One needs to dig deeper into the issue of why it is wrong to kill. Marquis main argument why abortion is immoral is not about the effect of the murderer, the victims close relatives and friends nor the personhood problem, but it is about the effect on the victims’ life and future. The effect killing has on the victim is the most influent... ... middle of paper ... ...life is at risk is also inconsistent with Marquis values since the fetus will still have a future like ours. Marquis argument contradicts itself. Marquis claims abortion is morally impermissible because killing is wrong.
Abortion should not remain legal because the aborted fetus is being murdered; adoption is the humane and moral alternative; and abortion may take a physical and emotional toil on the would-be mother. Pro-life supporters generally ascribe the label of “murder” to abortion because it is the death of a fertilized egg. Many religions also support this belief. For instance, the Roman Catholic Church believes that human life is viable from conception forward. Aborting that life is considered murdering that tiny human being.
One could argue that this is next to murder. How can we as a society sanction the murdering of developing babies? Also it can equally be stated that abortion is unnatural and a health hazard to women who have undergone the procedure. Whatever the case, abortion should be outlawed because it is immoral and mothers should face the responsibilities of their actions. Many arguments can be used in order to put an end to abortion or at least in order to establish dialogue.
In Dan Marquis’ article, “Why Abortion is Immoral”, he argues that aborting a fetus is like killing a human being already been born and it deprives them of their future. Marquis leaves out the possible exceptions of abortion that includes: a threat to the mom’s life, contraceptives, and pregnancy by rape. First, I will explain Marquis’ pro-life argument in detail about his statements of why abortion is morally wrong. Like in many societies, killing an innocent human being is considered morally wrong just like in the United States. Second, I will state my objection to Marquis’ argument through examining the difference between a human being already born future compared to a potential fetus’s future.
The plan would be to recognize why murdering an adult human is morally wrong, and to try and adapt it to the argument of abortion. The plan behind this reasoning, is that if it connects with abortion, then there will be some sort of evidence to support that abortion is presumptively immoral. Marquis believes that what killing does most effectively is deprive the victim of something valuable or irreplaceable. Meaning that it takes away any chance of anything that the victim would have valued in the future before his/her demise. Among the everything” lost would be goals, life achievements, life projects, relationships and of course other special small things connected to the person.
While some people argue that abortion is a right and should remain legal, I believe that there are too many flaws with their claims to protect abortion for it to be preserved. Pro-life groups, or those who promote the legal protection of unborn children, support their views by laying a foundation that explicitly highlights the deliberate killing of a life. Abortion desensitizes society to a quiet form of violence, often calling the pro-choice movement a silent holocaust. These fetuses cannot speak for themselves, cannot shout for help when being surgically removed from the world as they know it. Women who have abortions tend to develop issues ranging from those that deal with emotional, psychological, physical, and mental damage.
We all know that child abuse and rape are wrong. Under no condition can rape be justified. This is simply a fact that we all accept. The problem of abortion, on the other hand, is not nearly as straightforward. As pointed out by Frederick Turner in Abortion Can be a Moral Sacrifice, pro-life people can be sure that late-term abortions are murder.
Don Marquis upholds the fact of since abortion deprives the fetus of a future like ours therefore most abortion is morally wrong. He adheres in his article “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral”, what he meant was that not all abortions are wrong. He did not discuss about the exception of “… abortion before implantation, abortion when the life of a woman is threatened by a pregnancy or abortion by rape” Regard of that, Marquis has claimed “… it is in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being.” He inquires the reason of killing a human being is wrong. Marquis explains the killing is not just cause of pain and perceive of loss to the victim’s family, moreover it includes the basis loss to the victims themselves as “the loss of one’s life deprives one of all the experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments that would otherwise have constituted one’s future”. With the respect of Marquis’s theory, it is the loss of a valuable future like ours that respond to the question of why killing a human being is morally wrong.
The law recognizes an unborn child as "member of the species homo sapiens “(Shimabukuro). Bush’s law indicates that killing an unborn child is illicit because the fetus is considered a human being, in which many pro-life supporters interpret the law by considering abortion as a murder. Pro-life followers support their arguments against abortion with the result of the Roe v. Wade case. Many supporters believe the decision of the case was not adequately examined, thus should be overturned. The decision of Roe v. Wade case was reached due to the jurisdiction of the fourteenth amendment.
In my opinion, abortion is just a legalized form of murder. The woman is just depriving the child of a life that is worth living. This child could have been the next president or could have been the one to cure HIV. By aborting a pregnancy, this future will never take place. But even with an issue such as abortion there are circumstances when abortion can be morally justified, in the case of therapeutic abortions and rape.