practice of
self-induced abortion
by various means has long been recorded in the United States. Turn-of-the-20th-century birth control advocate Margaret Sanger wrote in her autobiography of a 1912 incident in which she was summoned to treat a woman who had nearly died from such an attempt.

A study concluded in 1968 determined that over 500,000 illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States, a portion of which were performed by women acting alone. The study suggested that the number of women dying as a result of self-induced abortions exceeded those resulting from abortions performed by another person.
It should remain a
legal choice
pro abortion: Continuation
physical exertion designed to bring about a miscarriage
taking punches, kicks, or blows to the abdominal area
belly flopping onto a hard surface, throwing herself down a flight of stairs
attempted removal of the fetus with a coat-hanger
hypothermia (many women would lie for periods of time in snowbanks, which could be fatal to them) or hyperthermia (women would lie in tubs filled with hot or even scalding water for periods of time, often while simultaneously drinking gin)
ingesting Vitamin C mega-dosage, Penny-royal or other substances believed to induce miscarriage
insertion of a rubber tube or catheter into the uterus and attempting to suck the fetus out
Types of self-induced abortion
pro abortion:
Many religious people living in the US are greatly opposed to abortion. They believe it is murder which is a sin in "God's" eyes.
Religious people are granted their freedom of opinion and religious practices, so by all means their views are respected in this country.
Considering this is a free country, people are given the liberty to believe in whatever they desire. So as a result there will never be a definite standard for what is moral or immoral. Humans will have their own views on whether abortion is moral or immoral.
Therefore, abortion should be a personal choice and right just as religion is also a personal choice and right.
This country's
political system is not based wholesomely on religion
, therefore its views defer entirely from that of religious views. So religious views should not be imposed upon non religious people
pro abortion: Financial Issues
Many may want abortions because they live in poverty with not enough money to support a child and do not want to raise a child in such a situation.
Some believe they will not be able to cope with the child
some feel they are too young to take care of a child which is a huge responsibility
Is giving the child up for adaption a good alternative? Yes it is but many do not desire going through the process of enduring the pangs of a 9 month long pregnancy.
pro abortion Videos:
Is it Human?, Is it Alive?,
Is it a Cell?
What really happened in ROE vs. Wade?
5 Months, 24 Weeks, 168 Days
There are two main methods of abortion:
Medical abortion: The abortion pill
Surgical abortion
In conclusion our position on abortion is that it should be a legal personal choice. Those who do not believe in it are respected for their beliefs but considering this is a country of
freedom of choice
with constitutionally protected individual rights, and law enforcements have not scientifically proved it to be 'murder' then it should be permitted as legal.
Allowing safe abortion does not make abortion right but it deters the crime of self-inducing abortion.
"At the moment when a human sperm penetrates a human ovum, or egg, generally in the upper portion of the Fallopian Tube, a new entity comes into existence. "Zygote" is the name of the first cell formed at conception, the earliest developmental stage of the human embryo
The zygote contains unique human DNA different from any other human (INCLUDING THE MOTHERS) So the " shes the mother and its her body"...NO. The woman has a completely new biological life
her body.
"A complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately-functioning but mutually dependent organs."[1]
-Once the HUMAN ZYGOTE is formed it immediately initiates a program that will develop the rest of its life to form through the body, birth, childhood and adulthood. ( Unless affected by external forces) i.e. DEATH, ILLNESS, ETC.

1) have a Metabolism [check]
2) the ability to Grow [check]
3) react to Stimuli [check]

"The case of roe Vs wade was the case that allowed abortion to be legal...a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without legal restriction, and with restrictions in later months"-T&N
"Nobody knows when Life really begins."- T&N
"The Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade did not create a limited right to abortion but a virtually unlimited right to abortion throughout pregnancy."[2]
[1] http://frc.org/arguments

[2] http://heartsunitedforlife.com/?p=140
-Roe vs. Wade did not legalize abortion, abortion on demand and abortion under restricted circumstances were legal prior to these laws.

-The Court ruled that abortion must be permitted for any reason a woman chooses until the child is able to live on its own at any time of the pregnancy.
"Believe it or not, abortions are going to happen, whether they're legal or not, so it is better that they are safe and legal."- T&N
"People are going to kill each other anyway so we might as well make homicides legal."
"We should encourage people to comit the crime of attempting suicide because they're going to do it anyway."
Of course people will commit crimes but does that mean legalizing them makes it right?
Arguably, a mother could be able to make the decision to have an abortion within the first twenty four weeks of pregnancy.- T&N
Life begins when the zygote is formed. The zygote forms immediately after the sperm penetrates the egg. Therefore having an abortion is a crime.
Killing an unborn child for the convience of the mother is immoral.

A study from Gattmatcher Institute concluded that half the women having abortions every year has had a previous one.

This suggeset that many people are using abortion as a form of conception.
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