From a religious standpoint they believe that when the fetus arrives it is a person. Most believe when the nervous system is made, because it can feel pain like an abortion. However this stage does not happen until the 6th or 7th month and abortion never occurs after the 24th week. Abortion is necessary because of the potential of existing circumstances that would be a detriment to the mother or fetus. The mother could be physically, mentally, or emotionally unwell and not capable of being pregnant or having a child without endangering her health; the pregnancy could have possibly been the result of a terrible crime, such as rape or incest; the fetus could be unhealthy and be a danger to the mother's health.
The categorical imperatives fit in with Kant’s theory as it sets a sort of benchmark to base your actions upon. Without these categorical imperatives, there would be nothing other the moral law of a rational being to base your actions upon. And as no human is perfectly rational we use our free will to follow these set of “rules”. We feel obliged through our duty and morality to follow these categorical imperatives. One ethical issue that Kant can be applied to is euthanasia.
If fetuses are considered to persons with the same moral status as typical adult humans, opponents of abortion would tend to make the argument that “Every person has a right to life. A fetus is a person, therefore it has a right to life.” With this taken into account, opponents of abortion also believe that since the fetus is a person with the right to life, its right to life outweighs the mother’s right to decide what happens in her body. Therefore the fetus should the be killed and an abortion should not be preformed as it is often considered morally impermissible to kill another person with the same moral status as typical adult humans. However, we should consider a case in which the mother will die if an abortion is not preformed. Despite the fact that both she and the fetus has the equal right to life, opponents of abortion would still consider it wrong to preform an abortion with reasons ranging from killing an innocent person is always wrong and is murder to one must always prefer letting a person die to killing a person.
They would therefore promote the idea that as a foetus is a person from conception, it therefore has a right to live just like every person and this right is more important than the mother’s right to decide what happens to her body. Despite this, Roman Catholics do generally accept the doctrine of double effect in the event of an ectopic pregnancy where the foetus is in the fallopian tube as the intention is to save the mother’s life which is a good effect with the second bad effect being that the foetus dies. Therefore, Roman Catholics would teach that ending a human being’s life through abortion is intrinsically wrong except under the doctrine of double effect. On the other hand, someone who believed in the quality of life, such as an Act Utilitarian as opposed to the sanctity of life, which emphasises the nature of life or the conditions in which it is lived for both the mother and the foetus. For example, if it is known that the foetus will be born into a miserable life in which it is unloved or cannot be cared for, an Act Utilitarian would see this as sufficient grounds for an abortion but the opposite would mean that the abortion would be less justified.
This is good when considering euthanasia because there is bound to be a lot of emotion involved when trying to decide whether it’s wrong or right to go forward with euthanasia for the person itself or family member having to choose. Kantian ethics gives a set rules which is easy to follow and deicide if it’s right or not. On the other hand others could say that to make an action a categorical imperative it has to be universal, in other words apply to everyone in all situations, if they are not universal able they contradict the rules of nature. Euthanasia is ‘killing someone’. The maxim ‘killing someone is not by any means universal because this could lead to the whole human race being wiped out which of course will contradict laws
Is Adoption Better Than Abortion: There are many similarities that link both abortion and adoption however there are also very many differences which separate them, either reasons which concern the mentality of the mother after the two processes and the physical differences made to their life. The first, most obvious similarity; is that they are giving up their baby, another being that you are not forced into unplanned parenthood. This however, also links into not being forced into hastily made relationships or even marriages with the father of the child. This being a fantastic reason which favours the two options as does the prevention of teenage girls losing their youth to being forced into a position that may hinder the whole of their later life. One of the main differences between adoption and abortion is that abortion ends a life in order to end a pregnancy whereas adoption requires the giving up of the young or new born baby.
Raising a child alone isn't as taboo as it was back then. But, she could choose for herself whether she wanted to have an abortion, or if she decided to keep the baby she would have many resources available to her. But this isn’t the case in this story. The American's shows a lack of concern for what she wants. I also get the impression that Jig is insecure about her relationship because she asks, “And if I do it you’ll be happy and
For example, a relativist would say “abortion should be prevented, but can be allowed if it is the kindest thing to do.” An expectation can be applied to a situation if a teenage girl has been raped, and her future would be better without a baby as she cannot afford a child and the baby would not have a good life due to this. The child wouldn’t have a warm place to stay or a comfy bed to sleep. The main difference between these two is expectations. In absolute, there are no expectations; the situation does not change anything. Whereas relative is has loads of expectations and depends on the ethics of the situation.
Pro-life is the opposing argument to pro-choice, and that abortions should be made illegal like in Northern Ireland unless the mother’s life is at serious risk. Many Religions have the traditional view that abortion is a sin. It is argued that if a teenager becomes pregnant and has an abortion they may come to regret this in later life, because at the time they were only a minor. The argument for Pro-life is a choice by people who feel that it is wrong to take a man life, weather that human has been born or not is irrelevant. Abortion is seen as no different to murder.
There are tons of people who get rejected when they apply to adopt a child. However, mot people who feel putting a child up for adoption is better than abortion. I strongly agree. The second reason why is many women are endangered by it. Not all abortions are handled in a manner that is both sanitary and done by a professional.