• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Abortion is a controversial issue in society.

Extracts from this document...


Abortion Abortion is quite a controversial issue in society. Since the 1973 court ruling of Roe. V. Wade that abortions are legal during the early months of pregnancy they have become one of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S. There are several circumstances, which I believe an abortion to be warranted. One example would be an "unintended" pregnancy by a teenage girl who is merely a child here self and is too immature to raise the baby. ...read more.


In the event of an accident or premature labor, I believe abortion to be another answer if the woman might die, and/or the unborn "person" might not survive. Abortion sometimes are used to prevent the birth of babies with serious genetic defects, such as Down's Syndrome, cystic fibrosis, mental retardation etc. but most abortion are the result of pregnancies unwanted for economic hardship, a woman being to old, or social stigma. ...read more.


I believe that the embryo is a "person", at least in the mind of the parents from the time of conception. Woman must have access to a safe abortion regardless of the embryo/fetus being considered a "person". It is a woman's body and her decision to abort should be for the right reasons. If abortion is used as a last resort, it should be the woman's right to decide its fate. Abortion to me means the death of a "person" who would have been, and sadly is the end of dreams, hopes, and a life. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Abortion and other medical issues section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Abortion and other medical issues essays

  1. The abortion issue is very controversial; there are many voices against it as well ...

    Regulations under the Act mean that abortions must be performed by a registered medical practitioner in a National Health Service Hospital or in a Department of Health approved location - such as British Pregnancy Advisory Service Clinics. An abortion may be approved for the following reasons: 1.

  2. Explain and Evaluate a Utilitarian approach to the issue of abortion

    He always thought that the well being of the individual was of the greatest importance, and that their happiness is most effectively gained when individuals are free to pursue their own ends subject to rules that protect the common good of all.

  1. Abortion, like any other controversial issue, is not a black and white matter.

    Family planning which includes abortion as a possible method. Government support for institutions that have encouraged and referred for abortions should be ended and they money should be redirected to those institutions that support women before, during, and after birth. ii THE GEO-POLITICAL HISTORY OF ABORTION Ever since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, manipulation or herbs where used as a form of birth control.

  2. Challenges to Roe v. Wade - women's right to privacy?

    Wade and the closely related case Doe v. Bolton were decided by the Court on the same day. Meanwhile one more case named Eisenstadt v. Baird was held in 1972 (Eisenstadt v. Baird, 1972). Like Griswold v. Connecticut, this case touched upon the access to contraceptives, though this time not only for married but for unmarried adults as well.

  1. The issue of abortion is very controversial in today's society.

    The opposing side takes a different side to the argument. The pro side of legalizing abortion is known as pro-choice which is the side of the argument that believes that if a woman is pregnant she should have the right to abort.

  2. Abortion has not only become a moral issue but a legal tug-o-war since it ...

    deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. As you see there is indeed no mention of the right to abortion but there it is said "No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States..."

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work