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Social Issues
"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for their future work, and the university's duty is to teach them such knowledge and the basic living ability. we can not say the student do not want to have such research, but they are just lack of such ability. Nevertheless maybe there are some very excellent students or the graduate students can do such research, but it is incommensurate with the spend for building a large global university. Second, the idea that just one large global university can solve all persistent social problem is ridiculous. It is not a easy work to build a university, they need a large square of field, build many teaching buildings and the student's dormitories. And they also need recruit many famous teachers and attract students to study in their school. All these will cost a lot of money, any beneficial research will happen in several years later. It is better to spend this money to establish many social problem research centers in many existed different universities, We can invite many famous scholars from different countries as long as give the best research condition. The result will be better than establish another university, we can save a lot of money too. Third, the government's role is important in solving any persistence social problem. In many countries, we need the government's corporation to treat the social problem. such...
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added: 03/16/2011
"Go on, everyone is doing it," That is probably something that most of us hear when were under peer pressure. Peer pressure can be a huge problem for some young adolescents. It can be positive, but most of the time it's negative and destructive. Drinking, smoking, staying out past curfew, or having sex when you're not ready, whatever the case may be, sometimes others put the pressure on you to participate in something that you might not want to do. There are many different ways in which teenagers can be influenced by peer pressure. One of the things that many young adolescents are pressured to do is to experiment with drugs or alcohol. Many teenagers feel the need to drink or smoke because they feel more relaxed and because they are being encouraged to do so by their peers. They feel like they need to do it because everyone else is doing it. Most of us decide to do it, because someone we know very well did it, you can't look like a loser to your friend so you're going to end up taking that drink or smoking that joint. Young adolescents just do this because it's a way for them to fit in and impress everyone. Another thing that young adults face is the pressure of sex. Now in today's day and age it seems hard to find young teens that are virgins. Some teenagers decide to have sexual relations because their friends think it's cool; they even go as far as to lie about their virginity just to fit in. Some people even have sex not because that's what they really want but because they are being pressured by their partner. Sex is often confused with affection and that agreeing to sex will lead to more of a commitment...
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added: 03/16/2011
A stereotype is a generalization about a person or group of people without regard to individual differences. Even seemingly positive stereotypes that link a person or group to a positive trait can have negative consequences. Prejudice is prejudging or making a decision about a person or group of people without sufficient knowledge. Prejudicial thinking is frequently based on stereotypes. Discrimination is the denial of equal treatment (by individuals or institutions) in many arenas, including employment, education, housing, banking and political rights. Discrimination is an action that can follow prejudicial thinking. Stereotypes lead to prejudice, and prejudice leads to discrimination. Too often discrimination reinforces stereotypes, and the entire cycle is repeated. Our challenge is to break the cycle. Matthew Wayne Shepard was born on December 1, 1976 in Casper, Wyoming. He was the oldest son of Judy Peck Shepard and Dennis Shepard. Shortly after midnight on October 6, 1998, two other young men took Matthew from a bar to a remote field about a mile outside of Laramie. Once there, these men took him out to a split-rail fence, mercilessly beat him with a pistol, tortured him, then tied him up onto the fence, and left him for dead. All the while he begged for his life. He was found late the next day at 6:22 p.m. by a two bikers, some 18 hours after the brutal attack. When the bikers first saw Matthew tied to the fence, they thought that what they saw a scarecrow, but realized that it was a person. While Matthew lay dying in hospital, just a few miles away, a group of students from Colorado State University thought it would be funny to ride atop a homecoming float that featured a scarecrow figure designed to resemble Matthew's battered body. The figure was wearing a sign that...
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added: 03/16/2011

Being Yourself and Not "Madison Avenue"

It is amazing to find how strongly advertisers and society in general tout their products. I am using this time to examine the effects of advertising in both commercial and print. How the media affects our self-esteem, the increase of violence against women and children, and whether advertisers add to our own demise, in spiritual growth, financial, and in being safe. Everybody wants what the "Jones's" (your neighbor, a co-worker, etc.) has, they want the flashy look of Madison Avenue where the rich tout their money and the women in their thinness are painted to look healthy. Before this assignment, I would glance through my monthly issue of Cosmopolitan and not notice how the advertisements kill my self-esteem. We have small boobs and need to change them(see ad for Be Your Best), we are obese and need a special pill or potion, to selling us a car to make us look sexy to the opposite sex(Toyota Rav4.) In addition, if that is not enough, they tell us our children are obese and they need a pill or a potion too. (See ad for Pedia Loss.) Avon has a new formula called Cellu-Sculpt. that takes "...an inch off your thighs in four weeks." And Botox Cosmetics sell toxins to make you look young into late life, "We promised to grow old together, not look old together." The ad shows an attractive pair, and he can clearly get his arms around her as he snuggles her close. Ads for products like Metabo-Life, Zantrex-3, Chinese Diet Tea, and Triple Lean-3 claim to help you lose weight and keep your energy. Moreover, there are even formulas to help you perform in the bedroom like Fabulously Female or Masculine Male, found in advertisements though mass medial like Cosmopolitan, as if a...
