Motherhood Essay Examples

  • Abortion

    4206 words - 17 pages

    In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be from the moment of conception. This declaration was re-affirmed when the World Medical Association met in Oslo in 1970

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    Abortion Pro Choice Views

    1680 words - 7 pages

    Introduction From 1973 to 1987, over 22 million abortions have been performed. Pro-lifers would call that a terrible waste of human life. True, 22 million lives were taken, but I believe that we are better off without those. Please let me explain in the following report. What is abortion? Webster's dictionary defines abortion as "the expulsion of a nonviable fetus." Abortion might possibly be the most controversial topic right now. I'm sure by now that you've heard of all the different types of abortion. Almost all abortions perform

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    Legality Of Abortion

    2743 words - 11 pages

    Abortion must be a legal and attainable procedure for women throughout the United States. Abortion is a subject which easily fits into the themes of CORE 1. Abortion pertains to many issues which are involved in CORE 1. CORE 1 analyzes civil rights as well as equal treatment for women in America. Abortion challenges the civil rights of the mother and the fetus which she bears. To deny abortion is denying the mother certain civil rights, but if the fetus is considered a person, then the rights of the fetus are being denied by allowing abortion to be legal. Abortion has been an element

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    Abortion Overview

    1723 words - 7 pages

    Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a foetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion? People argue that it is not murder if the child is unborn. Abortion is murder

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    Abortion Legality And Morality

    1395 words - 6 pages

    The 1973 United States Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decisin, while providing for some semblance of legal structure to the political debate over abortion, has led to further question within moral and religious aspects of our society. In that decision, the Court found that a woman had the right to choose whether or not to abort a pregnancy within certain constaints; however, if a fetus were a person, accourding to the Court, abortion would be found impermissible. While this decision made an attempt at establishing a legal precedent, from a moral and religious standpoint, it is

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    Abortion

    1709 words - 7 pages

    Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion? People argue that it is not murder if the child is unborn. Abortion is murder since the f

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    Teenage Preganancy

    6109 words - 25 pages

    INTRODUCTION My teen years should be a very special time for me; a time to study and learn; to think about what would I like to do in the future; to develop friendship; and to grow into the kind of person I want to be as an adult. This time has been set-aside for me by nature to be the prime time of my identity information. This is an exciting time for me to discover the opposite sex, but without having to deal with the complications of being involved in sexual activity. Getting into the sexual scene can short-circuit the growth that need to become a mature adult. I hear a lot today abou

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    ABORTION LIFE OR CHOICE

    1319 words - 6 pages

    I would like to focus my essay on the topic of abortion and whether or not it should be legal or not. This subject interests me because abortion is a really deep subject, think of what we could have lost over the years because of abortion. When ever I think of abortion I am reminded of Beethoven. Beethoven's mother already had 8 children, 3 of which were blind, 2 deaf and one mentally retarded and on top of that she had syphilis. During this time she was pregnant with Beethoven; What if this was modern times and the woman had an abortion? We would be without one of our worlds most revered and

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    Global Incidence Of Teenage Pregnancy

    3551 words - 15 pages

    Main article: Global incidence of teenage pregnancy A report by Save the Children found that, annually, 13 million children are born to women under age 20 worldwide, more than 90% in developing countries. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of mortality among women between the ages of 15 and 19 in such areas.[4] The highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the world is in sub-Saharan Africa, where women tend to marry at an early age.[2] In Niger, for example, 87% of women surveyed were married and 53% had given birth to a child before the age of 18.[9] In South Afric

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    Maternal Serum Screening

    1046 words - 5 pages

    The study of genetics has completed many variations of phases of growth since it began. Through the analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid, chromosomes and others certain genetic malformations has been discovered and named, including everything epilepsy to Down syndrome. As a division, the practice of Maternal Serum Screening has been used to assess the probability of genetic malformations of a child while in early development in utero. The study of heredity and variations in living organism is in the form of genetics. The knowledge from the inheritance of characteristics has been used since pre

