Legalization Of Abortion
Currently, there are several controversial issues nations and societies fail to agree on. Among the several issues is the legalization of abortion. Most nations have abortion laws. Some laws prohibit and disallow the act while others fully support it and allow it in the country. However, most countries have laws to regulate the act. In other words, the act is usually allowed only under special circumstances and conditions. However, even with the laws, rules and regulations, the act is still common in the different parts of the world. In fact, it is still done widely even in the nations that it is prohibited. However, it has been either banned or restricted in most of the nations. Surprisingly, even according to the World Health Organization, Abortion rates are almost similar in countries that have banned it and those that allow it. This is usually due to the lack of essential contraceptives in the places the act has been banned or prohibited. There are nations that have entirely banned the act. They include Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. Other nations in the same group are Malta and Vatican City. In Canada, the abortion procedures are not prohibited to women. In other words, there are no available legal restrictions. There are nations that only allow the procedure if the life of expectant women is endangered. This is so in the Republic of Ireland. Nations like Chile do not even allow exceptions for even if the life of a mother is endangered. These are just examples of the laws and the regulation of the act in some countries. However, the laws vary even in the rest of unmentioned regions and countries.
The Dilemma of Legalization of Abortion
As mentioned, the topic is greatly or highly controversial. Some nations that allow the practice without putting any restrictions indicate that a mother has the rights to decide her fate or even that of the baby she is carrying. For those that allow the practice and allow it to be conducted under different circumstances question the degree of rights that woman should enjoy. At the same time, they question the morality of the act. Also, in question is whether a mother should die if the pregnancy endangers her life. There are other nations that do not allow or tolerate the act, under any circumstances.
Effects of Legalization of Abortion
Several persons have lost their lives undergoing the act using painful procedures. Its cost is also high if it is done by a professional. Some may not afford it.