Circuit Judge Brett M. He has never publicly stated his personal opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark privacy case that gave people the right to an abortion in the United States. During his confirmation hearing to sit on the Washington, D.
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There are many Internet web sites and other sources of information that discuss conception, pregnancy, abortion, contraception, etc. Some are strongly biased in favor of the webmaster's beliefs or sponsoring agency.
There are other web sites that define these matters precisely, using medical and biological terms that are unfamiliar to people who lack specialist knowledge. We try to reach a happy compromise: About the morality of abortion and women's access: There are two main questions concerning abortion: Whether a decision to have an abortion is ethical for an individual woman, given her specific situation.
This might include consideration of her religious beliefs, age, marital status, health, economic status, available support systems, genetic makeup, how advanced her pregnancy is, etc. If, after a woman has consulted with her physician and perhaps her spiritual advisor, has become well informed about pregnancy, and has decided -- for whatever reason -- to seek an abortion, whether the government should step in, veto her decision, and require her to complete the pregnancy, give birth, and choose whether to raise the child or have it adopted.
The first question is a very personal decision.
The second question generates intense levels of debate and occasional violence, particularly in the U. In Canada, the abortion controversy is also present, but at a much lower intensity level. Commonly used terminology about pregnancy: The following are commonly used terms that refer to different stages of the gestation process.
Unfortunately, not all groups define the terms in the same way: When a male's spermatozoon penetrates an woman's ovum egg and conception occurs, the result is often called a: About two out of three human zygotes will die at some point after conception.
Some even fail at the time of their first cellular division to become two cells. If the blastocyst is lucky, about two weeks or so after conception, it implants itself in the inner wall of the uterus and starts to obtain nourishment from the mother.
Sources differ on when a pre-embryo is referred to as an embryo. It divides the cell into left and right portions. That is the process which can lead. At three months from conception, until birth, the embryo is referred to as a fetus.
After birth, it is commonly called a newborn.A person may choose to have an abortion until a fetus becomes viable, based on the right to privacy contained in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Viability means the ability to live outside the womb, which usually happens between 24 and 28 weeks after conception. Abortion access The Morality of Abortion.
Women's Access to Abortion. Terminology. Definitions.
Why This Website is Different. Webmaster's comment. Abortion: A Personal View - by Dr. Alice Bush Editor's note: Dr Alice Bush was an early member of the New Zealand Family Planning Association (NZFPA).
From until , she served on the national executive of the NZFPA. Menu Abortion access: All sides of the issue. About abortion: Abortion is a very active topic on the Internet. Google found over million hits for "pro-life" and .
Jun 30, · And as the extreme and often violent anti-abortion movement in this country began to build steam, it also began to feel riskier to speak up.
By the . Rickie Solinger has written a fantastic history of the struggle for women's rights to reproductive freedom in the United States.
This book gives an indepth of examination of the politics of choice and how the arguments over abortion influences the debates on welfare and women's rights in the US.