X. In this speech I hope to present a persuasive moral argument that abortion is akin to murder and should be avoided, even if the child is unplanned or unwanted or the women would be in danger by the consequences of abortion. (Transition: Let’s look more closely at the health risks posed by cell phones.) Body I. Abortion is a murder.
And if a heartbeat defines life, then abortion should definitely be outlawed. Moreover, have we ever thought about what pain the fetus feels? Isn’t it unfair to a little fetus to experience pain because of irresponsible parents? And the mother’s health risks isn’t a debate we should dig in, it is the mother’s responsibility and choice
Pro-choice advocates suggest it is irresponsible for women to give birth to a child that she is unable to take care of (Shaw 2016, para. 1). Moreover, pro-abortion groups, argue that fetuses are not capable of surviving outside the mother’s womb before the 22nd week of pregnancy, thus, should not be considered a ‘person’ (Foer 1997, para. 4). The main positive impacts of abortion on the society can be seen in the decline in crime rates and how it eases the problem of overpopulation.
The primary argument against abortion is the fact that it is taking the life of an innocent child. People often justify abortion by arguing that the fetus is not alive, thus it cannot be “killed.” Yet in most states, if a pregnant woman is murdered, the killer is charged with a double homicide. Scott Gilbert, in his book Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate, states that “The entity created by fertilization is indeed a human embryo, and it has the potential to be human adult. Whether these facts are enough to accord it personhood is a question influenced by opinion, philosophy, and theology, rather than by science” (43). This is the opinion of many scientists, and the fact that life originates at fertilization is a commonly accepted statement.
Abortion now is a well-known and a world-wide controversial issue. Abortion shouldn 't be legal because there is plenty of ways to protect the body like birth control, condoms, IUDs or not even having sex is the best way to go. Going to the store doesn 't take long just to get one thing and make sure a baby wont end up in someones stomach and end up pregnant.
“Ethics is the study of how the society can think, understand, and examine its norms and practices with regard to living a moral life” (nathaniel, 2008). Abortion is a term that deliver prematurely, end of pregnancy were the result shows no childbirth due to many reasons, divided into the medical need or to the mother self perception, so is abortion an ethical issue? It is considered an ethical dilemma? There are many opinion about how and when abortion can conduct. A wide-ranging agreement present, however, abortion is acceptable in the limit of medical issues as a result of miscarriage, birth defects or when it’s danger on the mother health.
Applying the Kantian moral theory one will see how killing a fetus is not only the killing of an innocent life but it is also treating someone as just a mean instead of an end. Every person in this world was a fetus at one point, growing and learning to survive inside of their mother’s womb. If a study was conducted to question each person in this world, it would be reasonable to believe that each of us living today would now be opposed to being aborted as a fetus. So even if one would believe that having an abortion is morally permissible, it is not possible for them to see a world where everyone would be alright with being aborted as a fetus, thus abortion then fails the Universal Law Formulation (Gensler, 89). With this scenario, it is unfeasible to say to oneself that they would have been okay with being aborted.
People should have the right to choose whether to live or die, but in this case, a newborn does not. Humans should have the right to their own body, even if it means choosing death.This novel uses the practice of euthanasia. In the Giver, when newborns are born with deformities or health problems or
The abortions may be necessary to save the pregnant women lives or health. According to a lot of medical experts, the abortion may be allowed if necessary to prevent the mother death. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “Abortions are necessary in a number of circumstances to save the life of a woman or to preserve her health. Unfortunately, pregnancy is not a risk-free life event.” (Painter, 2012). The women may be exposed to conditions which may result in ending a pregnancy as a means or saving the life of the mother such as the heart failure, the severe infections, as well as the severe cases of preeclampsia.
They believe that human life begins at conception and based on generally contend that abortion is morally wrong because it kills human life. Hippocrates considered termination of pregnancy as unethical. Hippocrates believes whether fetus in womb has rights to live before viability. In any condition the embryo or fetus of any age is protected by Hippocratic code. “I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of conception.” Most of the opposed of abortion argue based on the following concept: 1- A Fetus has the right to be considered as human being.
The main issue in regards to the federal protection of a fetus is whether to treat the mother and child as two separate entities or as one single person. Parties to both sides of the argument provide very compelling reasons as to why one should be considered over the other. For example, prosecutors argue that the fetus should be considered a separate entity from the mother and that any harm that is caused to the fetus by another, including the mother, should be considered a criminal act (Elliott, 2013). Opponents, however, argue that this could backfire and jeopardize a woman’s right to choose an abortion and therefore prefer to only recognize the mother as the only victim (NCSL, 2015). Another issue involves the way each state differentiate
And will support and fund planned parenthood, except for abortion. “Should abortion be outlawed in the United States? Let each state decide.” (Johnson, 2012) Johnson believes the states should have the right to decide, each state is different and that’s what he stands for.
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.
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.
He is comparing a human who actually has a future of value, to a fetus, which has not yet begun life. I think that Marquis argument is a very strong pro-life argument, however to say that abortion is wrong solely because the fetus has not fulfilled his potential future