Abortion is a much debated about topic of the world today. Abortion is the killing of babies when the mother does not wish to have the child. Abortion can be carried out at any time during a pregnancy and even after. There are many different views on abortion. Since abortion has been legalized in 1973, there have been over 53 million abortions in the world, which is way beyond the capacity that it should be.
Should women have legal access to abortion? Even forty years after the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of legal abortion on January 22, 1973 in the case of Roe v. Wade, the American public still remains split into two opposing teams. The pro-choice team, of which I personally consider myself a member, supports a woman’s right to choose on whether or not to abort her pregnancy. The pro-life team supports the notion that some, if not all, forms of abortion, under particular circumstances, should be outlawed. Many of the arguments made by the pro-life team take a moral, ethical, or religious standpoint in their persuasion of others.
Pro-life is the opposing argument to pro-choice, and that abortions should be made illegal like in Northern Ireland unless the mother’s life is at serious risk. Many Religions have the traditional view that abortion is a sin. It is argued that if a teenager becomes pregnant and has an abortion they may come to regret this in later life, because at the time they were only a minor. The argument for Pro-life is a choice by people who feel that it is wrong to take a man life, weather that human has been born or not is irrelevant. Abortion is seen as no different to murder.
Over 42 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women's civil right; the case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and their choice whether to have a baby or not. Excluding rape or incest, abortion should not be allowed because it is an issue of human life being endangered and not the restriction of women’s lives with some rights that may be denied through childbearing. Since I am a pro-life supporter, I am strongly against abortion because abortion in most cases is the deliberate killing of the defenseless among us; this act should be stopped.
Warren beings her argument by acknowledging that abortion “…usually entails the death of a fetus. ( Social and Personal Ethics: The Moral Status Of Abortion, Marry Anne Warren, Page 109)” Shockingly enough, at least to many individuals, Warren still holds firm that safe abortion is both morally permissible and under no circumstance should be illegal. Warren recognizes that it is almost futile to argue with those who believe that abortion is equivalent to murder unless it is argued that fetuses to not have the same right to life as other human beings. She does this by
4. An abortion can result in medical complications later in life; the risk of ectopic pregnancies doubles, and the chance of a miscarriage and pelvic inflammatory disease also increases. 5. In the instance of rape and incest, proper medical care can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant. Abortion punishes the unborn child who committed no crime; instead, it is the guilty that should be punished.
In many people minds, fetus is a human being who has the right to survive. Obviously, killing someone is immoral, but fetus is no completely as same as a normal human being. In “A Defense of Abortion”, Thomason used a few examples to show that fetuses must rely on their mom for about ten month to become normal being. Thomson said that fetuses are persons that have the rights to live, but most abortions are permissible. (a) Thomson used some cases as the violinist, the open windows to establish thought experiments to argue that abortion is permissible in most cases.
Approximately 1.3 million unplanned pregnancies end in abortion every year. There are several reasons women choose to have abortions such as fear of having or raising a child, rape, or not having enough money. But whatever the situation, it is the individual woman’s decision. If an abortion is denied, the women would have the child in unsafe living conditions and the child would not get everything he/she needs to live a good life. First Trimester Abortions should not be viewed negatively because a woman's body is her own, circumstances are always different, and a woman has individual rights.
Doe 1 John Doe Mrs. Lewis English 112 3 March 2012 Annotated Bibliography Abortion is a very controversial topic which affect a lot of people today. An abortion is where you terminate a pregnancy at an early stage. When the dead fetus goes out of the body it is about the size of a quarter sometimes recognizable as an incredibly small baby. You can receive an abortion at any age today. People choose to get an abortion for a couple of different reasons which I will discuss later.
But I do not think it is right for the government to make abortion illegal either. Individual liberty is one of the founding principles of the United States and the decision to have an abortion is a very personal one. While I think it is a serious choice to have an abortion, I think there are some situations where it can be justified. A woman should not be forced to have a child that is the result of rape or incest. Even if these cases are only about one percent of abortions, it still affects thousands of women each year.