Even though morality is hard to describe, the bulk of society complies that murder is wrong; therefore, abortion should be expressed as immoral as well. In Carol Gilligan 's essay, "Concepts of Self and Morality," a college student answers the question of what morality should be by stating, "The basic idea that I cling to is the sanctity of human life" (171). When a woman decides to have an abortion, she overlooks the sanctity of human life and she forgets her morals. Therefore there should not be a question of choice in the matter of
However, the man does not want the baby because he turns to get her to have the abortion. The man answers, “I think it's the best thing to do. But I don't want you to do it if you don't really want to” (Hemingway 231). The man thinks she should have the abortion just because, he wants her to. He just does not want to think about any other plan because he does not want the baby he has made.
These tests usually diagnose and screen for genetic and other morphological anomalies like the Down syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease. Ultrasounds allow parents to have a look at their growing fetus and even see the sex of the infant. When the medical personnel detect any anomalies, the parents are advised to abort the fetus. While it is becoming increasingly normal to abort the fetus when such anomalies are detected, abortion itself is still frowned upon and divergent points of views still surround
The conflict between the two characters is the issue of abortion and whether or not the girl will go through it. Hemingway does not tell us that the girl is pregnant, but hints it throughout the story referring to “the operation” as having an abortion. From the start, you can
Unwanted pregnancies can be very stressful on a woman. Whether or not women have the right to an abortion is a very controversial subject. Millions of American women have aborted a child and the pain, loss and emotional need to justify what was done, both on the part of the mother and on the part of her loved ones is strong and deep. Some believe that having an abortion is seriously wrong because killing a fetus is the same as killing a person, whereas others believe that women have the right to make choices about their own bodies. Women should be able to have an abortion if they are too young or unable to take care of a baby and also if the pregnancy negatively affects the women or her babies health.
1. Giving birth to a child is a girl’s happiest moment. However, sometimes things don’t go as they are expected to go. Sometimes for some reasons girl’s have to go through abortion. In the story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, the man seems to want the girl to have an abortion as he says, “They just let air in…”(205) The man tries to convince the girl physically and mentally to have the abortion by telling her, “I know you wouldn’t mind it…They just let the air in and then it’s all perfectly natural”(205).
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.
Pro choice supporters claim they support abortion because they believe in the woman 's right to choose. Hence the phrase “My Body, My Choice”. Another argument used by the pro choice movement is that the fetus is not a living being, resulting in the thought that a fetus then has no inherent moral value. There are various points that are used to identify when a fetus becomes a person. Although abortion is extremely negligent, I do think that there are sometimes where it may be justified.
Abortion is an emotional issue that deserves special attention. I believe in the case of Sheila and Roger selective abortion would be appropriate. In this case, Sheila’s prenatal diagnosis determined that Sheila is carrying a set of twins with a genetic disease that will compromise their lives forever. Sheila is very aware of any possible detriments if she gives birth to the twins because her sister has a child with Cystic Fibrosis. Considering the circumstances Sheila and Roger must decide what is in the best interest of the fetuses.
Is it morally right to legalized abortion? In order to address the issue of abortion, firstly, we need to clear the smog and evaluate when human life begins. On one hand, many people will say that a human life begins at conception, others will say at birth or when the child develops the ability to reason on his/her own. Therefore, if a woman abort a foetus, is it the murder of a human being? The answer to this question remains unclear and controversial, however, most will agree that it is up to the pregnant woman to decide whether the foetus inside her is a potential human being or just a nuisance that should be terminated.