Abortion

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Introduction
This paper encapsulates the general ideas surrounding the controversial topic of abortion. The paper displays the views of the members of my community . The main idea of the paper is centrally relevant to the topic of how abortion affects relationships; the causes and their effects.

Abortion is a common practice among the women of today’s society. Though many pro -life activists argue that it is murder, many women feel it is their right to make decisions that will affect their bodies. By definition, the term abortion refers to the premature termination of pregnancy by induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus.

Living in a community where there are several forms of relationship made it easy to conduct the research as couples were eager to assist me in determining the methods that should be used to reduce the practice.

Problem Statement:
Survey abortion and how it affects relationships.

Research Questions:
a) How does abortion affect partners in a relationship?
b) What are the effects of having an abortion?
c) To what extent do people support the legalization of abortion? d) How does the church and wider society view the issue of abortion? e) What are the underlying causes why people perform abortions?

Method of Research

This research was completed with the aid of a self drafted questionnaire. The questionnaire was attempted by 30 members of my community. The results of the questionnaire were then documentes and the results put into the required portions of this paper. Observations compiled from interviews with another set of participants are also documented and displayed in the research.

There were several precautions I took to ensure the accuracy of the data I would be collecting: a) The questionnaire was succinct and took between 10 – 15 minutes to be completed b) I promised anonymity to the participants.

c) The questions were drafted so that the participant could display much candour and integrity in their responses.

Instruments Used to Gather Data
Topic: A survey on abortion and how it affects relationships.

To: Whom it may concern
Dear Resident:
This letter is an introduction to a questionnaire which I am seeking your assistance to complete. The questionnaire is requiring that you help me determine the effects of an abortion on a relationship. Answers will be held in anonymity therefore I do not require that you submit your name. I kindly implore that you provide your most honest opinion, because the results of these questionnaires will be submitted in School Based Assessment. Your time and patience is sincerely appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Shelman

Questionnaire

Aim: To determine your views on the issue of abortion, specifically the effects it has on relationships. Information provided is strictly confidential so please do not submit your name.

Instructions: Complete all questions in your most honest opinion.

SECTION I- general information

1) Indicate you gender
[pic]Female
[pic]Male

2) Check the age bracket which you fall in
[pic]17 or under
[pic]18-24
[pic]25-30
[pic]31 or over

3) State your marital Status
[pic]Married
[pic]Single
[pic]Divorced

4) My religion is…
[pic]Christian
[pic]Rastafarian
[pic]Muslim
[pic]Other

5) Describe your race or ethnic origin
[pic] White
[pic]Black
[pic]Hispanic
[pic]Other

6) Are you employed?
[pic]Yes
[pic]No

7) Where would you fall on a social hierarchy?
[pic]Upper Class
[pic]Upper Middle Class
[pic]Lower Middle Class
[pic]Lower Class

SECTION II- sex & you

1) Are you sexually active?
[pic]Yes
[pic]No

2) If yes- Do you use protection?
[pic]Always
[pic]Sometimes
[pic]Never

3) Are you or your partner prepared for a sudden pregnancy?

[pic]Yes
[pic]No

) Have you ever terminated a pregnancy?
[pic]Yes
[pic]No
SECTION III- views on abortion

1) Are you against all forms of abortion?
[pic]Yes
[pic]No

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