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Transcript of Abortion Prezi
abortion lowers crime rates by lowering the number of babies born into impoverished families
choice to have an abortion is recognized as a "fundamental right" by the Supreme Court (Roe v. Wade)
outlawing abortion due to religious opposition is in direct violation of separation of church and state
oft cited alternatives to abortion (contraceptives) are not always easily available
allows parents to choose not to birth babies with severe and life threatening medical conditions
fetus experiences no pain -Science has proven that a baby's life begins at conception
-Abortion does not solve the problem of a mother that is impoverished (She will still be poor after she has an abortion)
-There are alternatives to abortion (adoption)
-If a pregnant woman was murdered, the murder we would be charged for 2 accounts of murder
-Women who have abortions often are plagued with guilt and regret for taking an innocent life
Abortion Risks -Medical Complications
-Emotional Disorders (Depression, Eating Disorders, Relationship Problems, Guilt)
-Higher risks of:
*Breast, Ovarian & Liver Cancers
*Placenta Previa Abortion Safety Studies claiming to show a link between abortion and cancer have been refuted by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Modern procedures are incredibly safe
risk of death is less than 1 in 100,000 (lower than 13.3 deaths in 100,000 from giving birth)
No effect on future fertility
Prevents "back-alley" abortions (responsible for 68,000 annual maternal deaths in countries where abortion is illegal) Abortion is legal in the U.S.
Laws regarding abortion vary from state to state
~39 states require the procedure to be done by a practicing physician
~41 prohibit abortion after a certain point (usually after the fetal viability is determined)
~19 states prohibit partial birth abortions
~17 states use federal funding for "medically necessary" abortions, i.e. cases of rape or incest
~8 states restrict covering abortion in private insurance plans
~46 states allow individuals to refuse to perform abortions, and 43 also allow institutions to refuse to perform abortions
~17 states make women receive counseling before an abortion
~38 states require parental consent for a minor to have an abortion Many other developing countries' governments regulate and control the practice of abortion
Illegal under all circumstances, except when the life of the mother is threatened
Industrial countries, such as the U.S.A., allow abortion with limited restrictions
1821- Connecticut passes the first antiabortion law
1868- thirty-six states pass/ have passed similar laws
1965-all fifty states consider abortion a crime, unless the life of the woman is endangered How it all changed History of Abortion Arguments for Abortion Arguments Against Abortion Current National Policy Definition: a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy
Legal in the United States since 1973
Abortion "battle" focus arguments:
actual beginning of human life
rights of a woman to her own body
interference of government in personal situations and matters
So controversial due to the ethical, social and medical issues it envelops
Sides: "pro-life" and "pro-choice" Abortion in Insurance Whether or not to cover abortions in insurance has been hotly debated, particularly among the religious communities of the country. Currently, 16 states allow religious or private institutions to refuse to cover abortions because of conflicting beliefs Hannah T. Carly H. Peyton O. Jenn S. Works Cited "State Facts About Abortion." State Facts About Abortion. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013.
"Health Reform and Abortion Coverage in the Insurance Exchanges." (State Implementation Brief). N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013.
ProCon.org. "Abortion ProCon.org" ProCon.org. 5 Feb. 2013. Web. 3 Mar. 2013.
"Abortion." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 5 Mar. 2013
"Abortion Facts." Students for Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2013. Abortion in the United States 1970's- women's right movement
MAJOR cause of the drastic changes that would ensue
Roe v. Wade (1973)- monumental case in deciding legality of abortion
Forbade laws from being created that prevented the right of a woman to prematurely end her pregnancy during her first trimester
An unborn fetus is not a human being in the eyes of the government
Although this judicial decision sparked pro-life controversy, it is still the standing legislation on the issue to this day Casey Decision Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)- Woman's right to choose an abortion must be balanced against a concern for protecting the interests of a the unborn child States could regulate abortions at any time after conception, so long as this did not place a serious obstacle in the way of a woman seeking abortion Requires girls under a certain age to receive parental consent, and everyone must wait twenty-four hours between requesting the abortion and the actual procedure