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.
Comprehensive sex education is mostly trying to stop the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies. The class does teach that abstinence is the best way of making 100 percent sure a person does not get pregnant or get a sexually transmitted disease. They spend more of the class teaching about protection and contraceptives. Abstinence by itself is another way of teaching that can prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. The teaching of abstinence is telling people to not have sex until marriage.
General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to think twice before making the decision to take the life of an unborn child. Central Idea: Although convenient, abortions are cruel and inhumane alternatives to pregnancy. Introduction Abortion is one of the most controversial and important topics of our generation. The number of people that choose to have an abortion is a growing problem but it could be improved through awareness. I know that no one wants to have an unplanned pregnancy but what if one day you found yourself in that very situation.
Utilitarianism may not be the best option towards abortion because things can get a lot more complicated than just looking through the utilitarianism view at abortion, for example say the mother really wanted to keep the baby but she may have trouble bringing the baby up and she went through with the birth then the baby may suffer because they would not have had the upbringing that they should have and this wouldn’t bring the greatest amount of good to the greatest amount of people because the child would be suffering this would make utilitarianism not the best approach to abortion. Overall Utilitarianism is a really good approach to abortion because you are able to
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.
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
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
I will be examining the different reasons for abortion using some strong arguments as well as philosophical terms to help understand philosophically whether or not abortion is legal and justified or illegal and unjustified. I will also state a weakness as to why I would agree with philosophers Jeremy Bentham and John Stewart Mill using their criteria of consequentialism. Some moral and legal aspects of abortion point to some important arguments, whether or not the developing fetus from its beginning to birth has the ability to feel pain and have consciousness would argue one has the right to live or at least have their claim to live. Is the fetus a human being? What is a human being?
Although aborting abnormal pregnancies may lead to discrimination against disabled people, it should be justified and legalized because the birth of a disabled child will likely create financial and mental burdens on the mother. However, abortion based on the basis of gender is unethical and would lead to the promotion of a superior gender. Abortion under any circumstance should be based on the freedom women have to make choices about their own lives. Supporting a child with abnormality could be very expensive and time consuming. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children declares that “abortion of the handicapped is both a reminder of the inhumanity of abortion, attacking the most vulnerable, those most in need of help, and an offence to the disabled, sending them the message that they are inferior and of less value than the able bodied”.
This essay will focus on arguments for and against abortion. I am personally for pro-choice, which means I am against abortion unless it is to save a mother’s life due to medical problems. Through research I found that abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy during the first six months. I will speak about six points in favor of abortion and six points against abortion. I will begin by talking about the reasons for abortion.