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    Milton And Paradise

    1014 words - 5 pages

    John Milton's Paradise Lost is a peculiar blend of religious fantasy and Christian mythology. In it, the classic Sunday school tale of the temptation of Adam and Eve is fleshed out, and Milton makes an attempt to "justify the ways of God to men" (1.26) through the actions of biblical characters, which he personifies with his own dialogue and motivations. Adam in particular is a character that is tied to the sin of all mankind. What we are to take from the fall of Adam is that none of the evil that exists in the world is of God, but rather an offshoot of the single temptation by Satan of Eve. I

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    Abortion Issues

    1246 words - 5 pages

    Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. Any various types of surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy is considered abortion as well (3). The issue of abortion has recently caused a great deal of controversy because it is felt that people are using abortions too freely and children are not concerned enough to engage in protected sex. The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, which usually occurs before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life is called an induced abortion; this is different from a spontaneous abortion which is a

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    In Vitro Fertilization

    1966 words - 8 pages

    Should In Vitro Fertilization Be Banned? Medical research has been sky rocketing over the years, there has been so many new discoveries in research and it is still going on. In vitro fertilization (otherwise known as IVF) has been around for quite some time now, with the first success story of Louise Brown, in England of 1978 and was later introduced to the United States in 1981.# Since then this program has been off to a booming. In vitro fertilization is a procedure that is becoming very popular in America today. Couples that are having difficulties conceiving are turning to IVF for

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    Is Abortion Wrong Or Is It Right

    1272 words - 6 pages

    Abortion is defined as: "the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." However, if only the debate over the abortion issue was as simple as the definition provided above. Much like every aspect of human life, a statement is neither right nor wrong, but simply left open for interpretation. There is no black and white in life, only gray areas. Some issues tend to provide us more gray areas than others. Abortion is a prime example of that. Those who refute abortion claim that it is the murder of a helpless baby wh

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    Abortion

    4340 words - 18 pages

    Abortion A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother

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    Abortion

    3490 words - 14 pages

    A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother and her unwant

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    Global Warming

    3018 words - 13 pages

    Project: Birth Control Choices Contraception is a term used for the prevention of pregnancy, and it is often referred to as birth control. There are several methods of contraception, some of which are created for women and others for men. Some methods are considered permanent while others are reversible. The majority of birth control methods fall into one of two categories: barrier or hormonal. There are also four other methods: sterilization (surgery), withdrawal, natural family planning and abstinence. Close to 39 million U.S. women use some form of contraception with female steriliza

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    Contraceptives

    2983 words - 12 pages

    Contraceptives According to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopaedia contraception is a “deliberate prevention of pregnancy using any of several methods.” (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopaedia, 2004) There are many different forms of contraception available on today’s market, but these can be broken down into two main types; hormonal and barrier contraceptives. Barrier method contraceptives are a physical barrier that prevents sperm from fertilizing the ovum. Some like the male and female condom totally prevent the sharing of bodily fluids, while others such as the cervical cap and the diaphragm a

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    Premature Birth

    1036 words - 5 pages

    Premature birth “is the birth of a baby before the standard period of pregnancy is completed.” (Premature Birth, 2007) The mortality rate of premature babies has decreased significantly over the years because of improved medical treatment and technology advancements; this has helped save and improve the lives of premature babies who were born between 22 to 36 weeks into pregnancy all over Canada. (Balbir, 2005) I choose to do this topic because my sister and I were both premature babies and I would find this informative especially with the history of the women in my family and what we could

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    Pros And Cons Of Instituting Legal Sanctions

    3192 words - 13 pages

    Pros and Cons of Instituting Legal Sanctions This paper will explore the different reasons and options surrounding the pros and cons of instituting legal sanctions against mothers who abuse alcohol and use illegal drugs during pregnancy. In society today it is debatable whether or not a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body during pregnancy. If a woman is using drugs while pregnant should the law be able to step in and tell her how to take care of her body? This paper will provide: information explaining the effects that substance abuse has on pregnant women, provide a view o

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    Working In A Heamtology Lab

    3123 words - 13 pages

    Controlling Human Fertility A) Organ Function Penis Male organ for urination and release of semen. Scrotum Encloses the two testes, maintains the testes at a temperature, suitable for sperm production. Testes Produce sperm and secrete the male hormone testosterone. Epididymis Stores slowly maturing sperm until sperm are released into the deferens for ejaculation or until they disintegrate or are reabsorbed. Prostate gland Secretes fluid that initiates the movement of sperm and nutritionally sustains sperm. Sperm duct Carries sperm upward from epididymis to the ejaculatory duct. Ureth

