The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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“Is the fetus a person with a right to life?” This is what people usually start off by asking when discussing the morality of abortion. “Do we have the same reasons not to kill a fetus that we have not to kill an adult?” This is what Don Marquis is asking. Marquis explains that killing adults is wrong because it deprives them of their future (RTD pg. 81). But in killing a fetus we are also depriving it of its future, therefore it is contradictory to favor one and not the other.
What makes killing wrong, according to Marquis, is not its effect on the murderer nor its effect on the victim’s friends and relatives, but its effect on the victim (RTD pg. 84). The loss of ones life deprives one of all the experiences that one could have had such
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She will assert that life is present from the moment of conception or that fetuses look like babies (RTD pg. 82). She will say that fetuses have the genetic code already in them that is necessary and sufficient to be a functioning human being. These arguments are already strong in showing that abortion is the same thing as murder. All one needs to have is a set of moral values and to see that a fetus looks like a baby to see that abortion is morally wrong. “It is always prima facie seriously wrong to take a human life” and “it is always prima facie seriously wrong to end the life of a baby” (RTD pg. 83) are the generally accepted moral principles that support the anti-abortionist. But, the argument that “it looks like a baby” is too broad to be…show more content…
It’s a decision where millions of people develop their own opinion of either pro-choice or anti-abortion. One cannot say “pro-abortion” because that would mean pro-murder, in which if someone is a pro-murderer, then his or her morals are somewhere else and out of touch with humanity. No one with even the basic moral values would have the want to kill an innocent baby. That’s where it relates to ethics, because everyone in this situation is trying to have moral

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