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Abortion is, in broad terms, a termination of pregnancy. Most of the time, it is when a woman (or child bearer, since technology has made it possible for people with a Y chromosome to carry children now) chooses to remove a fetus or fetuses from her body. So what’s a fetus? A fetus is an unborn developing offspring of a mammal. Now that you’ve got all the basics, let’s get started. Pro-choice is what people who are supportive of abortions are called. They are not people who force abortions and enjoy...

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The Rights Of A Fetus

 The Rights of a Fetus For many years there has been debate over whether or not a human fetus has rights, which has attracted the attention of many to take a stand in what they believe in. In most states, the human fetus is not given privileges because it is often seen as a violation to the mother of the fetus’ rights. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court does not recognize the fetus as a person under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Thus, giving the mother the decision to choose for...

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Fetus Punishment

 Week 3 Should a Pregnant Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk? HSM524 The problem at hand is “Should a Pregnant Woman be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk? This article presented me with two different opinions. There is Jean Toal, from Majority Opinion, Cornelia Whitner, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner (July 15, 1997). The other opinion comes from Lynn M. Paltrow, from “Punishment and Prejudice: Judging Drug-Using Pregnant...

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Fetus Rights

Fetus viability and rights In the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court proclaimed the unborn are not legally defined as people. However, the court also allows states to restrict access to abortions where fetuses are viable, this means potentially capable to survive outside the womb on their own. Pro-choice supporters argument that you cannot have two entities with equal rights in one body. As a woman and a pro-choice supporter I believe giving rights to an embryo cancels out the mother's right...

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Nicotine and Drugs Affects a Fetus

Nicotine and Drugs Affects a Fetus Nicotine and drugs can affect a fetus by entering into the bloodstream of the unborn child. While you are pregnant, almost everything you eat, drink or smoke passes through your body to your baby. That is why drugs taken during pregnancy can be harmful to your baby. The word "drugs" doesn't only mean illegal drugs. It also means legal drugs and prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs during pregnancy continues...

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The Moral Status of the Fetus

 1 Philosophy 200 November 16, 2013 The Moral Status of the Fetus The debate over abortion comes down to one essential issue — the moral status of the unborn child. “Those choosing legalization of abortion will argue that the developing fetus lacks a moral status that would trump a woman’s desire to abort the child. Those against abortion argue by making the opposite claim; that the unborn child, because it is a developing human being, possesses a moral status...

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The Effect of Music in a Developing Fetus

The Effect of Music in a Developing Fetus Kimberly C. Camacho ENG101 December 16, 2012 Asiah Wolfolk-Manning A study that was done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services (2011) stated that two to three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, and more lose their hearing later during childhood. As a fetus develops in the mother’s uterus there are things that a mother needs to be concern about. The mother must take care of herself in order...

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Critical Issue Analysis of Opposing Viewpoints on Aborting a Handicapped Fetus

Analysis of Opposing Viewpoints On Aborting a Handicapped Fetus The continued debate between anti-abortion lobbyists and pro-choice activists regarding the ethics of abortion has ensured a steady stream of written opinions. With fairly recent advances in prenatal screening, doctors can detect whether a fetus is healthy or not and more abortions are being performed due to this awareness. In turn, the issue of whether aborting a handicapped fetus is ethical or not is being much debated. Paul Greenberg...

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Should a Pregnanat Woman Be Punished for Exposing Her Fetus to Risk?

Should a pregnant woman be punished for exposing her fetus to risk? The question about whether pregnant women are liable for subjecting their unborn children to risk has yet to be properly addressed. One state South Carolina has been on the forefront of this issue. The Supreme Court in South Carolina in 1997 in the case Whitner vs. South Carolina decided that pregnant women who exposed their viable fetuses may be persecuted under the state child abuse laws. This action was specifically targeting...

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To Inform My Audience About Two Effects of Pregnant Women’s Smoking and Drinking on the Health of Their Fetus.

effects that smoking, drinking and drugs has on the fetus. Have you ever thought what can happen to a pregnant woman and her fetus who has life style like this? Just imagine what the condition of the fetus will be if the mother would do one of these things. When woman is pregnant it is very important that she takes care of herself because whatever she does reflects directly on to the unborn child. I would also like to focus on not just the fetus but what happens once the mother gives birth. When...

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