What this is saying is that not legalizing abortion or being against it, women’s’ rights are being taken away from them. Pro-choicers believe that women should have the right to choice whether they want to abort their baby or whether they do not. What they are saying is that at the end of the day it’s the mothers’ life and their baby, they are the ones that have to go full nine months and bring forth the baby. Therefore, the choice should be theirs and not someone else choice. • Women will die of unsafe abortions if we make it illegal.
Another ethical issue surrounding abortion revolves around the rights of the mother versus the rights of the fetus. The idea of choice that a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body comes in here. But is a woman’s right to choose greater than a fetus’s right to life? In the pro-choice view, a common argument is that abortion is legally permissible, regardless of the morality involved. A woman has a basic right to make up her own mind about choices of pregnancy or abortion, and her right to bodily integrity prevails any potential rights that the fetus may or may not have (Baird & Rosenbaum 2001).
Thomson hints to the idea that every human being has a right to life; therefore, the woman would have no moral obligation to continue with the pregnancy (Warren 309). Warren places much emphasis on Thomson’s argument for the probability of it being a strong stance for the permissibility of abortion or a strong argument that abortion is murder, which is unique in and of itself because it has the possibility of arguing for or against abortion. Thomson construes two steps in which the moral status of abortion should be determined by. The first step is determining the true moral status of a fetus and the second is creating a distinguishable difference between the rights of the fetus vs. the rights of the woman (Warren 309). Warren structures her argument like that of Thomson’s by creating two steps which will support her stance that abortion is morally
In 1969, the Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his Liberal government made the contraception legal in Canada. But, they only allowed abortion under the situation that the mother's life is in danger. That was some progress, but that was far too little for the Pro-Choice supporters like abortion activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler who announced he has performed over 5000 abortion surgeries for women from all over the country. After 20 years of legal battles, finally, in 1988, The Supreme Court of Canada abolished Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional. Because it is against the Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedom：A woman's right to life, liberty and security of a person.
Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection states that, "an abortion is a medical or surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy." When it comes to abortion, the aspect that interests me is the fact that it is a tremendously controversial topic. I first learned about abortions in high school. I vaguely remember my teacher giving a lecture on the history and effects of abortions in the State of Texas, and asking the class to consider how we felt based on facts from the book and other 's opinions. From then on, I have developed my own viewpoints pertaining to abortion.
Pregnancy, giving birth, and abortion are three interrelated topics. They offer moral dilemmas that aren’t easily solved or tackled. In this paper, I will discuss abortion and I will approach it from the point of view of a consequentialist, a deontological ethicist, and a virtue ethicist. I will start by defining abortion, provide some information about the reasons why women opt to abort a fetus, then give a specific example of a moral dilemma that a woman is facing, and explore the dilemma from the different points of view. What is abortion?
An Exploration of Maternally Assigned Fetal Personhood: Experiences of Obstetric Ultrasound Keywords: Fetal Personhood, Obstetric Ultrasound, Normative Significance of Birth 1. Australian law states that the fetus is not considered a ‘human being’ until it is completely separated from the woman’s body (Anolak 2014: 61). This idea promotes birth as the beginning of personhood (Mills 2014). In line with this, stillborn and miscarried fetuses over the age of 20 weeks must be legally recognised by funerary rites (Anolak 2014: 61). In 2009 this law was challenged: a woman who was 32 weeks pregnant was involved in a car accident which eventuated in the death of her fetus (Donegan 2013).
Literature review Abortion is a general term used to define the removal of a foetus from the uterus. According to Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy in Malaysia (2012), termination of pregnancy refers to therapeutic abortion performed usually to preserve the mother’s life. There is on-going debate over legal, moral, religious and ethical issues of abortion. In resolving such issue, psychologist must be aware of the heavy legal, ethical and religious obligations associated with termination of pregnancy beyond clinical judgement. The best practice in making decisions in this type of issues involves finding a balance between risks and benefits (Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy, 2012).
Intro – the case that I choose to research is roe vs wade. In 1970 a women named Norma McCovey was pregnant with her third child and wanted to obtain a legal abortion in Dallas TX. The only way to do this was to claim that she had been raped because it was illegal to have an abortion for any other reason. The problem was she had not been raped and the unauthorized facility had been closed done by police. This lead to her to seek the help of Linda coffee and Sarah Wedington, two attorneys who would argue the case.