parental permission, she can go to the courts and get permission from a judge without notifying her parents (Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., 2020). In the event the person seeking an abortion can travel, Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington will perform abortions with no questions asked. A few other states only require that the person notifies a judge or doctor other than the one performing the abortion 24 hours before the abortion is to take place (Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc.,
Unit 9 Assignment 3 2020). The legal and ethical issue surrounding abortion is that a young woman can find the means to have a surgical procedure done without her parents knowing and under the age of 18. Ethical Considerations Surrounding Abortion When it comes to the public opinion, abortion falls into three categories. These categories are moderate, liberal and conservative. The opinions of these categories draw upon ethical thinking and science (The Hastings Center, n/d). Those who are conservative regard the unborn fetus as a human being. In viewing the fetus as a human being, conservatives regard the fetus has having the same rights as a human being that has been born. Some conservatives feel that the fetus is not a fetus at all but an actual
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