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.
But, the argument is still wrong. If this argument is applied to my normative ethical theory, it falls flat. A fetus, or a baby, is created by God, so killing the baby dishonors what God has created. While God does give us the ability to choose how we live our lives, He does not want us to make choices that will destroy what He has created to share with us or made to make us enjoy life. If I was told the only way I could keep on living was to have an abortion, I would let my baby have a shot at life.
I don't think they should because why have an abortion when you weren't responsible to prevent that from happening , i think abortions should be illegal in the United States because its not right to take away a child's life because you weren't responsible. People who are pro choice think it's up to them to make the choice because it's their responsibility but why should they make that choice if they weren't responsible in the first place, and why do that to an innocent baby because if that were you i'm sure you would want to live. People are taking that choice away from a baby that could have a good future and will be happy they're
The author states that the scripture mentions about miscarriage but it seems that the Old Testament or New Testament period did not consider abortion as a preferable option, primarily because God commanded the living and human being to have dominion over the Earth. It begs the question when and how humans came to think about abortion? As men and women, respectively, each one understand his or her participation in the reproduction and giving birth to children, I do wonder what made humans think about destroying a life, even though one want to avoid being judgmental in asking if the child is a human? Looking back at the Old Testament, and the first murder committed by a brother, one can compare the cause of killing. It is jealousy and fear of being better than the other.
The case is assuming that since Nancy previously had an abortion, that she does not condemn or find abortion morally reprehensible. Assuming this is true, It is consistent that Nancy can take this position and still decide against abortion for herself based on moral grounds. This is because the pro-choice argument is about just that, individual choice. In order for this to be true, there are many options for Nancy’s line of thinking. Nancy could based her decision that she has already have an abortion and it would be morally irresponsible for her to have another.
Hippocrates stated, "Also I will, according to my ability and judgment, prescribe a regimen for the health of the sick; but I will utterly reject harm and mischief”. This is seen as the foundation of the oath and Doctors have to take it seriously to the full extent, which is why we are so divided in this country in controversial topics such as abortion and assisted suicide. Topics like abortion are taken very serious by Hippocrates because he saw every life as having value. In the oath he said, “I will not give to a women a pessary to procure an abortion”. Hippocrates looked down on abortion and saw it as immoral to take a life of an unborn.
The status of the fetus is one of the major keys determining whether the abortion is appropriate or not appropriate, but according to Hursthouse the status of the fetus does not apply into the virtue theory. Hursthouse states, “... the status of the fetus - that issue over which so much ink has been split - is according to virtue theory, simply not relevant to the rightness or wrongness of abortion” (Hursthouse 164). Don Marquis argues that abortion is seriously wrong. Marquis does admit that his argument can include some exemptions which include such cases as
Ultimately, the decision to end a pregnancy shouldn’t be taken lightly, but should be the woman’s choice, and no one else’s. It is not up to one group of people to decide what is ethically appropriate for everyone else. Frankley, the pro-life movement is sexist and abortions are justifiable because the fetus is not yet a person. In the Journal Of Philosophy, Don Marquis wrote an article
He thinks that fetus has the right to live and they should not be aborted because when the fetus develops, he incur all the rights which a human being should have. However, on the other hand, Bonnie Steinbock in her article “Most Abortions Are Morally Legitimate”, she says that abortions and morally acceptable because fetuses are not living beings, hence they are unconscious and don’t have any moral status because they are unaware about their interests and doesn’t feel pain or anything. She says fetuses does not have any human being rights and it depends on the mother what she wants for her body and she has all the rights to decide whether she wants to be pregnant or not because she is a living being.
Michael Tooley takes a liberal approach on abortion. He believes that killing a fetus is morally acceptable. He debates that abortion during any stage of pregnancy should be accepted with his reason being that a fetus does not have “a serious right to life”. In his work "Abortion and Infanticide", he discuss "what characteristics [a fetus] must have in order to be considered a person." He believes that a person’s identity is progressively attained, and the fetus is not a person until birth.
Saying someone is pro-life means they believe the government has a duty to preserve all human life regardless of intent of quality of life. The point of conflict between the two movements is abortion. Pro-lifers argues that even undeveloped life is sacred and must be protected. Pro-choicers argue that if human personhood cannot be determined e.g. in pregnancies prior to the point of viability, The government doesn 't have the privilege to hinder women 's
They also believe that a fetus is not a human life, therefore, they have no individual rights. Lastly, they strongly believe that the government should provide taxpayer funded abortions for women who cannot afford them ("Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs"). On the other hand, Republican views on abortion are opposite of the Democratic view. They believe that the human life begins at conception; disagreeing with the Democratic belief that a fetus is not a human life. Republicans biggest belief is that abortion is murder ("Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs").
It gives a women the right to end her pregnancy. The other Justice who did not agree with the majority opinion was Justice Rehnquist. Unlike Justice White, Justice Rehnquist believed that abortion was protected by the Constitution. Instead, he believed that it was not correct to base opinions on the right to privacy. He states that if a women wants to obtain an abortion, they would have to tell a doctor.
Since the fetus is depended on the mother does that make them have less rights than any other person? These questions must be answered before abortion can be ruled to be unconstitutional. Until the public becomes more aware of these pressing questions abortion will still remain legal and constitutional. Both sides have legitimate arguments to defend their beliefs and neither group should be looked down upon by the other for having different values and beliefs. Abortion to this day is still a very controversial topic and one of the most debated issues.
Life is the most fundamental right. The federal government should not diminish this right by denying its’ protection. I am opposed to abortion except for rape, incest and life of the mother. I oppose the use of government funds to pay for abortions.” However, despite Trump’s view on abortion now , he was previously known to be pro-choice. Trump supported abortion rights in 1999, according to a 2011 article in National Journal.