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added: 06/19/2011
The controversy of abortion in the United States is unique because there seems to be no grounds of compromise between two completely polar sides. That is mostly because either a living human is or isn't being killed. This is a case between life and liberty, but the ambivalence of the complexities of abortion make it hard to settle the two sides. There is much debate whether this is an action of life or death, and the difference is rather large. Yet both sides to the abortion dispute share a common goal: that abortions should become safer, and the number of abortions should decrease. Abortion is defined as the inducing of premature delivery in order to destroy offspring. It is a chosen miscarriage. Within abortion there are many different questions. Does the constitution defend an individual's right to abortion? Does this include confidentiality? Is a developing fetus a being? Should the law allow abortions for rape or incest cases? The constitution does allow abortion. The right to privacy and reproductive rights, although not directly mentioned in the Constitution or Bill of Rights, is an enumerated right. The Supreme Court Decision in 1973, Roe vs. Wade, legalized abortion in the first trimester. Since then, over 35 Million women have had legal abortions (Cozic/Tipp 53). In America, 24% of pregnancies end in abortion, and 41% of that is on teenagers. 88% of abortions are performed during the first trimester. When a fetus is actually living is hard to define. Factually, the heart begins to beat after 18-25 days, but the brain function after 40 days. Some people claim you are a person directly after conception, while others believe that a grouping of 46 chromosomes does not make you a human, but a potential life. Whether or not they are a living human being depends on whether...
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added: 10/19/2011
Too Rich, Too Poor In a list of 150 countries classified by the he Gini index—an indicator used internationally to measure income distribution—Brazil appears as number 148 in a list of 150 countries. And the country is losing its battle to reduce this blatant inequality. Rodolfo Espinoza A personal jet costs a minimum of $9 million. You need to be more than just a little rich to join the club of those who own one. While the number one fleet of these jets is in the United States and the number two is in Mexico, Brazil in a close third place. A Brazilian worker who makes minimum wage ($84 a month) would need to work 8,928 years saving every penny before being able to get his own private plane. And if things continue getting worse, as in recent years, such a worker will have to work a few centuries more and not less to get his impossible jet. The latest numbers by IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada—Institute of Applied Economic Research), an organ of the Planning Ministry, show that contrary to what the official discourse says the situation of the Brazilian poor has become grimmer since the introduction of the Plano Real—a federal program introduced on July 1, 1994—designed to strengthen Brazilian currency and eliminate a decades-old endemic inflation. Times were better during the mid-nineties and until October 1997 when Brazil was affected by the economic crises in Russia and Asia. The President had an approval rate of 60 percent and per capita home income was growing 5.4 percent a year. In 1997 the percentage of Brazilians below the poverty line had fallen from 33.4 percent to 25.5 percent. But then the world crisis came and on January 13, 1999, the real, the Brazilian currency, was devalued and unemployment started to increase. A just-released IPEA study...
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added: 07/19/2011
In life, everybody makes choices, choices whose effects can be temporary or choices that may make waves in one's life permanently. In my opinion, abortion should be a choice that one is able to make. It may make permanent or temporary changes, but if one is ultimately ready to deal with these changes and can make the adult decision to abort, it the right given to us as American women. Many people believe that this issue of abortion rights is moral, but it is also a Constitutional issue. By the grace of the 9th amendment, women have had the right to legal abortions since 1789. This amendment not only gave these women a needed right, but also made life safer for the practitioners of abortion. Before this amendment was passed, doctors feared for their lives. They practiced in hiding for fear of "pro-lifers" coming to kill or harm their families. If these people are so "pro-life" how can they kill these doctors or hurt their families? It's all a big hypocrisy. A hypocrisy also seen in many religions. Many of these religions disapprove of abortions as well. I have never been one with the church. A baptized Catholic, I have never really agreed with the teachings of the Catholic church either, their teachings on abortion, being one of the main issues that I disagree with. The church teaches that abortion is a sin and a moral evil. One who commits this "sin" will be excommunicated and could never have been a "true Catholic" if they have even considered abortion. This religion is truly merciless with their accusals and judgments. I completely disagree with this as well as many other points brought about by the Catholic church, but that is another paper altogether. The bottom line is that one's views on abortion should...
