Should Abortion Be Legal?
PHI 103 Informal Logic
DR, Theresa Ramsey
June 6, 2011
Should abortion be legal?
To this very day abortion has become a very sensitive issue worldwide. Known as a moral and ethical issue, abortion is an issue society should come to terms with. Abortion became legal on January 22, 1973 since women have the right to freedom and the choice to live their life as they please.
Many years ago abortion was illegal and lots of women died because they tried to terminate their pregnancy themselves without professional help. In 1973 the Supreme Court passed a law that allowed women to have a choice of abortion. Abortion is the removal of a developing baby within in the mother womb by surgical …show more content…
another embryologist C.R Austin ( Kamm,212) says fertilization does not confer genetic uniqueness-this is achieved as a consequence as the first meiotic division which takes place just before ovulation, although necessary dna unequivocally exist for the first time at conception C.R Austin (Kamm,212) informs us that the information required to make an eye or a finger does not exist in the fertilized egg, it exists in the positions and interactions of cells and molecules that will be formed only at a later time.
Due to human technology now a day’s abortion is very safe and reliable, abortion today is as safe as having your tonsils out and it’s safer than childbirth. Furthermore abortion is ten times safer than giving birth up to the 18th week of pregnancy. Of course complications can occur with any medical procedure but fewer than five out of 1000 women having an early abortion will suffer serious complications. Back in the 1980s the only way to have an abortion was surgical, that required instruments to remove the fetus from the uterus. Now a day’s technology has grown so much that they have made a pill that is called Ru-486 which does not require vacuum aspiration or curettage. RU-486 does not require insertion of instruments therefore poses no risk of accidental perforation or infection from unsanitized instruments, and it also does not require the same skills as the