Here we are in this so-called world of freedom but when we exercise that freedom, we become ridiculed for making a choice. I would rather end a pregnancy instead of bringing a child into a world that they are forced to struggle and go without ; to make a child suffer is a far worse act then dissolving the birth of an unborn/ undeveloped fetus. In Roe v. Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision in 1973, stated that a woman and her doctor may freely decide to abort a pregnancy during the first trimester, state governments can restrict abortion access after the first trimester with laws intended to protect the woman's health, and abortion after fetal viability must be available if the woman's health or life are at risk. Abortion was allowed in the United States of America
Thomson explains that the fetus is a person who has the right to life. However, when the mother’s life is at risk, the idea of abortion can be considered morally permissible. In this scenario abortion is permissible due to the fact that we all have the right to protect our lives from any danger. This is what we call self-defense. Nevertheless, this is not the right term to justify this action, since there is no valid self-defense against someone who is innocent and unwilling to cause any harm.
Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income. Rape is the act of sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent or with a minor. Having a child resulting from the mother being raped causes many mental problems for the mother as the birth of the child could be a remembrance of what happen. Birth defects are any abnormalities in the structure or function of the fetus. With modern medical technology doctors can know if the fetus has any major defects in which occasion the fetus can be aborted.
cannot be broken) primary precepts to make moral decisions. One of these primary precepts, “preservation of innocent life”, leads to abortion being forbidden. Natural law observes the sanctity of life thesis, considering an embryo / foetus to be a person. However, although Natural law respects the sanctity of life, it is by no means a religious theory, for it is based on objective truth. Despite Natural Law forbidding abortion, there is a doctrine of double effect that can be implemented.
Abortions Are you pro-choice? Maybe you are pro-life, who knows maybe you aren’t sure. I’m not here to persuade you either way but I will give you a few facts to go off of. Let’s start with pro-choice, what is pro-choice? It is your belief that the fetus is not a human, rather just a mass of tissue.
Becoming aware of these laws would be ideal, but not knowing the key points of each law where someone may encounter an emergency should be protected if they act reasonably. Keywords: liable, protect Good Samaritan Laws May Vary In her article “How good a Samaritan should you be?” Penny S. Brooke (2003) describes legal ramifications and duties a nurse has when encountering an emergency situation outside of work. Many people refuse involvement during an emergency due to a possible lawsuit. They may be unaware that most states have Good Samaritan laws. These laws are designed to protect an individual from being held liable when volunteering their healthcare skills in an emergency.
People are not merely a means to an end, but ends themselves. A woman treated as an incubator of a fetus by the law is simply a means to an end, therefore disregarded as a person. There are many misconceptions about abortion. These misconceptions can potentially lead to the loss of women's individual and necessary rights to choose for themselves whether or not they want to bear a child. Most of these common misconceptions can not only be easily identified, but also utterly refuted.
Issue 2 Aborti “In the mid-to-late 1800's, all states passed laws making it illegal to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. These laws were supported by the medical community, which noted abortion's moral implications and danger to women. During this time period, notable activists in the women's suffrage movement, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, spoke out against abortion in their efforts to protect women and children.”(1.Focus on the Family Issue Analysts) From the start Abortion was said and proven to be unsafe and the important and well educated people of that time error fought against it. While abortion was prohibited and deemed as illegal the malicious acts continued to be performed. “The term, "back-alley abortion," became slang for illegal abortions.” ( 1.Focus on the Family Issue Analysts).
There are many pros and cons to the subject of assisted suicide and euthanasia. The laws are created to protect the patient from abuse and from unethical doctors and other people. The laws are not there to made people suffer in anyway. When looking at assisted suicide and euthanasia, you realize it is not a private act. The patient is unable to obtain the necessary drugs or materials by themselves.
Allowing abortions to be illegal would increase crime rate because there would be a decrease in employment, a decrease in housing and cause an alarming impact on the stability of our communities. It is already predicted that if stability doesn’t change there will be a shortages of food. This prediction would become reality sooner than you think .When you look at regulations by the government would assure stability as well as the prochoice for women. References Womens issues,about.com/od/reproductive rights/a/AbortionReason.htm Wright, Richard T.& Boorse,Dorothy F.Environmental Science..toward a sustainable future 11th.edition pgs.12-17,122-129 Notes taken in class SCIE211. Kumar, R. (2013).