Doing this means according to the law, a innocent unborn infant cannot be sentenced to death for a crime he/she did not commit. A article in liveactionnews.com says, that even the highest known abortionists say that abortion is the act of murdering a baby. this is said by British abortionist Judith Arcana: “It is morally and ethically wrong to do abortions without acknowledging what it means to do them. I performed abortions, I have had an abortion and I am in favor of women having abortions when we choose to do so. But we should never disregard the fact that being pregnant means there is a baby growing inside of a woman, a baby whose life is ended.
That is to say, at what point does a person develop a consciousness that defines them as human? Another aspect to the dilemma is whether or not carrying out a pregnancy will cause undue harm to the individual or caretaker. According to the Bible, God has called upon everyone before birth (Isaiah 49:1), and God has a purpose for everybody (Jeremiah 29:11). With this consideration, the argument for abortion becomes apparently unethical, and undeniably blasphemous. The two prevailing courses of action to counter this dilemma involve intervention before conception.
Problem statement What are the causes of abortion and how can we solve this issue of abortion? Hypothesis Arguments My worldview falls under the Christian worldviews, because I am against this issue of abortion. I see abortion as a big problem in the society especially in our youth. According to me abortion it’s a sin, because when a woman terminate her pregnancy she is murdering the unborn baby which is the creation of God. Abortion is murder and killing a human being which is the image of God, it’s against the commandments of God which is wrong.
States do this in order to protect the rights of the human being that is growing inside the woman, because they cannot fully protect it due to the national law. The two most popular laws on restriction of abortion are laws regarding when an abortion can be performed and laws requiring parental knowledge or consent if the individual requesting an abortion is a minor. Currently, forty-two of the fifty states have laws regarding the week at which a woman can have an abortion. Twenty-one of these states allow abortion up until “viability of the fetus” or the ability for the fetus to live outside of the womb (NationalJournal.com). For laws regarding parental consent or knowledge about an abortion if the patient is a minor, twenty-one states require parental consent, twelve states require parental notification, and five states require both.
Supporters of late-term abortion believe the mother should undoubtfully have more rights than the baby. However, once the baby is out of the woman's body, the argument becomes invalid. The argument becomes invalid because the baby isn't supported by its mother. The baby can technically live without the mother's body (Alters 147). The D&X procedure involves delivering the baby until just the head remains in the cervix.
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.
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).
Abortion has been an ongoing issue in America in recent years. Many protests stating that it is the human right whether a mother decides to keep her child or not. However, a big chunk of the people in the United States believes that abortions are cruel and label them as a murder. Back in the 18th century, abortions were allowed under the law and which many people practiced. The issue only became illegal when “quickening” occurs.
Abortion Regulations Before abortions became legal nationwide, it was up to the individual states to decide whether or not it would be legal within their state border. It wasn’t until the Roe v. Wade trial in 1973, that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortions, the vote 7-2. After the hearing the states were forced to legalize abortions. But through the years, states have been creating regulations on what they deem to be important with abortions. Each state making their own regulations, making it harder and more confusing for women to receive the procedure if they desire one.
Why Abortion Should Be Illegal Abortion has been a popular debate in the United States, especially after the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 stating a woman has the right to an abortion. In my opinion, abortion is wrong and very unethical. There are some specific instances where abortion may be acceptable, but for the most part, abortion is an evil act. Abortion should be illegal because it is the killing of an innocent human, even if he or she has not been born yet. In fact, it is proven that babies can feel pain during an abortion.
Abortion is a topic that causes controversy all over the world. In the case of Roe v Wade, abortion was declared legal, although many still question if this should be the case (5). Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, stating your opinion about the issue can create an outbreak of opinions. Yes, abortion is legal, and yes, women have the right to do with their bodies as they please. However, many consider abortion to be murder, which is not legal and can be punishable by death.