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    Abortion

    1694 words - 7 pages

    Jason Hanna English 101-42 Collaborative Exploration Paper April 29, 2008 Abortion What is abortion? Why is it so controversial? What has everyone either choosing a definite side or staying out of it altogether? When does life really start? What is Roe vs. Wade? In this essay I will explain the topic of abortion and answer all of these questions. In the end the reader must draw a conclusion from the evidence before them. According to dictionary.com abortion is the “Induced termination of pregnancy, involving destruction of the embryo or fetus.” This issue has taken up by lobbyists in

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    Informal Logic

    3095 words - 13 pages

    Abortions: The legality issues of whether it’s right or wrong Thesis: In this paper the writer plans to culminate her learning experiences of critical thinking as it applies to the details that she has learned in her Informal Logics course. She plans prepare a two-sided argument about the legality issues of abortions and whether abortions are right or wrong. This issue has been argued by many individuals especially women and married couples. We all have our opinions on the issue, which we are entitled to, so prepare to hear yet another argument about this well known topic, and enjoy. I. T

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    Abortion Rights

    1257 words - 6 pages

    The Right to Live Abortion is defined as “the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life.” The argument dealing with this medical procedure is not as simple as the definition is. One side of the argument is in support of abortion, a fight to help tear down the laws that ban it and to allow new laws supporting it to be created. The other side of the argument is against abortion, fighting to create new laws that would ban such a procedure in as many states as possible. This struggle between legalizing or illegalizing abortion has

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    Abortion

    3702 words - 15 pages

    A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother and her unwante

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    Teratogens And The Effect On Prenatal Infants

    1830 words - 8 pages

    Prenatal exposure to drugs or other teratogens is a great concern to would be parents and generally to society as a whole. A complete understanding of the effects of these drugs and teratogens is necessary in the prevention of possible adverse side effects in children. Recreational drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, heroine, and marijuana are proven teratogens that cause a high risk of servere mental and physical retardation in children. These drugs are fairly well researched; the amount a mother can consume, the extent to which these drugs will harm the infant, and the effect i

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    Christianity And Abortion

    1812 words - 8 pages

    Abortion What Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? Abortion is generally the practice of destroying a foetus before birth. The term ‘abortion’ is actually the premature ejection of the foetus from the womb, either accidental or deliberate. If the foetus dies of natural reasons, it is know as spontaneous abortion. The wider known medical definition of abortion is what was formerly known as procured abortion, and now it is essentially the practice of ‘killing’ a foetus (depending on your definition of life, and when it begins). There are various methods of pro

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    The Natural Law Frame Of Reference On Abortion

    1022 words - 5 pages

    Imagine that there was a way to naturally reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and the amount of abortions each day. To look into an abortion agency’s window and see the amount of young faces disappear each time you went by would be a blessing to the American population and to many American families. Watching fourteen year old girl leave a hospital with a newborn baby in their hands along with the responsibilities of a child and the freshmen school dance to hang on her shoulders as she leaves in the middle of the school year guilty and ashamed. To see a college student working hard to

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    Abortion

    1302 words - 6 pages

    Abortion During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life. A pro-choicer would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers and the state has no right to interfere. A pro-lifer

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    Abortion Is It Right Or Wrong

    1094 words - 5 pages

    Since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that did away with all laws regulating abortion, it has become one of our nation’s most controversial issues. Outlawing abortion would have the effect of imposing one person’s moral values upon another. Can I prevent someone from drinking because I think it’s wrong? Can I insist that two people stay married because I’m against divorce? The answer to these questions is no. Not only is it unconstitutional, but it’s unrealistic to believe that we can control the lives of others simply because their beliefs differ from ours. Abortion is a personal issue and sho

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    The Nursing Diagnosis Of Ineffective Tissue Perfusion

