Outline Abortion



  1. Abortion

  1. Definition

Inthe field of medicine, abortion refers to the premature removal ofthe product of conception that includes the fetus, fetal membrane,and placenta from a woman`s uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancythat is caused by human intervention with the purpose to terminatepregnancy.

  1. Legal History

  • In the United States, abortion became legal in 1973.

  • The main reason documented for the move was because it had become relatively safe due to advances in modern medicine.

  • However, questions on its legality abound given the biblical and social notions.

  1. Hypothesis

  • Abortion destroys a human`s life.

  • Abortion severely affects the mother, both physically and mentally.

  • Abortion is not legal since biblical notions suggest it is ‘silent’ murder and there are other ways to prevent abortions that do not involve the termination of unborn baby`s life.

  1. Thesis Statement

  1. Affected Groups

  1. Teenagers

  • Failed Contraception’s measures

  • Unplanned pregnancies

  1. Rape Victims

  • The shame

  • The feeling that the pregnancy does not involve them hence, they should not go through it.

  1. Mothers that feel that pregnancy risks their lives

  2. Individuals that cannot support the child financially at the time.

  1. Literature Review on Abortion

  2. Effects

  1. On Mothers

  • Mental anguish from loss of one`s own baby (Regret)

  • Risk of fatal unprecedented events such as mothers’ death during abortion procedures.

  • Post-abortion syndrome- Notions on abortion being morally and religiously wrong.

  • Abortion can cause future medical issues for a woman (Finer, &amp Zolna, 2014).

  1. On family

  • Affects relationships

  • Affects one`s sexual orientation.

  1. On Society

  • Abortion devalues life and society.

  • Abortion can lead to sexual irresponsibility.

  1. Discussion and Conclusion

  2. References


Finer,L. B., &amp Zolna, M. R. (2014). Shifts in intended and unintendedpregnancies in the United States, 2001–2008.&nbspAmericanjournal of public health,&nbsp104(S1),S43-S48.