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Taboo Topic

Chika Amalaha

on 12 October 2013

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Transcript of Abortion

Why is this considered a taboo?
Abortion is seen as a taboo in today’s society based on the past history that abortion was unlawful, immoral, and unaccepted.
It can be seen immoral to terminate the life of a child, which are still human persons rights.
Religious practices consider abortion a sin because they believe its murdering of a human being.

Who does it affect?
The person that abortion affects the most is the fetus itself.
The fetus’ life is terminated, oftentimes painfully, and it will never have the opportunity to experience the happiness of life.
After the fetus, the person most affected by abortion is the mother.
Abortion can affect women in many ways after the abortion has taken place; side effects:
Infertility, cervical laceration, uncontrollable blood clotting, cancer, death, etc.

What negative affect could it have on society?
While there are legit reasons for abortions most people are being irresponsible by not taking care of their own mistake. I understand that there are situations other than this but this is the care most of the time and this trait passes on. If you are in such a horrible situation where you just can’t possibly manage a child, do not get yourself pregnant. Sex is not a necessity, it is a choice and if you make it, what happens next is your responsibility.

Where is this subject considered a taboo?
Abortion illegal in all circumstances or permitted only to save a woman's life.
This subject is considered a taboo subject in
South America:
Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela.
Sub-Saharan Africa:
Angola, Benin, Central African Rep.Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Gabon, Guinea- Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauretania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.
Middle East and North Africa:
Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Sudan (r), Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Asia and Pacific:
Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka.
Ireland, Malta, Vatican City.

It also affects our society by watering down the value of life.
If you can find one way of justifying murder, we can certainly find another.
Abortion has been practiced for many centuries and can be dated as far back as the 18th century. In 1803 the first antiabortion law was past and by 1880, most abortions were illegal in the United States and in most countries. The only exception was when abortion was needed to save the life of the woman.

Abortion was a dangerous procedure usually done with cruel methods and minimum antiseptics.

Additional History/Background
By: Chika Amalaha
Hope you enjoyed!
Music: Retrospect for life
By: Common ft Lauryn Hill
However there are many restrictions on abortion that vary by state so that in some states you can't get an abortion (no provider) and others there are so many barriers that many women who want one, can't get one. too expensive, too far, too much time.
It is also seemed as a taboo by many because many believe that an unborn baby is still an innocent life that should not be taken away.
While the woman and the child are the two people most directly affected by the abortion issue, others are affected as well.
Abortion affects everyone of us, alive with the right to live.
Many resulted to unsafe abortions such as inserting a hanger or knitting needle into the vagina and the uterus. Some took dangerous chemicals or drugs in order to end their pregnancy. These dangerous practices often put the women in danger and many died from attempting to end their pregnancy.
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