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The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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Abortion has been an on-going conflict for quite a while and the debate has caught the eye of many people. As it states, “The decision [approving abortion or not] has been very controversial, and it has been repeatedly challenged.” (81). Mary Anne Warren states that abortion, “may be defined as the act a woman performs in deliberately terminating her pregnancy before it comes to term, or in allowing another person to terminate it” (112). Which was a very engaging, because it is true, not everyone sees abortion the same way. Just as some people may not agree with what I am going to state, but I believe abortion is not right and therefore I do support that abortion is always an immoral choice.
Beginning with Marry Anne Warren and her article …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that abortion has been an on-going conflict for quite a while and the debate has caught the eye of many people.
  • Analyzes how marry anne warren's article on the moral and legal status of abortion states that women who are poor, under-age, disabled, or otherwise vulnerable, suffer most from the absence of safe, legal abortion.
  • Disagrees with warren's view that children with mental illnesses aren't considered a living human because they have none of these characteristics.
  • Opines that homosexual couples aren't able to reproduce, but heterosexual couples can. aborting children instead of giving them birth and letting another couple, determined to give them all the care and love they need, is something they disagree with.
  • Agrees with don marquis' view that abortion is wrong, stating that fetuses are human and alive. women have the right to control their own bodies, but abortion overrides that right.
  • Agrees with marquis' statement that all babies should be given a chance to live, whether it is with biological parents or adoptive parents.
  • Concludes that the readings did not change their perspective on abortions, but it did once again let them see various interesting thoughts on this topic.

As Warren states, “Many people wait years for opportunity to adopt a child, and some are unable to do so, even though there is every reason to believe that they would be good parents" (Warren 120). Just as homosexual couples are not able to reproduce, some heterosexual couples cannot as well. Aborting children instead of giving them birth and letting another couple, that is determined to give them all the care and love they need, is something I do not agree with. As it later states, “The needless destruction of a viable infant not only deprives a sentient human being of life, but also deprives other persons of a source of great satisfaction, perhaps severely impoverishing their lives” (Warren 120). And that is what is happening when abortion is …show more content…

How “premature death is a misfortune, in general, because it deprives an individual of a future of value” (Marquis 126). And I do agree with this statement. All babies should be given a chance to live, whether it is with his or her biological parents or with adoptive parents. A baby being aborted and not given the chance to make it’s own change in the world is a decision I do not agree with.
In conclusion, the readings did not change my perspective on abortions, but it did once again let me see various interesting thoughts on this topic. I have not met any person who has had an abortion, but I do know it happens everywhere in the world. Not letting someone live, actually give them a chance and see the potential they had in this world is an immoral choice. If a mother cannot raise the child, then abortion should not be the automatic solution, because there are many people out there that wish they could have a child of their own and sadly, they can’t. Stop

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