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Abortion: What choice

            Should Late-Term Abortion Be Banned? One of the most ethical controversial issues been debated now in United States is whether late- term abortion should be banned or not. Most people argued that it is proper to ban late-term abortion. They believe that it is un-ethical and a murder of an unborn child not a right of freedom of choice. It is an immoral act and violates the social and religious norms. On the other hand some people argued that late-term abortion should not be banned because it is necessary to terminate a fetus when the life of the woman is in danger as a result of complicated pregnancy; or when pregnancy result from incest or rape and the woman may be late in finding out that she is pregnant. Late-term abortion is also favored when the fetus is genetically defect to avoid bringing a child in the world to face major medical abnormalities which will be very problematic to the mother. DISCUSSION This paper will focus the discussion on the supporting side that late-term abortion should be banned. As mentioned earlier, late term abortion should be banned because it is ethically an immoral act, an act of murder and social norm deviant behavior. It involves unsafe procedure that could result in the woman loosing her life or become deformed. It can put a woman in a risk of many mental health problems such as depression and feelings of guilt after the abortion. Most abortions are performed after twenty-eighth week, which is reasonable age for viability. According to some doctors, after twenty-eight weeks a child is capable of breathing with or without ventilator. And any abortion from then on is late and illegal ""Hadley,J. 1996."" Late term abortion is a gruesome murder and violates the moral ethics law. The procedure involves the inhumane act of extracting a fetus feet from the womb and through the birth canal until all but it's head is exposed. Then, the tip of surgical scissor is thrust into the base of the fetus skull, a Suction Catheter is inserted through the opening and the brain is removed.

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