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

Have we the right to take life into our own hands?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Abortion has been seen as a controversial issue for hundreds of years. As more people discuss it, new dimensions are added to the argument and this may be why laws vary from country to country and have changed so many times. Some people believe that a woman has the right to choose whether she will have an abortion or not, but I think that this belief is egotistical. The Woman's right? How can this be for is it not the right of every to have the right to live, after all it's the unborn child's right to have the right of life. ...read more.

Middle

To about a child is to stop a beating heart............. One in four women (26%) obtaining abortions are teens Results of a 1994-1995 national survey of 9,985 abortion patients reveal that women who live with a partner outside marriage or have no religious identification are 3.54.0 times as likely as women in the general population to have an abortion. Nonwhites, women aged 1824, Hispanics, separated and never-married women, and those who have an annual income of less than $15,000 or who are enrolled in Medicaid are 1.62.2 times as likely to do so; residents of metropolitan counties have a slightly elevated likelihood of abortion. ...read more.

Conclusion

Abortions are also performed routinely up to sixteen weeks and then less often into the later months of pregnancy. Women obtain abortions for a number of reasons, usually having to do with relationship and interpersonal issues, but other concerns like health of the mother, health of the fetus, or finances may factor into the decision. there is strong evidence that the unborn child can feel pain as early as twelve weeks. The abortion procedure is thought to be painful for the unborn child, as no anesthesia is administered to the fetus. In the case of a surgical abortion, anesthetic is usually administered to the pregnant woman. ...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. Abortion - A right to do evil?

    The body is relatively alive when it is taken out of the mother's body, and the doctor kills it by either drowning it or suffocate them with placentas (Willke). In the D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation), the mother's cervix is dilated.

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

    Thus, woman's right to privacy under 14th amendment was once more protected. Yet, the next court Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989) upheld Missouri enacted legislation that placed a number of restrictions on abortions, including the ban to use public employees and public facilities to perform or assist abortions unless it is necessary for saving the mother's life (Webster v.

  1. 'Every pregnant woman has an inalienable right to have an abortion'. Discuss.

    Indeed, without the mother's life to provide it with nutrients and oxygen, it too, would cease to live on. They co-exist in the same bodily space and share the same risks. The mother's actions are consequential to the foetus and any problems with the foetus can have an effect on the mother.

  2. God gives live and only God can take it away

    They also believe that all women have the right to make choices concerning their bodies, they might say that such a girl wouldn't be able to cope or provide for a baby and would ruin her life chances and education.

  1. Every pregnant woman has an inalienable right to have an abortion. Discuss.

    However in the present day women do, yet many members of society, predominantly males, try still to repress the equality of women by taking away the right of what to do with their own bodies, and giving them the inalienable right to have an abortion.

  2. Abortion: Right or Wrong?

    Scotland on the other hand had a lower rate of 11,993. Alarmingly in England and Wales 1,048 were on children under the age of 15years, compared to 93 in Scotland. The age range 20-24 years showed the highest rate of abortion in England and Wales, 47,099, Compared to 3,354 in Scotland.

  1. The Right to Life.

    They believe that an embryo or fetus is not a person yet. If it is not a person then it doesn't have the interests or rights of a person. Therefore we are not violating the rights or interests of a fetus by aborting it.

  2. An embryo is a person and has the right to live? Discuss

    Therefore, they believe that unique DNA alone is a sufficient condition for personhood. However, while DNA is necessary for personhood, it is not the sufficient condition for personhood. I believe that the necessary condition for personhood is at 24 weeks, as at this point, the foetus can experience pain and

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