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.
In God's words a baby is always a blessing. “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord , the fruit of the womb is a reward”. (Psalms 127:3 the holy bible) “God is against any and every abortion even in the event of rape”.” You shall not commit murder”. (Exodus 20:13-15 Holy bible) If a woman is committing adultery outside of her marriage and becomes pregnant, abortion should not be an option because she was not faithful and it wasn't the baby's
Hippocrates looked down on abortion and saw it as immoral to take a life of an unborn. The Pro-life stance see this as a sign that abortion since the ancient times has been looked down and we should stick to this moral value we have that killing regardless of contraception is wrong. The Pro-choice stances sees it that Hippocrates didn’t think abortion was wrong but the technique is what had him worried due to putting danger on the mother. Either stance clearly shows we need to raise awareness on a topic that is
Don Marquis claims that abortion is morally wrong and should not be acceptable until and unless if there is an exception. He is basically trying to explain why killing is wrong. He says killing a fetus is wrong not because the mother is getting affected but because it is affecting fetus’s life because he is suffering through the loss of all the potential for value of his or her future. In his article “Abortion Is Immoral”, he says “Therefore, when I die, I am deprived of all of the value of my future”, here he is trying to explain that if he dies, he won’t be aware of what god must have kept for him in future, he is unaware what he would have done in the future, he would be dispossessed from his future life. 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.
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.
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.
That’s a lie. Pharmacists say they are protected by laws to health care workers. If they do not want to write a prescription they have the right not to because it is against their belief (pharmacist and right). Plan b and any other harmful products can cause abortions if they have anything to do with killing anything inside them. Period.
Abortion should be illegal because medical practitioners who perform an abortion is taking the life of a living human being, capable of breathing, capable of crying and nurturing and cutting its life short before it has the opportunity to realize its potential. It should be illegal because the mother who is supposed to love it more than anyone else in the world, who is supposed to protect it is complicit in its pain, suffering and
Some people may say that Antigone chose to die. This is not right because Antigone was not choosing death, she was choosing to be loyal to family. Creon decided to make a law in which Polyneices, Antigone’s brother could not be buried. If someone broke this law they would be stoned to death in public. Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”.
OBJECTION REPLY Having argued for the view that divine command theory provides reasoning against termination, I now wish to consider rival views, as this theory is faced with criticism. How can one base a life altering decision on the belief that there is a higher power if they do not necessarily believe in such an omnipotent being? This response fails because the act of murder is ill-viewed not only by God but my all following moral ethics. Judith Jarvis Thomson claims in A Defense of Abortion located in our textbook that “Moreover, in killing the child, one would be killing an innocent person, for the child has committed no crime (Thomson 189)”.
By committing action the idea of justice becomes more problematic. Medea 's attempt to seek justice leads to a deeper injustice, and the conflicts of justice and natural law is revealed to be unattainable. Thus, even as Euripides identifies the injustice of gender roles, he also declines to blame external forces for all displays of evil actions. Ultimately it was Medea’s choice to kill her children but Euripides shows that striving for social injustice can become an excuse for the loss of
"If we legalize assisted suicide, some patients will die instead of ultimately regaining their joy in living”( Wesley Smith) others think its spiritually wrong and it goes agenst what many religions believe in. some also believe that assisted suicide is a slippery slope and some would use it for the wrong reason. “Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope ': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die”. (Peter
What makes the act of murder immoral is, not losing the physical aspect of being alive, or the pain caused to our family and friends, but because we are completely eradicating their future, robbing them of their future of value, that they would’ve experienced had they not died, and that is what makes it unjust. “The loss of ones life deprives one of all the experiences, activities, project’s, and enjoyments that would have constituted ones future.” He then applies the same thought process to abortion saying that the reason abortion is wrong is because the fetus will never have a future of value. I believe Marquis’ view on abortion is very different to other philosopher’s views on abortion. Not only because he is pro-life and many philosophers are pro-choice but because he focuses on the potential future of value. He is comparing a human who actually has a future of value, to a fetus, which has not yet begun life.
His strongest point is simply that killing is not right and it does rob the victim of their future. This was especially true when he discussed the argument of contraception. Marquis took his argument of abortion to a level that was not relatable and too cumbersome. After all, not every sperm and every egg will become a fetus. In addition, if you are robbing an unborn child of its future then how would this matter if the fetus lacks awareness?
The number one argument would be that abortion is the killing of a live fetus and that is murder (1). This is a good argument and pro life individuals have reasons to back up their belief. An unborn baby has no choice in the matter and they deserve to have a chance at life, no matter what that life looks like (1). They also question how a baby who has been planned is worth more and deserves life moreover one who is not planned or wanted. All people are worth the same and should have the same chance at