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.
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.
Even though morality is hard to describe, the bulk of society complies that murder is wrong; therefore, abortion should be expressed as immoral as well. In Carol Gilligan 's essay, "Concepts of Self and Morality," a college student answers the question of what morality should be by stating, "The basic idea that I cling to is the sanctity of human life" (171). When a woman decides to have an abortion, she overlooks the sanctity of human life and she forgets her morals. Therefore there should not be a question of choice in the matter of
Pro-Choice feels that the women’s civil rights are being violated by not having the choice to decide for themselves. Pro-Life side, one that feels that every life is a miracle and deserves the chance to live. This side stays on the course that all lives matter and deserve the chance to live. Pro-Life argues that taking the life of another is not accepted in any society, they argue the side effects of abortions, and they argue that adoption is an alternative to abortion as
Thomson begins her essay by highlighting the debate over abortion boiling down to two thoughts. These thoughts are if the fetus is a person or not. Most people believe that if we could only determine the answer to this, the discussion if abortion was permissible or not impermissible would be over. This is true, because if a fetus was not determined to be a person than abortion would not be wrong, but if a fetus was determined to be a person than abortion in all cases would be wrong. Thomson first introduces the argument that the people opposing abortion who focus on the fetus being a person, must always believe that abortion is impermissible.
In recent years, the debate between “pro-choice” and “pro-life” has become a well-known topic of discussion filled with heat and passion; nevertheless, the question of whether one should consider themselves pro-choice or pro-life should only be asked after one has done their research and knows the true definition of each term. The Oxford Dictionary defines pro-choice as “advocating legalized abortion” and defines pro-life as “opposing legalized abortion”; however, it seems people are unaware of these definitions. The slogan of the pro-life cause as showcased on ProLife.com is, “Helping moms, saving babies, ending abortion!” While this does address their thoughts on abortion it adds two more points that do not
VIII. Abortion is a really serious thing and should only be pondered after the persons involved have considered other alternatives such as give it to the other persons that in need of a baby as adoption. IX. I don’t believe that the abortion argument should be about rights, but about potentiality. X.
However another point of view could be taken. If you asked a pregnant woman whether she could will that other women could have an abortion and she replied with “yes”, then it would be okay for her to have an abortion. If “no” then it would be immoral for her to have an abortion. As one can clearly see, the two deontological/Kantian theories have a big grey area. Using Kantian theory, someone who regards abortion as immoral, therefore cannot morally kill in self-defence, according to
For example, EU countries are compelled, due to international law establishments to allow woman to access to a wide range of contraceptives methods, including abortion. Nevertheless, there are some who lack of these under public health insurance. Other countries have adopted a much more vigorous perspective, for example, China, which in 2012 has adopted the ‘one-child’ policy. The government is trying to enforce this policy by offering different contraceptive methods without medical prescription (such as pills, condoms, patch and so on). There are no countries which ban birth control methods, although due to religious and ethic reasons, they are considered to be immoral.
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).