We have been kidnapped during the night because we are the only one to have the right blood type to help the violinist who has a fatal kidney disease. So they have plugged us into him so that he can live. To unplug we would mean to kill the violinist. Thus, they say it will only be for nine months but what if it was for nine years or the rest of our life. Thompson reminds us that all persons have a right to live, and violinists are persons.
There are some people that feel abortion should only be legal in certain situations like if the woman was raped. But it was the case of Roe v. Wade where the court deemed abortion a fundamental right under the constitution. What is abortion and should it be legal? Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death. Abortion is not only the killing of a fetus, but can also provide health risks for the mother and should be illegal.
From day one of conception to day of birth, the child should be deemed a living being. Abortion carries many cons, the biggest being the definition of murder. When a human being takes another adults life, they are tried for their crime. Aborting an unborn child is the same concept, but sadly not view this way by most. The child has no say in what is happening, and the worst part of the procedure is it has been proven that the fetus can feel everything that is happening to it during an abortion.
To look at abortion as murder the court decided that a fertilized egg should have the same traits as a full term baby. The court looked at the principal of privacy and the fourteenth amendment and did not extend the rights to an unborn fetus. The court in Roe V. Wade turned to medical evidence this evidence led them to a three-tiered approach. In this approach they separated a pregnancy into three trimesters. The first trimester is when most abortions occur.
Pro-life supporters, on the other hand, believe that the unborn child has the right to life, and that abortion unlawfully takes away that right. If we take away the woman’s right to chose, will we begin limiting her other rights also? Or, if we keep abortion legal, are we devaluing human life? There is no easy answer to these questions. Both sides present strong, logical arguments.
Web. 29 Apr. 2012. . This website mainly explains the differences between having the choice of an abortion, or the sin of murder from killing a "human" life. It gives you the many examples of why abortion would seem as a benificial choice.
Does this right to life begin at conception, the stage of viability, birth or some other point in time? The focus of this essay is to determine which of the three viewpoints is the most reasonable given their definitions of when the right to life begins and why. Arguments: As mentioned above, there are three separate and main viewpoints surrounding the issue of abortion. The first of these is the conservative stance. Conservatives believe that a fetus’s right to life and personhood begins at conception, thus leading to the opinion that all abortions should be considered murder.
What is Abortion? An abortion is when a pregnancy is ended to prevent the birth of a child, which is sometimes called “termination of pregnancy.” Pro-Life is the position taken by a group of people who believe human life is created at the moment of fertilization. Pro-Choice is the stance a person believes that women have the right to choose to terminate or keep the pregnancy. Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice both refer to science data in determining their point of view of human life. The beliefs of Pro-Life and Pro-choice can be supported not just through science, but also through constitutional right of human life and choice.
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. Absolutists who look at each situation relatively, such as Roman Catholics apply their knowledge to the sanctity of life, and strongly believe that life begins when an egg is fertilised by a sperm and all babies have a soul from the moment of conception. Nevertheless if you abort a foetus then you are contradicting the Ten Commandments ‘’ do not murder’’ as you are murdering a human, as abortion is artificially ending the life of a foetus of the womb. In spite of that you are allowed to abort only if the mother is in risk of dying. Relativist like Church of England teaches that abortion is only acceptable in exceptional circumstances such as a mother’s life is at risk.