Abortion by definition means the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy (Dictionary reference). This is a controversial issue having no grounds of agreement among two aspects. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. Abortion is a big topic in this generation today because of having uncontrolled hormones, and the miss connection of love and responsibility. Considering American values and ethics, death is morally wrong. With that being said, the killing of an unborn fetus is wrong as well. Abortion has become common in America, which is understandable. On the other hand women should be held responsible for their actions in choosing to have sexual intercourse,
Abortion can lead to unwanted memories, serious health complications, stress, depression, guilt, and burden (procon.org). Most women think that they should have the right to choose, they are considered as Pro-Choice. The other women who don’t agree and think that abortion is wrong and shouldn’t be legal are considered Pro-Life. Abortion is a controversial subject that many don’t agree on.
Abortion is defined as a procedure that is done to remove an embryo or fetus from the uterus of its mother in order to prevent its birth (Roth, 2005). Abortion is categorized as a bioethical issue because it relates to the morals of biomedical advances, policies and research. Abortion is a difficult subject that can involve personal morals and beliefs, legality and religious values. The issue is often viewed from either the side of pro-life, which places emphasis on the fetus and its right to life or pro-choice, which emphasizes the rights of the mother to decide the appropriate action (Roth, 2005). This brings the ethical question of should the government have the right to outlaw abortion into debate. The two viewpoints of pro-life and pro-choice explore the two main moral issues concerning abortion (Roth, 2005).
One of the biggest social issues that our nation is facing is the major social problem of abortion. The dispute over abortion began over two centuries ago, but caught the public’s eye again in the 1960’s and 1970’s. During the 60’s and 70’s, the women’s rights movement and civil rights movement really brought the topic of abortion back as a national issue. To this day, abortion has divided people, communities, friends, and especially politics to believe that they belong to two opposing sides, pro-choice and pro-life. Each side has researched abortion deeply and has come up with beliefs and morals that make abortion such a debatable and divisive subject.
In the Judith Jarvis Thomson’s paper, “A Defense of Abortion”, the author argues that even though the fetus has a right to life, there are morally permissible reasons to have an abortion. Of course there are impermissible reasons to have an abortion, but she points out her reasoning why an abortion would be morally permissible. She believes that a woman should have control of her body and what is inside of her body. A person and a fetus’ right to life have a strong role in whether an abortion would be okay. Thomson continuously uses the story of a violinist to get the reader to understand her point of view.
The ethics of abortion is a topic that establishes arguments that attempt to argue if abortion is morally justified or not. Philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote a pro- choice piece called “A Defense of Abortion.” In this paper, she presents various arguments that attempt to defend abortion by relating it to the woman carrying the fetus and her right in controlling her body. On the other side of the spectrum, philosopher Don Marquis wrote a pro- life paper called “Why Abortion Is Immoral.” Ultimately, Marquis argues that abortion is immoral with rare exceptions because it is resulting in the deprivation of the fetus’s valuable future. He supports his paper by creating the future-like-ours argument that compares the future of a fetus to the
In conclusion, a women’s right to choose can justify abortion, but it should be banned because it's immoral and life begins at conception. Women have been given the right to have an abortion under the United States Constitution, but this right is still being protested by the people that fight for the unborn's rights. It is immoral because it is simply defined as murder. Life begins at conception not at birth. Before a child is born it is given all its supplies to survive. Before birth the child’s heart beats, all its necessary organs have been made present, and gastric juices flow in the stomach. This is a child that dreams, feels pain, and thinks. Some women may look at having an abortion to solve personal conflicts, but in all, women that chose abortion are abandoning their strengths of creation, compassion, and ability to be a mother. After evaluating each side, especially that of the pro-choice movement, and debating each side, I feel pro-life is the movement I stick with in most circumstances.
When it comes to the sensitive topic of abortion, many people take moral or ethical strong stands in making their opinions known as to when abortion is and is not appropriate. Some will even say abortion is murder. The issue of abortion is the news, posts in social media and can become an emotional conversation among friends and acquaintances. Abortion has become the focus of religious and political platforms. You are either pro-choice or pro-life and you will find that out as you read car bumper stickers as you’re driving. The topic of abortion becomes more complicated when we talk about when a life actually begins or when you call a cluster of cells a person? That very question has torn the United States apart ever since the famous court case of Roe V. Wade in 1973. The court case mandated that a woman has the right to abort a fetus until it is "viable," meaning that it's "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, though with artificial aid”. Even now, 41 years later, states are making laws that challenge the morality of Roe V. Wade verdict. For example the heartbeat bill of Ohio that mandates abortions are illegal if there is a heartbeat. According to The Cleveland Clinic, a heartbeat can be detected in a fetus at (5 weeks) and brainwaves at (6 weeks). I believe abortion should be allowed and therefore not considered the murder of a person when brainwaves or a heartbeat is not detectable.
Abortion, one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Many people argue that it's safe, it's humane and that it is the mothers decision ultimately. But, is it really? Abortion is the intended discontinuance of a pregnancy, most commonly carried out in the first twelve to thirteen weeks. In other words, it's where you knowingly kill your baby who is growing inside of you. Although it's most common for women to get an abortion in the first twelve to thirteen weeks, some states allow them to be performed up to twenty four weeks into the pregnancy. In some cases, you can even get an abortion after twenty four weeks (New Health Guide). In my opinion, abortion is nothing more than murder and it should be illegal in every state, of every country.
The Controversy of Abortion
In three weeks, Jennifer will leave for college. She broke up with her
boyfriend two weeks ago, and today she found out she was pregnant.
Should Jennifer have an abortion, or stop all her plans and have a baby
at eighteen? Either way the decision is hers to
Many say that abortion is murder and for many it is.If abortion is not murder than what is it, in Exodus 20:13 it states,“Thou shalt not murder.” (21st Century King James Version) If we shouldn’t kill, then why are we killing off the one thing that God put us on the planet to do!? Many in the Pro-Life point of view say that abortion is murder and that the mother of that aborted child is a murderer; however, with that, many people believe that women that have had an abortion, or a doctor that has performed this procedure, should be convicted as murderers.According to Guttmacher Institute, “Abortion is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States.” There are st...
Is an egg chicken or an egg? How many of you had asked this question when you were little?
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