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Abortion Abortion, in its most common ways of usage, refers to the voluntary termination of pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. There are many points of view on this subject, some religious, and some more scientific. In Approximately three-fourths of America, abortion is legal, and there has been a few cases attempting to outlaw abortion, one of which is the Roe verses Wade case. Roe argued that making a woman carry a baby against her will is a govermental intrusion of a person's rights and will not be made a law that abortions are illegal. In 1973, the Supreme Court's decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from trained medical surgeons, that then led to large decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death. Now there is a new idea to close abortion clinics. This proposal takes away the rights of American women that are guaranteed by our Constitution. By closing abortion clinics, the government would be not only taking away women's rights, but is also punishing the women who want to exercise their right of a pro-choice woman by giving them no other choice but to have an abortion (if they want an abortion) in an unsafe and unsanitary enviroment that horribly threatens the woman's health. By closing Abortion Clinics anywhere you are creating obstacles and enlarging the barriers of getting an abortion. By creating too many obstacles, you are lessening the chances a woman will have an abortion, therefore violating her right to privacy. In 1973 the American Supreme Court stated that Americans' right to privacy included: "the right of a woman to decide whether to have children, and the right of a woman and her doctor to make that decision without state interference". The Constitution states we are obligated to be able...
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Text: Charity Appeal This advertisement tries to persuade people to struggle with one of the most dreadful diseases – leukemia. In order to make the message effective and unforgettable the ad. uses several techniques which will be analyzed in this work. The first thing that catches the eye is the omission of the word leukemia in almost all the sentences. It is done to emphasize the message and also the ad. is directed at a particular audience – the readers of the newspaper Guardian which is a broadsheet paper and mostly read by businessmen and higher levels of the society. The advertisement starts with a rhetorical question; the writer attempts to establish contact with the reader, to create a feeling that the author is speaking directly to you. The advertisement starts with a dramatic vocabulary in order to get an effect on the reader (terrible). But then positive lexis is replaced by it (successful) Take for example the derivatives of the word 'hope', which is used twice in the ad. In the beginning it is used with the suffix - less, in the end - with -fully. The style of the message is formal, otherwise it wouldn't be placed in "The Guardian". The whole text is divided into small paragraphs to ensure the clarity and concise nature of the information. Past, present and future tenses are presented in the text. The writer is talking about the progress which has been done in the area of treatment of leukemia, about how matters stand regarding leukemia at the moment and what will be done with the help of donors. All the verbs are active....
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added: 08/02/2011
When having unprotected sex you are taking a risk, a risk to conceive a child. Every action taken has a consequence, and when a couple has unprotected sex, they must deal with the consequences. A woman who is old enough to conceive a child should take the responsibility to raise the child: abortion should not be an option since she took the risk. A woman should not have an abortion because she wants to; she needs a solid reason to do it. A reasonable instance for a women to get an abortion would be if she were raped; the baby was conceived out of incest; or that the baby or mother was in danger. There are some other reasons that would make an abortion a reasonable decision. One of those reasons is that severe anomalies or chromosomal abnormalities with the fetus. Which can only be identified through amniocentesis. This is the test most commonly used to determine whether the child is abnormal or not. In a few cases the embryo lodges in one of the woman's fallopian tubes, and has to be quickly surgically removed in order to prevent an almost certain death from blood loss (Cook 63-68). Seventy-five to eighty percent of rape victims that become pregnant choose to let the baby live and do not get an abortion. They believe an abortion would be just another act of violence perpetrated against their bodies and their children(www.prolifeinfo.org). Some of the other pregnant rape victims believe that their child's life may have some meaning or purpose which they do not yet understand. The child was brought into their lives by a horrible, repulsive act. But perhaps God, or fate, will use the child for some greater purpose. They believe that good can come from evil. In the case of Roe vs. Wade (1973),...
