Abortion is a murder. It is the intentionally killing of a human being and it is also can be considered as a war on the unborn which are obviously defenseless and voiceless. A. Abortion denies the right of the eternal being to have a mortal experience and also learning experience in this world. “I believe the freedom to choose my course in life but I do not believe I am free to choose the consequences of my
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.
Various opinions that are worth thinking and considering exists in the argument of abortion although it is religiously refused, medically unsafe, and irresponsible, some people still regard it as a woman’s right. (procon.org) One of the first reasons I don’t support abortion is that abortion defines the meaning of life and death. Kerby discusses in her article “Arguments against Abortion” medical reasons why abortion should not be legalized, he asked an important question that should have a strict answer within our community, isn’t death declared with a cessation of a heartbeat? Then why doesn’t onset of a heartbeat define life? And if a heartbeat defines life, then abortion should definitely be outlawed.
Knowing that a fetus is a potential human being, it should have a right to live in this world. We have no right to take or condemn one’s life and we see abortion as taking one’s privilege to live. Another is that when women have sexual intercourse it is her choice and must take full responsibility of the result. Pregnancy is not just a game where you can undo what you did wrong. Taking responsibility of the result is a wise response to the problem, if you consider it as a problem not a blessing.
Thomson begins her essay by highlighting the debate over abortion boiling down to two thoughts. These thoughts are if the fetus is a person or not. Most people believe that if we could only determine the answer to this, the discussion if abortion was permissible or not impermissible would be over. This is true, because if a fetus was not determined to be a person than abortion would not be wrong, but if a fetus was determined to be a person than abortion in all cases would be wrong. Thomson first introduces the argument that the people opposing abortion who focus on the fetus being a person, must always believe that abortion is impermissible.
One major point of controversy within the United States presently concerns whether or not a woman has the right to abort her fetus if need be. The debate consists of two sides: the “pro-choice” movement (which claims that a woman has ultimate autonomy over her own body) and the “pro-life” movement (which believes that abortion is unethical and akin to homicide). As a liberal who firmly stands behind the “pro-choice” agenda, I am often guilty of concluding that all anti-abortionists are all overzealous fundamentalist Christians who blatantly disregard the notion of freedom of choice to support “irrational religious dogma” (223). However, in the essay “Why Abortion is Immoral,” philosopher Don Marquis attempts to remove this negative stigma
However another point of view could be taken. If you asked a pregnant woman whether she could will that other women could have an abortion and she replied with “yes”, then it would be okay for her to have an abortion. If “no” then it would be immoral for her to have an abortion. As one can clearly see, the two deontological/Kantian theories have a big grey area. Using Kantian theory, someone who regards abortion as immoral, therefore cannot morally kill in self-defence, according to
Christianity and Hinduism outwardly oppose euthanasia. However, their reasoning behind this common point of view both aligns and differs. For Christians, euthanasia contradicts the belief that life is a gift from God and therefore inherently valuable, created in God’s image and imbued with the Holy Spirit. For Christians, the euthanizer disobeys the commandment “thou shalt not kill” and the euthanized disobeys the Biblical stance on suicide. Furthermore, euthanasia intrudes upon God’s planned cycle of life and death.
The two sides of the debate are pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life is the people who do not like the idea of abortion. They claim that life begins at conception and that abortion is murder. They also say that the fetus can feel pain during the abortion and that it is unfair to families that cannot conceive on their own that are waiting to adopt (Abortion Procon, 1). This is the side that is backed by religions.
The issue of abortion is an ongoing debate in the U.S, that involves a variety of moral, social, and legal issues. The ethics surrounding the procedure are frequently disputed and people often question whether abortion should remain a legal option for terminating pregnancies. Proponents of abortion, favor unrestricted access and contend that it’s a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body. On the other hand, opponents seek to ban the practice and argue that deliberately ending an unborn child’s life is morally wrong. While abortion provides essential medical and social benefits to women, it also deprives an innocent child of the right to life.