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  • 1. Abortion By: Syed & Zebib
  • 2. Thesis
    • There should also be a limit on the number of abortions a woman has because abortion should not be used as a form of birth control. Abortion should only be legal in the first term of pregnancy and should remain the mothers choice.
  • 3. What is Abortion?
    • Abortion is a procedure used to end a pregnancy. It involves using medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus.
  • 4. What are the Abortion laws?
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  • 5. What Can States do?
  • 6. ACT
    • Australian Capital Territory : Abortion law in the Australian Capital Territory was for many years governed by case law under the Crimes Act 1900 of New South Wales . However, in 2002, it became the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise abortion in full, when the Stanhope ALP government, with the assistance of Green and independent members, passed the Crimes (Abolition of Offence of Abortion) Act 2002 , removing abortion from the criminal statute books altogether.
  • 7. NSW
    • New South Wales : Abortion law in New South Wales is primarily based upon the Levine ruling of 1971 (itself derived from the Victorian Menhennitt ruling of 1969), which declared abortion to be legal if a doctor found 'any economic, social or medical ground or reason' that an abortion was required to avoid a 'serious danger to the pregnant woman's life or to her physical or mental health' at any point during pregnancy. This was expanded by the Kirby ruling of 1994, which extended the period during which health concerns might be considered from the duration of pregnancy to any period during the woman's life. This arguably precludes any successful prosecutions for illegal abortions. Despite this, in 2006 Dr Suman Sood was convicted of two counts of performing an illegal abortion where she failed to enquire as to whether a lawful reason for performing the abortion did exist
  • 8. Northern territory
    • Northern Territory : Legislation in 1974, based on earlier legislation in South Australia and the United Kingdom, legalised abortion in the Northern Territory if the risk to the woman's life or health is greater than it would be if the pregnancy were not terminated and it is likely that the child will be physically or mentally handicapped. The abortion must be approved by two medical practitioners and must be performed in a hospital. Abortions must be performed during the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy, except when there is a case of serious risk to the woman's health, when abortions are allowed up to the 23rd week.
  • 9. Queensland
    • Queensland : The McGuire ruling of 1986 declared abortion to be legal if necessary to preserve the woman from a serious danger to her life or health – beyond the normal dangers of pregnancy and childbirth – that would result if the pregnancy continued, and is not disproportionate to the danger being averted. Abortion law in Queensland closely mirrors the law in Victoria . Abortions are carried out as &quot;therapeutic miscarriages&quot;, performed by specialists, upon request of the patient after an appointment with their local GP. This procedure is only applicable on pregnancies < 22 weeks and is partly covered by Medicare or more-so by private healthcare insurers. In addition to this, abortions can be performed if a fetal defect is considered to be &quot;inconsistent with life&quot; – this has been narrowly interpreted to mean that the newborn would die immediately or shortly after birth.
  • 10. Abortion Laws around the World
  • 11. Why do women have abortions?
  • 12. Reasons why Women have abortions
    • They were raped
    • They’re to young
    • They’re boyfriend/husband doesn’t want a child
    • They already have kids and don’t want more.
  • 13. Alternatives to abortion
    • Adoption there are many people out there on waiting lists to adopt children.
    • Consider getting help from free clinics
  • 14. Reasons why abortion should be banned.
    • 1. murder.
    • 2. birth control
    • 3. Potentially valuable human being are wiped out.
    • 4. Women who have abortions often suffer major psychological damage from the experience along with, in some cases, the father of the child.
    • 5. There are many couples who spend years on waiting lists trying to adopt a child.
  • 15. Abortions in the Australia from 1990-2010
    • Year
    • Number of abortions
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  • 16. Abortion Facts
    • • Half of the pregnancies among women are aborted and twenty-two percent of all pregnancies end in abortion.
    • About two out of every 100 women aged 15–44 have an abortion an 47% of them have had at least one previous abortion.
    • • Forty-three percent of women who have abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27% as Catholic.
    • • 60% of abortions are done by women who have one or more children.
  • 17. Should the father of the baby have a say
    • I personally think that the father should have a say in whether or not his significant other has an abortion.
    • The law does not let fathers the challenge a woman's right to abort..
  • 18. Why do People want to keep abortions legal?
    • If women didn’t have abortions we would have way more people and it would eventually start to get over populated.
    • They say it’s the woman’s right and it shouldn’t be taken away
  • 19. Most Common types of Abortion
    • Methotexate which stops the ongoing process of implantation in the early stages if pregnancy.
    • Mifepristone which blocks the hormone progesterone, which causes the lining of the uterus to break down and end the pregnancy.
  • 20. Caesarean Abortion
    • The third type of abortion is when the baby is surgically removed from the mother and suffocates, because the child's lungs aren't developed.
  • 21. Salt Brine Abortion
    • The fourth type of abortion is the Salt Brine technique. this is when the unborn child is &quot;pickled&quot; to death by a strong salt solution. A few days after the injection the child is still born.
  • 22. Suction Abortion
    • There are four different ways of abortion the first type is the suction type.This is when the unborn child is actually vacuumed from the mother's womb during the early stages of pregnancy.
  • 23. Work Sited
    • &quot;Abortion.&quot; Medline Plus. 14 May 2008. Medline Plus
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    • &quot;Abortion Law.&quot; Abortion. Pro and Choice Forum.
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    • &quot;Girls who aborted.&quot; Option Line.
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    • Henshaw, Stanley K. &quot;Over 40 Million Abortions .&quot; National Right to Life . 2001.
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    • excerpt.asp?id=27>.
  • 24. Work Sited
    • Messerli, Joe. &quot;Should Abortion be Banned.&quot; Should Abortion be Banned. 7 Apr.
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    • &quot;Ten Arguments For Abortion and Against Abortion.&quot;
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    • AbortionArgumen.htm>.
    • Nolan, David. &quot;abortion law.&quot; pro+choice forum.
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  • 25. Work Sited
    • Robinson, B A. &quot;Abortion access.&quot; Religious Tolerance.
    • watchers. 27 May 2008 <
    • abo_supr.htm>.
    • Ross, Kelly L. &quot;Abortion.&quot; Abortion. 2000. 27 May 2008
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  • 26. By; Syed & Zebib
    • Thank You