Have you ever given thought about how you or your significant other would handle getting pregnant? Whether you are sixteen or thirty-six, would you keep the baby, give it up for adoption, or get an abortion? What if you decided to keep the baby, but a few months down the road you find out that it is possible that the baby could be deformed or could have a disease, or your own life could be endangered. Wouldn't you want to have the option of partial abortion and abortion in general open to you? Thousands of women no matter what age have to ask themselves these questions and decide what is best for themselves and their baby. Most of these women do decide to get a partial abortion because they do not want to harm themselves or make their babies suffer throughout their entire lives. For this reason, partial abortion should be legal not only in the state of Pennsylvania but across the United States. However, there are many people that disagree with the process of partial abortion and have since banned that procedure in most of the fifty states of America. By critically analyzing this debate, this author wishes to bring this crucial issue to your attention in hopes that you will petition against this unjust law. .
II. Partial abortion is one of the most intimate and most common issues that affects many young girls and couples across the world today, mainly in the United States. .
Partial abortion takes place at the end of the second trimester and during the third trimester. During this procedure, the lower half of the fetus is first removed and suction is then used to remove the brain and spinal fluid from the skull. This allows the skull to collapse and the fetus to be completely removed from the uterus of the mother (McGee 4). .
As noted earlier, partial abortion has become one of the most widely debated ethical issues of our time. On one side are pro-choice supporters, individuals who favor a woman's reproductive right, including the right to choose to have an abortion.