Nancy could based her decision that she has already have an abortion and it would be morally irresponsible for her to have another. That would allow her to think that other women can still an abortion but not her. Another way, could be that Nancy could consider her motive for an abortion to be immoral. Nancy could be aware although not perfect, her fetus has the potential to have a healthy and happy life. In that aspect, Nancy could fall in the group of moderates who believe that abortion are only allowed under certain circumstances and for Nancy a fetus with Down Syndrome could simply not fall under those circumstances.
Rosalind Hursthouse has a very different opinion on abortion and does not relate it to the murder of children or the rights of women. Instead, she justifies it through what a virtuous person would do. In the case study with the Thompson’s, Hursthouse would relate it to the relevance of the familiar biological facts and how pregnancy is a known result of sexual intercourse. The fact that Linda’s fetus is four months old would not be of relevance in Hursthouse’s opinion as clear lines are not visible as to when the fetus is attached and developed. The main focus of Hursthouse would be to question whether the abortion would be a result of a person acting “virtuously or viciously or neither” (Hursthouse 474).
Ultimately, the decision to end a pregnancy shouldn’t be taken lightly, but should be the woman’s choice, and no one else’s. It is not up to one group of people to decide what is ethically appropriate for everyone else. Frankley, the pro-life movement is sexist and abortions are justifiable because the fetus is not yet a person. In the Journal Of Philosophy, Don Marquis wrote an article
Alyza Ramirez Mr.kegley 3rd period 9-18-15 Abortion: Pro-Life When it comes to abortion I believe in pro-life, that abortion should be illegal in the United States. In my opinion i believe that abortions should be illegal in the United States because its not right to take a child's life even if the child was not planned, I will explain the pros and cons of having an abortion and the negative effects it has on a woman. One effect that abortion can lead to is “medical complications such as heavy bleeding, incomplete abortion, anesthesia, and in some situations death”. “It can even go as far as having breast cancer, liver cancer, or placenta previa”. Having an abortion can also lead to “emotional complications
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. All humans have thought on the idea of abortion, and how painful that is to a baby. Pro-choice people say that babies cannot feel pain before the twentieth week, and make the procedures of abortion before the twentieth week most of the time. Research has shown that babies are fully developed at the twentieth week, and can feel pain and recognize things. “And bans on abortions starting at eighteen to twenty weeks of pregnancy, premised on the dubious assertion that fetuses can feel pain at this stage” (Borgmann).
It is jealousy and fear of being better than the other. Thinking of the women like Sarah who did not bear any child until the birth of Issac, it appears that the use of medicine was not in action in that period. It was God’s grace and power making things impossible. However, in the world of medicine, when there are certain circumstances and a crucial decision has to be made, people like Aristotle and Plato recommend abortion. In a contemporary society, abortions are part of one’s life, whether as a single parent or a couple that is unmarried and lives
In response to Marry Anne Warren’s argumentative discussion, “Personhood Argument for Abortion,” and Judith Jarvis Thomson’s similar discussion, “A Defence of Abortion,” I point out further that their ideas of personhood is morally wrong and discriminatory. II. There are underlying medical and social consequences during, and after having an abortion. III. I propose my own ethical and political theory that the legalization of abortion itself is a political motive by the government to rid of their responsibilities to these potential mothers.
Thomson then shifts the argument towards the definition of abortion, according to opposing parties, which is that it is directly killing the child and how it is connected to the woman’s rights and the analogy. This idea leads to the four logical trains of reasoning. The first is that directly killing a human being is always not permissible, then an abortion may not be carried out. The second is that killing a person who is innocent is murder, than abortion may not be performed, and the third is that one should refrain from killing a innocent human is more important than keeping another alive, an abortion should not be done. The fourth is “if one's only options are directly killing an innocent person or letting a person die, one must prefer
Despite the possible arguments against Christie’s effectiveness, her status as a doctor proves that she understands abortion and facts about abortion, yet she chose not to include them as persuasive strategies in her article. The point of Christie’s article was not to convince others that abortion is wrong and that it should be stopped, but rather to persuade others to consider the route of adoption if possible. Because adoption is highly emotional and focused on relationships, there are not many statistics and hard facts that can persuade others to adopt, rather there are personal stories, like Christie’s, that change perspectives and motivate people to choose adoption over abortion as well as inspire families to adopt children in
Where is the humanity in ourself ? One of most comman reason why woman consider abortion are the inability to care or support for the children. Financial crisis and changing lifestyle making the situation more challenging. They say that having a baby would interpose with work and other responsibility. Some mothers also thought that having a baby will affect their lifestyle.
Senator Rodriguez did a press release saying, “It limits available venues in which to seek a judge 's authorization to the minor 's county in residence, or if the county is less than 10,000, to a neighboring county. Frankly, this endangers both judges and minors; we have seen people associated with abortion targeted by violence, and forcing people to seek a decision in the same small community where they live is certain to deny them the right to privacy and security when making these very difficult decisions”. (Rodriguez) The issue that is here is that in the bill it states that, “The court may not notify a parent, managing conservator, or guardian that the minor is pregnant or that the minor wants to have an abortion. The court proceedings shall be conducted in a manner that protects the anonymity of the minor. The application and all other court documents pertaining to the proceedings are confidential and privileged and are not subject to disclosure under, Chapter 552, Government Code, or to discovery, subpoena, or other legal process.
Fear is used here to disrupt people from paying attention to how important abortions truly are for woman that are not able to tend for a future child. Since the local physicians have become afraid of what will happen to them if they open up a clinic they have been fully persuaded through the use of fear. Another example of Social Psychology in this article is Normative influence which is when people change their thoughts and do not express how they really feel about a topic or something occurring because they do not want to be the weird person or outcast in the group. In this case it is the local physicians and future physicians that are displaying normative influence. At one point in the article Samantha Avery who is Susan 's protege explains that she did not want to be the future Susan Cahill in flathead because she is not brave enough and could not do that to her future family.
The main issue in regards to the federal protection of a fetus is whether to treat the mother and child as two separate entities or as one single person. Parties to both sides of the argument provide very compelling reasons as to why one should be considered over the other. For example, prosecutors argue that the fetus should be considered a separate entity from the mother and that any harm that is caused to the fetus by another, including the mother, should be considered a criminal act (Elliott, 2013). Opponents, however, argue that this could backfire and jeopardize a woman’s right to choose an abortion and therefore prefer to only recognize the mother as the only victim (NCSL, 2015). Another issue involves the way each state differentiate
Her decision does not affect anyone but herself. That is a decision that a woman makes between herself and her doctor. Its not something that she should be judged on because it is her right to her privacy and her own body. If someone does not agree with having an abortion than they shouldn’t have one, but that does not mean that they have to push their beliefs on anyone else. Roe V Wade was a controversial decision that people today still disagree on.
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.