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.
As abortion is one of the most controversial topics, there has been a lot of debate about it, whether people are opposing or defending abortion. There is one worldview that defends the idea of abortion, which is the secular worldview. The secular worldview is people who view things based on human logic, understanding, intuition and reason, and it is not adopted from spiritual teachings or religion. According to the secular worldview, abortion is right because of women’s right, fetus in the womb is not yet human, and rape or incest. Abortion is a matter of life and death, which took the life of an unborn child.
Many people feel that abortion is baby murder. This following quote explains that religious people strongly believe that abortion should be prohibited. “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10, priestsforlife.org). The “they” in this quote refers to the infants that are involved in abortion and the infant that got abandoned. People think that abortion is bad because it is killing an innocent baby’s life.
Abortion in this sense can be concluded that it is not morally permissible. Regardless of what the right to life arguments states, Judith Jarvis Thomson argues that abortion is morally permissible even if a fetus is granted its right to life. In Thomson’s “In Defense of Abortion” takes apart the right to life argument and finds its hypocrisy because some prohibitive views go against its own belief. She mentions that the right to
As medical field states that one who has a beating heart is a living being, it does not matter whether it is one week old, one month old or one year old; ceasing a beating heart is unethical and is comparable to killing a human being. Besides the science, our values are somewhat expounded by our religion as well. Quran regards abortion as Haram – a wrong act; Veda says that a woman who aborts her child will lose her caste and “thou shall not kill” says the Bible. Thus, anyone who has abortion is against the religions’ law –no one should destroy the beauteous creation of the supreme
Therefore abortion is impermissible because it will deprive the fetus from his/her future. Third reason why abortion is impermissible is because it punishes the innocent fetus. The fetus should not be killed just because his/her parents were irresponsible. The fetus did not take the decision that his/ her parents would have sex or use contraception methods that are not very effective. The fetus is totally innocent and should not be punished.
An innocent child is a gift from God, whether you like or not, the moment you engage yourself into sex activities or premarital sex you have the possibility of getting pregnant. Abortion is not good, there’s no such excuse that abortion is good and should be practiced. For me, this promotes immorality to mankind and insult to our Christian beliefs and ethics. Abortion should not be legalized in the Philippines, this is against God, corrupts mind, and threatens life. We should live in this world with full of faith and with moral
If the fetus is a human person then abortion should be illegal; if the fetus is not a human person then abortion should be legal. The second is that the fetus should be considered a human person. Together these statements comprise the pro-life conviction that abortion should be illegal.”(Capps, 2010) He went on to state that according to the Fifth Amendment “that no person shall be denied the right to life”. This would mean that abortion would not be legal and would be wrong because it is not giving the unborn person their right according to the constitution. Next are those who oppose abortion because of religious views.
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.
Having an abortion does not change what was done or what happened in the past. Abortion is the act of ending a pregnancy by removing a fetus or embrio. Studies have shown that more than 40% will have an abortion at some point. There are roughly 1.2 million abortions done in the U.S. each year. One set of laws actually restricted abortion, and they would punish the people providing them or even the woman getting it.