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.
"Declaration on Procured Abortion, 1974: "From the time that the ovum is fertilised a new life is begun which is neither that of the father or the mother. It is the life of a new human being with its own growth. It would never become human if it were not human already" Declaration on Procured Abortion (1974) Church of England Abortion is an evil to be avoided if possible, but can be justified in 3 circumstances: 1. Risk to the mother’s life or her mental and physical health. 2.
It is argued that just as it would be permissible to "unplug" and thereby cause the death of the person who is using one's kidneys, so it is acceptable to abort the fetus (who similarly, it is said, has no right to use one's body against one's will) It is unambiguous that if abortion is not allowed on demand, woman will opt for ‘black street abortion’ which is dangerous as 500 women lose their life daily due to this practice. Nevertheless, the rights to do as we wish to our bodies must be curtailed by the rights of others to be free from harm as the fetus is a living thing thus abortion cannot be justified as it is barbarous murder veiled in the name of technology. Similarly, we cannot legalize abortion just on the grounds that that it will practice on the black market since it is morally wrong. Decriminalizing abortion, on this ground, would be like legalizing drugs trafficking, war or nuclear weapons throughout
Many of the arguments made by the pro-life team take a moral, ethical, or religious standpoint in their persuasion of others. In order for us to gain a more objective look at the debate with real-world pros and cons, the moral, ethical, and/or religious arguments will not be covered. Abortion has been a topic of controversy in America for almost two hundred years. The earliest known instance of conflict occurred in 1821 when Connecticut outlawed the selling of poisons used to induce abortion in women (Abortion ProCon.org). In 1845, New York began the trend of slapping legal consequences for women who have abortions.
RE: Anand Giridharadas ,” Abortion” December 14, 2012 Abortion.. is it a women's right or should everyone have the right to life? Many believe that once the baby is alive it is considered murder. However others may believe it is up to the woman if one wants to keep it or not. This has been a topic amongst many arguments around the world and many do not come to a conclusion. It is your right to believe in what you want, so is abortion good or bad?
Women should not have the right to an abortion just because the fetus has a disease or deformation. Doctors that tell mothers about the diseases or deformations the baby has, often result in abortions. Diseases or deformations should not matter when it comes to having a child because the mother should love her child just the way they are. Mothers worry about the health costs of the baby’s disease or deformation but there are a lot of financial aid and heath care programs that can help. “Women who are able to get Medicaid in states that exclude coverage for abortion have abortion rates of about half of those women in states that give money to support abortion care" (Balch 6).
It can be harmful to women 2. It encourages irresponsible sexual behavior 3. The act is un ethical Counter argument Some argue that legalizing abortions is necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancies. E.g. situations where a woman is raped and gets pregnant as a result.
Doreen Karamaga EN 101 Mathew Ratz The beliefs concerning life present an implicit conundrum; when does life begin and when does it end? From here emotions are fired up, and ultimately we must face the power dynamics concerning the ability to consciously choose to end a life. We are living in a society that has the means and technology to extract and terminate a fetus from the womb. People can, to put it crassly ‘get knocked up’ and simply have an abortion. This characteristic of non-commitment that is symbolic of so many aspects of modern day life has led certain individuals to reject a fetus under the credence that it in itself is not a person, and therefore is not entitled to the rights any other individual can receive.
This is wrong and should not be allowed. Nothing else in the world matters except the value of human life. You cannot go out and kill someone and get away with it just because you feel like it. Why does that not apply to abortion? Most women will have regret and long term complications after having an abortion.
It is unethical and immoral to do so. Therefore my thesis is the following: Parents should not be able to select their baby’s gender! I will start of giving a number of arguments that supports this thesis. Then I will discuss some arguments that supporters of sex pre-selection give. And I will end with a conclusion.