Jill Tweedy 1932- 1993 was also an influential feminist writer. Wollstonecraft’s polemic, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’ and Tweedy’s ‘In the Name of Love’. Both these extracts show how these female writers can write from both genders; female and male. They can bring across different views and thoughts throughout their extracts. A Vindication of the Rights of Women’ is an early example of a feminist outlook; Wollstonecraft aims to define, establish and defend equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women.
In cases where the woman is unable to care for the child either; financially, emotionally, or mentally, she may feel that the abortion is morally acceptable. Other instances such as the child may have been conceived as the result of rape or by an abusive partner may also be morally right to get an abortion from the mothers view. Therefore, if a woman feels that having the child would be wrong the philosophy of
Feminist activists have campaigned for women's legal rights (rights of contract, property rights, voting rights); for women's right to bodily integrity and autonomy, for abortion rights, and for reproductive rights (including access to contraception and quality prenatal care); for protection of women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment and rape;for workplace rights, including maternity leave and equal pay; against misogyny; and against other forms of gender-specific discrimination against women. During much of its history, most feminist movements and theories had leaders who were predominantly middle-class white women from
Their ideologies of social reform were more conservative and traditional in nature. They felt that because women had different needs, the law must be made to recognize these differences because they are significant and relevant to women’s lives and their futures. They fought for women’s suffrage not because they believed it was their “right” as women to vote, but more on the pretense that it was their “duty”. They believed that by having the vote, women would have more political power to improve life for themselves and their children. Their emphasis was on women’s responsibilities as mothers, “Maternalism”, Public Housekeeping, and women’s biological difference from men.
Moreover children should not come into the world unwanted as this only increases the already high number of orphans. In some cases some parents/peoples simply cannot afford to raise children and this leads to babies being born into poverty. On the other hand people that are anti-legal abortion strongly believe that personhood begins from the moment of conception and claim fetuses have a fundamental right to life which should be protected. Additionally women should use contraceptives and not abortion to prevent unwanted pregnancies as it doesn’t allow the woman to even reach that stage of having to consider abortion. Correspondingly selective abortion based on genetic abnormalities is overt discrimination.
In the mid-sixties and early-seventies the second wave of feminism was formed. According to Kari Meyers Skredsvig, the core argument of the second wave was for equality, not only in the home but also in the workplace (Skredsvig par. 3). This wave also dealt with deeper issues in literature like sexuality and reproductive rights. In these two periods women around the world expressed their frustration with inequality and sexual frustration.
Another question that comes to mind is, how can the government dictate who can and cannot have a child? It should not be government decisions that affect who may and may not have a child. Everyone has the right to pursue the dream of having a family. Next, does passing a test really prove that one may be a "qualified" parent? Even though some people pass the test, it would not eliminate the abusive or harmful people.
She might end up resenting the child and blaming the baby for everything. If someone isn’t ready to have kids, whether they’re too young or not financially stable, abortion should be available to them as an option until they’re prepared for kids or can offer they’re child a better future. Reasons against: Abortion has many benefits to it, but like many controversial topics abortion has its detractors. Many of its detractors say that through abortion you’re taking the life of an innocent child. Another reason against abortion is the long term effect it will cause a woman.
By examining the views on abortion of Marry Anne Warren, this paper will argue that abortion is morally permissible on the grounds that early fetuses, though they are genetically human, are not persons (members of the moral community). In this paper I will introduce Warren’s argument on why abortion is morally permissible followed by a counter argument by Don Marquis. Furthermore, this paper will analyze why Warren’s argument is more persuasive than the counter argument offered by Marquis followed by criticisms of the analysis. Lastly, I will discuss why the objections to the analysis are unconvincing. Warren beings her argument by acknowledging that abortion “…usually entails the death of a fetus.
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. However, there are valid solutions for all of those excuses. If a mother is considering having an abortion, she can put her baby up for adoption instead. With the precautions taken for placing children, the child will be put in a home where it can grow up in a healthy and loving environment. The child will be able to live a good life and become a successful member of society.