Nancy could based her decision that she has already have an abortion and it would be morally irresponsible for her to have another. That would allow her to think that other women can still an abortion but not her. Another way, could be that Nancy could consider her motive for an abortion to be immoral. Nancy could be aware although not perfect, her fetus has the potential to have a healthy and happy life. In that aspect, Nancy could fall in the group of moderates who believe that abortion are only allowed under certain circumstances and for Nancy a fetus with Down Syndrome could simply not fall under those circumstances.
For instance, let’s say the mother goes through the nine months of being pregnant with the child and has the child. Of course, if the mother does not want the child for any reasons a woman would not want a child, it is understandable that the pregnancy may not completely be enjoyable for the mother due the trials it takes on to the human body. There is still a way that more happiness can come from the mother having the child. If the mother was to give up the child for adoption after having the baby, the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number could occur, which is the entire goal of the Utilitarian thought process. So, the mother gives up the child for adoption and then a couple who possibly could not have a child could become parents.
Human rights, the choice of adoption, and Post Abortion Syndrome are three good examples on why abortion should be illegal. The unborn child deserves to have a chance at life just as much as any other human being. Whether the child grows up with the birth family or an adoptive family, the child is still experiencing life rather than death. Why have an abortion when in the end it could cause the mother more damage than happiness? Before having an abortion all women should consider the advantages, disadvantages, and possible side effects very carefully.
Ultimately, the decision to end a pregnancy shouldn’t be taken lightly, but should be the woman’s choice, and no one else’s. It is not up to one group of people to decide what is ethically appropriate for everyone else. Frankley, the pro-life movement is sexist and abortions are justifiable because the fetus is not yet a person. In the Journal Of Philosophy, Don Marquis wrote an article
If a girl under age conceives a baby i don't agree that abortion should be an option, for the simple fact the following measures should be taken to prevent pregnancy such as protection of condoms, birth control, or other preventions should have been used. When an under age girl decides to have sex she should be responsible from getting pregnant so that she shouldn't think of abortion as an option. As an adult a girl over 18 should also be responsible so that abortion is never an option, i don't believe the morning after pill should be used because preventable measures were not used before. I have been contemplating several scenarios in my head, but my decision is still firm that abortion should not be an option even if a woman is raped. In God's words a baby is always a blessing.
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.
Callahan would suggest that Lisa continues the pregnancy, as she does not have a right to control this other body that is dependent on her, especially since it is fully developed. The act of terminating the late pregnancy would be, according to Callahan, comparable to murdering a powerless or immature person. Lisa would need to consider herself as not just a single unit and understand that a human is developed within her care. Though it might seem like a quick and “easy” solution to terminate if the fetus was just an embryo, the fact that Lisa is carrying a six-month-old fetus makes it more morally serious and hard. Moreover, Lisa has a moral obligation to take care of this life form.
McMahan believes that we start to exist in late pregnancy when we start to develop consciousness. We start to have moral status at this time. McMahan response to Marquis would be until this point, there would be no sense to talk about a fetus having a FLO. McMahan’s answer depends on the distinction between killing a being and preventing one from existing. McMahan explains that a sperm and ovum are not developed as a human like us, therefore, we are not killing a being only preventing one from existing.
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.
We cannot give the argument to justify the act of abortion that the child has not arrived in world. The child has no existence, how is it a murder? The death of the child in the womb of a mother is not considered when it is the result of some injury. The state laws advocate that if woman faces miscarriage due to fighting off others, the responsible person must have fined which is
Life can be unfair sometimes but when it comes to who has a right to live, everyone does. Abortion should not be an option anymore for pregnant women. Life should be the only option for all unborn children, so that the child can be what they were destined to be for
Because of the many risks, abortion should be limited to help save the unborn lives and help not ruin a woman’s life forever. Abortion should not exactly be made illegal, but it should be allowed under certain circumstances such as rape. Presidential nominee Mitt Romney told CBS News that he is “in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.” (Romney) Rape is one of the limits that abortion should tighten up on and let be legal. Another reason why abortion should be limited is because it makes health risks for the mother. “A mother’s health is an important part of their life and they can getting an abortion risks their mental and physical health.”(Mott) Risking health to get an abortion is not worth it and should not be allowed unless under certain circumstances.
However this fuels the social attitude in which women must seek permission, when many consider abortion to be a right which all women should have access too. This poses the question of if limiting the rights of women is ever justifiable in the best interests of the baby, the roman catholic church argue that a foetus is a person from the moment of conception this means that they to are entitled to the same rights of the mother and to have an abortion is to murder a living being. From this perspective it is apparent that they argue it is justifiable to put the rights of the foetuses; despite this point when a foetus is though to gain rights is a key point to this argument. As personhood would determine when a foetus is able to gain rights, although critics would argue that even still this does not warrant them to have the same full rights that the mother would
Donald Trump believes, “‘banning all federal taxpayer funding of abortions will save the lives of over one million Americans from abortions’”(Steven). This statement is false and inaccurate. Instead of those women going and getting an abortion safely carried out at Planned Parenthood, she will go get an abortion in a more dangerous way ultimately putting her life at risk too, which will lead to higher deaths. As Taylor Jacobs said in the article on the Odyssey online, “ Regardless of your personal opinions regarding abortions, it is not possible to stop every woman from getting the procedure if they are unprepared to have a child, no matter what programs are defunded. Thousands of women die from unsafe abortions per year and defunding Planned Parenthood would make getting an abortion even more difficult and likely increase the numbers of deaths.” Jacobs clearly sums up the perfect argument against what Trump was trying to say.
If an unborn child is not yet a person, then it has no moral status, and abortion would be acceptable. Though many arguments on abortion base their position on the moral bearing of the fetus, others instead consider the value of the mother 's rights versus those of the fetus. During a woman 's nine-month pregnancy, the child will develop over