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Abortion, is it murder or a right of passage?

  • Course: English 2.8
  • Professor: Mr Fowler
  • School: Kings College
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Jessica Sands
Abortion, is it murder or a right of passage?

Abortion is a highly controversial issue in today’s society, not only in New Zealand but internationally. On the basis of an Unfamiliar Text read in class expressing the legalities of abortions (Is Abortion Law due for a shake up? - A Sunday Star Times article) I decided to undertake further research on the topic. The article piqued my interest as it had many relevant points encompassing various societal issues that I hadn’t given much thought to before. Thus I decided to further research and base my report on the topic of abortion as I felt the need to expand my knowledge of the subject to become more socially aware of the issue of abortion. I had no previous knowledge and due to it becoming an increasingly present issue in today’s society I believe that it would be beneficial to understand the opposing viewpoints. I wanted to look into the controversial issues that surround abortion, how legal restrictions may potentially implicate the future of abortions and lastly, what are the advantages and disadvantages of having an abortion. Throughout, I intended to use several different sources to ensure the breadth of my report and ensured the reliability of these sources by looking at well-known and respected databases.

I thought it useful to first define abortion so that I could add vital context to what I was researching. Abortion is the procedure of terminating an un-wanted child and can be performed in two different ways, a medical abortion and a surgical abortion. The type of abortion performed is dependent on the trimester the mother is in at the time of her abortion, meaning how far along in the pregnancy she is. I attempted to encompass the large amount of differing viewpoints that people hold into two main viewpoints in an effort to be able to compare and contrast them effectively for my research purposes. The two main viewpoints that I defined for abortion were prolife and prochoice....
Jessica Sands
Abortion, is it murder or a right of passage?
Abortion is a highly controversial issue in today’s society, not only in
New Zealand but internationally. On the basis of an Unfamiliar Text
read in class expressing the legalities of abortions (Is Abortion Law
due for a shake up? - A Sunday Star Times article) I decided to
undertake further research on the topic. The article piqued my
interest as it had many relevant points encompassing various
societal issues that I hadn’t given much thought to before. Thus I
decided to further research and base my report on the topic of
abortion as I felt the need to expand my knowledge of the subject to
become more socially aware of the issue of abortion. I had no
previous knowledge and due to it becoming an increasingly present
issue in today’s society I believe that it would be beneficial to
understand the opposing viewpoints. I wanted to look into the
controversial issues that surround abortion, how legal restrictions
may potentially implicate the future of abortions and lastly, what are
the advantages and disadvantages of having an abortion.
Throughout, I intended to use several different sources to ensure the
breadth of my report and ensured the reliability of these sources by
looking at well-known and respected databases.
I thought it useful to first define abortion so that I could add vital
context to what I was researching. Abortion is the procedure of
terminating an un-wanted child and can be performed in two
different ways, a medical abortion and a surgical abortion. The type
of abortion performed is dependent on the trimester the mother is in
at the time of her abortion, meaning how far along in the pregnancy
she is. I attempted to encompass the large amount of differing
viewpoints that people hold into two main viewpoints in an effort to
be able to compare and contrast them effectively for my research
purposes. The two main viewpoints that I defined for abortion were
prolife and prochoice. Prolife means that abortions can only be
performed on women who have experienced rape or an incestual
conception along with the termination of a baby that may affect the
mother’s health. Prochoice is the judgment that pregnant woman
have the right to terminate their child for what ever reason they,
personally, see fit. Both procedures have advantages and
disadvantages that can potentially affect the future of the individual
and of course the unborn foetus.
What are the key controversial issues surrounding abortion?
Before I began researching this question I understood that many
young women think of an abortion as a quick fix, a sort of late birth
control. I began with the understanding that irresponsible sex is now
seen as less of a concern in young people as an abortion is a readily
available option. Due to this lowered level of concern surrounding
abortions there has been a large increase in controversial issues