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Abortion, the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life, can either be spontaneous or induced. When abortion occurs spontaneously, it is called a miscarriage. However, when the loss of a fetus is caused intentionally, it is regarded as a moral issue. Abortion is very dangerous for health women, and it against religious and moral issues. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and is illegal in Chile. Some immediate abortion risks include infection leading to sterility or death, excessive bleeding, high fever, a perforated uterus leading to sterility, shock and death. Abortion also increases the risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, tubal pregnancy, miscarriage, premature birth, and sterility. Many times after having an abortion, a woman will become emotionally unstable. Post-abortion syndrome describes the trauma of the woman who finally feels guilty, understands the repercussions of her actions, and regrets her previous decision. Statistics show that 92% feel less in touch with their emotions or feel a need to suppress their emotions. 82% had greater feelings of loneliness or isolation and 86% had increased tendency toward anger or rage. 53% increased or began use of drugs and/or alcohol. 28% attempted suicide. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and suicide are all common symptoms a woman will encounter after an abortion. Post-abortion counseling is available to aid any woman who is suffering from the pain of death and moral responsibility. The Catholic Church teaches that all humans have a right to live, from the moment of conception to the moment of death. According to these teachings, a person is living when as young as an embryo until the last second of life before death. Any of the above stated forms of abortion are morally wrong because they murder a fetus which is living, moving, and breathing. With abortion, we give ourselves...
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American Sign Language is a very organized language that relies on gestures such as body movements, specific hand-shapes, location of the hands, and facial expressions. American Sign Language and English are similar, they both convey ideas, but both have their own distinguished characteristics. ASL is visual, processed through the eyes, rather than audible, and has it own structure and grammar. ASL is not another form of English; it is a language used among the deaf community. "Between 21 million and 28 million people in the united states are hard of hearing or deaf" ("Deaf Culture"). It is not exactly known when and where American Sign Language began. Despite this fact, ASL has existed since deaf Americans began communicating with one another. In 1815 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a minister, was seeking a way to help his deaf community. Gallaudet wanted to learn how deaf people communicated with one another. Europe offered this; deaf people had already developed communication skills. In Paris Gallaudet studied the system of Abbe Roche Ambroise Sicard. Two years later in Hartford, Connecticut Thomas H. Gallaudet established the first American school for the deaf. By the year 1863 twenty-two schools had been established ("American Sign"). Today many schools for the deaf have their doors open. Gallaudets' contribution made ASL one of the most developed and elaborate sing language in the world. "Nearly 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing families" ("Deaf Culture"). Concerned, though misled, parents insisted that deaf students should try to integrate into the hearing world. Instructors believed children would become hearing people by simply teaching them how to speak and lip-read. To discourage signing, children's hands were tied together; many other methods were also used. What educators did not know was that only 30% of the total words being spoken is gather through lip-reading. This...
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Freckle face, Pippi Long Stocking, Spotty Dotty.... Those are merely a few of the names that I was called when I was younger. Ever since I was born I have looked "different" from others and always stood out in the crowd. I have red curly hair and an abundance of freckles. When I was younger, I can remember coming home from school very upset and frustrated because I looked so weird. I mean, no one else but my sister Michelle and I had freckles. (My sister and I have the same complexion and get mistaken for each other all the time, she is three years older then me.) I would think to myself, "Where did I get these horrible things from? Neither one of my parents had them. What did I do wrong to be cursed with them?" At times I would even scrub my face until it turned beet red trying to get rid of my freckles. Everywhere I went people seemed to stare at me. Some people would even say things to me like, "What are all those dots on your face?" or "Where did you get all those freckles?" I would never say anything to them I would just smile and put my head down. I mean, what could I say? Where did I get all my freckles from? My mother, being full Caucasian, with brown hair had no freckles, and my father being full African American with black hair also had no freckles. These comments made me feel insecure. I didn't like all the attention when I would walk into a room. I could feel all the eyes staring at me and I could hear the snickers and giggles in the room. I needed to find a way to block out the looks and reactions I got from other...
