Pregnancy, giving birth, and abortion are three interrelated topics. They offer moral dilemmas that aren’t easily solved or tackled. In this paper, I will discuss abortion and I will approach it from the point of view of a consequentialist, a deontological ethicist, and a virtue ethicist. I will start by defining abortion, provide some information about the reasons why women opt to abort a fetus, then give a specific example of a moral dilemma that a woman is facing, and explore the dilemma from the different points of view.
Abortion refers to the termination of a pregnancy by removing or taking out the fetus or embryo from the uterus prematurely or before it is ready for birth. There are two major forms of abortion: spontaneous, which is often referred to as a miscarriage and as the name suggests is unintentional or the purposeful abortion, which is most often abortion induced by medication or other such ways. The term abortion is commonly used to refer to the induced abortion, and this is the particular abortion, which has been filled with controversy. In developed nations, induced abortions are the most dependable and trustworthy form of medical procedures in medicine if it is performed under the auspices of the local law. Thus, abortions are possibly the most
Abortion the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy,most often performed the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. That’s how old a baby gets to live without even able to see the whole world. That child only has 28 weeks and it 's gone forever. We kill that baby just so that we can be happy or relieve that we don’t need to worry about that child anymore. No one will ever get to know what that child would’ve turned out to be. Someone influential, or even an athlete, probably a prodigy.
Abortion is a huge problem, not just in the United States but also all over the world. Abortion is a termination of a pregnancy, usually within the first 28 weeks. Some people believe abortion is murder, while others believe it is not. Abortion is a social problem. In order to be a social problem, the issue must affect a group of people. People who are pro-life, believe abortion should not be legal, while some people believe that the fetus is not a living person therefore it should be legal. There are also people who are in the middle, they are neutral, they are neither for or against abortions. If abortion is illegal then it will still happen. Women would still find a way to still have abortions but, they will be taking a greater risk in having them done. Abortion affects many people. Some women disagree with the idea, while others agree. Some religions believe it is a sin to have an abortion. 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.
Thesis Statement: Abortion has been a major topic throughout the years, there has been much debate between pro-choice and pro-life but if people can come together to reach comprises it could help society make positive progress.
According to the WHO, there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions every year around the globe. The dictionary definition for abortion is ‘the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy’, and people usually very absolutist about their stances regarding this topic. The two sides of the argument are those who are pro-choice or pro-life. The pro-choice side argue that it is the free will of the parent/s to decide on how to handle the pregnancy as unplanned pregnancies could mean a detrimental life for both the parent/s and the baby as the parent/s may not have the resources to support and take care of the baby, or are not ready for such big change and responsibility. On the other hand, the pro-life side argue that life begins at conception
Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of all times. There are two types of abortion, Spontaneous which takes place naturally and induced which this essay will mainly present. Induced abortion is defined by the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. I believe that abortion should be legalised and accepted in all countries for different reasons such as; it 's cruel for raped women to go through with pregnancy, The mother has the right to choose for herself as it is her body not anyone else’s, a young girl is not ready for the responsibilities of womanhood and finally the health of the woman is more important.
Abortion is a general term used to define the removal of a foetus from the uterus. According to Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy in Malaysia (2012), termination of pregnancy refers to therapeutic abortion performed usually to preserve the mother’s life. There is on-going debate over legal, moral, religious and ethical issues of abortion. In resolving such issue, psychologist must be aware of the heavy legal, ethical and religious obligations associated with termination of pregnancy beyond clinical judgement. The best practice in making decisions in this type of issues involves finding a balance between risks and benefits (Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy, 2012). For example, finds out whether continuing or terminating a pregnancy cause greater physical or psychological harms and risks to the mother. On the other hand, Bonevski & Adams (2001) further added that abortion may expose the mother to grief and regret. As such, it is important to gain mother’s consent before making the decision.
The procedure of an abortion does more good for the mother and family than it prevents a life from occurring. The mother’s body should be respected, as it always should be. The mother’s life should always be put in priority. When rape is placed into the world of possibility behind pregnancy then a woman should always be helped during a traumatic event such as a rape. Even the idea of monetary struggles of families should be observed. These exact situations are some of the leading reasons that abortions should always be offered to the party seeking one without question. The recent changes in the American political climate with the election of Donald Trump as president has led to fear among. The growing fear of losing the right to abort has many women scared, as they would be stuck with the trauma of rape or monetary burden. This is simply not ok for us to do to women. As stated, abortion is not murder due to the simple fact that a murder takes place during a struggle between two or more parties. The fetus does not have a voice during the procedure, but without the mother giving life internally to the fetus it would never be in the first
According to the CDC, 1% of the 1 million abortions that happen in the US are rape victims. This is a big consideration in the political world about banning abortion. This argument preaches that women who have been raped have the “right” to have an abortion without being criticized. However, this is completely sentimental. If the rape victim decides to have the child anyways, there 's multiple emotional things that could wrongly affect the child. Often, a child produced from a rape will be put up for adoption, which can affect their future and attitude. In other cases,
Abortion is a huge argument in the world today. “In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court held in Roe V.Wade that the right of privacy protects women’s decisions to end unwanted pregnancy before the fetus develops.” By 2013, 70 restrictions to curb the practice of abortion from 22 states. (Funk & Wagnalls pg.1). In 2014, five health votes were examined by the House of Representatives regarding the matter of abortion. Everyone has a side to abortion from politics to democrats, people in religions to people with no religions, the people having the baby to someone who never had a baby before; everyone sees a different side to it. My believe on abortion is it should be Illegal because it kills innocent lives.
The first school of thought affirms that abortion is the most effective strategy to eliminate backstreet abortion performed by charlatans. Such abortions are not only unsafe but also risky. In Latin America countries like Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, about one million are admitted annually in hospital due to incomplete abortion. As a result, this causes problems in the reproductive system. Worldwide, forty two million abortions are estimated to take place annually with twenty million unsafe abortions, five million health problems and seventy thousand maternal deaths.
Research shows that the aftermath of abortion could include depression, sadness and regret. A study conducted in 2002 showed that women who committed abortions were 154% more likely to commit suicide than the women who carried their pregnancies for the full term (Reardon, et al., 2002). Other psychological side effects of abortion include nightmares or insomnia, eating disorders, loss of self-confidence, sense of loneliness or isolation, and even relationship issues (American Pregnancy Association, 2013). These statistics go ahead to prove that abortion should be banned because the aftermath of such an act is not such a pleasant experience. Such effects can affect the life of the woman afterwards. Guilt alone is a killer and the woman who has committed abortion will have to live with such guilt for the rest of her life. No matter the strength of such a woman, abortion causes a mental anguish that never truly goes away (Ross, n.d.). Women who have committed abortions do not only suffer mental or psychological effects but also stand at risk of suffering physical damage as well. In quite a number of cases, these women lose their lives in the process of abortion (Brown, 2013). Additional physical effects include excessive bleeding, haemorrhage, infection, or cervical damage which happens if the woman keeps committing abortion and which could lead to an “incompetent cervix” which may not be able to carry a later pregnancy and that can lead to a miscarriage or premature birth (Abortion Facts, n.d.). On the other hand, it is believed that abortion does not necessarily cause any mental or psychological problems and that most of the women already had psychological issues even before they committed abortion so whatever happened after the abortion had already been there. Such arguments have gone ahead to say that on the contrary, abortion enhances the psychological
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