Many of the arguments made by the pro-life team take a moral, ethical, or religious standpoint in their persuasion of others. In order for us to gain a more objective look at the debate with real-world pros and cons, the moral, ethical, and/or religious arguments will not be covered. Abortion has been a topic of controversy in America for almost two hundred years. The earliest known instance of conflict occurred in 1821 when Connecticut outlawed the selling of poisons used to induce abortion in women (Abortion ProCon.org). In 1845, New York began the trend of slapping legal consequences for women who have abortions.
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.
Finally, picture a teenage girl who is unmarried and pregnant. Her fiancé is not the father and he is angry. Given the problems this child may cause her relationship, would you call for an abortion? If yes, you have just declared the murder of Jesus Christ. As you can see, seemingly justifiable abortions could have stripped us of very important and influential historical figures.
This dichotomy of the one and the many presents itself in the premises of the two opponents as follows: Anti-abortionist has the outlook that fetuses are people, and abortion equates to murder. While, on the other hand, the pro-choicer are proponents of the ideal of fetuses not being people, thus abortion doesn’t
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. The Supreme Court’s decision essentially legalized abortion through the 28th week of gestation but however, the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate has continued over the years (controversial forums). There are many psychological and physical effects of abortion. Physical complications may include excess bleeding, infection and cervical lacerations. These can cause long term risk like conceiving or carrying future children to term.
To say that someone is "pro-life" is to say that the person believes that the government has a right to preserve all human life, regardless of intent or quality-of-life. The "pro-choice" view is that a baby does not have human rights within the mother's womb. Pro-life believes- that even incapable growing babies and undeveloped human life is sacred and must be protected by the government. Abortion they therefore believe must not be legal, nor should it be widely done on an illegal basis. Pro-choice believes- that abortion is the belief that women have the right to choose to abort a baby from their body.
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.
Therefore this would be the main discussion of this short essay of how abortion comes into controversial ethical issue in these days. This is an issue of women it is therefore first favorably to examine their views as they are the main casualties of abortion and would bear hardship during pregnancy and in lifetime. In recent years and contemporary the legalizing of abortions has developed fervent debates among pro-chose supporters and pro-life advocators. Pro-chose supporters are individuals who favor the reproductive rights of women and to choose the right to have abortion. Most of these supporters are women whom they fight for their own right as they are the ones who would suffer the fatal impact of pregnancy and in bearing a child and they know what is right for them in terms of health and wealth.
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.
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.