Abortion Pros and Cons Essays

7193 Words Aug 6th, 2007 29 Pages
Running Head: ABORTION PROS AND CONS

Critical Issue Analysis Paper (Pros& Cons)
Mandy Diaz
University of Phoenix
Oscar Gonzalez, M.A.
RES 110/ Introduction to Research and Information Utilization August 13, 2007

Abstract
When people think of abortion some people think of killing a human while others think different. When you talk to people about abortion some people are against it and some are for abortion.

Abortion Pros and Cons Abortion to people takes a life of a human. It is "the expulsion of a human fetus within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, before viable." (Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, 1992, p.4). People also think that abortion violates human rights, and is immoral. Abortion should be
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He is also to blame if he leaves the mother to take care of the problems of pregnancy herself. With strong pressure the mother might feel subjected or forced to have an abortion. Who ever has directly or indirectly pressured the mother the moral responsibility particularly lies with them. The responsibility should also fall on the administrators of the health care centers where abortion is done and the legislators who made abortion legal (John Paul II). People think it takes up to a certain number of days for an unborn child to be called a human being from the result of conception. As John Paul II says "abortion proclaims from the time that the ovum is fertilized, a life is begun which is neither that of the father nor the mother; it is rather the life of a new human being with his own growth (John Paul II). When abortion got legalized the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 handed down its decision though out the country. Abortion was illegal in almost all states until the day before Roe v. Wade though few had recently relaxed their laws. Then all of a sudden women had a constitutional right that gave them the right to have an abortion any time between the nine month terms of pregnancy the day after Roe. The number of abortions quickly rose to nearly 1.5 million every year, which is about 30 % of all pregnancies. Unless the mothers' health was at harm the states still could ban abortion in the last three months (McConnell, 2002). When

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