There are many reasons why a person would be for or against abortion. However, we believe that a woman should have total control over her body without a man telling her what she can or can’t do. The death of a child postpartum due to birth defect related complications can cause long term effects on the parents. The opposing team believes that abortions related to birth defects should be illegal because they believe that when parents decide to have a baby they make a sacrifice to love and support their child, unconditionally. There will always be that known risk of birth defects so a parent should always support their children and lead them through life no matter what.
According to Motherboard, abortions in Brazil are illegal. However, in some cases such as if birth defects were found by doctors then a woman is able to receive an abortion legally. We are often faced with the idea that abortion is murder. We have these thoughts that are often shoved down our throats which can really affect us in the ways we think. But we are not here to discuss whether abortion really is murder or not. We are here to discuss whether birth defect related abortions should be allowed or not.
When you know that your child is going to die in the first few years or even months of their life you should have the option to make sure you as well as your child doesn’t suffer. The death of a child can also cause major relationship and marital strains. According to PMC, over 50,000 children die annually and the death elicits extreme depression, anxiety, and causes extreme trauma.
In relation to this, in the past few months the Supreme Court made abortion in Texas legal. This has caused controversy all over the state. Abortion being legal is a topic that is highly debated, but again the option to be able to abort a child can help reduce women from having to deal with depression and/or anxiety.
The Zika virus causes a baby to be born with a small head. While that seems to not be that big of a deal it causes a child’s brain to not develop properly and can cause vision problems, seizures, and joint deformities. Microcephaly can be detected during a certain stage of pregnancy with an ultrasound. Another disease that can cause death after a few days or hours of a child’s life is called Anencephaly, which is a disease where a child is born with a major portion of the brain missing. This disease is detectable through sonograms. A mother should be allowed to abort of child if she knows that some life threatening diseases are present. As stated above, the death of a child is very traumatic and can take a toll on the parents.
In conclusion, both of us have found reasons that support our position on this case. We didn’t include all on this first blog post as we haven’t gotten to research more on this topic. There are probably so many other reasons why people are on the affirmative side of this medical ethics case then stated above. We will research more about botched abortions and hopefully have an even better understanding on this topic.