Supporters of late-term abortion believe the mother should undoubtfully have more rights than the baby. However, once the baby is out of the woman's body, the argument becomes invalid. The argument becomes invalid because the baby isn't supported by its mother. The baby can technically live without the mother's body (Alters 147).
This applies to their right to seek and get safe abortions. Currently many states across the United States pose restrictions upon abortion that makes it very difficult and virtually impossible for certain women to get them. Acknowledging the fact that all restrictions can’t be lifted, restrictions that hinder the rights of women and are irrational should be lifted. These restrictions include the gestational limits, public funding, coverage by insurance and refusal. These restrictions should be lifted because it infringes the rights of women.
This is similar to the Supreme Court’s ruling. According to the law, an abortion is legal during the first trimester, allowed under certain medical advisement in the second trimester, and illegal during the third trimester. The connection between the court’s law, and Noddings argument is no coincidence. The reason the Supreme Court made the abortion law in this way is because as the child progress in development, it becomes closer and closer to the idea of being a human with literal life. With Noddings belief that abortion is less moral as the relation builds, it makes sense the relationship builds between mother and child as it gets further along in age, and progresses in the trimesters.
In my paper I am discussing the debate of abortion in terms of induced, which is the intentional termination of pregnancy through drugs or surgery, and therapeutic, that is the abortion performed to preserve the life and health of the mother. In this paper, I take a strong stance against the acceptance of abortion both legally and socially. The main arguments used against pro-life (support for the abolishment of abortion), is based on the valuing of life. To those who are pro-choice (liberals, etc.), argue that it is the woman’s choice to decide whether or not to have an abortion based on the grounds of valuing her life. Her life in the present, and her life in the future, as maybe having a child can hinder her future goals, and plans.
One of these is because abortion transgresses the father’s rights. For obvious reasons, abortion is often described as a woman’s issue, and is largely associated with the rights of only the fetus and the mother. This is because only women undergo the procedure. Opponents say that without a say in abortion decisions, men are essentially forced into or out of fatherhood regardless of if they want to become a father or not.
Instead of having an abortion, women can choose a more beneficial option, such as giving the baby up for adoption. When women decide to get an abortion, they don’t think about adoption because of the long process, even though it can help other families who can’t have children. For example “It’s logical that anti-abortion organizations seeking to prevent abortions and promote traditional family structures would aggressively promote adoption, but this connection is often overlooked…”(Joyce). Many women that get pregnant with an unwanted child usually look into having an abortion first rather than going through the long process of pregnancy and giving the baby up for adoption. Furthermore, “In President Obama 's speech… he suggested that one solution to lowering abortion rates is making abortion more available”(Joyce).
Background There are ongoing debates about abortion and they are very interesting because people come up with different worldviews. For Instance the Christian worldview abortion is forbidden, because it is against the commandments of God. In the postmodern worldview laws which are against or not supporting abortion are not acceptable. People who are against abortion are protecting lives of the unborn babies and the Christian worldview. Those who are for the idea of abortion are protecting women rights to choose and the postmodern worldview.
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? When someone is alive and is murdered they are currently living and are on track for a future.
Another ethical issue surrounding abortion revolves around the rights of the mother versus the rights of the fetus. The idea of choice that a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body comes in here. But is a woman’s right to choose greater than a fetus’s right to life? In the pro-choice view, a common argument is that abortion is legally permissible, regardless of the morality involved. A woman has a basic right to make up her own mind about choices of pregnancy or abortion, and her right to bodily integrity prevails any potential rights that the fetus may or may not have (Baird & Rosenbaum 2001).
• Pro-choice argues: o The fetus is not a human until after the first trimester o Cases like rape or incest should be allowed for abortion o Abortion can take a toll on a person life and should be available because some parents are not financially stable or mentally prepared for a child to come in their life. • Pro-life argues: o The fetus is a human as soon as it’s conceived o Adoption could be an alternate for abortion so no life is taken and the child goes to a family that will love and take care of it. o Tax dollars shouldn’t be used to pay for abortions if all citizens don’t support or have the same views on
Sometimes it 's not even the women 's choice (pause), sometimes it will end in a life or death decision, and I 'm not just talking about the child dying (pause). In some cases, medical emergencies compel a woman to resort to it. 13% of women have health problems and having a child could kill them or permanently damage not only their health but it could cause the child major health issues (pause). People need to stop with the shaming of women that have abortions. It should be the women 's choice (pause).
Abortion has always been an extremely controversial topic. Abortion is known as the process of terminating an unplanned pregnancy, but to others it is typically referred to as “murder”. The medical procedure itself has been legal and practiced since 1973. Although its legality is approved; many individuals feel as if that is unacceptable and this is continuously frowned upon. There are two different opposing views such as pro-life and pro-choice.