The issue of abortion is certainly one of the world’s hottest controversies in modern society. On one end of the issue, there is a group of people who call themselves “pro-life.” This group argues that aborting a fetus is equivalent to murdering a person. On the other end, there is another group that argue against the pro-lifers, claiming that it is a woman’s freedom and right to abort her child. Because of its ethical, religious and political implications, abortion laws have taken on many different forms around the world. While some countries completely ban abortion altogether, some states in America allow it under certain circumstances, and some other states openly allow it.
The Battle Over Abortion Abortion is very controversial because it involves many issues, for example: When does life begin? Is quantity of life more important that quality? Or some people ask, is abortion murder? There are two main sides to this debate, there’s Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. The name Pro-Choice is given to those who believe abortion should be legal.
The right to life The article A Defense of Abortion written by Judith Thomson and the article Why Abortion is Immoral by Don Marquis deal with the arguments of whether abortion is moral, immoral, justified or not. The author Don Marquis wants to prove that abortion is immoral without taking into consideration extreme cases, while Thomson says that abortion is justified in some cases. The latter supports her arguments by saying that abortion is justified in cases such as rape and when the mother’s life, which is the most important here, is in danger. On the other hand, Marquis says that abortion can’t be justified, because abortion is killing a person who might have a future, without much reference to any other cases that might lead to abortion.
Since our lives end when our brain stops, should life not begin when the brain starts? People do not understand that pro-choice is not "pro-abortion". Obviously, it is an extremely tough decision to make, and no one who is pro-choice thinks abortion is all smiles and rainbows. But they also do realize that legal or not legal, there have always been pregnancies wanting to be terminated and a high demand for abortion, and when abortion is illegal it does not stop happening, it just becomes a lot more unsafe and sometimes deadly. Being pro-choice means wanting to keep abortion rare, legal and
Yet, the right of the fetus does not always outweigh the right of the mother to do with her body as she seems fit. On the opposing side, is Marquis, opposing abortion in almost all cases. He believes that killing is wrong because it deprives one of a Future Like Ours, also known as an FLO account. The FLO is made up through experiences, projects, enjoyments and activities that are held... ... middle of paper ... ...ng a pregnancy. This idea feels best supported by Utilitarianism, which states that certain actions (in this case abortion) would be ethical if they bring happiness, or benefit those involved.
Judith Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion” is an essay where Thomson argues that abortion is not impermissible. To be even more precise, she argues for abortion should also be sometimes permissible, but she also grants that there are certain situations in which getting an abortion would be immoral. “Most opposition to abortion relies on the premise that the fetus is a human being, a person, from the moment of conception.” (Thomson, 48). She uses the rhetorical triangle to help her achieve her argument about abortion. Which uses ethos, pathos, and logos to influence her providing the argument surrounding abortion.
A difficult problem today is trying to that prove rape occurred and that it was not consensual. There should be some type of system to regulate that issue. Everyone that wanted an abortion could say they have been raped and get one, there needs to be a system to prevent that. Also, if a woman carrying a child is getting very sick or unhealthy because of the pregnancy the option of abortion should be available to her. It would be better to save one life than possibly lose both.
In my previous essay, I fought that abortion is immoral, but can be countered against depending on the person and the situation given. My view has now changed to where abortion is morally permissible under circumstances. This change of views occurred after reading Warren, Thomson, and Marquis ' arguments throughout the course. Coming from a family and culture that shames a person who favors abortion, I solely believed abortion was immoral until taking this class. I wanted to clarify that my view on abortion is morally permissible if the pregnancy was affecting the mother 's wellbeing, financial stability, or if she does not feel prepared or lacks education to care for a child.
Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia Abortion is a major issue to Christians each denomination has its own teachings on abortion. Abortion is to end a pregnancy deliberately because the child is not wanted for some reason. "Thou shall not kill." (Exodus 20:13). There are different views on abortion, some people believe that abortion is wrong because the foetus is still alive, but others believe that abortion is needed for instance if the mother's life was in danger, it would be better to kill the foetus and save the mother, this means to choose the 'lesser of two evils.'
The Moral Issue of Abortion My essay is about the argument over abortion, whether it is right or wrong for it to be carried out. Abortion is a very sensitive subject and there are many views for and against abortion, I choose to do the moral issue of abortion because I have no views for or against abortion. I wanted to know more and look into detail what abortion was and for what reasons do women have for choosing to abort their babies. In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby. Abortion is carried out if the developing is not wanted for some reason.