It is not the baby’s fault if the mother did not take care about her actions the baby has the right to live. Although some may argue that abortion should not be banned because some women feel that they are not ready to have a child. The truth is that abortion should be banned because it robs a human of life. It is a dangerous act and it violates the civil rights. One reason women should not abort is because it
The mother would of course love the child, but with that would come a form of hate. It is true that one should take responsibility for their actions, but rape is no action of their own. Rape is an act of violence and no women should have to have a baby out of it. As a women I agree that I, and only I, should make the decision of rather to have an abortion or to not have one.
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.
No one else gets to make that pronouncement Pro lifers believe that it’s okay to force someone to be pregnant even if they’ve been raped, the fetus could have problems, or the fetus could kill the mother. Forcing someone to be pregnant is wrong, it’s their own choice. If you get nothing else out this essay I hope you learned that pro choice doesn’t mean pro abortion, it means let women choose what to do with their own bodies. Abortion is a tough choice and the decision should be a personal one, without interference of government. Abortion can continue to be safe as long as its legal and in a hospital, making it illegal would cause more problems than it would solve.
Then appropriate responses to these objections. Concluding the paper I will argue that Thomson's 'violinist' argument supporting the idea of a mother's right to autonomy outweighing a fetus' right to life does not make abortion permissible. In her article Thomson starts off by giving antiabortionists the benefit of the doubt that fetuses are human persons. She adds that all persons have the right to life and that it is wrong to kill any person. Also she states that someone?s right to life is stronger than another person?s autonomy and that the only conflict with a fetuses right to life is a mother?s right to autonomy.
Abortion shouldn’t be used as a form of contraception, nor should women’s lives be sacrificed to bear an infant before morally ready to commit. If a woman is raped, and the outcome incurs pregnancy, then abortion is an alternate form of controlling the unwanted pregnancy. Abortion should stand as only the woman’s choice, never as a decision adverse to Pro-Life activists. Pro-Choice advocates seem to vindicate abortion, accepting that abortion is not considered a form of birth control, but merely a method of controlling the woman and fetus future. Women are the sole determinate persons in stating if they are capable of withholding a full term pregnancy.
The moral question has always been whether or not it should be a woman’s decision to get an abortion. The other side of that question is whether the government should have control over a woman’s body and forbid her to get an abortion. Pro-Choice, though it does take the side of legalizing abortion, it does not mean Pro-abortion. Pro-choice is the right in choosing whether to reproduce, adopt, or abort. I believe a woman should have the right to choose whether to keep the baby if she knows that she is willing to take up such a huge responsibility.
Thomson’s essay was created as a strong, convincing essay. Thomson uses pathos when explaining the example for the mother and child situation. Thomson states “Some won’t even make an exception for a case in which continuation of the pregnancy is likely to shorten the mother’s life; they regard abortion as impermissible even to save the mother’s life.” (Thomson, 50) that even when the mother’s life is endangered, they still regard abortion as impermissible. However the case stated before is extremely rare and many people who are against abortion doesn’t believe in the extreme view. She states that “The extreme view could of course be weakened to say that while abortion is permissible to save the mother’s life, it may not be performed by a third party but only by the mother’s life.” (Thomson) the mother and child share the same body so it should be left in her hands to control the situation.
The moderate position accepts both of the pro-choice and pro-life. In Shannon and Kocklers' essay says "This position sees both the fetus and the woman as having rights and entitlements and recognizes that attempts to resolve such conflicts of rights will entail suffering and pain"(82). This means the fetus has a right to life and the mother has a right to absolute control over her body. I personally disagree with the moderate position on abortion, because the whole discussion is academic. Neither of the two groups is looking for compromise.
Jenny Kats April 29, 2014 College of Staten Island In the case of moral permissibility to Sue’s abortion, I believe that it is completely ethical to undergo the procedure if that is her decision. It is key for a woman to have complete control over her reproductive life. In this particular situation, it is important to consider that the fetus is under-developed (one month), and that the woman had taken steps in order to avoid the pregnancy. It would be wrong to force her to commit her body and professional life to an unwanted child. When applied to the philosophy of Thomson, the abortion would also be considered morally permissible.