Currently, there are various controversial issues nations fail to agree about. Among this several issues, the one that has the major impact on human life is the legalization of abortion. Abortion is considered a very sensitive issue as it has a direct relationship with human life, that’s why beliefs and opinions about whether or not abortion should be allowed are commonly divided into two groups: the pro-choice and the pro-life. Those who are pro-choice believe that abortion should be legalized without any kind of influence neither from the government nor the religion. On the other hand, those who are pro-life argue that human life begins at the moment of conception, that the embryo is not part of the mother’s body but that it is an authentic
But in 1973 the supreme court “recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians.”(Planned Parenthood Roe) This was called Roe v. Wade. So abortion is federally legal in the U.S. but different states may ban it or not for their own personal reasons. This topic is very controversial because many different people have different opinions on this topic. For example the two main opinions are called pro life and pro choice. The people who support pro life believe that all life is important and that an abortion should never happen unless to save the mother.
Various opinions that are worth thinking and considering exists in the argument of abortion although it is religiously refused, medically unsafe, and irresponsible, some people still regard it as a woman’s right. (procon.org) One of the first reasons I don’t support abortion is that abortion defines the meaning of life and death. Kerby discusses in her article “Arguments against Abortion” medical reasons why abortion should not be legalized, he asked an important question that should have a strict answer within our community, isn’t death declared with a cessation of a heartbeat? Then why doesn’t onset of a heartbeat define life? And if a heartbeat defines life, then abortion should definitely be outlawed.
In my eyes I believe that abortions should not be happening because there is plenty of ways to protect the body, other options instead of killing the baby, and harming another human being that could be alive. I have always wondered where the word abortion
VIII. Abortion is a really serious thing and should only be pondered after the persons involved have considered other alternatives such as give it to the other persons that in need of a baby as adoption. IX. I don’t believe that the abortion argument should be about rights, but about potentiality. X.
Some believe that the removal of a fetus is murder, but scientifically that is not true. Many members of the medical community would argue that “[t]here is a difference between killing or destroying something and preventing something from coming into existence… Abortion is inherently different from other procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of potential life.” There is a difference between the destruction of an already living human being, and the termination of potential life. In one case, the mother’s life can be ruined or made much more complex, or take away from some aspects of their life. But, with a fetus, it hasn’t been able to go and start a life. The fetus hasn’t begun living outside of the womb, and while it may have potential for some sort of success, that can be true about many things.
According to Robert J. White M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery at Case Western University states that an unborn baby at 20 weeks in the womb “is fully capable of experiencing pain…without question, [abortion] is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subject to such a surgical procedure.” So not only does the unborn baby have to die, but they also experience a painful death. The entire process disregards the feelings of the fetus. The children did not ask to come into this world, therefore they should not be punished for the actions of their parents. There are other avenues parents can pursue rather than
“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.
Women should give their unwanted babies to couples who can not conceive instead of aborting them. As reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services 2.6 million women in America were trying to adopt children in 2002. As a result of the lack of women putting their children up for adoption, the number of US infant adoptions dropped from about 90,000 in 1971 to 18,000 in 2007. Abortion became legal in the United States in 1973 requiring all 50 states to possess a minimum of one abortion clinic. However, each state can limit the use of abortion or create trigger laws .In approximately three-fourths of America, abortion is legal .A pro-choice advocate believes that abortion should be legalized and they support a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body.
While Medical Daily has proven that 15% of people say that abortion is morally acceptable, 49% of people believed that it is morally unacceptable and wrong. Also, there are doctors that won’t perform abortions based off of what they think is acceptable and what isn’t. Debra Stulberg stated, “While ob-gyns reported having encountered women seeking an abortion, only 14% said they were willing to perform the service.” To continue, people who can’t afford an abortion have the opportunity to use taxpayers money. People don’t think that it is moral for their money to be spent on abortions rather that it being used somewhere else for things throughout their community. Just think that is taxpayers are paying for 250,000 abortions a year (Conover), people are paying taxes to go towards something that isn’t beneficial to their community, and they aren’t benefiting off of it.