(Premise) 2. A fetus is an innocent human life. (Premise) 3. Therefore abortion is morally impermissible (From 1 and 2) Instead of continuing the seemingly endless argument on whether the right to life is more important than the right to one’s body, Warren offers a different perspective by disagreeing with premise 2. By examining the views on abortion of Marry Anne Warren, this paper will argue that abortion is morally permissible on the grounds that early fetuses, though they are genetically human, are not persons (members of the moral community).
Abortion is a good example of that. If a woman does not believe in a higher power, what justifies her right to an abortion? With the theory of ethical relativism, it is up to the mother whether she believes that the abortion is morally right or wrong, not society’s morals. Some might ask how a woman could possibly feel that an abortion is a just decision. 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.
"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.
The Dilemma An ethical dilemma is a situation in which no solution is entirely satisfactory to either party (Foundations of nursing care, 2004). The historical 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade ruled in favor of the plaintiff, considering abortion an essential right granted to women under the Constitution of the United States (McBride, 2006). Jane Roe was a woman that was pregnant who wanted to obtain an abortion. She was prosecuted on behalf of women in a similar situation that wanted to avoid the implementation of Texas laws banning all abortions except those deemed necessary to save the life of the mother. The court decided in her favor that a woman’s right to abortion fell within the right to privacy, and was protected by the fourteenth amendment (McBride, 2006).
Are they able to reason and act upon this accurately? Abortion would go against the primary precept of reproduction and if the foetus is considered a person, then the primary principle to preserve innocent life would also be broken. This means abortion will generally not
Prolife vs. Prochoice Is abortion right or wrong? In a society that often rejects alternate ways of thinking we sometimes avoid facing controversial issues such as abortion. Many people would argue that abortions make one out to be an abomination. Many others would also argue “my body, my choice”. No one is to say who’s right and who’s wrong.
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.
They don’t see the fetus as an individual, they think that it’s mother’s decision to stay pregnant or not. Abortion is a topic of conflict where people look at it from many different points of views, some look at it by taking into consideration religion, some look at it from the scientific side and some people look at it as matter of choice. Wendy McElroy’s article “Abortion”, published in 2002, is defending abortion, mainly stating that the fetus isn’t an individual thus the termination of the life of a non individual isn’t wrong. She’s defending her argument with the fact that the fetus has no right and that the mother should have control over her body and do whatever she wants as long as she isn’t harming anyone. She also claims that the antiabortionists are fighting against the rights of women and the ability of free choice.
First Trimester Abortions should not be viewed negatively because a woman's body is her own, circumstances are always different, and a woman has individual rights. Abortion is the termination of pregnancy at any stage that does not result in birth. Abortion is typically defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo before fetal viability. An abortion can occur spontaneously, in which case it is usually called a miscarriage, or it can be purposely induced. The term abortion most commonly refers to the induced abortion of a human rather than non-human pregnancy.
Should abortion be legalized in all states and individuals be allowed to make such decisions for themselves? Should abortion be legalized in all states? Arguably this is possibly the most balanced and most frequently debated question. The first subject of debate is when personhood should technically be recognized. Persons that are pro legal abortion claim that a fetus is not a human being and that personhood begins at birth.