Abortion is seen as no different to murder. In the case or Rape or incest, pro-life campaigners argue that the child is the one being punished when it has not committed the crime and that the child is completely innocent and it’s the criminal that instead should be punished. Pro –life campaigners also argue that adoption is an alternative to abortion, and that many people will use abortion as a method of contraception. They argue that there are thousands of people waiting to adopt children, so if a mother decides she doesn’t want her child for any reason she can offer this child through adoption to a suitable
The real question that has crossed many minds is whether or not all arguments about abortion come down to what the moral status of the fetus is. In fact in most cases the moral status of the fetus is what renders people to question whether it was a living human being when it was aborted, regardless of whether or not it could speak the written language to defend its own life. Moral issues over a woman’s fetus have raised questions through the growth of the child within its mother. The moral status of a fetus becomes dangerous ground do to all the new technology and modern medicine that was created to help those who have a hard time carrying a child full term to those women who can’t conceive at all. David Paintin, writer of the article “Ethical Issues in Maternal — Fetal Medicine,” states that; “It is not ‘new life’—the intracellular biological processes of the fetus are in direct continuity with those of the women, with the man adding only his half of the chromosomal genes.
Pro-choice is that you are willing to allow abortion or you are not against abortion. The concept or meaning of abortion is the termination of a fetus after conception. People who have and will consider abortion, they have had to think long and hard with the decision of it, because with that decision it can and will effect the rest of your life. With abortion there comes the risk of getting one. One very severe risk is death.
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.
State officials who pushed for the mandate say the law is intended to protect women who might suffer complications while having an abortion. The truth is that hospitals grant admitting privileges as a measure of quality assurance, but needing a doctor to have admitting privileges to get patients into a hospital if they need to go is unnecessary. Emergency room doctors have admitting privileges, and if people need to be admitted, they will be admitted. The law is designed to complicate the process so that it will be more difficult for abortion clinics to provide the procedure. Many states have passed laws that restrict abortion clinics, and the number of clinics in the U.S. has consequently dropped from 2,200 in 1991 to 678 by September 2011, and that number has continued to dwindle.
That being said, people believe that the baby is able to feel the pain initiated by the abortion. Some states have banned the late-term abortion because of this; others require a physician’s approval, or a second physician to be present during the procedure, etc. There
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. Other instances such as the child may have been conceived as the result of rape or by an abusive partner may also be morally right to get an abortion from the mothers view. Therefore, if a woman feels that having the child would be wrong the philosophy of
In the documentary Lake of Fire, one can see the battle between pro life and pro choice views on abortion. Pro life being the arguments in which we must cherish all life despite rape, abuse, age, and any other atenuant factors. Meanwhile, Pro choice views argue that one can choose whether or not to keep or abort the fetus, for a vast amount of reasons. Abortions are imposed by many, but also carry a purpose. Many can argue that whether or not abortions effects have been beneficial to the growth and development of society and the economy, but nonetheless concerning our individual needs abortion has benefited many.
There are also opposing sides to this topic as well. With medical side effects that can cause more distress then the possible undesirable traits of a child the determination is not concrete. Many facts support the advancements and benefits but can also discourage the possibility of sex selection. After reading I hope that a person can be further informed and able to make an educated opinion as to whether or not this topic is ethical or not ethical. The author of this paper is strongly against the option to choose the gender of their child.
Like stated before, there are certain cases in which I agree abortion should be considered. The statistics need to change. The percentage of abortions due to not wanting to own up for your mistakes should not outweigh ones that are due to rape and a woman’s health. As a country we need to take a stand and take abortion away. References Adoptions, A.