Natural Law Theory On Abortion

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Any ethical person would say that it is morally wrong to kill any human being. An abortion involves killing a fetus. A fetus is a human being. Therefore, shouldn’t everyone agree that abortion is wrong? Natural Law Theory states that we discover the highest principle of natural law by looking at aspects of our human nature. Natural Law Theorists would agree that abortion is morally wrong and that it should be impermissible. First, Natural Law Theory believes that the body has a purpose, or “telos”, to reproduce. If someone were to have an abortion, they would be terminating the purpose of reproducing. That alone would make abortion morally wrong. Next, according to natural law theorist, Thomas Aquinas, we have a natural inclination to preserve
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