She states that “The extreme view could of course be weakened to say that while abortion is permissible to save the mother’s life, it may not be performed by a third party but only by the mother’s life.” (Thomson) the mother and child share the same body so it should be left in her hands to control the situation. Most up till now mostly showed a mixture of logos and pathos, but it did include the least amount of ethos. She gave an example “Suppose a woman has become pregnant, and learns that she has a cardiac condition such that she will die if she carries the baby to term. What may be done for him? And also if the fetus has the right to live, but as the mother is a person too, so has a right to life, but as the mother is a person
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 Jarvis Thomson successfully discusses and outlines in many cases that an abortion performed when the mother’s life is not threatened by the pregnancy would be not unjust. As some believe that the foetus is not an independent creature as it is inseparable from the mother’s body and the morality of abortion until the mother is part of the situation and being properly recognised. Thomas does recognise this as she believes that the mother’s rights over her body are key considerations. Thomson does not accept the conservative view as to the moral status of the foetus. But she additionally argues that abortion would be morally permissible even if the foetus were a person.
She then reconstructs the initial argument to state that it is morally impermissible to abort a fetus if it has the right to life and has the right to the mother?s body. The fetus has the right to life but only has the right to a ... ... middle of paper ... ...ould assure the survival of twin A. I feel that Thomson?s argument was easily refuted although it was very imaginative and clever. It doesn?t seem that her idea of abortion only being wrong in the case of voluntary pregnancy will hold water too long. In my personal opinion I feel that abortion is generally wrong. I think that if the woman became pregnant through consensual sex, even if she did not want to have a child, abortion is wrong regardless of the contraceptive precautions that were exercised.
I believe my viewpoint is the best viewpoint is the best viewpoint because it combines both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints unlike your viewpoint of pro-life. You believe that women should not be able to have abortions because a life is at state. You believe that a life is at state but you do not think about the consequences of having a child that is not wanted. You say that women should not have the right to have an abortion and that you do not believe in abortion but by saying that you are taking away a woman's freedom of choice. A woman should have the right to choose if she wants to have an abortion.
Some argue abortion is condonable under certain circumstances such as rape, incest, or potentially fatal to the mother carrying the child. I have a preconceived notion that abortion is not morally acceptable and I do not think you could generalize a situation in which it could be acceptable. Some libertarians are against abortion, and think that the fetuses’ rights need to be protected, while conservatives believe that fetuses have the right to life as soon as conception happens. Physicians are viewed negatively due to performing these abortions, and the women who get these procedure done have negative emotional side effects. Whether one believes with the views of libertarians or conservatives, the way physicians are viewed and the side effects that follow should be strong evidence that abortion needs to be done away with completely.
Until medical research and testing finds a foolproof contraceptive, abortion is morally permissible because of obvious factors that are uncontrollable. For those whom agree that abortion is an ethical procedure, there are some instances where it is morally questionable. Does an inopportune pregnancy al... ... middle of paper ... ...fective means of birth control available yet, to the public. If there were, then abortion could be abolished, and unwanted pregnancies wouldn’t occur. In conclusion, abortion is the intentional termination of pregnancy resulting in the death of the fetus.
Judith Thomson uses different analogies to justify that in, most cases, abortion is morally acceptable. She states at the end of “A Defense of Abortion”, that she although she having an abortion isn’t always permissible for example it would be wrong for a women to demand for an abortion if she was going on a vacation. She also says that she is not arguing for the right to “secure death of the unborn child… You may detach yourself even if... ... middle of paper ... ...hese different analogies justify that abortion is morally permissible in different cases such as rape, contraceptive failure and pregnancies in which the mother’s life is at risk. Thomson agrees that women deserve the right to have an abortion based on their own right to life in the case where her life is at risk or in the case that the pregnancy was unwanted in the first place. With the combination of the reasons backing up these rights, Judith Thomson postulates a strong argument for her view on the morality of abortion.
The Concept of Abortion "Abortion is never justified" I neither agree or disagree with this statement. I mostly disagree with the concept of abortion, but in some cases I feel it is morally acceptable. For example, if the mother has been raped then having the child would only remind her of the unfortunate incident and she may never be able to love her child in the same way she would with a child who was conceived normally. I also believe that abortion is morally acceptable if the mothers life is in danger if she has the baby. Although a baby is a new life, I think the mother should put herself first in that situation.
While deciding whether to be pro-life or pro-choice, many people consider the moral aspect of abortion and its consequences. On the pro-choice side, a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she wants to give birth. The argument is that it is her body and she is the one who will have the responsibility of caring for that child. The problem, however, with this argument is that it does not take into consideration whether abortion is right or wrong, and it does not deal with the morality of the issue. However, the arguments of the pro-life side may be more correct simply because they make a moral judgment.