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.
She also claims that the antiabortionists are fighting against the rights of women and the ability of free choice. McElroy’s argument for abortion wasn’t convincing and most of the claims presented needed more support. I believe that abortion should be illegal unless in some special cases such as rape and situations where the mother’s health can be affect by the pregnancy. The main issue of abortion is the fetus’ life. It all comes down to when it become a human.
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
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.
R.S REVISION- ABORTION Roman Catholic Church "Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception; abortion and infanticide are the most abominable of crimes." Second Vatican Council, Encyclical Gaudium et Spes Abortion is always wrong. Life begins at conception (or at the very least we cannot be certain that it doesn't), therefore abortion is murder. The unborn child is a sacred human life; it deserves the same respect as any other human being. Even in the case of rape, the RC Church does not support abortion - the foetus would be paying for someone else’s crime.
The choice between having an abortion or not is extremely difficult to make. There are many deleterious effects that abortions can cause on women’s health and well being, as well as extremely detrimental psychological and emotional effects. Many consider abortions to be immoral and murderous. Some even consider abortions to be the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. While others feel that women should be in control of her body and be allowed to make her own choices.
No civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different. We see murder as an awful, hideous crime, but yet we stick up and protect abortion like its absolutely okay. When you chose to no longer carry that child, you are choosing to not only strip that child of a chance at life but also you are taking away God`s gift to that child, and how is that right, because you most certainly got to live? It is absolutely inhumane and wrong, because abortion can be considered murder, since the fetus has already began its journey toward birth and a life. Secondly, abortion can lead to severe medical and psychological issues down the road.
This characteristic of non-commitment that is symbolic of so many aspects of modern day life has led certain individuals to reject a fetus under the credence that it in itself is not a person, and therefore is not entitled to the rights any other individual can receive. On the other side victims of rape, incest, and molestation rightfully assert that to carry the fetus to term would prove impossible. Certain women due to medical conditions or threats to health state that delivering the baby would be equivalent to forfeiting their own lives. There are yet other factions who practice sex selective abortions and abort children based on their gender; this is commonly practices in countries such as India & China and where in the value of a male child that of a female child exceeds. This is not only a repulsive form of discrimination but it skews the gender ratios that present enormous problems for future generations.
So if one has an abortion it is considered murder. On the other hand, pro abortionist believe that fetus is not dependant on the mother until it is born. The fetus is connected by the placenta, and is only separated at birth, so it is not murder. The flaw in these arguments are, when do we call a fetus a person? From a religious standpoint they believe that when the fetus arrives it is a person.
The first one is known as therapeutic abortion, in this type it is performed when there is life threatening or significant risk to the patient health. The second type is known as elective abortion. This is carried out as personal matter of choice, or simply its women choice to terminate their pregnancy without health problem as the cause. The last one is an abortion in which the fetus is expelled from woman’s body as a result of accident, injury or natural causes (What abortion?, n.d.). Focusing in Thailand this subject has been a major cause to generate controversy as women argue for their productive right, this subject has all so passing the Fourth World Conference on Women, in which the Asian have moved in to the forefront.