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Killing any person is strongly condemned in the Quran. God has made life sacred. Killing the children is specifically condemned as they are the helpless victims in every society. "You shall not kill any (Nafs) person - for GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice……."(17:33) "You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense"(17:31) "Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty - we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill any (Nafs) person - GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand." [6:151] What does the word "Children" in the verse include ?. This word "Children" is the translation of the Arabic word "Awlad". "Do not kill your (Awlad) children..". One author of an abortion article claims that, the Webster's dictionary defines a child as "Young human being" which is true but is also half the truth. The dictionary also defines a child as " the unborn or recently born person". That author used this half truth to support his opinion that killing the unborn children is not covered by these verse, 17:33 and 6:151 Again the same author has been misinforming the reader by claiming that the word "Awlad (Children)" and "Walad (Child)" in Arabic are used ONLY for the born children. He concludes that the order in 71:31 and 6:151 applies only to the killing of born children. The truth of the matter is that both the words, Children in English and Awlad in Arabic are used...
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Abortion: Buddhism: It is a moral evil. Buddhists believe it is murder. It is undeniably the taking of life. Hinduism: It is legal in India. It is up to the individual to decide whether or not abortion id the right thing to do. All life contains an atman (sanctity of life). To take a life would incur bad karma. Decide at what point the foetus has an atman. The ultimate decision is made by the individual. Islam: Islamic people believe that life is a sacred gift from god. No one is allowed to take or stop the life of anyone. the Holy Quran says: "Say: Come, I will rehearse what God has really prohibited you from: Join nothing as equal with Him; be good to your parents, kill not your children on a plea of poverty; We provide sustenance for you and for them; approach not shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which God has made sacred, except by a way of justice and law (chapter 6 verse 151) Kill not your children for fear of want; it is We who provide sustenance for them as well as for you; for verily killing them is a great sin (chapter 17 verse 31) Islam does not at agree at all with those who say that a women has full control over her body. Judaism: Abortion is a very complex issue and is also multi-faceted in Jewish society. Concern for the sanctity of life 4 main aspects in Jewish tradition concerning abortion, legal status of the embryo/foetus, time of ensoulment, conditions under which a therapeutic abortion may take place, conditions under which a non-therapeutic abortion may take place. Christianity: Psalm 139:13, verses 15-16, "You created every part of me; You put me together in my mother's womb… When my bones were being formed, Carefully put me together in my mother's womb. When I was growing there in secret, You knew that I...
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Abortions are quite common, there are eighty thousand performed each year in Australia. According to the Encarta 1999 an abortion is the expulsion of a foetus (naturally or by medical induction) from the womb before it is able to survive independently. There are two types of abortions one being a surgical abortion, which ends pregnancy from the uterus with special instruments before it is mature enough to live on it's own and the other is a medical abortion whereby medications consumed will end a pregnancy. There are numerous controversial arguments both in favour and against the act of abortion. Pro-choice are those in favour of women to have the option and right to terminate a pregnancy before foetal viability and later if it is to harm the life of the mother. The main arguments in support of pro-choice: · It is believed it is the mothers right, whether to have an abortion. · The foetus is not yet a baby and only becomes one after the mother has given birth, which therefore means the mother will not be killing a baby if an abortion takes place. · If it is in the best interest of the mother, then the baby should be aborted. · If the mother could lose her life, then the act of abortion should be undertaken. Pro-life are those in support that all human life is sacred from fertilisation through to the end of adulthood. The idea that some lives are not worth living and believe that we should protect all human life in this instance is rejected. The main arguments in support of pro-life include: · Every foetus deserves and has the right to life, whether it is short or long-lived. · Some religions do not condone abortion and see it as a wrong act. · There are alternatives than killing a foetus, such as...
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An analysis of the ways in which acceptance of abortion has affected women today with particular reference to Christian beliefs. Unto Us. . . Somewhere at some time, they committed themselves to me And so, I was! Small, but I WAS! Tiny, in shape, lusting to live I hung in my pulsing cave. Soon they knew of me, my mother --my father. I had no say in my being, I lived on trust and love. Tho' I couldn't think, each part of me was saying A silent 'Wait for me I will bring you love!' I was taken, blind, naked, defenceless By the hand of one, whose good name Was graven on a brass plate in Wimpole Street, and dropped on the sterile floor of a foot operated plastic waste bucket. There was no Queens Counsel to take my brief. The cot I might have warmed stood in Harrod's shop window. When my passing was told my father smiled. No grief filled my empty space, my death was celebrated With tickets to see Danny la Rue, who was pretending to be a woman Like my mother. I have chosen to open my essay with this poem by Spike Milligan because I feel it shows precisely the thoughts and feelings of anti abortionists. It gives one side of the story in this heavily debated issue. An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before the foetus is capable of life. An abortion can be spontaneous or induced. A spontaneous abortion is otherwise known as a miscarriage, An induced abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy by removing the foetus from the womb and this is what I am going to write about. Deliberate termination in the first nine weeks of pregnancy may be carried out using the "abortion pill". There are also procedures for surgical termination. Worldwide, an estimated 150,000 unwanted pregnancies are terminated each day by induced abortion. One third of...