    3926 words - 16 pages

    The Nursing Diagnosis of Ineffective Fetal Tissue Perfusion The basis for the entire nursing care of the patient is a nursing diagnosis. Potter and Perry (2005) define a nursing diagnosis as “a clinical judgment about an individual, family, or community response to actual and potential health problems or life processes” (p. 300). “Nursing diagnoses provide the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse is accountable” (Perry & Potter, 2005, p.300). The way nurses classify health problems in order to provide the appropriate nursing care is by n

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    Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce

    1672 words - 7 pages

    Running head: LEGAL ISSUES IN REDUCTION OF WORKFORCE Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation Jason University of Phoenix MBA 560 Prof. Schumacher September 23, 2008 Introduction FastServe Inc. is a direct marketing company, specializing in branded sports apparel. In order to serve appropriately America’s sport-crazy online shopping segment, FastServe created two online distribution channels, www.fastserve4boys.com and www.fastserve4girls.com, (University of Phoenix, 2008). In support of this new business segment, FastServe moved 10% of thei

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    Abortion The Right Choice

    1483 words - 6 pages

    Abortion: The Right Choice Abortion has been one of the most divisive issues America has seen in the last fifty years. Both sides have seem to use valid coherent arguments and use all kinds of data, statistics, and even bible verses to prove their case. How the two sides argue their case, however, is quite different. Pro-lifers tend to be more aggressive in their tactics and methods of trying to demonstrate the immoral nature and horrors of abortion. They base their arguments on religious motives by insisting that abortion is unethical, that life is sacred, and women who have aborti

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    Legalizing Abortion

    1667 words - 7 pages

    Should Abortion Be Legalized In today’s society, abortion is still very controversial. There are still many people that think it shouldn’t be legalized, as well as many out there think that it should be. Most would say this is a moral issue, or else wise a choice decision. Whether abortion is right or wrong, women have the only right to choose on what to do with their own body, not the government. There is plenty of information that many people support on legalizing abortion. The 9th Amendment dated back December 15, 1791, gave the constitutional right to anyone to choose what to do with t

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    Abortion The Pro Life Decision

    1293 words - 6 pages

    The most common and unnecessary form of infanticide is an abortion. The abortion rate of America alone is shockingly high and yet increases every year. So why are so many women choosing to end the lives of unborn babies that weren’t even given the chance to live? For most women, the reason is social issues: they may not feel ready or prepared to have a baby, they may be too young or they just view their pregnancy as a mistake. No matter the reason, abortions are not acceptable and we, as Americans, should fight as hard as we can to diminish them just like we would, murder or terrorism. Since

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    Abortion

    1413 words - 6 pages

    abortion Both Sides of the Abortion Debate- During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are "pro-choice" and "pro-life". A pro-choicer would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers and the s

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    Surrogacy

    1916 words - 8 pages

    The concept of surrogacy captured the imagination of the world at large when on 4th January 1985; Kim Cotton gave birth to a baby girl which she had carried through a Commercial surrogacy agency in the United States, in return for £6,500. She was prevented from leaving hospital with the baby, which was subsequently made a ward of court. After seven days (during which time Kim Cotton sold her story to a newspaper for £15,000) a court decreed that the baby could be adopted by the commissioning couple. Thus this is how surrogacy came into light and then later on in the same year the first formal

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    Abortion Debate

    1052 words - 5 pages

    Since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that did away with all laws regulating abortion, it has become one of our nation’s most controversial issues. Outlawing abortion would have the effect of imposing one person’s moral values upon another. Can I prevent someone from drinking because I think it’s wrong? Can I insist that two people stay married because I’m against divorce? The answer to these questions is no. Not only is it unconstitutional, but it’s unrealistic to believe that we can control the lives of others simply because their beliefs differ from ours. Abortion is a personal issue and sho

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    Abortion

    4316 words - 18 pages

    Abortion A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother a

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    Abortion A Controversy

    1171 words - 5 pages

    Abortion: A Controversy Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past thirty years when Roe v. wade, a controversial Supreme Court case in 1973 resulted in a landmark decision regarding abortion. First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. According to Dictionary of cultural literacy “The ending of pregnancy and expulsion of the embryo or fetus, generally before the embryo or fetus is capable of surviving on

