I really liked your post about planned parenthood. This is a very crazy debate in todays day and age. I go to a Catholic School and the Church doesn’t believe in abortion and contreception. I disagree with that statment. I think that everyone has a right to contreception and abortion. I really liked your article. I never knew everything…[Read more]
I really liked your post. It at first interested me because I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015. I thought it was really interesting when Tonti said “ADHD is simply a difference in cognition, not a disorder”, Tonti says. “We are attention different, not attention deficit.” I have never thought about it this way. I think it is a very acc…[Read more]
The brain chemistry of any person is very important to understand. It is very important to understand because it can tell us a lot about a person and why they act the way they do. It is very important to know
It is the end of February 2018 and we, as a nation, have already endured 18 mass shootings. This is clearly an epidemic but what drives these people to do these acts of terror? Is it their home life? Is it their
I love this subject for your paper. I’m wondering if your focusing solely on the psychology of the issue? Sorry, I’ve only read one of your posts on the subject so I haven’t quite gotten the full gist. Have you looked at the different opinions about labeling a mass shooter “mentally ill” or not? Those are sometimes really interesting because people can honestly really support it either way. Some people don’t care whether a shooter was mentally ill or not, if he killed seventeen people, he killed seventeen people and he clearly has no room for remorse. However, some people believe that if mass shooters are found to be mentally ill, they are more worthy than others to be treated than incarcerated. I think that would be another little interesting tangent. Great paper!
I really like this post. Our names are very important us. Oddly enough, I think about my name a lot. My real name is Magalin. Ever since I was little I have been called Maggie, so it makes me wonder that if I went by Magalin would I be different than I am today? Your poem made me think a lot my name. What if I was named something…[Read more]
I really like your post about quality of life and healthcare. It is a very relevent topic in today’s world especially with everything going on. I really liked your first line “People tend to aviod change” because it is so true especially in politics. I thought it was really interesting when you said “The ACA has allowed individuals under…[Read more]
Everyone’s brain is different. There is not a single person who has the same exact brain chemistry and makeup of another person. Uniquely enough, when we are born, our brains are all rather similar. Each and e
Eduardo, I really liked the topic of your post. I think it is a very important topic that everyone should be aware of. Do you think there is anything we can do to change this horrible practice? There are a lot of people that use many products that companies partake in testing their products on animals. Why do you think that humans have no right to…[Read more]
I found your post very informative and interesting. I never knew that this was something that was going on in sports today. In the second paragraph, your information was very well put. It opened my eyes as to all the flaws in the rules. It just doesn’t seem very fair at all. I think it is fair that they shouldn’t be able to use the sports…[Read more]
Amelia, I loved your post. I thought it was very formal and very well written. One thing that I stood out very well was how personal you made it. It made me want to keep reading and help you out with your quest to “Stop the Hate!” Do you think it is possible for us, as Americans, to stop the hate? Do you think we are capable of making a more safe…[Read more]
Ceceli, I loved how passionate you are about this issue. You can really tell it through your writing. It is crazy to think about how privladged we are to live in such a safe and oportunistic envrionement for women. Why do you think that they treat women the way the do? Is it because of their religon, or is it just because they are a less developed…[Read more]
Oddly enough, the brain can tell a lot about a person. So how does the brain chemistry of a serial killer differ from those of regular people? And what drives these people to do these awful things or are they just
This was a beautifully written start to your research essay. You have great sources of information, and included two arguments on what causes serial killers to act the way they do. I have always heard that serial killers brains are different than ours, but I never knew the real reason why. I assumed that it had to do with the chemical make-up of their brain because of their ability to just keep on killing. There was a time when I was super interested in serial killers documentaries, and learning about what led them to kill and how they were caught in the act. This website http://web.lemoyne.edu/~Freemams/index_files/psych_serial.htm was a very helpful source for background information and different ways serial killers are made. You should definitely check it out, it goes very in depth on Psychologist studies and ways of thinking that are connected with the serial killer’s brain.
I that website helps guide your research!
