Abortion in Three Cultures Today
A comprehensive analysis of abortion in the United States, France, and China today.
# 57462 | 2,171 words | 8 sources | APA | 2004 |
Published on Apr 03, 2005 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Hot Topics (Birth Control) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper provides a scholarly overview and discussion of abortion, as well as the moral and legal issues that surround it, followed by a discussion of abortion in the U.S., France, and China. A summary of the research and predictions for the future are provided in the conclusion.
From the Paper:"Abortion continues to be one of the most widely debated ethical issues of our time. On one side of this emotional issue are the "pro-choice" advocates. These are individuals who favor a woman's reproductive rights which by extension would include the right to choose to have an abortion. On the other side are the pro-life supporters, who oppose abortion except in extreme circumstances, such as when the mother's life would be threatened by carrying a pregnancy to term. At one end of this ethical spectrum are pro-choice defenders who believe the fetus is only a potential human being until it is viable. Up to this point, according to this view, the fetus has no legal rights; the rights ultimately belong to the woman carrying the fetus who can decide whether or not to bring the pregnancy to full term. At the other end of the spectrum are pro-life supporters who believe the fetus is a human being from the time of conception. As such, the fetus has the legal right to life from the moment the egg and sperm unite. Between these positions is the entire spectrum of the ethical and political positions concerning abortion around the world."
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