I propose my own ethical and political theory that the legalization of abortion itself is a political motive by the government to rid of their responsibilities to these potential mothers. To conclude, I focus on the importance of why it is important to consider these premises, as well as why it is also important to take a look at the other issues that have led to why a woman/girl would be considering an abortion, and why incest and rape is a reoccurring
My perception on abortion is that it is wrong and should not be allowed. The second theory that supports my opinion is the conflict theory. The conflict theory is a theory that focuses on contradictory interest, inequalities between social groups, and the resulting conflict and change. This theory supports my opinion on abortion because, it focuses on contradictory interest and, inequalities between social groups. My opinion about abortion is different from many people.
Pick a crowd, any crowd and one is bound to find it divided when it comes to the subject of abortion. Defined as the voluntary termination of a pregnancy, abortion is one of the most controversial and polarizing topics which is currently dominating the news cycle. Each side has its reasons and is very passionate about where its stand. On one hand, there is the extremely conservative pro-life side which believes that life is sacred and that abortion is not morally permissible under any circumstances. On the other hand, there is the liberal pro-choice side which opposes any interference with a woman’s right to choose.
Anthony List (SBA List) which is an NGO striving to promote their anti-abortion campaign through politics, believes ‘that fighting for life is not only morally right, but politically smart’. She aims to elect pro-choice men and women that oppose abortion into Congress as well as pass pro-life laws that protect unborn children. In her late 20’s, Marjorie spent a summer in Georgetown house for Republican interns and she believes that when she was studying political science and philosophy, her stance on abortion began to shift, from pro-choice to pro-choice. In an interview she mentions that the turning point was when she asked herself regarding abortion, ‘what if it’s another person in there? Why should we even take that chance?’(Marjorie D, Jun 2017).
Thomson then shifts the argument towards the definition of abortion, according to opposing parties, which is that it is directly killing the child and how it is connected to the woman’s rights and the analogy. This idea leads to the four logical trains of reasoning. The first is that directly killing a human being is always not permissible, then an abortion may not be carried out. The second is that killing a person who is innocent is murder, than abortion may not be performed, and the third is that one should refrain from killing a innocent human is more important than keeping another alive, an abortion should not be done. The fourth is “if one's only options are directly killing an innocent person or letting a person die, one must prefer
On a social level, this allows for more debate because all sorts of people have different opinions on what they all think is the start of human life. I believe that because of the rules and regulations going on due to the topic of women’s health and abortion, the government is becoming too intrusive towards women’s privacy and her right to it. As a woman, I personally do not want another person, let alone the government, getting in the way of making a decision that is already difficult for me on a personal level. Taking care of what I would need to take care of is the most important objective for me, no matter what law or laws get in the way. Having to know what law prevents me from doing something that I know is in my best interest is extremely frustrating in and of itself, so that is why I believe that government should have a hands-off policy on
When arguing about whether abortion should remain legal, there are two main arguments being used. The most common argument given on the side in favor of abortion is that a person’s right to life does not equal a person’s right to someone else’s body.The argument given by the side opposed to the legalization of abortion is that the fetus is considered a person and that every person has a right to life therefore abortion should be illegal. I think that abortion should remain legal because I think that a person’s right to their own body outweighs the fetus’ right to life. The argument against the legalization of abortion considers the fetus to be a person. During the sixth week of pregnancy the fetus develops a regular heart rhythm and the first brain activity can be detected.
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
The pro-choice/pro-life is a major argument in politics in the United States today. However it is not so simple as pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-choice has been coined to mean that women should have the right to choose abortion and it should be a legal option. Pro-life has been connected with the banning of abortion and looking at a fetus as a life so abortion is basically murder. However this pro-life view has gotten very convoluted.
Ethical Considerations on Should Catholic Hospitals be Allowed to Deny Abortions Introduction and Background While writing this paper, the purpose is to explore the debate on whether Catholic hospitals should be allowed to deny abortions. American’ attitudes toward abortion have often been characterized as “ambivalent,” meaning that most people’s beliefs about abortion are not consistently pro-choice or pro-life (Strickler & Danigelis, 2002). The support for legal abortion has declined in recent years, while the support for restrictions on abortion is on the rise. Abortion rights opponents have promoted this sentiment to advocate for laws that focus on influencing a woman’s abortion decision. As of March 2012, 26 states had a waiting period
Naturally, abortion is one aspect of Family Planning so it will be discussed in regards to my argument. I neither endorse nor condone abortion. Introduction Since the day it was founded Planned Parenthood has been under attack. Recently, legislators have requested a massive audit of the organization, and others have demanded the total defunding of the organization. The history of Family Planning has been a long hard struggle, but ultimately it is valuable to the human rights of American people.
Senator Rodriguez did a press release saying, “It limits available venues in which to seek a judge 's authorization to the minor 's county in residence, or if the county is less than 10,000, to a neighboring county. Frankly, this endangers both judges and minors; we have seen people associated with abortion targeted by violence, and forcing people to seek a decision in the same small community where they live is certain to deny them the right to privacy and security when making these very difficult decisions”. (Rodriguez) The issue that is here is that in the bill it states that, “The court may not notify a parent, managing conservator, or guardian that the minor is pregnant or that the minor wants to have an abortion. The court proceedings shall be conducted in a manner that protects the anonymity of the minor. The application and all other court documents pertaining to the proceedings are confidential and privileged and are not subject to disclosure under, Chapter 552, Government Code, or to discovery, subpoena, or other legal process.
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
Abortion has caused a great deal of controversy in the world, especially the United States, because everyone sees life in different eyes. The two sides of this subject will never agree will the other because they only are focused on what they have to say about the matter than on the points the other side has made. This issue will continue because abortion appears to be advancing as the years go by, which is a sign of no extinction. Since the abortion debate will not cease, the effects of the contradicting sides will only developed stronger arguments to belittle the others opinions about the
They also believe that a fetus is not a human life, therefore, they have no individual rights. Lastly, they strongly believe that the government should provide taxpayer funded abortions for women who cannot afford them ("Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs"). On the other hand, Republican views on abortion are opposite of the Democratic view. They believe that the human life begins at conception; disagreeing with the Democratic belief that a fetus is not a human life. Republicans biggest belief is that abortion is murder ("Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs").