11 - nd-3 rd trimester 90 of abortions are performed in the...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ABORTION! (most sources ellen gutna? www.gutmarker.org ) 1.5 legal abortions per year between 1973 and 2005 about 45000000 legal abortions performed 49% of all pregnancies are unintended, around half of these are aborted by the time women are 45, 1/3 would have at least one abortion abortion history: Roe vs. Wade—supreme court decision Abortion may not be denied prior to fetal viability (it can live outside the womb) States may prohibit abortion after viability (with restrictions) Induced abortion = intentional termination of fetal life Methods of abortion: Morning after pill (week 1)—prevents fertilization, prevent fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus RU486 pill (weeks 2-7) Vacuum aspiration Dilation and curettage Dilation and extraction “partial birth” (2
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: nd-3 rd trimester) 90% of abortions are performed in the first trimester reasons: • Rape/incest • Risk to mothers health/life • Expectation of disabled/afflicted child • Unwanted lifestyle • Financial limitations • Relationship problems with partner When should abortion be allowed? • Moral vs. legislative issue We will look at 2 sorts of arguments 1. Consequentialist 2. Rights.based Consequentialist considerations Pro abortion • Mother’s health and safety • Mother’s quality of life • Psychological burden of parenthood • Childs quality of life • Overstretching social and natural resources Anti Abortion • Pain inflicted on fetus • Loss of child’s future happiness • Physical and psychological harm to mother and other family...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern