Posts by sgadigianpadgett

  1. Should Teens Be Able to Have Access to Abortion Services Without Parental Notification or Consent?

    [ By on April 27, 2016 ]

    In the year 2014, there were a total of 249,078 babies born by teenagers aged 15-19 in the United States, and an even greater number of pregnancies. Many of these teenagers elected to terminate their pregnancies, for one reason or another, but usually due to the burden of having a child at such a young age. Yet, some who may have wanted abortions were unable to receive them, again, for one reason or another, but sometimes due to the fact that they would be required to inform their parents, and the thought of doing so would inspire fear for how their parents might react. For many pregnant teens, informing one's parents of one's desire to have an abortion can be ...

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  2. Is it Ethical to Use Fetal Tissue for Medical Research?

    [ By on March 16, 2016 ]

    The subject of whether or not it is ethical to use aborted fetal tissue for medical research is a controversial and sensitive one. Many people believe that the use of this tissue is unethical for similar reasons to why one may believe abortion to be unethical; that a fetus is a human life. Moreover, videos of Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetal tissue to biomedical research groups has sparked outrage. Many believe that it is unethical to sell fetal tissue, for it puts a monetary value on human life, thereby devaluing it. However, the way in which fetal tissue is used in medical research is so beneficial to human subsistence that the argument that the tissue came from a "human life" is ...

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