A Defense Of Abortion By Judith Jarvis Thomason

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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics discussed in our world today. Millions of fetuses never got a chance to be born because a mother chose to abort them. Although I do not believe in abortion, I believe a woman should have the right to decide whether to have a baby or not. Our textbook presents views and arguments on the issues. The article from our text on “A Defense of Abortion” written by Judith Jarvis Thomason states the right to have an abortion should be the pregnant woman’s decision. Everyone should have the right to do whatever they want with their body. She goes on to mention that the fetus is a “person from the time of conception” (p241). This is what those who seek abortions use as their rational. Judith comes back and contradicts the statement I just presented by stating that she does not believe the “fetus is a person at the time on conception”. So, if the fetus is not a person at the time of conception, this suggests that “everyone has the right to life” (p242). One of the arguments she present is that abortions should be allowed in some cases, such as rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger. When some people think of the word abortion, they think it is about killing an innocent life that did not ask to be created. Killing is often referred to as murder, and that is wrong. Judith appears to be pro-choice when it comes to the decision regarding abortions. Pro-choice …show more content…

As stated in the paragraph above, the fetus is believed to be a person and killing is thought to be one of the most immoral crimes. Those who believe life begins at conception feel that the unborn child deserves protection. Some would argue that adoption is an alternative to having an abortion. Everyone should be familiar with the law that allows for children to be dropped off at churches, fire stations, and police departments. Why not use this route as an alternative to

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