The Rise of DIY Abortions
by tibez1 on September 13, 2013 - 9:33pm
Biologically speaking, life begins at conception. So taking a life before that person is able to partake in its first sight of the world is considered murder. But due to the way the United States laws are arranged, the amount of time that has passed since the day of your pregnancy determines whether or not the female is eligible for an abortion. One of the reason’s pregnant woman opt out of receiving one is because of the price attached to the procedure. Out of desperation, one may begin to find other ways to get rid of their pregnancy; take Jennie Linn McCormack for example, the individual named in the article. McCormack was in her mid-twenties when she first obtained her abortion pills and immediately began taking them upon arrival. Later on, she began to acquire cramps and finally delivered the dead child along with the placenta the next morning on Christmas Eve. Instead of disposing the fetus, she kept it until it began to emit odor and then higher forces were notified. Because the police were notified about this issue, she was charged in May of 2011. This case became popularly known, having the ability to change the way abortion is viewed throughout the United States.
Personally, I wasn’t shocked at all when reading this article. In today’s society, it is very easy to obtain almost anything through the internet with the minimum amount of money attached to it to provide the same treatment one can receive in the clinic or hospital. Calhoun’s article fortunately was very detailed with explaining when and why she performed the actions she did during her years of struggle with her personal life and experience with the legal and court system. Ethically, I believe her issue with the law in Idaho shouldn’t have been broadcasted throughout the entire country simply because of the privacy aspect of the entire matter. As of right now, abortion is still a touchy topic as to why it should be allowed in the United State. Along with the fact that biologically speaking, killing a fetus is still considered murder. What are your views on the topic?
font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:#333333">Calhoun, A. (2012). New Republic: The Rider of DIY Abortions. 243, 14-17.