This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July See also Abortion in Russia Abortion has existed since ancient times, with natural abortifacients being found amongst a wide variety of tribal people and in most written sources.
The wide spread of opinions is incredible, matched only by the passion of the activists on all sides. This is an issue that few people are even able to have a civilized discussion about.
Complicating it further is that there are few that hold a black-and-white view of the issue. The majority of people in the US see abortion as a giant grey area with varying degrees of abortion considered acceptable.
Very few people hold the position of unlimited abortion access or no abortion under any circumstances. Below is the process I went through to come up with my position on the matter. First, I asked myself the question at what point does a human being obtain "personhood" and as such gain all the legal and moral protections that status entitles them to?
There are some who say that the point of personhood is 28 days AFTER birth, at which point you still should be allowed to abort.
In fact, there is a professor of ethics at Princeton University that actively advocates this position. Others say up to the point of birth. These folks, such as Barak Obama, would hold that this type of infanticide as well as partial birth abortion is a reasonable procedure.
Or perhaps just before while the mother is in labor. Or 6 months of gestation or 3 months or three weeks. I wrestled with this for a long time. Then I looked at the issue a different way. Does human life have an imputed value or an intrinsic one? If we say that it is imputed, meaning the value is derived from something else, some outside criteria, then any one of the above positions would be equally valid.
We as a society would decide what criteria to select. My problem with this is what criteria do you use? On what basis is a baby at 6 weeks more valuable than a baby at 5 weeks? Is a baby that has not yet developed a heart still a baby?
This hit really hard on my wife and I when we lost one of our children. Lynne had a miscarriage a few years ago. When people with strong pro-choice sentiments gave us their condolences, they referred to the fetus as a child, even though she we named her Grace, even though we do not know for sure if she was a she or a he.
It made it easier to explain to the children what happened and easier for Lynne and I to grieve our loss was at the same gestational point, 9 weeks, that they believed abortion was merely removing some unwanted tissue of the mother.
So, the criteria used is whether or not a child is wanted. If that is so, then why? The characteristics of an object of any sort are not contingent on another persons belief for perception. By similar logic, if the value of human life is imputed, it can also be taken away, depending on what some person or group of persons believe that life is worth.
So if you happen to be mentally retarded or black or Jewish, it would be perfectly reasonable for you to be killed off for the good of the community if they believe it. I have a friend who is paralyzed from the neck down and constantly in pain. There are some in the world who would look at her and say that she has no quality of life or that the money and effort to support her would be better used on others.
They would have her die due to her handicap.
But knowing her the way I do I find the notion that she is without a quality of life to be ridiculous on its face. She is a writer, a painter, a social worker, and heads up an international charity.
So would her husband who married her years after her accident put her in the wheelchair. Thus, the imputed value logic is shown to me to be completely arbitrary. But consider the proposition that human life has an intrinsic value.
That it is valuable simply because it is human life and no other reason. No measure or quantification of the value of it, it is and that is enough. It is sort of like gold. Gold has an intrinsic value as opposed to an imputed value, such as paper currency.
Paper currency is worthless in and of itself.Abortion law Malaysia Share. Abortion is legal. Now, an abortion may be carried out if the practitioner is of the opinion, formed "in good faith", that continuation of the pregnancy would constitute a risk of injury to the "mental or physical health of the pregnant woman, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated".
Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion. Since , abortion in Malaysia has been legal in circumstances when a qualified doctor considers the pregnancy to pose a risk to the mental or physical health of the woman.
The doctor reports that he considered the risks of Nirmala losing her job, having to pay compensation to her employer, and.
Where to go. Quick Facts on Abortion Services in Malaysia. 1. Legality Abortion has been permitted by law since for risks of injury to the mental and physical health of the woman when performed by a qualified doctor. Jan 24, · With the abortion legalized in the United States in , it has led to a significant drop in crime 18 years later.
It started in and dropped tremendously in which should have been the peak commiting-crime years. Abortion Should Not Be Legalized Abortion is the worst thing a woman can do against human dignity. It is a crime against life. No woman has the right to kill a new living being.
Many countries ban abortion and many institutions fight against it. Abortion is immoral and it should not be legalized. Before the amendments came into force. the only grounds for an abortion were "for the purpose of saving the life of the woman" (Section ).Abortion law Malaysia Abortion is legal.
In The Penal Code (Amendment) Act (Act ).