Abortion has become one of the most controversial issues in the world today. There are those who support the choice of women to have an abortion if they want to have one. On the other hand, there are those who say that life begins at conception and no one has the right to take the life of another. This paper examines the problem of these opposing stances and provides possible solutions utilizing policy alternatives. The outcome of this research will support the decision to reject anti-abortion legislation.
Defining the Problem
Abortion is the act of terminating a pregnancy. It may be spontaneous or induced (Sedgh et al., 2012). Although a pregnancy can get terminated at most stages, the best time is before the twenty eighth week. There are different reasons why people terminate a pregnancy. Similarly, there are people who are in support of the right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy. On the other hand, there are those who are opposed to any action that may hurt the life of a fetus. As a result, there are conflicting sides about the issue. There are also policies and laws that regulate abortion (Jones & Jerman, 2014). There are several reasons why women choose to have an abortion. One of the reasons is that there is failure of contraception that they use. During sex, a woman may use a contraception. However, it may fail to work and she ends up getting pregnant (Hussain & Finer, 2013). Since it was against the wish and the plans of the woman, she may choose to terminate it. That will get done through an abortion. The current paper will examine the topic of abortion in the United States and the different sides on the issue.
The impact of the opposing stances regarding abortion has divided the country. It has led to sit-ins and protests at abortion clinics and have even led to violence against women who chose to have an abortion and the medical professional who perform them; it has even led to victimization of those who...