From Roe vs. Wade to 2012
Exams and Specialty Lecture
Abstract This paper will state the medical definition of abortion. Summarize the famous court case Roe vs. Wade and the impact that had on The United States. This paper will also discuss the present abortion debate, the states that have chosen to ban abortion, and the affect this will have on individuals. The last part of the paper will be my opinion on the current abortion ban.
This first part of the paper will start with the medical definition of abortion: an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer …show more content…
According to the article 10 States Where Abortion Is Virtually Illegal for Some Women, written by Amanda Marcotte, as of 2012 there are 10 states were abortion is virtually illegal for some women. Idaho: Even though the constitutional right to abortion has been established for 38 years, a woman in Idaho was arrested and charged for aborting her pregnancy. The woman bought some drugs online to terminate her pregnancy, and was ratted out by an acquaintance who disapproves of a woman’s right to choose. Even though the rat is technically on the wrong side of the constitutional determinations regarding this question, she got her way. The woman in question was arrested because of Idaho’s recent ban on post-20-week abortions, even though she claims to have believed she was only 14 weeks along, which could be true, if she wasn’t seeing a doctor during this time. Iowa: Iowa’s doing better on the numbers; unlike in most states, the number of providers has grown, from nine to 11. But that doesn’t mean it’s still not dangerous for women in Iowa. Think being charged for a crime for having an abortion is scary? A woman in Iowa was arrested (not, thankfully, prosecuted) for merely thinking about abortion. Utah: No woman’s story is …show more content…
Also, the number of pregnancies that end in abortion, the population will go up by that number, which puts an additional strain on social programs and natural resources. There will be more women dead from botched abortions; since abortions will be illegal it’s not a medical procedure so everyone and anyone will start performing them. The constitutional guarantee of freedom of choice will once again have been seriously violated. To abortion illegal will increase the number of teenage mothers, resulting in many budding careers and life-plans being killed and replaced by diaper changing. To make abortion illegal will increase the number of poor, sick, deprived, uneducated, and unhealthy and drug addicted people. Making abortion illegal will increase grief, misery pain and suffering for millions of people who are already overburdened with too many children. Making abortion illegal will result in increased child neglect, increased child abuse, and increased child abandonment. Spousal abuse (and spousal abandonment) will also rise because the combination of more unwanted children and more frustrated parents will result in more parents taking out their frustrations on their spouses and on their children. If abortion becomes illegal, there will be a-church-dominated-government will have won another victory and will go on to attack still more of our constitutional freedoms. Many highly ethical,