Critical Thinking on Abortion:
Abortion has emerged as the most controversial and divisive topics across the globe in the past few decades. Following the decriminalization of this practice in 1973, thousands of women have continued to conduct abortions in the United States and other parts of the world on an annual basis. According to recent statistics by the World Health Organization, approximately 19 million women perform unsafe abortions worldwide. The topic has attracted huge debates because of increased practice, it’s potential impacts on the mother’s life, and ethical issues surrounding it. These heated debates have resulted in the emergence of two major groups i.e. pro-life (those who argue against abortion) and pro-choice (those who support abortion). Regardless of whether an individual is a supporter of pro-life or pro-choice, there are compelling arguments on each side of the divide. The arguments presented by each side are primarily based on proven statistics, morality, and emotional appeal. The application of the critical thinking process on arguments by both sides demonstrates that the natural intellectual conclusion on abortion is the pro-life perspective.
Arguments on Abortion:
The issue of abortion has been characterized by many social and ethical questions that have contributed to the formation of large, contrasting groups. As the main opposing forces on this issue, pro-life supporters and pro-choice advocates have expressed varying opinions and arguments on this issue (Kaur, n.d.). Pro-life supporters or right-to-life advocates argue against the practice of abortion because they believe that human life begins at conception and has the right to live including an embryo. The second argument raised by pro...
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In conclusion, the analysis of the arguments presented by pro-choice reveals that they are somehow wrong though logical. Generally, abortion is not an issue that can be left to an individual to make her decision based on fundamental values and beliefs. While it is important to ensure that a woman’s right to privacy and personal choice is guaranteed, the guarantee does not come considering this issue as a personal issue. Since life begins at conception, every human being should be granted the right to life through promoting growth in every stage of development. The right to life of a human being should not be entirely left to the hands and decisions of another human. The application of the critical thinking process on arguments by both sides demonstrates that the natural intellectual conclusion on abortion is the pro-life perspective.