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    Abortion

    1535 words - 7 pages

    Why Abortion should be legal I feel deep down in my heart, I am a pro-choice that believes that women should be given access to abortions. I also, believe that it is up to the woman to make that choice and that the government should have no interference, except maybe in the instance of age. I believe that a woman should have the rights to get an abortion up until, the ability for the fetus to live on its own. The article that I chose was Challenging Rival, Spitzer Strongly Defends Abortion Rights. In the article it basically talks about an Attorney, leading the Democratic candidate for govern

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    Fetal Development

    1633 words - 7 pages

    For many years there has been a common misconception that a fetus is a non-reactive being, waiting to be born into individuality and life. However, due to extensive research over the last several years we now know much more about the life of the fetus than we ever could have imagined. Life in the womb remained a complete mystery for everyone, except the fetus, for quite a while. There was a lack of understanding of how the fetus grew, perceived its environment, and reacted to a stimulus. Recent research has discovered that behavioral patterns and learning actually begin to take shape inside t

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    The Relevancy Of Abortion

    2290 words - 10 pages

    When drawn to culturally and ethically controversial debates such as abortion, most people lay hold to a particular thought and use it to appose arguments offered against his or hers own views. Most commonly in this debate for an example would be, when a person whom is in support of abortion would unwilling question the validity of a woman’s right to her own body. Whereas another person whom is not in support of abortion would be unwilling to look beyond his or her own claims that abortion is murder. It could very well be that abortion is murder, but by simply stating such claims will not prov

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    Abortions

    4316 words - 18 pages

    Abortion A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life of an infant and on the other you have the mental and emotional life of a mother a

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    Abortion

    1962 words - 8 pages

    Abortion One of the most controversial topics over the years, and still today, is abortion. Is abortion murder or not? When does a fetus become a human? There are no answers to these questions. Everyone individual has their own beliefs on whether or not abortion is justifiable. Abortions have been performed throughout many of centuries. Recently, there has been a number of court cases that has changed the legality of abortions, especially in the United States, for example Roe v. Wade. Even religions have changed their views on abortions over the course of the years. In the abortions wars th

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    The Tragic Victims

    2662 words - 11 pages

    The Tragic Victims Pregnancy is usually a joyous time in the lives of most families. The planning and preparing for the new baby generally takes precedence over most things in life. However, this is not always the case. There are some people who do not care for their unborn child the way they should. For example, the expectant mother may not watch her diet and weight the way she should or report go to doctor appointments. While all necessary care should be taken for the unborn baby most importantly is to never use drugs or alcohol. This paper will discuss the recommendations for a

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    Pregnant Teens

    1029 words - 5 pages

    Living in the world today, teen pregnancy has been increasing. Young females love children, love taking care of them, love holding them and thinking that having kids is cute. However, it’s not. These young individuals don’t realize how difficult it is to raise a child or to be a parent. What are the risks? What are the responsibilities a teenager has to deal with? There are so many problems that a teenager has to deal with when it comes to being pregnant. Out of these problems I will start by talking about the responsibilities that a pregnant teenager would have to deal with. Then I will

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    Babies In Prison

    1989 words - 8 pages

    “Babies in Prison” The choices that we make sometimes affect our lives in dramatic ways. We may go from being on top of the world to feeling like we have hit rock bottom just within the distinction of one mistake or two. The worst thing about making a mistake is the effects that it has on the lives surrounding us – the innocents that pay for our troubles. This is especially true when you take a look at women who give birth in prison. These children did not ask to born, but more than that they are born into a system that can barely handle the criminals it contains. The female prison populati

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    Abortion

    1698 words - 7 pages

    Abortion In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be from the moment of conception. This declaration was re-affirmed when the World Medical Association met in Oslo in 1970.

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    Life Or Death

    1637 words - 7 pages

    When deciding whether or not to have an abortion, one should consider what is best for the child over the best interest of oneself. At 23 years old I found myself married, divorced, going through financial battles with my ex-husband and out of work from an industry that I did not want to be in. To top it off I was living with my boyfriend in the tiny basement of his mother's house. So when I found out I was pregnant and by no means at a point in my life ready to have a baby, I had a big decision to make and a lot of soul-searching to do. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of having a c

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