The ethical view of abortion Does a mother have the right to take the life of her unborn child? Some may say that it is God’s will for that fetus to be born, and that the child is supposed to be born. This essay does not argue religious views, but ethical views. I will be using different views from an ethical standpoint to try to understand if abortion is morally good or bad. From a non-biblical standpoint, it is based on whether a woman finds it ethically right to terminate a pregnancy and what effect it would ultimately have on her happiness.
Abortion is seen as no different to murder. In the case or Rape or incest, pro-life campaigners argue that the child is the one being punished when it has not committed the crime and that the child is completely innocent and it’s the criminal that instead should be punished. Pro –life campaigners also argue that adoption is an alternative to abortion, and that many people will use abortion as a method of contraception. They argue that there are thousands of people waiting to adopt children, so if a mother decides she doesn’t want her child for any reason she can offer this child through adoption to a suitable
Pro-choice believes- that abortion is the belief that women have the right to choose to abort a baby from their body. Arguments for Pro-Life 1. Since life begins at conception, abortion is the same to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion is in direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life 2. No civilized society lets one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different.
Higher the Bar for Abortion Rights Jessica Hawkins Composition Class Instructor Jodie Brown Due September 29th, 2012 The United States of America should higher the bar for Abortion. A woman should not be allowed to kill her unborn baby under just any circumstance. An estimated 115,000 babies are killed every day due to Abortion Rights. (Loxafamosity Ministries, 2012) Though abortion is illegal in most states it’s still being done. As a country we all need to agree that under certain cases abortion should be considered, but other than that it’s homicide.
Should abortion be legalized in all states and individuals be allowed to make such decisions for themselves? Should abortion be legalized in all states? Arguably this is possibly the most balanced and most frequently debated question. The first subject of debate is when personhood should technically be recognized. Persons that are pro legal abortion claim that a fetus is not a human being and that personhood begins at birth.
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.
The movement of anti-abortion was created and was also expanding. Creating two sides: pro-life which are against abortion, stating that abortion is murder. They believe that the fetus is a person, and has rights like all humans, and shouldn’t be killed. And the other side is pro-choice, entailing that those against abortion are against choice. They don’t see the fetus as an individual, they think that it’s mother’s decision to stay pregnant or not.
I know that no one wants to have an unplanned pregnancy but what if one day you found yourself in that very situation. I want you guys to be thinking about that as I cover this topic and persuade you to think twice before taking the life of an unborn child. Today I’d like to talk to you first about, what life is and what an abortion is, second, what happens in the abortion room, and third, I will tell explain why abortion is such a controversial topic. I’ll begin by giving you the definition of Life. Body I.
Is it right or wrong for someone to make a decision to terminate a human life? Its an end it self. According to Immanuel Kant theory formulation of the categorical imperative that we are supposed to act only on the maxim by which we can and at the same time will, that should become the universal law (Universal law of nature)(Kant). So for a woman that is thinking about having an abortion, she is supposed to act only with the best of acts, and at the same time the act should become a universal law. Moreover, according to Kant’s theory, If a women agrees an on having an abortion, it will be a universal law and everybody should do it no matter the situation or time, by doing the action, you are making it a universal law, and everybody should do it.
"Declaration on Procured Abortion, 1974: "From the time that the ovum is fertilised a new life is begun which is neither that of the father or the mother. It is the life of a new human being with its own growth. It would never become human if it were not human already" Declaration on Procured Abortion (1974) Church of England Abortion is an evil to be avoided if possible, but can be justified in 3 circumstances: 1. Risk to the mother’s life or her mental and physical health. 2.