Before I get more into the subject of abortion, you must first understand what exactly abortion is, and how it is defined. An abortion is a procedure to end pregnancy. (1) It typically is a surgery that removes the embryo or fetus and the placenta from the uterus. (1) This procedure is done by a licensed health care professional. (1) Now while abortion is defined as terminating the pregnancy, if the pregnancy happens to end itself then it is known as a miscarriage. (4) Now that we know more about what abortion is, why is such a big debate in today’s society? Well, unfortunately, abortions have become increasing popular with women in today’s society. Women tend to choose the option of abortion when they have an unwanted pregnancy, whether it was by accident or the family just did not want another baby. There are many other reasons for why women choose abortion, they include: rape, age, amount of income, and health. Aside from this, abortion is currently legal in the United States although different states have different regulations. Abortion has been l...
...ks of abortion include heavy bleeding, damage to internal organs, infection, and may cause death. Pro-lifers claim that abortion is simply just killing a life due to the mother’s actions. While pro-choice claims that it is best for the unborn child so that way they would not have to experience the hardships their parents are going through.
Abortions have created many debates because it relates to ethical, moral, and legal issues throughout the world, because it is legal this topic is going viral. This issue leads to the question of the baby’s rights and the women’s rights. Abortion should NOT be legal anywhere because it not only takes away a human life, but can also affect your mental and emotional health, and it takes away a teenager’s/adult’s accountability.
What is abortion you might ask? In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, abortion was defined as induced termination of pregnancy and expulsion of embryo or fetus: cessation of normal growth, prior to full development or maturation. In simple terms, the killing of an embryo and extracting it.
The word abortion by definition means the deliberate termination of a pregnancy usually before the embryo and fetus is capable of independent life. Abortion, universally regarded as a bone of contention, is a controversial issue, while some people think abortion is immoral, other believe women should have legal right to elective abortion. In my opinion, abortion should be illegal because it is ethically and morally wrong. Although abortion is an efficient way for unready mothers to change their lives, abortion is morally and ethnically wrong because it is murdering an unborn child who has the right to live.
It is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t have an opinion about abortion and probably a strong opinion at that. Debates on this topic usually go nowhere, leaving the opponents even more committed to their positions than before. Last month marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade. Prior to the case filed by Jane roe, the state of Texas made it a crime to perform a crime unless a child’s life was at stake. Jane Roe was an unmarried woman who wanted to safely and legally end her pregnancy end her pregnancy. The Supreme Court ruled that: (1) A woman and her doctor may freely decide to terminate a pregnancy during the first trimester.
“Justifying the killing of a fully human child because of severe congenital defect , we are not making a case for abortion; were promoting something much more chilling. Even the mothers involved know what is going on.” (Greg Koukl). A women’s pregnancy is a beautiful process , and although abortion will remain an issue which opposing sides will never see eye to eye on. The very basis of the issue fundamentally lies within the values and beliefs of each opposing side. That being said, the issue will likely remain a controversial one and remain unresolved.
...trol. Only seven percent are actually due to medical reasons, and a mere one percent for rape or incest. For years, lies have led people to believe that the killing of faultless little babies is okay. Now, the truth is uncovered. It is time to put a stop to the corruption of abortion. Myths have blinded people to the alternatives available and the endless suffering that the termination of a pregnancy brings about. Yearly, more than 1,600,000 women and babies are killed by abortion. Meanwhile, there are 400,000 couples waiting to take home a baby that they can love, cherish, and protect. Instead, the babies die because lies have made people believe that the only possible fate for them is an abused one not worth living. In the time that it took you to read this, another twelve precious infants in America have become mere casualties. Isn’t it time the law stopped this?
In summary until a fetus can support its own life people will continue to support a women’s right to choose.
The Ethics Of Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many more years to come. The main controversy is should abortion remain legalized? Are abortions moral or immoral? I personally believe that they are immoral. I beleve that the moment the fetus starts to develop and when conception occurs, that baby is a person who has a right to live. Although the fact of abortion has been examined through it?s scientific and religious side, in this assignment I will examine abortion from an ethical point of view.