Rosalind Hursthouse in her paper Virtue Theory and Abortion, handles with the moral standpoint of abortion from a virtue ethics perspective. Her research is directed towards investigating whether or not an abortion is something a virtuous person would do. Hursthouse examines the morally relevant considerations and in so doing, she rejects the standard questions used to determine the morality of an abortion such as the status of the fetus, and the rights of a women. The morally relevant considerations she sees fit to assess the moral legitimacy of an abortion are concerns with family relationship, personal circumstance, and basic biological facts. Through her considerations, Hurthouses account of virtue ethics gives us adequate moral advice in regards to the question of abortion.
If you ask a person about murder, they would probably respond that it is bad and should not happen, but what if you ask them about abortion? Is not abortion murdering a baby in the comfortable and safe womb of the mother? This issue has caused many discussions, because even though it is obvious that you are killing a baby, people do not consider it as murder. Abortion is painfully taking a baby´s right to live just because the embryos are not considered human beings. God created us in his image,which gives us a value, and we do not determine if a baby has the right to live based on how we think humans are.
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.
Having troubles during an abortion could lead to one have troubles later in life when they want to get pregnant. Dr. Geetha Venkat, the director of Harley Street Fertility Clinic, explains that if difficulties arise during your abortion, then it is more likely that you will have a harder time getting or even staying pregnant later (“How An Abortion Affects ...”). This is due to multiple problems that may arise in one’s abortion. A woman may either have a pelvic infection or scarring of the womb or Fallopian tube, which can make it hard for the egg to travel to the uterus (“Does a past termination...”). Abortions affect the reproductive organ making it possible that complications may arise later.
Written Assignment #6 In Judith Jarvis Thompson’s article, A Defense of Abortion, where Thompson discusses argues that abortion is not always permissible, but permissible in certain circumstances; such as, the abortion is done attempt to save the mother’s life and in cases of rape. However, I do not believe provides a solid enough argument in stating that abortion is immoral in nearly all circumstances. In this argument, Thompson takes on the perceptive that the fetus is a living person. Thompson believes abortion in only acceptable in very rare circumstances; such as rape. Thompson states, “I am arguing for the permissibility of abortion in some cases, I am not arguing for the right to secure the death of the unborn child” (335).
As long as their suffering can be minimized “where possible”, they can be used and then disposed of in scientific projects of “merit”. The Code uses a lot of words, such as “necessary”, “essential” and “justified”, but is short on criteria for how these critical terms should be interpreted. The Role of an AEC: The primary responsibility of AECs is to ensure that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Code. AECs apply a set of principles that govern the ethical conduct of people whose work involves the use of animals for scientific purposes. The role of the AEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the 3Rs).
Ethics of Gattaca In recent discussions of the film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol, a controversial issue has been whether pre-implantation genetic diagnosis which is diagnosing a persons diseases before they are born using their genetics is ethical. On the one hand, some argue that the use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is unethical. From this perspective, to discard babies who's lives would be greatly effected and much harder than others due to diseases that could be diagnosed before birth is unethical. Humans should not be able to “play God” or in other words decide another human’s fate no matter what. On the other hand, however, others argue that it is unethical not to use technology such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis because
The status of the fetus is one of the major keys determining whether the abortion is appropriate or not appropriate, but according to Hursthouse the status of the fetus does not apply into the virtue theory. Hursthouse states, “... the status of the fetus - that issue over which so much ink has been split - is according to virtue theory, simply not relevant to the rightness or wrongness of abortion” (Hursthouse 164). Don Marquis argues that abortion is seriously wrong. Marquis does admit that his argument can include some exemptions which include such cases as
But, the argument is still wrong. If this argument is applied to my normative ethical theory, it falls flat. A fetus, or a baby, is created by God, so killing the baby dishonors what God has created. While God does give us the ability to choose how we live our lives, He does not want us to make choices that will destroy what He has created to share with us or made to make us enjoy life. If I was told the only way I could keep on living was to have an abortion, I would let my baby have a shot at life.
Alyza Ramirez Mr.kegley 3rd period 9-18-15 Abortion: Pro-Life When it comes to abortion I believe in pro-life, that abortion should be illegal in the United States. In my opinion i believe that abortions should be illegal in the United States because its not right to take a child's life even if the child was not planned, I will explain the pros and cons of having an abortion and the negative effects it has on a woman. One effect that abortion can lead to is “medical complications such as heavy bleeding, incomplete abortion, anesthesia, and in some situations death”. “It can even go as far as having breast cancer, liver cancer, or placenta previa”. Having an abortion can also lead to “emotional complications
When the counter arguments of Pro-Choice reasoning, Pro-Life viewpoint, is analyzed there are multiple logical fallacies and false statements which are used which make their argument less valid. Firstly, the Pro-Life advocates use the texas sharpshooter fallacy when making the point that abortions cause women to have greater physiological damage later on in life. They use statistics that specifically support their argument without addressing any other specifics: “A 2008 peer-reviewed study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health found that "Young adult women who undergo... abortion may be at increased risk for subsequent depression"” (Pro & Con Arguments). This is very misleading data because there is also ‘data’ which shows that women who don’t get abortions have physiological and emotional damage: “A Sep. 2013 peer-reviewed study comparing the mental health of women who received abortions to women denied abortions found that women who were denied abortions "felt more regret and anger" and "less relief and happiness" than women who had abortions” (Pro & Con Arguments). Since data can be used for both sides of the argument it makes this point completely invalid.
Everyone is entitled to a panel and to express their opinion. In the cases of abortion, the fetus does not have a voice, this image supports the fact that fetuses do havea right to be born and to a chance at life. The image itself does not specifically say that abortion is wrong, it just brings an ethical and emotional appeal to the audience. The audience for this image spans to those who are contemplating abortion, are against abortion, who study and are advocates for the law and protection of human rights, those who do not know whether to support abortion or not, and it can also reach out to those who have had an abortion. The design would appeal to all of those forms of an audience.