Political Ideology Paper

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McNeal, Amber
Political Ideology Paper
Many people have different opinions on political subjects. The ways a person may feel about these subjects determine what they are in the political world. I personally do not follow politics like other people older than me do, but I do consider myself to be a moderate democrat. Both of my parents are democrats, and they choose to be of this political spectrum because they feel like the Democratic Party represents them. They feel as they stand for policies that will better them as people. With me, I am my own person so I take in the considerations of my parents’ choice, but also make my own decisions. I do believe in some of the policies and ideas of the Democratic Party, but disagree on some of them as well. So this is the reason why I consider myself a democratic moderate. There are many reasons to the choice that I choose to represent my political identity. The topic of abortion is very controversial and hard to agree on for many people. I believe that the simple concepts and ideals of abortion are wrong. A person should not have the right to kill their unborn child for plain and simple selfish reasons. In the bible it says that murder is a sin, it is one of the Ten Commandments. People who commit sins with the intention of sinning will be judged by God in the end. People may protest and say that it is the mothers’ choice whether to keep the child or not and that is true, but they can put their child up for adoption or drop them off at a hospital or fire station until a certain age rather than killing the child. I do not understand why people would want to kill their child whether it is unwanted or not. Since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, states have constructed a lattice work of abortion law, codifying, regulating and limiting whether, when and under what circumstances a woman may obtain an abortion. Some requirements for abortion deal with a person’s daily doctor.Physician and Hospital Requirements: 38 states require an abortion to be performed by a licensed physician. 19 states require an abortion to be performed in a hospital after a specified point in the pregnancy, and 19 states require the involvement of a second physician after a specified point. “Partial-Birth” Abortion has had an effect on 16 states which have laws in effect that prohibit “partial-birth” abortion. 4 of these laws apply only to post viability abortions. Since the choice to abort a child is a personal and wrong decision the public should not have anything that deals with the payment of the procedure. The truth of the matter is that 17 states use their own funds to pay for all or most medically necessary abortions for Medicaid enrollees in the state. 32 states prohibit the use of state funds except in those cases when federal funds are available: where the woman’s life is in danger or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. Coverage by Private Insurance: 4 states restrict coverage of abortion in private insurance plans to cases in which the woman’s life would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term. Additional abortion coverage is permitted only if the woman purchases it at her own expense. The refusal limitations are that 46 states allow individual health care providers to refuse to participate in an abortion. 43 states allow institutions to refuse to perform abortions, 16 of which limit refusal to private or religious institutions. Many people believe that counseling is necessary: 18 states mandate that women be given counseling before an abortion that includes information on at least one of the following: the purported link between abortion and breast cancer, the ability of a fetus to feel pain , long-term mental health consequences for the woman or information on the availability of ultrasound. When going through the decision to kill an unborn child the waiting period in 24 states require a woman seeking an abortion...
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