This is a human that you are responsible for, a person that will rely on you to be able to provide, teach, and nurture them for the rest of their lives. The women that choose to give life are willing to sacrifice. They are willing to give up a life to mature life. There are several quotes in Perry Cothams book Harsh Realities Agonizing Choices. Here is a quote written by Mother Theresa:” The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because Jesus said, “If you receive a little child you receive me.” So every abortion is a denial of receiving Jesus… It is a war against the child.
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
Notable philosophers like Marquis identify as pro-life because of their views of the personhood of the fetus while Warren identifies as pro-choice. Pro-choice advocates argue that a woman’s right to choices concerning her own body is as important or perhaps even more important than the fetus’ right to life. The moral status of the fetus is one of the most prevalent arguments to the abortion debate and the main difference between pro-life and pro-choice advocates. Warren is a prominent figure in the abortion debate. In “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion,” Warren’s main argument centers around determining what exactly makes a genetically human being a morally human being.
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
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.
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.
Children with physical or learning disabilities can also lead full and rewarding lives, aborting people because of disability is like telling disabled people that they are worthless. Also that abortion isn’t the only option for unwanted children they could be put up for adoption. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children need protection both before and after birth as they can’t stand up for their own rights. Pro-Lifers believe that abortion is the worst type of child abuse. The Pro-Lifers also think that women should be aware of the risks, such as that having an abortion increases their risk of developing breast
Abortion has been a topic of high debate for many years, a debate over morals and safety of women. For years, pro-abortion supporters have argued that abortion is safe, and that the procedure will clearly deal with the problem of a crisis pregnancy, even though the Supreme Court themselves admitted that negative consequences from abortion were to be expected, so much so that they were unexceptional. (Gonzales v Carhart) But now, more and more women are speaking out. Psychologists are reporting a body of emotional symptoms experienced by many post-abortive women conditions which are not healed by standard methods and remain problematic until the abortion trauma is properly addressed. These traumas are symptoms of post abortion syndromes.
There are many cases in which people can argue that a woman became pregnant due to rape and whether or not abortion should be legal. If a woman is raped and becomes pregnant, she does not need to keep the child, but carry through with the pregnancy and put the child up for adoption. There are families that are unable to have children. Those that are able to have children, but not have ways and means to love and nurture the child should make it available for the child to have a home with parents that want a child. Although the options are not endless, there are many things that can be done.
Sargun Kang Philosophy 120 Essay – Draft THE GOOD AND BAD SIDE OF ABORTION Judith Thompson’s virtually admits as much in her article. But since she has chosen to conduct her case by playing off a right to life against right to decide what happens in and to one’s body. It is convenient and appropriate to speak of rights for purposes and in contexts which I try to identify; it is most inconvenient and inappropriate when one is debating the moral permissibility of types of action such as abortions performed without desire to kill, which is type of action Thompson wishes to defend as morally permissible under most circumstances. In the article Thompson agrees that the prospect for drawing a line in the development