I loved your post, this is such an interesting topic that you’re researching. Usually when I think of serial killers, I think of the environment they grew up in and their family life to be main factors in how they end up. It was very neat to read that all of these 135 serial killers had a common chromosome that acts as a trigger to their horrible behavior. I read an article about this topic called “Are Serial Killers Born or Made?” This was very interesting for me to read and to learn more about this important topic! https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/open-gently/201504/are-killers-born-or-made-both
I loved this post, and found it very interesting. I loved the information and statistics you included in this post. I never really thought that a serial killer could have a different brain make up than the rest of us, but by reading this it makes sense how they never really feel like they have a connection in this world, and often times their makeup at home has a big impact on how the act for the rest of their lives. I loved how you brought up the story of James Fallon, and how he even found psychopaths in his own family, and how unaware someone can be about this issue. I found this article from the university of Toronto, and students were able to create a database for why people kill, and I thought this would help you
Mauro, I thought your post was very good. While reading your post, there were a lot of things running through my brain. I recently read this book and thought it was very interesting on how similar this ‘future’ was to our society now. How do you think Winston altered history? In some ways I think Winston got caught into the came cycle as all the…[Read more]
Tyler, I thought your video was very well done. I thought it was really cool that you incorperated many people whose lives have been dramtically affected by gun violence. It is crazy to see how many people are affected by this specfic epidemic. Where I am from, this isn’t a problem and it was very interersting to see people react on it in your…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your discussion about concussions. This post hit close to home and is a very important topic to me. When I was in third grade, my dad fell off his bike and hit his head. From that, he got a traumatic brain injury. He was in the ICU for 2 weeks and when I went to visit him, he didn’t know who I was. Like me, there are so…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your post about this topic. This is something that I haven’t thought about before and I really enjoyed reading about your ideas. One thing that really spoke to me was the stats that you opened your discussion with. It was really powerful to know that the United States only makes up 4% of Earth’s calculation. I thought it…[Read more]
Abortion. A very controversial topic in today’s society. Many people think that abortion should be legal and available to anyone, whereas others think quite the opposite. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that a
After I read your article I agreed with some things you said like that you said that “The woman’s choice outweighs any right claimed for a embryo or fetus.” I also like how you used the Roe vs Wade case and the 14th amendment to help quote and use evidence for you reasoning of abortion should be legal(1). But I do disagree with you on your second reason of why abortion should be illegal. (2) You use the Federal unborn victims act as evidence, but they say anyone that has a abortion should be “punished” which is not very specific or relevant to why abortion should be illegal. But also, its a woman’s right to have a abortion which is stated in the 14th amendment. You also state that upon fertilization a fetus is now a person, but that’s not true, according to (3) a Fetus becomes a human being after it becomes viable, which means it can survive outside the Womb. Also I found in the Roe v Wade case that it was about women having the right to do what they want with their children and it won 7-2 in a vote, so that means abortion is illegal(4)..
After reading your post, I not only agree with your beliefs on abortion, I disagree as well. But I truly do like how you did both sides of the argument. It gave me a good perspective of both sides point of view of the argument. You gave a good point that abortion is the woman’s right. However, I would add that the US Supreme Court “declared abortion to be a “fundamental right” guaranteed by the US Constitution. The landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, decided on Jan. 22, 1973 in favor of abortion rights, remains the law of the land. The 7-2 decision stated that the Constitution gives “a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy,” and that “This right of privacy… is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy” (1). The woman has a right to choose if they want to have an abortion. How would it be fair for people to make a woman disiton on if they can get an abortion? Along with that “More than forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that secured a woman’s right to abortion. Since then, extremist politicians have been trying to take that decision out of a woman’s hands” (2). As you can see it’s the woman right to get an abortion. It’s the woman’s own body. Why would it be okay for it to be illegal for a woman to get an abortion. If a woman is not ready for a child then they should not have to be forced to keep it,. Nobody should be able to tell them is they have to keep living thing in their body.
