And if a heartbeat defines life, then abortion should definitely be outlawed. Moreover, have we ever thought about what pain the fetus feels? Isn’t it unfair to a little fetus to experience pain because of irresponsible parents? And the mother’s health risks isn’t a debate we should dig in, it is the mother’s responsibility and choice
The primary argument against abortion is the fact that it is taking the life of an innocent child. People often justify abortion by arguing that the fetus is not alive, thus it cannot be “killed.” Yet in most states, if a pregnant woman is murdered, the killer is charged with a double homicide. Scott Gilbert, in his book Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate, states that “The entity created by fertilization is indeed a human embryo, and it has the potential to be human adult. Whether these facts are enough to accord it personhood is a question influenced by opinion, philosophy, and theology, rather than by science” (43). This is the opinion of many scientists, and the fact that life originates at fertilization is a commonly accepted statement.
Is abortion becoming a modern life cause of casualty? Should abortion be completely banned? Why should we fight against abortion? According to statistics, there is an equal “yes” and “no” answers regarding the issue, ventilating opinions over the matter, thus fortifying arguments revolving it. Indeed, abortion is becoming a modern life cause of casualty and is also becoming an option.
Deontology Philosopher View (Kant) The father of the Deontological theory is Emanuel Kant who said that deontology is about Duties, Moral Rules, Rationality, Human Rights, and the Categorical imperative where you treat humans as an end it self not as means to an end. So what would be the Deontological view of abortion? In the deontological theory Human rights argument can be used in 2 ways: A. In Favor: Many pro-choice philosophers acknowledge that the fetus is indeed a being worthy of respect and some degree of moral consideration, and that abortion, although a procedure women have a right to obtain. However, most of them argue that the fetus is not rational and do not possess the cognitive traits of personhood hence have no rights, but a woman has full rights on her own body.
Applying the Kantian moral theory one will see how killing a fetus is not only the killing of an innocent life but it is also treating someone as just a mean instead of an end. Every person in this world was a fetus at one point, growing and learning to survive inside of their mother’s womb. If a study was conducted to question each person in this world, it would be reasonable to believe that each of us living today would now be opposed to being aborted as a fetus. So even if one would believe that having an abortion is morally permissible, it is not possible for them to see a world where everyone would be alright with being aborted as a fetus, thus abortion then fails the Universal Law Formulation (Gensler, 89). With this scenario, it is unfeasible to say to oneself that they would have been okay with being aborted.
In this article the author, Laurie Shrage affirms that forced fatherhood is not something that we should be doing simply because it is not only unhealthy but unfair. She asks the question should men have the same rights and control over when and how they become a father. I appreciate a lot of this article; Shrage goes on to explain with insight from political philosopher Elizabeth Brake, who has a great view on this topic. Brake brings up that fact that “if women’s partial responsibility for pregnancy does not obligate them to support a fetus, then men’s partial responsibility for pregnancy does not obligate them to support a resulting child.” This is one of many important points of Brakes, that Shrage uses to support her argument. As I continue with this paper I will give a summary of the argument that Laurie is making and evaluate it.
More work should be done to educate people on and create more access to contraception rather than punishing those who were not taught. “What if the fetus grows up to cure cancer?” is a common question posed by the opposite side of the argument. In the same fashion, what if the fetus grows up to be a serial killer? Clearly, that argument is illogical, as one cannot judge someone based on hypothetical future
“Ethics is the study of how the society can think, understand, and examine its norms and practices with regard to living a moral life” (nathaniel, 2008). Abortion is a term that deliver prematurely, end of pregnancy were the result shows no childbirth due to many reasons, divided into the medical need or to the mother self perception, so is abortion an ethical issue? It is considered an ethical dilemma? There are many opinion about how and when abortion can conduct. A wide-ranging agreement present, however, abortion is acceptable in the limit of medical issues as a result of miscarriage, birth defects or when it’s danger on the mother health.
Although the term ‘abortion’ implies a premature termination of pregnancy for any reason, the layman better understands the word ‘miscarriage’ for involuntary fetal loss. (a) Dictionary meanings The most renowned Oxford Dictionary defines abortion as the expulsion or removal from the womb of a developing embryo or fetus, in the period before it is capable of independent survival, occurring as a result either of natural causes or of a deliberate act . The World Encyclopedia defines abortion as the expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is capable of independent survival . The interpretation to the word ‘abortion’ given in the ‘Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English’ is ‘a medical operation in which a baby’s development inside a woman is stopped so that it is not born alive’ . Another dictionary meaning for ‘abortion’ is ‘a situation where a fetus
It isn’t fair to say the baby has no rights because it can’t make the decision on its own or because it isn’t “alive.” This is a total raze of the baby’s rights! Murder is illegal and everyone, capable of making decisions or not, deserves a chance at life. There are other ways of dealing with an unexpected pregnancy such as adoption. If you feel that it is okay to kill a sweet, innocent child, then you need to put yourself in the baby’s position and think about what it would be like to have done nothing wrong and be denied your right to live. In the article, Perspectives on Abortion: Raquel Lopez states that 33.6% of women who get abortions are between the ages of 20-26.
Advocates of stem cell research believe that the cells are not equivalent to human life because it is inside the womb even facing the fact that the start of a human life is in the moment of conception. While many people say the use of the cell research is a way to advance medical knowledge and expand treatments, there is no guarantee that the treatments will work. There is limited ability of the adult stem cells to grow in culture for long time and they cannot distinguish from others(Joseph). What this means is that the stem cells do not last long and can not be distinguished from other cells. What 's the point of having them if they don’t last long enough to be of use?
The world of Scientology has introduced different methods of developing a fetus through insemination or by frozen embryos. This process of reproduction has developed ethical issues among the people of society. Society states that this process is abnormal and inappropriate for human kind. The process of developing a fetus should be naturally conceived through a man and woman. The development of artificial insemination and frozen embryos are not natural practices.
Some parents have refused vaccinations for their children based on religious objections. The moral opposition to these vaccines is due to the acquisition of the initial cell lines in which vaccine viruses are grown. (Chatterjee, 2010) These parents believe it is morally illicit to attain fetal tissue in any manner whether it’s the mother having the abortion, the abortionist performing the act, the researcher or the vaccine manufacturer. Not only do they feel “these parties are all equally guilty of assisting in premeditated murder but they fear these practices can contribute in the encouragement of voluntary abortions, for the intended purpose of making vaccines.” https://cogforlife.org/vaccines-abortions/ In response to these concerns, the