In order to be a social problem, the issue must affect a group of people. People who are pro-life, believe abortion should not be legal, while some people believe that the fetus is not a living person therefore it should be legal. There are also people who are in the middle, they are neutral, they are neither for or against abortions. If abortion is illegal then it will still happen. Women would still find a way to still have abortions but, they will be taking a greater risk in having them done.
It could not be possible for killing an innocent child to be right. Of course, in extremely unfortunate occurrences that occur in impregnation from rape, it seems like an abortion could be the right action. However, you can argue for adoption, which will then lead to happiness for more people. In this debate, the question of quality versus quantity rises. It seems that a Utilitarian would argue that the quantity only matters, but in this case, should we not consider the quality of the happiness in the people in these
If you ask a person about murder, they would probably respond that it is bad and should not happen, but what if you ask them about abortion? Is not abortion murdering a baby in the comfortable and safe womb of the mother? This issue has caused many discussions, because even though it is obvious that you are killing a baby, people do not consider it as murder. Abortion is painfully taking a baby´s right to live just because the embryos are not considered human beings. God created us in his image,which gives us a value, and we do not determine if a baby has the right to live based on how we think humans are.
Written Assignment #6 In Judith Jarvis Thompson’s article, A Defense of Abortion, where Thompson discusses argues that abortion is not always permissible, but permissible in certain circumstances; such as, the abortion is done attempt to save the mother’s life and in cases of rape. However, I do not believe provides a solid enough argument in stating that abortion is immoral in nearly all circumstances. In this argument, Thompson takes on the perceptive that the fetus is a living person. Thompson believes abortion in only acceptable in very rare circumstances; such as rape. Thompson states, “I am arguing for the permissibility of abortion in some cases, I am not arguing for the right to secure the death of the unborn child” (335).
They don’t want the baby, they were not trying to get the baby so why then should they be constrained to having to raise an unwanted child. That’s when Judith Thompson’s analogy applies, sure they caused the pregnancy but it was caused indirectly because they took numerous possible measures to prevent it, so can they then unplug from that baby? The same way the question is posed for Thompson’s analogy, can that person unplug from the famous
Hippocrates looked down on abortion and saw it as immoral to take a life of an unborn. The Pro-life stance see this as a sign that abortion since the ancient times has been looked down and we should stick to this moral value we have that killing regardless of contraception is wrong. The Pro-choice stances sees it that Hippocrates didn’t think abortion was wrong but the technique is what had him worried due to putting danger on the mother. Either stance clearly shows we need to raise awareness on a topic that is
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of the century, it does not have a simple answer on whether or not is it a morally correct or incorrect thing to do. It’s very nature finds conflict with social, political and religious views which are the most difficult arguments to dispute. Thomson and Marquis both attempt to make sense of this controversial issue, and present their own scenarios which provide a deeper look into questions such as “What is a fetus?” “Is a fetus a person? Why/Why not?” and lastly, “Is abortion morally wrong?”. This paper seeks to compare both the views of Marquis and Thomson in order to answer the previous questions, and will ultimately answer the question “Who has the right to life?” from the views of Thomson
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of today’s society. Each side in this seemingly never ending debate is very passionate in their opinions and not afraid to publicise them. The anti-abortion (pro-life) view is that getting an abortion is wrong. In contrast, people who are pro-choice believe that women have the choice to keep the baby or not. Ultimately, the decision to end a pregnancy shouldn’t be taken lightly, but should be the woman’s choice, and no one else’s.
Despite the possible arguments against Christie’s effectiveness, her status as a doctor proves that she understands abortion and facts about abortion, yet she chose not to include them as persuasive strategies in her article. The point of Christie’s article was not to convince others that abortion is wrong and that it should be stopped, but rather to persuade others to consider the route of adoption if possible. Because adoption is highly emotional and focused on relationships, there are not many statistics and hard facts that can persuade others to adopt, rather there are personal stories, like Christie’s, that change perspectives and motivate people to choose adoption over abortion as well as inspire families to adopt children in
Alyza Ramirez Mr.kegley 3rd period 9-18-15 Abortion: Pro-Life When it comes to abortion I believe in pro-life, that abortion should be illegal in the United States. In my opinion i believe that abortions should be illegal in the United States because its not right to take a child's life even if the child was not planned, I will explain the pros and cons of having an abortion and the negative effects it has on a woman. One effect that abortion can lead to is “medical complications such as heavy bleeding, incomplete abortion, anesthesia, and in some situations death”. “It can even go as far as having breast cancer, liver cancer, or placenta previa”. Having an abortion can also lead to “emotional complications
Since data can be used for both sides of the argument it makes this point completely invalid. Secondly, Pro-Life advocates make the argument that abortion should not be used because adoption is a perfectly good alternative. This is imply a false statement because abortion and adoption are two extremely different actions. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy and adoption is the giving away of a child for personal reasons. In one case the baby is definitely alive, adoption, and in the other case it is debatable whether the fetus is alive or not, abortion.
From then on, I have developed my own viewpoints pertaining to abortion. Although I believe that abortion is inhumane; I think that all of the circumstances of the situation should be evaluated before deciding if an abortion should be considered inhumane or
According to TFP Student Action, there are multiple reasons to not be pro-choice. For example, “Abortion offends God...life is started at conception...abortion is unsafe”(TFP Student Action). Knowing the opposing side is important in understanding and ultimately deciding what you agree with and who you will side with. People do not like abortion, there are people who do not like it and feel it should be legal, others do not like it but feel it is not the
The main issue in regards to the federal protection of a fetus is whether to treat the mother and child as two separate entities or as one single person. Parties to both sides of the argument provide very compelling reasons as to why one should be considered over the other. For example, prosecutors argue that the fetus should be considered a separate entity from the mother and that any harm that is caused to the fetus by another, including the mother, should be considered a criminal act (Elliott, 2013). Opponents, however, argue that this could backfire and jeopardize a woman’s right to choose an abortion and therefore prefer to only recognize the mother as the only victim (NCSL, 2015). Another issue involves the way each state differentiate
If a being has a right to life then it is wrong to kill it. Abortion is the termination of a fetus; therefore abortion is wrong (Thomson, 48). Much of the debate on whether if abortion is permissible or not gets caught up on this first premise that fetuses obtain personhood at conception and to deny this premise would be to claim that personhood does not start at conception which would make this argument fail. Thompson does not believe this claim that personhood is achieved at conception, but she feels that the permissibility of abortion can still be argued for even if premise (1) were true. She does this by attacking premise (3); that if a being has a right to life, then it is wrong to kill it.