(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.
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).
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:
I honestly believe we need to stop abortion as soon as possible. If killing someone gets you to jail, why can’t it be the same for baby. We need to stand up and do something about abortion. We don’t only have one choice we have other choices. We can always find someone to talk to if we are thinking about executing the baby.
Women have the moral right to choose what to do with their body. A woman should not be forced into motherhood because of an unwanted pregnancy. Denying a woman the right to choose to have an abortion will condemn her to be financially liable and take care of an unwanted child for 18 years. Many people who take the pro-life stance fail to acknowdledge the hardships and difficulties of motherhood. They argue that “babies should be saved” yet how they plan to save children from a rough and tumoltous life when 73% of women who have abortions do it because they are unable to afford and provide for a child and 48% would be single mothers; all factors that affect children’s development and progress in life (“U.S. Abortion Statistics” 3).
And you know how I see it people saying getting an abortion is wrong, is murder… In that case I think they’re saying pregnancy is a punishment for having sex. And I find it strange, it’s only in this kind of case they’ll be thinking like that. Never a doctor will refuse you surgery if you were on a ladder to do whatever and after falling you break your leg. Nobody will say it’s your fault, you didn’t have to be on this ladder.
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. On the contrary, pro-life advocates are against abortion. Pro-life groups claim that life begins at conception and abortion would be murdering the fetus (Alcorn n.d).
In her views a woman should have right to free herself from confinement of being pregnant without considering that this will lead to the demise of her baby (Thomson, 1986). So it is better to have more insightful thoughtful that is morality does not mean that a person is anxious only about their duties towards the living individuals but likewise to the ones who can’t save themselves and can’t speak for themselves. Abortion issue should be understood and analyzed much more with the help of philosophical ideas as compared to emotional means which most of the time it has been treated with. Abortion is a sin or does it carry any moral status has been the question under debate among the thinker since ages. This issue has diverted the thinkers attention toward it especially they have shown much interest in it since 1960s.
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
Hobby Lobby, I was on the fence about how I felt. I first completely agreed with the Green’s because it is their right to say no to something that goes totally against their beliefs. As the Greens believe that life begins at conception, these contraceptives are killing a baby in their minds and religion. They don’t think of it as a fertilized egg, they think of it as a little human being that they are paying for their employees to get rid off. For a department to mandate that is totally wrong.
From this verse, it exemplifies to me how much time God took in creating each and every single one of us and how important His creation of life is. Although unborn, babies still have as much value although not in the world. Furthermore, the bible has played a big role in shaping my world view on abortion tremendously. In Jerimiah 1:5 it states, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Gods image was woven into each of our DNA which in terms deems each of us worthy of the calling of life he has promised each of us.
Marquis was not specific about which abortions are moral or abortions that occur because the mother’s life is at risk. While his basic argument was killing is wrong, including abortion, because it robs the person of their future he could have provided stronger stories to relate with his arguments. In Marquis argument every fetus has a future and if an abortion occurs, then the fetus is not given the opportunity to its future. Therefore, there should be no abortions no matter what the situation could
In today’s world, abortion is a very controversial subject that has been argued continuously over the past years. Abortion is the termination of a human pregnancy, typically done before the embryo or fetus is capable of life. The most asked question is should abortion be legal? Talking about abortion, there are two sides to this topic, Pro-life and the Pro-Choice side. Those who are against abortion entirely are pro-life, and those who believe it is the woman’s right to choose are pro-choice.
Abortion, the ending of a pregnancy by removing the fetus before it is able to survive on its own. The topic of abortion is an ongoing touchy subject between those who believe it should be illegal and those who say it should be an option. There are many factors that play into the controversy of abortion. In the book Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice by Francis J. Beckwith is an antiabortionist and believe abortion is not the answer. In this article the authors use argumentative strategies mainly being the rhetorical appeals, some subtle rebuttals are mentioned.