There are many other options for women that are not ready to be mothers. Having your baby aborted is not the answer; it is just the easiest way to deal with your problem. When women are asked, they have three typical responses they give for justifying their reason for an abortion. Some say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities. Others say they cannot afford a child, and then some say that they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
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.
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
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.
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.
Now on the other side, the strongest argument is since life begins at conception, abortion is akin to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion is a direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life. This is a very strong argument because to take another human’s life is not right. It is a sin. The second strongest argument is that adoption is not an alternative to abortion.
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. Therefore, abortion is not philosophically incorrect. In this paper, we will discuss how natural law, utilitarianism and ethical relativism cause opposition to these theories. Abortion is defined as: “The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy." However, if only the debate over the abortion issue was as simple as the definition provided.
One of the main differences between adoption and abortion is that abortion ends a life in order to end a pregnancy whereas adoption requires the giving up of the young or new born baby. Adoption also gives the mother the memory of giving birth even if she isn’t and never may be, in the position to give birth again. This can prove a life changing and eye opening experience to young women which could really change their maturity on the topic or later life or even just the prospect of birth. There are countless other differences that separate the mother when addressing adoption and abortion, the contact with the child, the finality of the decision, all of which are things which could lend themselves equally dependant on the mother’s current position in life and the mother’s mentality on having children. There are, however, benefits to the child in this topic.
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.
Even then, there is someone who would take the baby and raise it as their own. Too many girls and women, who are sexually active, do not take precautions to prevent pregnancy, and many just say that abortion is always a possibility. If someone is going to have unprotected sex, she should be prepared for pregnancy whether she chooses to keep the baby or allow another deserving family to raise the baby through adoption. There are so many men and women who want to have children but are not able to conceive. Finding someone to take a baby is never a problem.