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 the termination of a pregnancy by eliminating a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own. There is much debate over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of abortion. There are two sides on the issue of abortion that will be discussed. The first one is pro-life. These individuals are anti-abortion, which means they agree that an embryo or fetus is a human with a right to life.
People that support abortion often cite the fact that abortion is permissible because a fetus has no rational capacities like children and adults do. 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.
Consequently, its health is dependent on the health of the mother. It cannot survive outside the womb at that time, so it cannot be regarded as a separate human being. Most neuroscientists believe that “the cortex is necessary for pain perception and it does not become functional until at least the 26th pregnancy week” (Wisniewski). From this we can conclude that the fetuses that are aborted in the first two trimesters do not suffer in the process because they cannot feel anything like pain. If a woman wishes to have an abortion she will find a way to get rid of the baby, no matter if it is legal or not.
The biggest dispute of the topic is whether or not people should have the right to choose, Pro Life or Pro Choice. People argue that depending on the circumstances of the mother and how she conceived the baby, it is her right to choose if it lives or dies. Others believe that no matter how you became pregnant, you should keep the baby. Abortion is not morally right because people are willingly killing an innocent child. An abortion is the intentional end of a pregnancy (WebMD).
Thomson could argue against my theory of the wrongness of abortion in all cases. She could argue with the following. Abortion is only wrong if the fetus is deemed a person, and there is no way to determine if the fetus is or is not a person than it comes down to opinion. That being said, the mother does not have the right to end her child’s (fetuses) life. Even though a person has the potential to change the world it doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
Neerof questions when the physicians make the blind incision and the baby accidently slips out of the mother. He states that then the baby will definitely have full human rights, and therefore, the abortion procedure would be considered murder because the baby was killed. The reason is simple, the baby is a human, it is being killed during a late-term abortion procedure, therefore, it is
Judith comes back and contradicts the statement I just presented by stating that she does not believe the “fetus is a person at the time on conception”. So, if the fetus is not a person at the time of conception, this suggests that “everyone has the right to life” (p242). 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.
Abortion is the intentional removal of a fetus from the womb. The Traditional Argument against Abortion asserts how unethical it is to kill an “innocent human being.” This argument also says fetus are considered innocent human beings; therefore, it is wrong to kill fetuses. Warren often critiques this and believes abortion is ethically admissible under any conditions and at any point of pregnancy. The traditional argument against abortion uses equivocation where one uses the same word, human, but shifts the meaning of it. For instance, Warren believes there are two meanings to human: the genetic sense and the moral sense meaning “person”.
Problem statement What are the causes of abortion and how can we solve this issue of abortion? Hypothesis Arguments My worldview falls under the Christian worldviews, because I am against this issue of abortion. I see abortion as a big problem in the society especially in our youth. According to me abortion it’s a sin, because when a woman terminate her pregnancy she is murdering the unborn baby which is the creation of God. Abortion is murder and killing a human being which is the image of God, it’s against the commandments of God which is wrong.
I left” (Borger). When it comes to women in general, how can anyone tell them what to do with their bodies? If a woman becomes pregnant, and she feels it is necessary to abort the baby, I believe she has the right to do so. Nevertheless, these women do not know that there are so many realistic and positive reasons as to why they might
If a being has a right to life then it is wrong to kill it. Abortion is the termination of a fetus; therefore abortion is wrong (Thomson, 48). Much of the debate on whether if abortion is permissible or not gets caught up on this first premise that fetuses obtain personhood at conception and to deny this premise would be to claim that personhood does not start at conception which would make this argument fail. Thompson does not believe this claim that personhood is achieved at conception, but she feels that the permissibility of abortion can still be argued for even if premise (1) were true. She does this by attacking premise (3); that if a being has a right to life, then it is wrong to kill it.
Some plead that they have a fatal medical condition, were raped, or that the pregnancy was unplanned. While in rare cases this is okay, it is still wrong to take the life of another human being. Even though it may not look lkie a child, it still has a right to life. The mere thought of having an abortion is both grisly and unsettling. Another twisted piece to this puzzle is that most of the time all of the fetuses and baby parts are either sold on the black market or are donated to science.
Maddie Mandanis English 10H Wojcik 10/19/15 Persuasive Essay against Abortion Even animals have rights today, yet the unborn are not protected. We live in a society where everyone and everything has the right to be defended and acknowledged but abortion is legal. Since abortion was legalized in 1973, we have lost a whole generation of people. This equates to roughly fifty million innocent lives and counting that have been taken because a pregnancy was a mistake or was unwanted. While many people find abortion to be the quick and easy fix to an unwanted pregnancy, abortion has negative effects on both the baby, and society itself.
What makes the act of murder immoral is, not losing the physical aspect of being alive, or the pain caused to our family and friends, but because we are completely eradicating their future, robbing them of their future of value, that they would’ve experienced had they not died, and that is what makes it unjust. “The loss of ones life deprives one of all the experiences, activities, project’s, and enjoyments that would have constituted ones future.” He then applies the same thought process to abortion saying that the reason abortion is wrong is because the fetus will never have a future of value. I believe Marquis’ view on abortion is very different to other philosopher’s views on abortion. Not only because he is pro-life and many philosophers are pro-choice but because he focuses on the potential future of value. He is comparing a human who actually has a future of value, to a fetus, which has not yet begun life.