John Noonan and Mary Ann Warren believe the most fundamental question involved in the long history of abortion is. How do you determine the humanity of a being? They both use their views on the answer to argue their positions on abortion. Jane English differs from many pro- and anti-abortion advocates in insisting that the central question is not whether the fetus is a person. She argues that even if the fetus is a person, it doesn't simply follow that abortion is wrong.
“According to religious advocates, abortion is murder” (Mohammadi). This is the main reason why many people consider abortion as murder. Abortion is such an important issue to talk about, no matter the arguments. It can affect someone very close to you. Many people need to realize that abortions happening in the United
Abortion Approximately 42 Million abortions occur per year. Abortion comes close to being able to be defined as genocide, however more importantly it is a woman’s right to a safe, legal, and accessible abortion, and is necessary to protect privacy, and women’s health. In the first article, “Abortion Is a Form of Genocide “ Meredith Eugene Hunt explains how our criminal court defines genocide as killing or deliberately harming a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, or people of the group. Abortion does not qualify for one of those categories. However, it does qualify under the French definition.
My favorite verse from that section was Exodus 21:22-25. I had never heard of the premature fine or retaliation and it is very interesting because it does paint a perfect picture that even in biblical times it was not okay to abort. My favorite part from the philosophical section was when they talked about quality of life as a reason for abortion. I liked the example the article gave of May, Jesus’s mother. She was poor and had a baby that was not her husbands, yet she decided to keep it and it was the savior of the world.
One of the most controversial topic that society and lawmakers often debate about is abortion. Before 1971 when abortion was illegal it was done in the back alleys of city streets with an inexperienced person doing this procedure. Thousands of women died due to improper procedure, unsterile equipment, and complications due medical malpractice. This changed in December 1971 when a single mother to be chose to fight against the anti-abortion law in the state of Texas. At the time the state of Texas only allowed legal abortions to women that had been raped or was impregnated by incest.
These are all reason that could be avoided, and save many lives in the early stages. One controversial reason a woman might have an abortion is if she has been raped. There are very few cases like this, and in the instance of pregnancy resulting from rape, Linda Lowen informs us “proper medical care can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant” (Abortion Arguments). Overall, the most common reason for having an abortion is that “over 95 percent… [are] women who simply do not want to have a baby” (Abortion is Murder). Women who get pregnant and are not ready to accept the responsibility should not let this result in the death of a human
The RU-486 is said to be no more controversial than any other aspect of an abortion. This pill sends messages to the brain telling the woman she is already pregnant, the ovum is expelled, because the body believes it is already impregnated. These procedures raise the same issues as
The Toll the War in Iraq Makes on its Women The Toll the War in Iraq Makes on its Women Christine DiMare March 25, 2012 The Toll the War in Iraq Makes on its Women The war in Iraq has brought more than devastation to just the landscape or the loss of its men. War also devastates the lives of Iraqi women. War makes widows, childless middle-aged women, and some are being sold for sex. Typically, Iraqi couples are married at age seventeen – eighteen for men and fourteen to seventeen for women (Iraq, 2012). However, the war in Iraq has cost Iraqi women their husbands more than one can imagine.
Reviewing this article did not change my mind on abortion. Abortion is still an abortion even if it is done quietly by a pill. Overall, I still choose pro-life over pro-choice after reading these articles. I believe a fetus should have the same rights as anyone else and should have the chance to experience life itself. These articles gave me a better understanding on how abortion is today and how it will be in the future.
Although the act was usually but not always the choice of the woman, abortion was illegal and to end pregnancy was considered to be murder. In the two decades before abortion was legal in America, it's been estimated that about one million women per year underwent illegal abortions. Because these illegal procedures were performed by the woman or someone else who was not medically trained to perform the procedure, women died. In my opinion trying to make abortion illegal is pointless because the women will resort to drastic measures and other means to end the unwanted birth. Here we are in this so-called world of freedom but when we exercise that freedom, we become ridiculed for making a choice.