On the other hand, some feel that fetuses have no advocates and deserve a right to live, so it is immoral to abandon their rights and kill them. This issue is not only at the center of political debate, but philosophical debate as well. In this paper, I will examine and critique Mary Anne Warren's On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, where she examines the moral humanity of the fetus and its right to life. Mary Anne Warren describes how abortion should be kept legal without any restrictions on it. She states that the pro-abortion argument should center around the moral status of the baby, not simply on the rights of the mother.
Abortion is Moral On the question of abortion being moral, the answer is clearly that terminating a fetus' life under certain circumstances is not only moral, but it is also our responsibility to terminate it if the quality of life is in question for the fetus. A second major reason is that to declare abortion immoral would mean that we would have to consider the factor of how the conception came about. This cannot and should not be done. Quality is a major factor in the question of the morality of abortion. When parents decide to keep or not keep a baby the issue of adoption does not play into this.
Until medical research and testing finds a foolproof contraceptive, abortion is morally permissible because of obvious factors that are uncontrollable. For those whom agree that abortion is an ethical procedure, there are some instances where it is morally questionable. Does an inopportune pregnancy al... ... middle of paper ... ...fective means of birth control available yet, to the public. If there were, then abortion could be abolished, and unwanted pregnancies wouldn’t occur. In conclusion, abortion is the intentional termination of pregnancy resulting in the death of the fetus.
My view goes more with Thomson because she believes that abortion is morally permissible but not always. Specifically, she claims that a person should not be killed unjustly. She is able to see the opposing sides of abortion, and claims that it is wrong for the fetus to try to use another person 's body in order to live. Thomson believes that the fetus has a right to life but the mother has little to no obligation to carry on with her pregnancy. I feel this is a just action because with certain cases of abortion such as unplanned, rape, etc.
Is her abortion morally justified? The view of abortion simply depends on the person’s point of view on life. The philosopher Don Marquis, argues that abortion is morally wrong because we will then be depriving a fetus of a future life while Judith Jarvis Thomson argues that having an abortion is morally justified because Mrs. Smith did not want to have the baby at the beginning. At the end, Mrs. Smith’s decision to have an abortion is morally justified because of the following reasons. First she did not want to have the baby since she was already struggling to make ends meet.
The other side of the argument is that right when the mother is pregnant, it is wrong for the mother to abort because the embryo has a right to life as soon as the mother is pregnant. This is a primary concern for anti-abortion supporters. Mary Warren takes this pro-life stance to defend the life of the fetus by not allowing abortions under any circumstance in her case, “On the Moral and legal status of Abortion”, 1973. Warren argues whether abortion is morally permissible at any stage of pregnancy and under any circumstances. Warren’s argument for her stance on abortion is stated as 1) It is wrong to kill human beings.
The Concept of Abortion "Abortion is never justified" I neither agree or disagree with this statement. I mostly disagree with the concept of abortion, but in some cases I feel it is morally acceptable. For example, if the mother has been raped then having the child would only remind her of the unfortunate incident and she may never be able to love her child in the same way she would with a child who was conceived normally. I also believe that abortion is morally acceptable if the mothers life is in danger if she has the baby. Although a baby is a new life, I think the mother should put herself first in that situation.
The first formulation consi... ... middle of paper ... ...ion. In conclusion, it is not acceptable to authorize abortion from my point of view. The act to abort is similarly the same as killing a born child or even an adult. Moreover, abortion does not fit the principle of Immanuel Kant's ethic, because the maxim cannot become an universal law and the act to abort is treating the fetus as a means. However, abortion is permissible in according to the ideology of utilitarianism since it promotes the best outcomes of the parents that had wished for abortion.
So since birth is so unpredictable, that cannot be seen as the start of life. I do think that by allowing abortion, society is taking the easy way out and we should try for better care for pregnant mothers who would otherwise abort. In conclusion, I believe that abortion is wrong, and that it is definitely a curse to society- through the trauma it causes, and the money and the time it wastes on debates and arguments. I think we should treat out bodies as God would want and our children, born and unborn, likewise.
Abortions Shold be Limited I believe the both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints have valid arguments. I believe that women should be able to have abortions, but abortions should be limited. I think abortions should not be permitted after ten to twelve weeks of pregnancy, because at that time the fetus represents a potential life. I believe women should be dissuaded from abortion, and more public measures should be taken to prevent unwanted pregnancies. I believe my viewpoint is the best viewpoint is the best viewpoint because it combines both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints unlike your viewpoint of pro-life.