Debate essay on abortion
Although abortion is legal in most of the countries, it remains a sensitive and controversial practice of terminating a pregnancy through medical procedures. The main controversial issue revolving around the abortion is to determine to what extent the rights of abortion are violated. The abortion supporters and the opponents differ in their argument based on the procedures used for abortion. This paper examines two sources that provide an insight of the debate about whether the rights of abortion are violated or threatened."Late-Term Abortions Should Be Banned." Are Abortion Rights Threatened?
The article discusses the differing issues about the legalization of abortion. Tamara attempts to proof that the partial-birth abortion is justified as long as the abortionist suggests that it is the safest method to ensure fetal dismiss. The document quotes President Obama as he suggests that protecting the neonates who are delivered before viability, undermines the Roe v. Wade right of abortion.
The article indirectly answers the question whether the right of abortion are violated or threatened. Although president Obama refers to abortion as a “family matter”, he suggests that the illegal procedures, such as live-birth abortion, are illegal. The congress was even determined to ban the partial-birth abortion arguing that all abortion is a form of murder. However, they were outweighed by the liberals who argued that any probation must have a health exception. Even the president was in favor of this exception. The liberal argued that it does not make any difference, “whether the fetus was partly out of birth canal when its life was ended.” As long as the abortionist has deemed it fit to carry out the live-birth abortion as the safest method to kill, the procedures are not illegal.
Parker, Willie. "Late-Term Abortions Should Not Be Banned." Are Abortion Rights Threatened?
In his article, Willie Parker examines the controversy surrounding the issue of abortion. According to parker, reproductive justice allows women to have children that they want, how they want, and where they want. Parker takes it into himself as an obstetrician/gynecologist to provide abortion services to women who have made the decision to abort.
The article proclaims that abortion rights are highly threatened in the contemporary society. Those who oppose the women’s right of abortion are infringing onto the freedom of women. It is problematic and dangerous to the health interests of women. Termination of pregnancy will not be forbidden anytime soon. It is the women’s right to have abortions whenever they want. Since they have the right to make any decision regarding their health, they should not be compelled to anything less than their freewill to abort. Weighing the life of a pre-viably or lethally flawed feasible fetus with the life of a health and complete woman sited before a gynecologist is particularly incredible. Gynecologist should contemplate helping the mother abort rather than considering the life of a creature that is still in doubt.
Parker seems to be making a very strong agreement. In my opinion, he has considered the women’s health and gave a compelling argument to illustrate why abortions should not be illegalized. Additionally, he uses various examples of women that he has met in his career to illustrate his point. Tamara merely uses vague and implausible arguments to illustrate his points.
In conclusion, Tamara indicates the procedures followed in determining the validity of an abortion and goes ahead to illustrate that the state laws are threatening abortion rights. Parker gives solid illustration of how significant abortion is. He excellently states that women should be allowed to have children when, how and where they want. Hence, their rights to abortions should not be bargained. I am persuaded by parker's argument that women should be allowed to abort when they make that decision and their rights to abortion should not be endangered.
"Late-Term Abortions Should Be Banned." Are Abortion Rights Threatened? Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Ho Hum Horror." National Review 63.3 (21 Feb. 2011). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. http://ic.galegroup.com.ezproxy.southeast.kctcs.edu/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&dviSelectedPage=&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=&displayGroups=&sortBy=&zid=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010869205&source=Bookmark&u=kctcsswcc&jsid=b57c3268c96dbff748e695a801f93696
Parker, Willie. "Late-Term Abortions Should Not Be Banned." Are Abortion Rights Threatened? Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "A Perspective on Later Abortion From Someone Who Does Them." Conscience 33.1 (Spring 2012). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 29 Mar. 2014.