1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of the Issue This purpose of this report is to examine the effects of the legalization of abortion on society. Abortion is the deliberate act of killing or removing the embryo from the uterus with the intention of ending a pregnancy (‘Abortion’ 2015). A survey about reasons women choose abortion shows most women do not wish for a child to cause a drastic change in her life (Finer 2005). An equal number of women chose abortion due to financial difficulties. Nowadays, women have access to safe and legal abortion, but for women who wanted an abortion in the late 19th century, that was not the case.
III. The word abortion by definition means the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. IV. Abortion , without a doubt, is an extremely controversial issue nowadays because although some people including me, are completely against it, others believe that a woman should have the right to choose. V. Life begins at conception .
at birth?). If one believes life starts at conception then abortion would be regarded as immoral and wrong at any stage of the pregnancy. If one believes life starts when a heart beat is first registered, then only from then on the abortion would be regarded as immoral and wrong; and so on. This proceeds as true with supporting evidence straight from the categorical imperative – if one decides that killing their neighbor, parent or child is not okay, then killing a zygote/embryo/fetus is regarded as immoral. However another point of view could be taken.
The reasoning of this belief is that the woman is who will have the responsibility of caring for that child and it is her body. The issue, however, with this reasoning is that it does not deal with the morality of the issue or take into consideration whether abortion is right or wrong. In Webster 's dictionary, abortion is defined as the "termination of a pregnancy often accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of an embryo or fetus." It is the killing of an unborn child. 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.
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
PHIL 125: The Good life Tony Elliott Argumentative Paper Word Count: 1519 Section 1 Introduction In Section 2, I will present Thomson’s argument that abortion is impermissible. In Section 3, I will raise an objection to that argument. In Section 4, I will explain how Thomson could respond to my objection of their theory. In Section 5, I will examine two ways my objection could be defended from this response. Section 1 Thomson’s Argument Abortion has become of the most controversial things in history.
In recent years, the debate between “pro-choice” and “pro-life” has become a well-known topic of discussion filled with heat and passion; nevertheless, the question of whether one should consider themselves pro-choice or pro-life should only be asked after one has done their research and knows the true definition of each term. The Oxford Dictionary defines pro-choice as “advocating legalized abortion” and defines pro-life as “opposing legalized abortion”; however, it seems people are unaware of these definitions. The slogan of the pro-life cause as showcased on ProLife.com is, “Helping moms, saving babies, ending abortion!” While this does address their thoughts on abortion it adds two more points that do not
Birth control means This includes abortion or many other hormonal contraceptive methods. Many countries are now starting encourage this new policies in order to decrease the rate of population growth, which is affecting our Environment and society to a great extent. The main pros of enforcing a Birth control policy (according to the WHO) are: “Reducing infant mortality, Helping to prevent HIV/AIDS, Reducing adolescent pregnancies and Slowing population growth”.However, there are still some debates regarding how this practice comes against religious and ethical principles. Birth control policies vary from different areas of the world. For example, EU countries are compelled, due to international law establishments to allow woman to access to a wide range of contraceptives methods, including abortion.
Elective abortion- This is merely performed for any other reasons most commonly due to the contraceptive failure resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. LEGAL RIGHT TO ABORTION IN INDIA On the national level abortion has been discussed extensively and this leads to the arising of the questions which creates a state of dilemma in the minds of every person as to how to bring the balance between a pregnant woman’s right to abortion and an unborn child’s right to life. The concept of right to life is broad and given fundamental importance in Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Article 21 says – “No person shall be deprived of his life and personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law. A woman is vested with various rights, out of which right to abortion is one fundamental right.
Many people are against it while there are people saying it is the right of the woman to choose whether to keep the baby or eradicate them. We believe that abortion is the murder of innocent lives therefore means that it is against the law. A fetus is a potential human being and therefore should have the right to life. We admit that a fetus is not a human yet. It is alive but can’t