I disagree with all of these points. It might be the mother 's individual right to decide if she wants an abortion, but what about the individual rights of the unborn child? People can 't use their own rights to take away the rights of others. When people say that it 's not a person that their killing, just a clump of cells, they are being extremely naive. It might not be a formed human yet, but it will be.
While the fetus is developing in the incubator/large container, if it has the same physical and psychological aspects as it would while in the mother’s womb, some of the issues against abortion may be eliminated. The concern anti-abortionists have with eliminating the fetus may no longer be. The women who prefer an abortion, still have that option, but they will not be killing the fetus. Anti-abortionists would prefer the incubator/large container method over an abortion because you are not killing a fetus. Many babies would be given a future that they may not have been given prior to the incubator/large container option.
For some people this is a problem they don’t want to live with. So they get abortions. There are other ways woman can deal with this. There is adoption. This way mothers won’t be murdering their baby nor will they be living with something not planned.
Both of these sides argue whether or whether not the fetus is a person on not when it comes to aborting a child. • 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
Abortion should not be considered murder if the fetus is not self-sustaining and requires the mother’s body and physical resources to survive”(Levay 1). During the first stages of pregnancy, the fetus is not considered to be a human being until the point of viability (birth). And murder is the unlawful killing of a human being. Where is the
There are people who want to unburden themselves of the elderly & will simply euthanize them for their own benefit, not the elders. Another issue with legalizing euthanasia would be that society would be too easily convinced to support it. "It would be hard to devise procedures that would protect people from being persuaded into giving their consent." (Foot, p. 112) There is no possible way to know if a person is giving their consent because they actually want to or maybe because they were persuaded to do
People that support abortion often cite the fact that abortion is permissible because a fetus has no rational capacities like children and adults do. This same way of thinking means that a fetus has no choice or ability to make decision when it comes to whose womb they inhabit as a result of failed contraception. Again, I am not arguing that abortion would not be morally permissible in the case of failed contraception but I am saying that there are key differences in intent and rational capacities between a malicious burglar and an unknowing fetus that weaken this analogy. Thomson also says that a burglar who breaks in should not have a right to stay in your house. While this is true, there are very few cases where a burglar will stay in your house if there intent is to steal something and get away.
There is a divide among the people of the United States surrounding the idea of women being able to have abortions. Some people strongly believe that women should not be able to have abortions, they consider themselves to be pro-life. While other people firmly believe that women have the right to have abortions, those people are considered to be pro-choice. Women across the world should have the right to choose whether or not they want to have abortions because they have the right to their own bodies. The argument for people who believe in pro-choice is that the government should not be able to decide whether or not a woman should continue a pregnancy because it is her body.
Who is right though? Or should there even be a such thing as deciding what is right, what is wrong ? In “Abortion”, Aspen Baker argues abortion is a hard decision to make, if a person is going through with it, the support to help a person not feel bad
Abortions are sad and unfortunate, but they will continue to happen, that is the reality of the world we live in. However, if we as a society release abortion from the stigma surrounding it, we will be able to begin finding a solution that won’t have to do with the law, it will have to do with being ready to help the women in these positions. Unsafe and illegal abortions are even more sad than legal and professional ones. To reduce abortions, we should be focused on contraceptives and sex education, not punishing those in this horrible
Perhaps his essay and argument was more difficult to follow. It is common sense that it is wrong to kill. His reading is not convincing to why it is that the unborn child is being robbed of its future through abortion. While this is true for the most part it is just too broad. His strongest point is simply that killing is not right and it does rob the victim of their future.
Why Support Pro-Choice? Since the early 1800 's the issue of abortion has been a contentious one in the United States. Abortions are cases in which a pregnancy is intentionally interrupted and involves (as part of the process or aim of interruption) the intentional killing of the fetus. There’s generally two sides when discussing abortion. The pro-life supporters are people who oppose abortion no matter the circumstance and the pro-choice supporters are people who believe that pregnant women should have the right to choose if they want to keep or terminate their pregnancy.
According to TFP Student Action, there are multiple reasons to not be pro-choice. For example, “Abortion offends God...life is started at conception...abortion is unsafe”(TFP Student Action). Knowing the opposing side is important in understanding and ultimately deciding what you agree with and who you will side with. People do not like abortion, there are people who do not like it and feel it should be legal, others do not like it but feel it is not the
For example, many pro life people would say that if a woman doesn’t want the responsibility of raising a child, they should just put it up for adoption (1). This is not necessarily a fair accusation considering that not all women who want an abortion want it because they don’t want the responsibility. Having a child can be extremely expensive, even if you are not planning to keep the child. While pregnant, women have to make multiple trips to the doctor to make sure their pregnancy is going well. Also, the hospital bill for giving birth can be in the thousands of dollars by itself (1).
Since data can be used for both sides of the argument it makes this point completely invalid. Secondly, Pro-Life advocates make the argument that abortion should not be used because adoption is a perfectly good alternative. This is imply a false statement because abortion and adoption are two extremely different actions. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy and adoption is the giving away of a child for personal reasons. In one case the baby is definitely alive, adoption, and in the other case it is debatable whether the fetus is alive or not, abortion.