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CLAIM: "It's my body." ANSWER: A woman's body does not have two beating hearts, two blood types, two heads, four eyes, four arms, and four legs. A pregnant woman and her baby have all this and more. And what about when she's pregnant with a male baby? That's not her body... it's a unique, baby boy growing in her womb. CLAIM: "It's only a fetus." ANSWER: Fetus — literally meaning "little one" in Latin — refers to the preborn baby after eight weeks gestation. Webster's Dictionary states that a fetus has "passed the early stages of development and attained the basic final form prior to parturition (birth)." Some people seem to have forgotten they once lived and grew in the womb as a "fetus." Would it have been okay if they had been aborted when they were "only a fetus?" CLAIM: "Abortion is legal; therefore, it must be right." ANSWER: The U.S. Supreme Court has been wrong on many major decisions and then overturned itself. Remember the Dred Scott case on slavery? If the Supreme Court suddenly declared child abuse or rape legal, would that make them right? Would we ignore such injustices and do nothing to protect the innocent? CLAIM: "Freedom of choice" and "It's a woman's right to choose!" ANSWER: How can anyone claim they have the "freedom" or "right" to kill an innocent baby? The only "choice" in abortion is between a dead baby and a live baby. Plus, those who defend this "choice" aren't consistent. Why is it only in the case of abortion they argue that "choice" should be absolute? Using the same rationale, wouldn't people have the right to "choose" to use drugs ("it's my body") or the right to "choose" to practice prostitution? Humane societies don't tell people they have a "freedom of choice" to kill their own children. There...
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I am with abortion because in sum cases it is needed. There might be something wrong wit the baby physically or mentally. The baby might also be harming the mother in some way. The mother also could have been raped and the mother can't take care of the baby.        There sometimes might be something wrong wit the baby, like doctors might find out it has a disease that could cause it a slow and painful death. My opinion is that you shouldn't let the child go through his life miserable or let the child die a slow and painful death.        The baby might also be risking the health of the mother, and harming her. It has not been proven but it is thought that the baby can cause breast cancer. There were arguments that abortion should be legal because of this.        In some states where abortion is illegal they make an exception for those people who have been raped. Some people could have gotten raped, and can't afford to keep the baby or take good care of it. Others might have gotten raped and is not allowed to keep the baby so they are forced to have an abortion.        Even though I am against killing I am wit abortion because I still think it is needed for some people. In my opinion abortion should be legal for those that need it, not for those who just don't want the children Abortion should be legal in states for only certain reasons, If the mother was just young and stupid and was misusing the power of sex, they shouldn't be allowed to have an abortion, they could put it up for adoption instead of killing it. A baby is alive at the very second that the egg becomes fertilized, no sooner no later....
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Today few debates in American politics and society are as complex as the debate over abortion. The question of abortion encompasses many different issues, from the biological question of when life begins to the social question of the quality of an unwanted child's life; from the legal question of whether some, not all, abortions should be outlawed to the ethical question of whether a rape victim may be required to bear her attackers child. Because of the debate positions on abortion are usually polarized. Abortion has been known since ancient times. Women in virtually all cultures have used it as a form of birth control, regardless of whether the culture officially permitted it. Over many centuries, women wishing to terminate a pregnancy have drunk mildly poisonous liquids, rubbed certain herbs on their stomachs, or attempted to pierce their wombs with sharp objects. They may have acted alone or they may have had help. Sometimes these methods of abortion indeed destroyed the fetus. Sometimes, however, the woman succeeded only in hurting herself. At best, abortion was a hit or miss proposition in which the stakes for the woman were quite high. In the middle of the nineteenth century, however, the situation began to change. As medical technology and knowledge increased, so did the options available to abortion seeking women. Over the decades, operating techniques grew refined enough to allow the doctor or a reasonably skilled layman to surgically remove a fetus from the womb. While this procedure almost always resulted in a successful termination of the pregnancy, many of the old risks for women remained. Until the development of antibiotics in the 1940's, the death rate among women from abortions was quite high. At different times, Western societies have taken all the stances on the abortion question. Abortions were permitted by English common-law at...
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