First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Gwenyth StuardFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Jareb and Professor Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Abortion is the loss of a fetus through accidental or purposeful action. The common understanding of abortion for nonmedical personnel is the voluntary termination of a pregnancy. While under some controversy, the effects of abortion (whether limited or not) are shared throughout multiple disciplines. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of abortion through sociology, psychology, legality, and philosophy.

The sociological controversy on abortion resides through many avenues. Abortion attitudes vary depending on race, religious background, personal morals, educational level, etc. Within the development and structure of society, people tend to divide. This paper will analyze differing views on abortions from society – showing trends and patterns residing through groups.

Within the paper, the psychological effects of abortion will be addressed. Specifically, this paper will focus on those who have undergone an abortion – and how their psychological health is affected through the procedure. Studies have tracked the psychological status and changes effected by abortions. Factors such as self-esteem, lotus of control, and anxiety are examined through these studies.

Philosophically, the defined ‘beginning of life’ dictates the limitations of abortion. Within the discussion lies in the specific properties a thing must have in order to have a right to life. The working definition of life and the beginning of it continues to complicate the controversy of abortion.

Finally, this paper will discuss the legal factors effecting the availability of abortion in the United States. The legal approval of abortion has the power to limit or grant access of abortions. Legal, justifiable abortions are limited due to the concept of undue burden, which places unfair obstacles on women who seek abortions. Undue burden is a breakage of constitutional right, therefore it is the responsibility of the United States government to increase accessibility to abortion.

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-A

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Gwenyth Stuard - Exercise Science, Honor's Student, 2020.

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The United States’ Creation of Undue Burden on Abortion: A Breakage of a Constitutional Right

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Abortion is the loss of a fetus through accidental or purposeful action. The common understanding of abortion for nonmedical personnel is the voluntary termination of a pregnancy. While under some controversy, the effects of abortion (whether limited or not) are shared throughout multiple disciplines. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of abortion through sociology, psychology, legality, and philosophy.

The sociological controversy on abortion resides through many avenues. Abortion attitudes vary depending on race, religious background, personal morals, educational level, etc. Within the development and structure of society, people tend to divide. This paper will analyze differing views on abortions from society – showing trends and patterns residing through groups.

Within the paper, the psychological effects of abortion will be addressed. Specifically, this paper will focus on those who have undergone an abortion – and how their psychological health is affected through the procedure. Studies have tracked the psychological status and changes effected by abortions. Factors such as self-esteem, lotus of control, and anxiety are examined through these studies.

Philosophically, the defined ‘beginning of life’ dictates the limitations of abortion. Within the discussion lies in the specific properties a thing must have in order to have a right to life. The working definition of life and the beginning of it continues to complicate the controversy of abortion.

Finally, this paper will discuss the legal factors effecting the availability of abortion in the United States. The legal approval of abortion has the power to limit or grant access of abortions. Legal, justifiable abortions are limited due to the concept of undue burden, which places unfair obstacles on women who seek abortions. Undue burden is a breakage of constitutional right, therefore it is the responsibility of the United States government to increase accessibility to abortion.

 

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