The issue of abortion is an ongoing debate in the U.S, that involves a variety of moral, social, and legal issues. The ethics surrounding the procedure are frequently disputed and people often question whether abortion should remain a legal option for terminating pregnancies. Proponents of abortion, favor unrestricted access and contend that it’s a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body. On the other hand, opponents seek to ban the practice and argue that deliberately ending an unborn child’s life is morally wrong. While abortion provides essential medical and social benefits to women, it also deprives an innocent child of the right to life.
The second school of thought is that abortion is a right for women, and that it is ethical. The act of banning abortion is making the rights of women regress rapidly, and many are outraged by it. Pro-Life protesters argue that it is unethical for a woman to receive an abortion as it kills the life of an innocent being, but, they do not think of the lives of the women. Without the abortion, a womans’ life can be destroyed. Whilst
They believe when DNA or any type of signs of a human they should not get an abortion . Restricting a women of her rights to have an abortion can lead to many mental health issues and affect the child as well . They are capable of self harm or harm to the child. There is resentment again the child if they have no choice to have an abortion. Women who are restricted of having an abortion often go to unsafe places to perform illegal abortion.
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.
The U.S supreme court has declared abortion to be a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S constitution. The important Supreme Court decision in Roe V. Wade to some extent supported that view when it ruled that a woman 's right to terminate her pregnancy came under the freedom of a personal choice in family matters and was protected by the 14th amendment of the U.S constitution. A woman should have the right to choose either to abort or not because no one knows what situation the female is in, the government shouldn’t decide the fate of someone’s life, and men don’t have the right to determine whether a woman may or may not seek an abortion. Pregnancy due to rape, is more common than rare. If a woman did not choose to engage in sexual activity in the first place, why should she have to carry to term a child that was the result of her forced union?
A women has the right to terminate her pregnancy under certain circumstances or keep it. Abortion can also affect any future pregnancies. No women wants to have their first child from someone who hurt and abused them mentally and physically. Women also get abortions to prevent the birth of a child with birth defects. A child with birth defects is very hard to take care of.
Many misguided souls believe that adoption is the better alternative to abortion. In reality, this is not supported by logic and facts. The adoption system is in a negative state, which underpaid workers and kids without future plans. Likewise, a female may get an abortion because pregnancy is too dangerous or giving birth is too expensive- not because she does not wish to raise a child. Another common philosophy is that pregnancy is a consequence of not using contraception during sex.
Abortion has always been a controversial issue and has been negatively affecting our society for many years. The Roe v. Wade case that led to the legalization on abortion in America had caused large uproar against allowing such an immoral act to be permitted. Many people still believe that law shouldn 't have passed. Nevertheless, since abortions lie within a pregnant woman 's "zone of privacy," the abortion decision "and its effectuation" are fundamental rights that are protected by the Constitution from regulation by the states, so laws regulating abortion must be sufficiently "important." The pro-choice perspective believes that it is the legal right of a woman to choose whether she wants to have the child or abort it, especially in cases of rape or when the mother’s life may be in danger.
Various opinions that are worth thinking and considering exists in the argument of abortion although it is religiously refused, medically unsafe, and irresponsible, some people still regard it as a woman’s right. (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.
“Ethics is the study of how the society can think, understand, and examine its norms and practices with regard to living a moral life” (nathaniel, 2008). Abortion is a term that deliver prematurely, end of pregnancy were the result shows no childbirth due to many reasons, divided into the medical need or to the mother self perception, so is abortion an ethical issue? It is considered an ethical dilemma? There are many opinion about how and when abortion can conduct. A wide-ranging agreement present, however, abortion is acceptable in the limit of medical issues as a result of miscarriage, birth defects or when it’s danger on the mother health.
Abortion has caused a great deal of controversy in the world, especially the United States, because everyone sees life in different eyes. The two sides of this subject will never agree will the other because they only are focused on what they have to say about the matter than on the points the other side has made. This issue will continue because abortion appears to be advancing as the years go by, which is a sign of no extinction. Since the abortion debate will not cease, the effects of the contradicting sides will only developed stronger arguments to belittle the others opinions about the
The classification of abortion as deviant and a crime made women subject to both punitive and social punishment. Women were subject to abortion laws due to decisions made within a patriarchal society that did not include the opinions of women, especially on political topics (Sauer 1974). Abortion laws were created by elite men, physicians and lawmakers, whose positions gave them the ability to make decisions that controlled the actions of others as well as impact public opinion (Reagan 1996). Although women were targeted by the criminalization of abortion, they had no power to fight against criminalization through legislation or meaningful social movements. Not only did women lack political power, but they were also invalidated by voicing opinions
Women should have control over her reproductive rights. We would be taking a step back if we got rid of Roe vs. Wade. Additionally, having taxpayers fund contraceptives and abortions can be a positive thing for all women especially women in poverty. Not all women have the financial outlet to pay for contraceptives and abortion. Without access to basic reproductive rights for women we could be taken back to a dark time again of illegal
In terms of addressing the logical side of the argument, it is unreasonable to defund a primary health care provider that has not broken the law and that millions of women depend on. Each individual is entitled to their own opinions concerning abortion and the donation of fetal tissue; although, subjecting others to their opinions is unfair. Both of those services are legal under federal law and to criminalize them fabricates a culture where women are given no option as to what they can choose to do with their pregnancy. The image also makes use of emotional appeal by expressing the idea that it is immoral to force a woman to carry an unwanted pregnancy. A woman enduring an unwanted pregnancy can experience postpartum depression following delivery consequently endangering her mental stability.
The American society today is blinded by the lack of information within reproductive rights and abortion. Most tend to believe that abortion is the main issue within reproductive rights and tend to defund places like Planned Parenthood, or try to. Abortion is a controversial topic, and unfortunately not many know what abortion really is. Due to this, some choose to be Pro-Life as opposed to being Pro-Choice. According to TFP Student Action, there are multiple reasons to not be pro-choice.