In his piece, Doing the Right Thing, Michael J. Sandal makes the argument that “life in democratic societies is rife with disagreement about right and wrong, justice and injustice” (27). I full heartedly agree with this statement. Throughout the history of the world we as humans have been faced with an infinite amount of controversial issues. These topics are sensitive enough on either side of the argument that it is virtually impossible to create a common ground in which everyone shares the same opinion. One of the issues that is most relevant today is whether or not abortion is murder. Coming from a conservative background and growing up as a Christian, I have strong opinions about this topic. No matter the argument I heard, my opinions on the morality of abortion will not sway. When the news hit that Planned Parenthood was selling infant fetuses to research, I was honestly outraged. Simply the idea that these preexisting lives were being given away to experiments before they were ever given a chance to live made me …show more content…
Whether or not the research that they do changes lives, does not change the fact that abortion is the killing of a child. The problem with the point I bring up is that most people, whether pro-abortion or pro-life, all have different conceptions of what defines life. The choice to stop receiving compensation for the cost of research does not make their practice any more ethical than before. In fact, this choice goes to show that what they were doing was unethical enough for them to take action and try to stop the scrutiny that they were being faced with I personally stand behind the opinion that if fetuses are closely enough related biologically to a living human to be subjects for research, then they are truly defined as living human beings and should be treated as such. This means that unborn children should be given the same rights to life as any other
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In this NBC News article, “Planned Parenthood Will Pay Its Own Fetal Tissue Costs”, (NBC News). Anti- Abortion groups are furious with Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue for profit and to maintain programs within this organization. The videos were released in mid-July by anti-abortion activists who called themselves the Center for Medical Progress (top right paragraph). Planned Parenthood will no longer receive any kind of payment to help with the cost of the programs. Some of their clinics; fetal tissues will only be used for scientific research.
The Keynote Address: Untying the Moral Knot of Abortion, was given by Caitlin E. Borgmann at the Washington and Lee School of law on November 8, 2014. Borgmann’s main goal of her address was to bring back to attention that abortion should be seen as a woman’s own right in making decisions regarding her own body. She talks about how people have become so focused on the morality of the fetus that they have lost sight of the real reason that abortion should be legal. Borgmann feels that it is the woman’s right to have a choice and freedom over their body and the freedom to choose whether or not to have an abortion. The speaker asks why people question the age and status of the fetus, but do not concern themselves to question the rights of the woman that carries the fetus.
Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice, Constitutional Right or Unethical Procedure? Abortion was put in the spotlight in 1973 after the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade ruled that women should have the option to have an abortion under the Due Process Clause within the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Even after the ruling, conversations surrounding abortion continue to bring new information and thoughts to the issue. On a basic level, it is a fight between people who are pro-life or pro-choice. The fight extends from teenagers and parents to doctors, lawyers, lawmakers and even United States representatives.
This year in mid-July a video was released by an anti-abortion activist group that calls themselves the Center of Medical Progress. An activist of this group acted as a representative from a biomedical firm discussing a ‘purchase’ of fetal tissue with a Planned Parenthood employee. The past few months Cecile Richards has been making press conferences, meeting with politicians, addressing the circumstance, and defending Planned Parenthood. Prior to the video Planned Parenthood’s patients who undergo abortions have the option to donate fetal tissues for research. Those tissues were then sent to biomedical firms and in return Planned Parenthood would receive a compensation to cover the cost of the program.
A scientific approach to fetal tissue research. The political battle of whether Planned Parenthood should receive funds from the government still rages in the political field. Last week on October 19, The state of Texas has successfully cut all state funding to Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides women's health services to low income women. This is the result from the recent undercover videos showing staff members of Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue and profits. These videos were secretly tapped by an anti-abortion organization called Center for Medical Progress, “a group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances”(CMp).
I'm totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions and millions of women -- cervical cancer, breast cancer -- are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly. And I wouldn't fund it. I would defund it because of the abortion factor, which they say is 3 percent.
Williams, you are entitled to your opinion, and I respect that. I have done an extensive amount of research on this topic, to the point I am almost an expert. The information that you provided did not give a clear understanding of why we should be pro-choice rather than pro-life. You should ask yourself if killing a human is the right decision. The obvious response to this question should be no, why is it necessary to harm a female and the unborn human?
Abortion is not only a fluctuating concept in our society, but an ethical and emotional debate, as well. The image I have chosen presents concepts from a cultural and historical background, as well as presents an ethical, emotional, and logical appeal to the audience. The debate about abortion has simply been overblown and exhausted. The truth of the matter is, abortion is murder. Ending a life, whether innocent or guilty, is murder.
Whose choice is it? Organizations such as “Planned Parenthood” are telling people that abortions are completely fine for pregnant women to get. There are many “Pro-Life” groups opposed to this program. Abortion is not morally correct because it is unfair to children that do not have a choice, a fetus is still human, and killing humans is murder, and couples can prevent pregnancy with birth control or abstinence. Pro abortionists argue that women should have a choice in whether or not they want a child.
However, what happens once the baby is born and the child is neither mistreated nor abandoned because the mother was not allowed to have an abortion as doing it for convenience was considered repulsive? What do those who are pro-life have to say then? There are hundreds of thousands of children already in the foster home system as well as orphanage; there is no need to add more. It should be a women’s decision what they should or should not do with their bodies. The issue is trying to protect fetuses, instead of the mothers who are well and
Pro-Life Everyday people line up outside of abortion clinics protesting against it. But these people are only worried about saving the baby’s life for that moment. Five years later that baby that they saved from death could end up living on the street. If they want to save the child they should adopt it as well.
“Power”: How power corrupt people in Do the Right Thing In Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”, a leading character Pino, who is the brother of Vito, often oppress his brother because he is older; Pino often command vito to do his work from him, “Sal: Pino, get a broom and sweep out front. Pino: Vito, get a broom and sweep out front.” Pino is oppressing Vito because he feels superior since he is the older brother.
The image promotes the idea that Planned Parenthood should continue to be funded by the government because millions of women, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds, depend on their services. Comparatively, is it ethically reasonable to take away such services from women of low socio-economic backgrounds because a few Planned Parenthood facilities legally perform abortions? Ignorance clouds the controversy surrounding the false idea that tax payer’s money is being used for abortions by Planned Parenthood facilities when in reality none of that money can be used for abortions under federal
Conservatives and liberals have always disagreed on the topic of abortion due to their personal values and morals. Conservatives believe that abortion is the murder of a human. They argue that as soon as the baby is conceived, it has human rights separate from the mother (Squadrin 5). Because most conservatives are religious and religion forbids abortion, they strongly abide by their morals and values. Not only do they support the rights of the fetus, but they also argue that by abolishing abortion, the mother’s life is also saved since abortion “could easily endanger the mother’s health” (Squadrin 5).
For someone who views embryos as clumps of cells who just have the potential to become humans this research would be just fine. Donating your embryos isn’t immoral in my opinion. Since the embryos aren’t of human quality they should not be considered out equal. This research should be funded by the federal government considering the potential growth the research has. Although there has been few successes the research should continue until all efforts have been