Next, after doing some research of my own I have found that abortion should not be illegal because being pregnant can affect the woman’s mental health. I have found that “Contraception can fail. The best plans do not always work out. And when that happens, abortion is an essential part of health care. Abortion allows woman to plan and space their pregnancies, which improves their physical, psychological and economic well-being. Evidence shows that people who are able to obtain an abortion are better able to maintain a positive future outlook and achieve their aspirational life plans. Conversely, evidence clearly demonstrates that if a pregnant person seeks an abortion and access to that care is delayed or denied, they are at greater risk of experiencing adverse health and economic outcomes…” (3). This shows that there can be complications when it comes to being pregnant. If your health is being affected by being pregnant, sometimes you have to get an abortion. You might not have a choice because it will affect you health.. Additionally “For people with certain health conditions, an unintended pregnancy can be devastating, if not dangerous. And even with a planned pregnancy, unexpected tragedies can arise. Imagine the woman who gets a cancer diagnosis and must decide between continuing the pregnancy or life-saving chemotherapy. And what about the parents who discover in the second trimester that the fetus has severe anomalies and has no chance of living” (4). Conjointly according to theatlantic.com, a woman says that “I found out the way scientists realized what the Rubella virus did to a fetus was when someone connected delivery-room personnel coming down with the three-day measles to a baby with severe birth defects. Although the mother recovers in three days, the baby stays sick throughout the remaining time of gestation and is still contagious at birth” (5). She was sick while she was pregnant. She had to get an abortion. Why would any mother want to see their baby with severe birth defects because of them?
Furthermore, I have found that abortion should not be illegal because fetuses are incapable of feeling pain when most abortions are performed. According to a “2010 review by Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, “most neuroscientists believe that the cortex is necessary for pain perception.” The cortex does not become functional until at least the 26th week of a fetus’ development, long after most abortions are performed. This finding was endorsed in 2012 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which stated that that there is “no legitimate scientific information that supports the statement that a fetus experiences pain.” A 2005 University of California at San Francisco study said fetuses probably can’t feel pain until the 29th or 30th week of gestation. Abortions that late into a pregnancy are extremely rare and are often restricted by state laws. According to Stuart W. G. Derbyshire, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham (England), “…fetuses cannot be held to experience pain. Not only has the biological development not yet occurred to support pain experience, but the environment after birth, so necessary to the development of pain experience, is also yet to occur.” The “flinching” and other reactions seen in fetuses when they detect pain stimuli are mere reflexes, not an indication that the fetus is perceiving or “feeling” anything” (6). The child cant feel any pain at all. When you get an abortion you really don’t have to worry about the child feeling pain. If i was pregnant and was going to get an abortion, I would definitely not want know that my child is feeling pain. Would you? Finally, I have found that “The science shows that based on gestational age, the fetus is not capable of feeling pain until the third trimester,” said Kate Connors, a spokesperson for ACOG. The third trimester begins at about 27 weeks of pregnancy” (7). Personally, abortion should NOT become illegal because of all the effects it can cause to woman, it’s the woman’s right to choose abortion, and the baby would never know that they are dying because the baby can not feel pain.
After I read your article I agreed with some things you said like that you said that “The woman’s choice outweighs any right claimed for a embryo or fetus.” I also like how you used the Roe vs Wade case and the 14th amendment to help quote and use evidence for you reasoning of abortion should be legal(1). But I do disagree with you on your second reason of why abortion should be illegal. (2) You use the Federal unborn victims act as evidence, but they say anyone that has a abortion should be “punished” which is not very specific or relevant to why abortion should be illegal. But also, its a woman’s right to have a abortion which is stated in the 14th amendment. You also state that upon fertilization a fetus is now a person, but that’s not true, according to (3) a Fetus becomes a human being after it becomes viable, which means it can survive outside the Womb. Also I found in the Roe v Wade case that it was about women having the right to do what they want with their children and it won 7-2 in a vote, so that means abortion is illegal(4). ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
After I read your article I agreed with some things you said like that you said that “The woman’s choice outweighs any right claimed for a embryo or fetus.” I also like how you used the Roe vs Wade case and the 14th amendment to help quote and use evidence for you reasoning of abortion should be legal(1). But I do disagree with you on your second reason of why abortion should be illegal. (2) You use the Federal unborn victims act as evidence, but they say anyone that has a abortion should be “punished” which is not very specific or relevant to why abortion should be illegal. But also, its a woman’s right to have a abortion which is stated in the 14th amendment. You also state that upon fertilization a fetus is now a person, but that’s not true, according to (3) a Fetu becomes a human being after it becomes viable, which means it can survive outside the Womb. Also I found in the Roe v Wade case that it was about women having the right to do what they want with their children and it won 7-2 in a vote, so that means abortion is illegal(4).
After I read your article I agreed with some things you said like that you said that “The woman’s choice outweighs any right claimed for a embryo or fetus.” I also like how you used the Roe vs Wade case and the 14th amendment to help quote and use evidence for you reasoning of abortion should be legal(1). But I do disagree with you on your second reason of why abortion should be illegal. (2) You use the Federal unborn victims act as evidence, but they say anyone that has a abortion should be “punished” which is not very specific or relevant to why abortion should be illegal. But also, its a woman’s right to have a abortion which is stated in the 14th amendment. You also state that upon fertilization a fetus is now a person, but that’s not true, according to (3) a Fetus becomes a human being after it becomes viable, which means it can survive outside the Womb. Also I found in the Roe v Wade case that it was about women having the right to do what they want with their children and it won 7-2 in a vote, so that means abortion is illegal(4).
After reading your post I agree with that Abortion should be legal.You made an great point when you incorporated the 1973 Supreme court case and focused on how the supreme court “ruled that abortion was a “fundamental right” and that it shouldn’t be denied to anyone.” After I researched this topic more I found that the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment gave women the right to make the decision to have abortion. The 14th amendment says that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”(1) And In the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade, “the Supreme Court applied this core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. In Roe, the Court held that the constitutional right to privacy includes a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion“(1). In my opinion this shows that the state has no power in what a woman does with her body the United States constitution protects that women’s right to abort her child. I have also researched the Roe v Wade case and found that they said:” Women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. Fetuses, prior to viability, do not have rights. Therefore, until the fetus is old enough to have rights of its own, the woman’s decision to have an abortion takes precedence over the interests of the fetus”(3). In that case this means that Women have the constitutional right to abort their baby. The baby is unborn so it doesn’t have rights yet. According to Tom Head, “The specific right of a woman to make the decision to terminate her own pregnancy is generally classified as a privacy right implicit in the Ninth Amendment“ (4). “At the Supreme Court level, most justices do believe that the Ninth Amendment has binding authority, and they use it to protect implicit rights hinted at but not replicated elsewhere in the Constitution. Implicit rights include the right to privacy outlined in the landmark 1965 Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut”(5). All of this goes to show that abortion is legal because women have a right to choose what they do with their bodies. In my opinion this would be irrefutable evidence that women are protected by the constitution to have abortions.
You also said in your post that “If abortion was outlawed women would find a way to get abortion illegally” I did more research on that and I found that was true and I also found that illegal abortions are so much more dangerous. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Unsafe abortion methods take the lives of approximately 47,000 women around the world each year”(6). Forcing the women of america to undergo this life threatening treatment is cruel. After researching i’ve discovered that according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) “18 percent of maternal deaths around the world are due to unsafe abortion, and estimates of the number of abortion-related deaths in 2014 ranged from 22,500 to 44,000.Nearly all deaths and morbidity from unsafe abortion occur in countries where abortion is severely restricted”(7). This shows us that where abortion is already restricted people are dying because they have found a way to illegally do it. If it was restricted in America women would find a way to get an illegal abortion and put themselves in danger of dying. As stated in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 2014,”Unsafe abortion is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity”(8 ). If there weren’t so many countries that restrict abortion then we wouldn’t have as many maternal deaths every year.
I want to add to your argument by saying that some women rely on abortion because it’s vital for individual women to keep themselves healthy and safe. Sometimes women get pregnant and they are sometimes not medically ready to have a baby. In agreement with Sarah Weddington (an American attorney, law professor and former member of the Texas House of Representatives) in Supreme Court case Roe v Wade stated that “A pregnancy to a woman is perhaps one of the most determinative aspects of her life. It disrupts her body. It disrupts her education. It disrupts her employment. And it often disrupts her entire family life”(9). If a women is not ready for her whole life to change she should not have the baby. Sometimes abortion can damage a woman’s body in ways that aren’t healthy. A woman can get an abortion to make sure she won’t get severely hurt. According to David Grimes a Physician board certified obstetrics and gynecologist, “Women at higher risk of poor medical and social outcomes of pregnancy disproportionately rely on abortion”(10). It is cruel to take away something that women rely on for there own well being. Forcing women to just accept that there life and health with change for possibly the worst is not fair.
