What about in the case of rape, incest, or threat to the woman’s life? This is a tough topic to cover because even some die-hard, pro-life activists believe that in this situation abortion is acceptable. If, in their eyes, a fetus is a human being from the point of conception, then shouldn’t it have rights as well? Shouldn’t those fetus rights be protected in severe emotional and damaging cases like these? Supporting exceptions to the rule is the same as acknowledging that a woman right is more important than the fetus’s; thereby admitting that the right to have an abortion needs to be the woman’s
I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother.” (Romney, 2005) Like Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney, Pro-lifers have many beliefs, these include: all life is sacred; if an abortion is immoral - then it ought to be illegal, the unborn fetus is human and deserves rights, life begins at conception, abortions are not safe, they do not believe that the government should fund abortions, and they believe that the scripture backs up their views. Pro-lifers also believe that the Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand in America, was one of the most important and devastating Supreme Court
In the case of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court opined that it is the constitutional right of women to abort their unborn children as they see fit (Mikula and Mabunda). Abortion advocates unite regarding the status of a fetus as a non-living being with lifeless properties. They believe that this description remains true until the actual birth of the baby. Another pro-choice opinion is that women must retain their right to abort due to the fallibility of contraceptives. In the online article “Misperceptions About Unplanned Pregnancy,” the difficulty of obtaining birth control is addressed.
In the simplest terms, abortion can be boiled down to two opposing sides. But before one can explore the sides to the argument, it must first be established exactly what abortion is defined as. Marquis states that abortion is any “action intended to bring about the death of a fetus for the sake of the woman who carries it,” (LaFollette 137). Those who argue for Pro-life state that abortion is immoral on the basis that the fetus is considered a human being from the moment conception. Notable philosophers like Marquis identify as pro-life because of their views of the personhood of the fetus while Warren identifies as pro-choice.
Abortion An abortion is ending a pregnancy before the unborn child is able to live outside of his/her mother. If a woman was to have an abortion before reaching twenty-four weeks is considered a miscarriage; if the woman is beyond the twenty-four weeks then she is having an abortion to deliberately end her pregnancy. Women tend to get abortions due to lack of protection, not ready to be responsible for another human being or unfortunately the woman was raped and doesn’t want to have the rapiers child. Some who believe in abortion use it as a way of birth control and the others who don’t believe in abortion find it as murdering an unborn child. Abortion is a very emotional and personal circumstance to handle, but with anyone it has to be taken
‘’Abortion is always wrong’’ (12 marks) Some people will agree with this statement because abortion is deliberately terminating a pregnancy by removal and destruction of the foetus, which is parallel to murdering an innocent being; as life begins in the conception therefore abortion is wrong, despite that abortion was legalised in 1997, but you must have an consent of two doctors and under 12 weeks unless severe cases, and this must be carried out in the hospital. However some people will disagree with this statement because you may have reasons such as, finical problems, being raped, unplanned birth, mother at risk, child may be disabled. On the other hand others may say that God would not put you through hardships that you wouldn’t be able to do. But there are some cases some people may be able to choose is conjoined twins where the operation is to separate them causing one of them to die. I believe that abortion is wrong because you are killing a being that would have a future like ours; additionally you are causing pains and sufferings for yourself that you have to go through for a few days.
I believe that when you are raped and you feel that you cannot carry that child to term due to the resentment of that child you should have an abortion. Also, if there the mother and the child’s life is at risk and that the unborn child has no chance of surviving and living a normal life than I believe abortion at that point is the only option. Other than those extreme cases I do not believe that abortion should be performed. I believe that if someone is responsible enough to have sex than they should be responsible enough to accept the consequences of what can
There are many viewpoints on the topic, pro-life and pro-choice, and sometimes people will disagree with others in their own category. Judith Jarvis Thomson assumes, in her essay A Defense of Abortion, that a fetus is a human being from the moment of conception. She does not state she believes this, but uses it as a premise for her argument on why and when abortion should be permitted. She uses analogies to illustrate why, in times of rape and failed contraception, abortion should be allowed. Mary Anne Warren, in her essay On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, talks about one of Thomson’s analogies and refutes it.
We all know that one of the few things that we all seem to agree on is that we have to get rid of the abortion law and make sure that any woman that wants an abortion get one no matter the trauma or distress. Undoubtedly we all agree on it, but fail to realize what the law really means, or we may understand it but fail to get advanced with the law and research it. Even though abortion is looked at as “ a right, a form of justice, a woman’s right to choose abortion,”(Pro & Cons of Abortion) we still fail to realize the after affects of abortion. “In our disgust with the extreme oppression women experience under the present abortion laws, many of us are understandably tempted to accept insulting token changes that we would angrily shout down if they were offered to us in any other field of struggle for woman’s liberation.”(www.google.com / pro/cons of abortion) When we see our demands having any effect at all we are then tempted to convince ourselves that everything that sound good right then may not turn out good for women in the long run. And a lot of us are so fed up with the system that we do not even bother to find out what it is doing so we can fight it and demand what we want.
When the time came for them to actually want to give birth, if they had gone through an abortion in the past, it could have damaged their reproductive organs. Many women run the risk of dieing while giving birth because of previous abortions. There is no reason why any woman or couple should have to experience this. Although our court systems have tried to the best of their ability to deal with this issue of life and death, in the end, we all have come to the conclusion that the final decision of life or death of an unborn child rests in the mother’s hands. Despite the fact that we as humans claim to be followers of God, we continue to allow this to happen.