The state and national government should have absolutely no say on the issue of abortion. In a country where we are promised basic freedoms such as the freedom of speech, it is absurd that some argue that a woman does not have the freedom to choose whether or not cells from her body can be removed. Although legal, abortion has been confronted with a flood of litigation. In the United States, state laws banning abortion were struck down in 1973 by the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade. This ruling has not been met without controversy. Although the central holding of Roe v. Wade has remained intact, subsequent decisions such as Webster v. Reproductive Health Services and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey have weakened it.
A woman’s right to choose is exactly that: a right. I know that I should follow the laws in this country, but does that mean I do not have the right to break them? When a doctor suggests that surgery is the only option, do we always follow his orders? In both cases, we take the advice into consideration and then personally reach a decision. In the judicial case, we know that society reflects poorly on those who break the law. Thus, it is in our best interest to follow these
The churches resistance to evolution can be one of many examples. The church has been wrong in the past and will be wrong in the future, but their opinion is important in the decision making process of a couple. As a scientist and engineer raised with traditional Roman Catholic values, I am not oblivious to the concerns of the church and those of its followers. These decisions have helped to mold our society to the form it currently holds. If they need to remove bodily wastes, they do so. As in a true democracy, everyone"tms voice should be heard. Looking back through history, there are countless examples of the church taking a stand against independent thinking. It is the interpretation of the Bible by members of the church that has led to the church"tms actions to prevent the right to abortion. The developing embryo has developed many human characteristic by week 13 of the pregnancy, but it is still very far from being able to be considered a human child. In the medical case, we know that doctors, at times, make an error in judgment and thus we choose to receive a second opinion It is this right to choose that separates human beings from other organisms. The pain receptors develop in a fetus about 7 weeks from the last menstrual period, the spino-thalamic system, the nerves and the thalamus, develop approximately 13 weeks into the pregnancy. " Who exactly will be doing all this welcoming Mr. Pain is an electrical signal sent from pain receptors to the thalamus through nerves in the spine.