Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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The topic of abortion is a very sensitive subject in the world today. This begs the question “Is abortion morally acceptable?” I, myself, believe that “abortion is seriously immoral and that it is in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being.”(Minch, p.604) In this essay I will define abortion and give a brief summary of the case Roe v. Wade, tell why I believe abortion is immoral, provide a counter argument for a person who is pro-choice, and conclude by supporting my pro-life argument and providing an alternative to the pro-choice argument. Abortion is defined as the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for a state law to ban abortions …show more content…

Nor does a woman who has been a good mother and is approaching the age at which she may be looking forward to being a good grandmother. Nor does a woman who discovers that her pregnancy may well kill her, and opts for abortion. Nor, necessarily, does a woman who has decided to lead a life centered around some other worthwhile activity or activities with which motherhood would compete.” (Minch …show more content…

The best alternative, in my eyes, is the process of adoption. Over a million people in the United States are currently trying to adopt a child. So in a society that values human life I believe that instead of aborting a fetus or embryo, a solution would be to give the child up for adoption. This allows a woman to still maintain her virtue and be able to continue being a good mother, grandmother, and do activities that are worthwhile. Also this could be considered a virtuous act and show moral character because it allows men and woman who cannot have children the opportunity to be parents. Another alternative to abortion would be to place the child in foster care. This provides the child with a foster family that them until a suitable home is found. Fostering also allows a mother time to make the decision to put the baby up for adoption or even get in a situation where they are able to take of the child themselves. Which brings my final alternative to abortion which is keeping the child completely. Many mothers may have doubts about having a baby throughout a pregnancy, but once the child is born there is often a very strong maternal bond. If a child is aborted the mothers chance to change her mind is eliminated and that could come at the cost of pain

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  • Opines that abortion is a very sensitive topic in the world today. they will define abortion, summarize the case roe v. wade, explain why they believe it is immoral, provide counter-argument, and conclude by supporting their pro-life argument.
  • Explains that in 1973 the supreme court ruled it unconstitutional for a state law to ban abortions except to save the mother's life.
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