If a being has a right to life then it is wrong to kill it. Abortion is the termination of a fetus; therefore abortion is wrong (Thomson, 48). Much of the debate on whether if abortion is permissible or not gets caught up on this first premise that fetuses obtain personhood at conception and to deny this premise would be to claim that personhood does not start at conception which would make this argument fail. Thompson does not believe this claim that personhood is achieved at conception, but she feels that the permissibility of abortion can still be argued for even if premise (1) were true. She does this by attacking premise (3); that if a being has a right to life, then it is wrong to kill it.
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.
Abortion is a contraversal subject that is brought up in many conversations today, frorn lay person to presidental canadites. This topic has many view points considering whether or not the fetus is human, and if so whether or not it has a right to life. Though a heavily debated issue. many would rather sweep this subject under the rug. Abortion itself is nothing to be ignored though.
A very popular topic that divides the nation greatly is abortion, many think its wrong and cruel, while others believe its correct in certain situations. You can see the effects of this with the government trying to defund Planned Parenthood, Congress votes to defund and the president overrides it and nothing gets achieved. Media might want to portray this as “Men being horrible humans and they have no right to choose what a women can do with their bodies” and attack men, but there are also women against Planned Parenthood, and thats how it goes with controversial topics, media try to shape to what benefits them and their views. Or, they will try to portray it a specific way that only shows one side saying horrific things and not the other . This is called Political Socialization which is the process by which people form their ideas about politics and acquire their ideas about the government.
So I do not agree with Thomson because I do not agree with abortion except in some very especial circumstances. I believe as a human we have to save live. Abortion should to stop! Be killing innocent’s children. In order to find a reason to do abortion for example a single mother; I highly disagree with this excuse because those mothers’ knows about their situation, why do not prevent to get pregnant?
Having an abortion is inhumane, but removing planned parenthood organizations because of a women’s decision of having an abortion shouldn’t be a concern for the government. Planned Parenthood is more than a center to receive an abortion, but because of the pro-life versus pro-choice movement, everyone is missing that vital point. It 's not about defeating your opposing enemy anymore, it 's about health care for men and women all over the
The debate around abortion is one that has led political headlines for decades. Many people view abortion as immoral because it is the destruction of an individual. Others argue that an unborn child is not yet an individual, so abortion is acceptable during the early stages of pregnancy. Compromises on this thought often revolve around the point at which an embryo or fetus becomes a human person. If an unborn child is not yet a person, then it has no moral status, and abortion would be acceptable.
Moreover, human clones would have no choice but to live with being clones, and possibly the pain of some kind of mutation caused by their cloning. In “The Birthmark,” before Aylmer attempted to remove the birthmark from his wife, she started second guessing him, asking questions like, “Perhaps its removal may cause cureless deformity…” (Hawthorne 2). She was wondering if his solution would make her “flaw” worst, which it did in the end. The problem is, clones do not have this option, even though clone deformities are
Abortion has been a hot button issue in politics for as long as it has been around. For a long time, people have been divided into two groups, “Pro-Choice” and “Pro-Life”. The former of the two consists of those people who believe abortion is not wrong and should be legal to all women in the United States. Whereas the latter believe that abortion is an offensive act and should be illegal in this country. Each side brings their own points to the argument.
The problem of abortion remains a quagmire in the minds of philosophers, religious leaders and even ordinary citizens. Especially when the rights of the unborn child and those of an adult are the subjects of interest. This has resulted in sharp disagreements between individuals and religion doctrines. For instance, Catholics often invoke the principle of double effect to support their view on abortion. This has sparked sharp criticism from their counterparts who feel that it’s unfair to decide the fate of an innocent child as we all have equal rights to this magnificent gift of life.