Abortion World wide Abortion has been a controversial issue. Whenever the topic of abortion is brought up their are mixed emotions, from all types of people, all over the world. People pro-life think even if abortion was made easy or painless for everyone, it wouldn’t change the bottom line problem, that abortion kills children. Meanwhile people pro-choice think being pro choice is trusting the right decision for herself and her family, and not entrusting that decision to anyone wearing the authority of government in any regard. Who is right though?
Therefore, I believe that abortion is murder. There are no special cases, if you get pregnant then you are meant to have that child. Even in cases where the mother is claimed terminal if she goes through with the birth. People can live when they are claimed terminal, it might be a low chance that you survive but wouldn 't you rather take that chance for the sake of your unborn child? Abortion should be illegal whether the woman was raped, got pregnant too young, or just doesn 't want to have a child because you don’t think you 're ready.
Abortion is killing a fetus, a fetus is a person, all person has a right to life, killing someone with a right to life is always wrong. In Thompsons article, she portrays that this statement isn’t always true by making arguments in certain situations that abortion is okay. However, many might disagree with her arguments about abortion but, to which I see to be perfectly thought-out and, explained. A person is not morally bounded to do something for someone else such as to save their life.
Background There are ongoing debates about abortion and they are very interesting because people come up with different worldviews. For Instance the Christian worldview abortion is forbidden, because it is against the commandments of God. In the postmodern worldview laws which are against or not supporting abortion are not acceptable. People who are against abortion are protecting lives of the unborn babies and the Christian worldview. Those who are for the idea of abortion are protecting women rights to choose and the postmodern worldview.
Abolish Abortion Did you know that just in the United States over 3,000 people have abortions every day? An abortion is when a woman is injected with a fatal substance to kill their unborn baby. It is legal in all 50 states except one type of abortion procedure; Partial-birth-abortion. Women have abortions for many reasons, some being that they are not ready for that kind of commitment or they have been raped and got pregnant. 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.
A 2002 study published by the Southern Medical Journal found that women who had abortions were 154% more likely to commit suicide than women who carried to term (http://abortion.procon.org/). This statistic shows that abortion can be deadly for not only the unborn child, but the mother as well. Many women cannot handle what they have done, so they try to escape reality in the worst way. Thus, this shows that many women don’t understand the gravity of their situation until the child has been removed. Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in our world today, and almost everyone has an opinion about it.
One of the arguments she present is that abortions should be allowed in some cases, such as rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger. When some people think of the word abortion, they think it is about killing an innocent life that did not ask to be created. Killing is often referred to as murder, and that is wrong. Judith appears to be pro-choice when it comes to the decision regarding abortions. Pro-choice
This same way of thinking means that a fetus has no choice or ability to make decision when it comes to whose womb they inhabit as a result of failed contraception. Again, I am not arguing that abortion would not be morally permissible in the case of failed contraception but I am saying that there are key differences in intent and rational capacities between a malicious burglar and an unknowing fetus that weaken this analogy. Thomson also says that a burglar who breaks in should not have a right to stay in your house. While this is true, there are very few cases where a burglar will stay in your house if there intent is to steal something and get away. Staying in the house would be irrational if they want to get away with the crime.
There is a divide among the people of the United States surrounding the idea of women being able to have abortions. Some people strongly believe that women should not be able to have abortions, they consider themselves to be pro-life. While other people firmly believe that women have the right to have abortions, those people are considered to be pro-choice. Women across the world should have the right to choose whether or not they want to have abortions because they have the right to their own bodies.
One side of the argument is Pro-Choice, this is the side that is for abortion. This side believes each woman should have the choice to do what they want with their body, this thought process is what spurned the Roe vs. Wade case. Pro-Choice focuses strictly on the women who is pregnant. The idea that it is their body is a valid point, the idea that not all pregnancies are planned or even wanted is another point that the Pro-Choice movement will argue to defend their side of this abortion debate. Pro-Choice feels that the women’s civil rights are being violated by not having the choice to decide for themselves.
The subject of abortion is always and will most likely continue to be a subject of controversy and disagreement. Basically we have two sides, one that is pro-life and the other being pro-choice. Judith Jarvis Thompson clearly takes the pro-choice stance and gives unique arguments on the subject of abortion. On the other hand Don Marquis supports the pro-life position on the topic of abortion. While neither will ever agree, both make points that will make you truly think about how you feel as an individual.
Rape happens (pause), health issues occur (pause), and so do teen pregnancies(pause). Our bodies, our lives, our right to decide. Worldwide, 47,000 women die a year from unsafe abortions (pause). Anything from a simple herbal tea to a prescribed drug and occasionally even going to Mexico to have it done illegally.
Abortion is a topic that causes controversy all over the world. In the case of Roe v Wade, abortion was declared legal, although many still question if this should be the case (5). Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, stating your opinion about the issue can create an outbreak of opinions. Yes, abortion is legal, and yes, women have the right to do with their bodies as they please. However, many consider abortion to be murder, which is not legal and can be punishable by death.
The Fight against Abortion “I noticed that everyone who is for abortion has been born.” The truth revealed in this statement by Ronald Reagan is that not all people who have been given the gift of life want to give it to those who have not yet been born. There have been more than 59 million abortions in the US alone since Roe v. Wade made it legal in 1973 (4). This number is hard to believe. To put it in perspective, this is five times as many deaths as those who were killed in the Holocaust, yet abortion is in some people’s minds perfectly acceptable.
Abortion, Why Not to Abort If you are asking if abortion is the right thing to do, then ask yourself this. Is committing murder the right thing to do? The answer is no. You should never abort a child because of these reasons. First of all you are committing a murder, it may not be considered murder under the law but in my point of view it is.