I feel this is a just action because with certain cases of abortion such as unplanned, rape, etc. I believe the fetus does have a right to life, but if the mother does not want to carry out her pregnancy then she could at least leave it for adoption or find someone who is willing to care for her child. She also adds to her claim that it is wrong for a mother to have an abortion in the last trimester of her pregnancy due to, “a vacation.” I whole heartedly agree with Thomson because again, if the pregnancy is causing financial instability, doubts on caring for the child due to lack of education, or detrimental problems to her physical and mental health, the mother should be allowed to have an abortion. Then Thomson uses the seed/person case to support her argument where if you left your window open and a seed was to fly in and take root on your carpet and the seed grows into a person/plant, have you granted permission for that person/plant the right to use your room? This is where I start to find Thomson 's example a bit unrealistic.
The mother has the right to have an abortion and it is her decision because a mother knows best about her health conditions. Did you know that there is a perfectly legal killer in America today? In fact it kills over one million people in the United States p... ... middle of paper ... ... a partner. Majority of women do not use proper contraceptive when being sexually active and then when they get pregnant they use abortion as a leeway for their own poor decision making. Women cannot just get an abortion because of their poor actions it is time for them to step up and take responsibility for their actions.
Women should have the right to decide whether or not they would like to have an abortion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines abortion as; “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” The idea of a woman’s right to have an abortion being taken away is merely incomprehensible. Having children is one of the most amazing things in the world but some children are created with the wrong idea behind them. RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) reports that there is “on the average of 237,868 people, ages 12 or older that have become victims of rape and sexual assault yearly.” Some of these rape and sexual assault crimes result in women becoming pregnant with a baby that they had not planned on. Women who become pregnant due to rape and sexual assault are usually very eager to get rid of their baby due to the fact that their child would possibly be a reminder of a part in their life that they would not like to recall.
Pro-Life supporters argue that a fetus becomes a person at the time of conception. Others believe that a fetus has rights when it becomes viable, able to live outside of the mother’s womb. Pro-choice supporters believe that women have the right to do with their body as they see fit. Women should not be forced to carry a child if she does not want too. The majority of women who have abortions, were on birth control.
Abortion is permissible in many cases, but this does not mean that we have the right to secure the death of the fetus. I agree with Thomson’s view that the death of a fetus is a necessary side-effect of abortion, but is not the goal. Were it possible to remove a fetus without killing it, then it must not be killed. The potential harm or life depreciation of the mother outweighs the fetuses’ potential right to life, whether it may have a future or not. Killing in self-defense is permissible and the possible death or harm that comes from having a baby is enough right for a mother to have an abortion.
Why should any woman be denied the choice to do what she wants with her own body? Women should have the control to decide what is best for their own body without the interference of the government’s laws. Making abortion legal can save and protect the lives of the pregnant woman and unborn fetus. The abortion procedure can help a woman’s life by saving her from financial stress, difficult responsibilities, risky health concerns, emotional disturbances and it also corresponds with the law . The procedure helps the unborn fetus by preventing an irregular health, emotional, and social development.
Abortion should be abolished because it is killing innocent human beings, causes health risks in women, and defies the religious and ethical standards of our country. In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled that under the 14th Amendment, abortion is a woman’s decision. The ruling, in the case of “Roe vs. Wade”, further states a woman has a right to an abortion until “viability” which is defined as being able to live outside of the mother’s womb. Viability usually occurs around 28 weeks or 7 months. This means that a woman can abort a baby just two months before it is born.
Although abortion has a few different ways that it can be defined, it has a basic definition which is understood by most people. Abortion is the act of removing an embryo from a woman before she completes her pregnancy (Rich and Wagner). Much of the debate about abortion is whether an embryo is baby or not. Most pro-life groups feel that it is a human while pro-choice don’t see it as a baby until it is born (Rich and Wagner). Another, a generally a more controversial type of abortion, is late-term abortion, which, is the act of performing an abortion after twenty weeks gestation and they partially give birth to the baby.
An Insight on Abortion Abortion is can be defined as the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy (Dordon,2012). It is sensitive but yet popular topic that brings a lot of debate in both the government and as well as with religion and everyday life (Gauthier, 1986). Why is abortion such a controversial issue? The reason for this is because with abortion it allows a woman to put an end to their pregnancy when they want too (Korsgaard, 2013). The problem with that is when women do that they are also abolishing the life of a primitive embryo, also known as a fetus.
Warrant(s): Life is precious. Shall not murder. Usually heartbeat means Life. Argument: The issue on whether or not abortion should be legal or not countries to flourish among Americans still today long after the trial on January 22, 1973 of Roe V. Wade in the US Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision declared the procedure a “fundamental right.” On one hand, proponents of abortion believe that killing the human child not only is evil but it can also harm the woman who is having the abortion. On the other hand, opponents of abortion say if we are able to create life why can’t we destroy it along with certain situations people believe it is okay for abortion such as if the baby has a deformity or the young girl gets pregnant.