Some might argue that abortion is the killing of an innocent child and that is morally wrong. One reason that’s completely wrong is that aborting a child is not murder. According to cappitalizm.org “Murder is the taking of the life of another human being through the initiation of physical force. Abortion is not murder because a fetus is not an actual human being—it is a potential human being, i.e., it is a part of the woman”(11). In some instances abortion is the best option for the potential child. According to David Grimes a Physician board certified obstetrics and gynecologist, “Unplanned births are linked with child abuse and neglect. In families with two unplanned births, children are twice as likely to be victims of abuse as are children in families without an unplanned birth”(12 ). In my opinion it would be better for the potential child to be aborted before it’s neglected or abused. It is not worth it for an innocent child to be treated so unfairly because of something that their parents did. If a parent does not want want the child she should not have the child. David Grimes States that “an individual who has studied, provided, and taught abortions for over four decades, Says that States with limited access to abortion have higher rates of child maltreatment than do states without these restrictions”(13 ). Putting children through mistreatment and knowing it could have all be avoided seems almost inhumane. Why make a child suffer when it doesn’t have to. If the child was never born it wouldn’t have a chance to be mistreated by anyone. If the chance of mistreatment is higher when abortion is restricted,In my opinion it wouldn’t make any sense to restrict it.
Prior looking at the Your research and adding my research it would only make sense if abortion is legal. I enjoyed looking at abortion from another person’s perspective.
After reading your post, I agree that restricting abortion is unconstitutional. You made a good point when you said that women would still find a way to get abortions illegally if it get outlawed, but you never really elaborated on your reason that it is unconstitutional. For instance, in The Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case, “Roe established that the right to privacy is broad enough to encompass abortion and reiterated that the right of privacy is a fundamental right triggering strict scrutiny analysis.” (1) Basically in that case they established that since the fourteenth amendment states the right to privacy, that since abortion is a woman’s right, it is considered privacy. Also, the Supreme Court voted in a 7-2 decision that a woman’s right to have an abortion under the Fourteenth amendment to the constitution is legal. (2) Using these evidences, it is clear that the right to abortion is protected under the fourteenth amendment.
Another reason why abortion should be legal is because if it was outlawed, women would find alternative ways to get them, which is extremely dangerous. Lisa B Haddad, a Gynecology and Reproductive Biologist states, “Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it the one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%)” (3). Maternal mortality is deaths related to pregnancy. Thousands of women are dying each year because they do not have the option of a safe abortion. Also, a woman named Lila shares her personal story of how she got an illegal “coat hanger abortion”. Her stepmother took her to the home of someone who did illegal abortions, and Lila says, “I remember walking out with this coat hanger between my legs” (4). This happened before the Roe v. Wade court case, so at this time abortion was illegal. If people went to extremes as bad as a coat hanger abortion back then, imagine the different types that exist now.
Also, nobody should be persecuted or shamed for making one of the most important decisions in their life. In 1992, the Supreme Court stated that, “the ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives” (5). Basically, the Supreme court ruled that since women have equal rights, they have the privacy right to control how or if they reproduce. Additionally, an anonymous woman shared her story of how she was pregnant with a lot of health issues. When she went to her doctor to discuss the health of the baby, she said that, “The baby’s skull had not fully developed and parts of the brain would be exposed. She stated that this condition was fatal, and if I carried the baby to full term, my baby would either be stillborn or only live a few hours or days” (6) This woman had no choice but to abort her baby. If she were to carry it to full term, it would have causes more harm and pain to the newborn. Therefore, the decision was difficult but it was the only option she had at that point. Overall, abortion is completely a women’s right and should not be stripped by the constitution. An individual has the right to decide what she wishes to do with her body.
I really enjoyed your article and I think this is a very important topic. Globalization is super relevant to what is going on in the world right now and I think that this topic would be a very interesting topic for you to study. I think that you would be able to cover all the effects in those several areas that you listed above. One…[Read more]
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