One major point of controversy within the United States presently concerns whether or not a woman has the right to abort her fetus if need be. The debate consists of two sides: the “pro-choice” movement (which claims that a woman has ultimate autonomy over her own body) and the “pro-life” movement (which believes that abortion is unethical and akin to homicide). As a liberal who firmly stands behind the “pro-choice” agenda, I am often guilty of concluding that all anti-abortionists are all overzealous fundamentalist Christians who blatantly disregard the notion of freedom of choice to support “irrational religious dogma” (223). However, in the essay “Why Abortion is Immoral,” philosopher Don Marquis attempts to remove this negative stigma
Don Marquis claims that abortion is morally wrong and should not be acceptable until and unless if there is an exception. He is basically trying to explain why killing is wrong. He says killing a fetus is wrong not because the mother is getting affected but because it is affecting fetus’s life because he is suffering through the loss of all the potential for value of his or her future. In his article “Abortion Is Immoral”, he says “Therefore, when I die, I am deprived of all of the value of my future”, here he is trying to explain that if he dies, he won’t be aware of what god must have kept for him in future, he is unaware what he would have done in the future, he would be dispossessed from his future life. He thinks that fetus has the right to live and they should not be aborted because when the fetus develops, he incur all the rights which a human being should have.
Problem statement What are the causes of abortion and how can we solve this issue of abortion? Hypothesis Arguments My worldview falls under the Christian worldviews, because I am against this issue of abortion. I see abortion as a big problem in the society especially in our youth. According to me abortion it’s a sin, because when a woman terminate her pregnancy she is murdering the unborn baby which is the creation of God. Abortion is murder and killing a human being which is the image of God, it’s against the commandments of God which is wrong.
The plan b pill is very wrong in many ways because it causes abortion. Since it is killing babies, they should never be allowed to people that are not ready to step up to their actions. It works like any other abortion drug it thins the lining of the mothers uterus so that the baby cannot develop and the thus dies. The morning after pill is the most awful ending of an unborn life (should the morning). Quite a few very religious people argued that plan b pill is wrong since it includes the death of an unborn and an undeveloped fetus.
Experts have several reasons why they believe late-term abortion is an immoral practice. Don Marquis is an American author who is an expert in ethics and medical ethics. Marquis also wrote the academic journal Why Abortion is Immoral in April of 1989. He wrote this academic journal to express his feelings towards abortion and specifically, late-term abortion. Late-term abortion supporters believe a fetus isn't a fetus until it is birthed.
Both of these sides argue whether or whether not the fetus is a person on not when it comes to aborting a child. • Pro-choice argues: o The fetus is not a human until after the first trimester o Cases like rape or incest should be allowed for abortion o Abortion can take a toll on a person life and should be available because some parents are not financially stable or mentally prepared for a child to come in their life. • Pro-life argues: o The fetus is a human as soon as it’s conceived o Adoption could be an alternate for abortion so no life is taken and the child goes to a family that will love and take care of it. o Tax dollars shouldn’t be used to pay for abortions if all citizens don’t support or have the same views on
Pro-abortionist believe that although the decision to have an abortion is not easy, the mother is the only one that has that right. The ant-abortionist believe that it’s all about what the baby should have. Since a baby cannot defend itself it has a right to live which makes abortion a wrong thing to
An unskilled medic will result in an unsafe procedure,and vise versa. In places where safe, legal, clinical abortions are illegal many women perform them by themselves at home, which is very risky and can result in severe infection, and even death. The pro-life stance on abortion is the belief that abortion is equivalent to murder. The ideology behind the stance is based off of
An abortion should never be an option in any case because it’s considered as murder, it causes pain to the person and baby during and after the procedure, and there are other choices to choose from including adoption. Instead of having an abortion, women can choose a more beneficial option, such as giving the baby up for adoption. When women decide to get an abortion, they don’t think about adoption because of the long process, even though it can help other families who can’t have children. For example “It’s logical that anti-abortion organizations seeking to prevent abortions and promote traditional family structures would aggressively promote adoption, but this connection is often overlooked…”(Joyce). Many women that get pregnant with an unwanted child usually look into having an abortion first rather than going through the long process of pregnancy and giving the baby up for adoption.
Many people have opposing views whether abortion is a moral right that should be permissible. Even though that a life is being “taken away” and not giving it a chance to experience said life, the right to life argument is hypocritical and contradicts its own moral beliefs. In this essay, I will first explain what the right to life argument is against abortion, why Judith Jarvis Thomson thinks it fails and then will give my explanation why Thomson’s argument succeeds that abortion is morally permissible even if the fetus has a right to life. I will also consider objections and show why they fail. The right to life argument believes that abortion is morally wrong because of the simple fact that a life is literally being taken away by force—that it is equivalent to murder.
His strongest point is simply that killing is not right and it does rob the victim of their future. This was especially true when he discussed the argument of contraception. Marquis took his argument of abortion to a level that was not relatable and too cumbersome. After all, not every sperm and every egg will become a fetus. In addition, if you are robbing an unborn child of its future then how would this matter if the fetus lacks awareness?