Annotated Bibliography: Why I Provide Abortions

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Annotated Bibliography Is pro-choice favoring murder or insuring women’s health? Parker, Willie. "Why I Provide Abortions." The New York Times. The New York Times, 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 22 Nov. 2015. In his article “Why I Provide Abortions” Parker, Willie a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist is also the chairman-elect of the Board of Physician for Reproductive Health. Like many others originally opposed the idea of abortions, to his belief abortion was morally wrong. However, after 12 years of practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist, he experienced a change of mind, or it would make sense to say he had a change of heart. There were two things that greatly impacted his decision of providing abortions, one was the constant…show more content…
Nonetheless, this later brought him regrat. Furthermore, he proves the point that professional care is essential and should be accessible. Doctors are naturally responsible for helping patients of all types and providing services as needed. Parker also emphasises this with a opening sentence that reads; “ IN public health, you go where the crisis is. If there is an outbreak and you have the ability to relieve suffering, you rush to the site of the need.” Later, concludes his opinion by stating “We who provide abortions do so because our patients need us, and that’s what we are supposed to do: respond to our patients’ needs. It is the deepest level of love that you can have for another person, that you can have compassion for their suffering and you can act to relieve it. That, simply put, is why I provide abortion care. This article would be helpful in providing an example to support the argument that abortion should not be banned because that could put the health of women at risk. Women should be able to get help from professionals without any rejection or judgement. This brings forth my belief that making abortions illegal will not stop abortions from happening, this goes to show that those who want it banned will indeed not be successful in their mission because their main purpose is to “save the unborn child”. Unfortunately,…show more content…
It contains the top ten arguments that are against abortion, it also provides the top ten reasons for abortion. To be for abortion is not necessary to support “murder”. allows you to decide which side to support by comparing and contrasting two sides of the issue equally. One of the most popular arguments is that life begins at conception, therefore, abortion is considered murder. People argue that there are medical complications after abortion, moreover these people believe that abortion is taken to be another form of contraception which is morally wrong. It is said that those who obtain abortions are mostly young and immature. However, those who argue for abortion have some convincing arguments that instantly weaken the opposing sides views. For instance, pro-life defend their position in sensitive cases like rape by stating that; the victim could get medical treatment to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The also say that patients are to suffer from psychological stress and trauma after abortion. Not to mention, that the victim might be delayed getting medical treatment due to many causes which would lead them into pregnancy and at that time abortion is the only hope. It is true that abortion is likely to cause emotional stress, but in cases of rape being forced to give birth is highly stressful and

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