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
We all want to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies, but there is no reason to single out abortion among all a woman’s reproductive choices as the one choice which is somehow less valid or acceptable than childbirth, adoption, or other reproductive choices. Abortion is a valid personal decision within the field of health care. Every woman has their own personal reason to have an abortion. There are many reasons women decide abortion is the best choice for them such as, birth control failures, inability to care and support
The controversy is that the people who are pro-life say that abortion should be considered murder and everyone has the right to live. “The best way to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ruling that legalized abortion, is to define human embryos as people from the moment of fertilization” (Pesta). The people who are pro-choice say that women should be able to decide on whether or not to have an abortion, because it is their body and they should know what is best for them, if they are raped they should have access to abortion. Women should not be able to have abortions because children should not be killed because of a disease or deformation they may have, they should not be killed just because their mother is a teenager, and even if the mother was raped the child still has a right to live. Women should not have the right to an abortion just because the fetus has a disease or deformation.
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
Many individuals believe the woman’s legal right to privacy clashes with the fetus right to life. This provokes the dispute between persons who believe life starts at conception and persons who believe life starts when the fetus is viable and able to live outside of its mother’s womb (Cook, 2004). There are many ethical questions surrounding this issue such as: 1.) Is the fetus considered a human being with rights, 2.) does the woman have ethical responsibilities to the fetus, 3.)
Pro-choice believes- that abortion is the belief that women have the right to choose to abort a baby from their body. Arguments for Pro-Life 1. Since life begins at conception, abortion is the same to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion is in direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life 2. No civilized society lets one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different.
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.
If someone does not want a baby, she should refrain from sexual activity or use protection. When a baby starts developing inside the womb, it is a living soul. I do not believe that having an abortion before the end of the first three months is okay because the fetus is not fully developed. That fetus is already alive and growing. Taking its life should be considered killing a baby.
Despite the fact that both she and the fetus has the equal right to life, opponents of abortion would still consider it wrong to preform an abortion with reasons ranging from killing an innocent person is always wrong and is murder to one must always prefer letting a person die to killing a person. J.J. Thomson would respond to say that these reasons are all false if we consider that the mother is only preforming an abortion in order to save her own life and not for personal interests. Hence abortion should be considered morally permissible in such situations when the life of the mother is threatened by the fetus. In order to determine whether abortion is permissible in cases where the mother’s life is not in immediate danger, we should analyse whether the fetus truly has the right to live. Take for example, rape.