There has been plenty of controversy over whether or not abortion is right or wrong. The debate that we face today surrounds legal, moral and religious views. In some cases abortion is completely necessary like if a women is raped, has a medical condition or does not feel ready to be a mother. It can be an uncomfortable topic for most people but it should be discussed so people can be more aware of the facts of the subject. Government are still passing laws about abortion trying to make it harder for women to be able to have one. The people that are passing these laws are mostly Christians that do not think it is morally right for a women to have an abortion. It is crucial that a women should be able to make this choice for herself. Ultimately they should be able to have the free will too decide.
The main issue is that people would say that fetuses are not a person until they have reached a certain stage of development usually the moment they are born or a months earlier than that. Other people would argue that a fetus becomes a person the minute they are conceived and that they should have rights even before they are born. A moral issue women face is the fear or being ashamed of getting an abortion. Being judged for making that decision and having to deal with it too. Making an ethical decision is not decided on those things. However looking at Aristotle’s ethics is teleological, his view is that “everything exist for a purpose/happens for a reason and for an end” (1).
According to Webster Dictionary, abortion is “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus”. There are two sides when it comes to abortion: pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life supporters are usually religious individuals, individuals who believe it is a kind of murder, and/or people who believe in the sanctity of life. Pro-choice supporters are normally individuals who believe a woman has the right to her own body, it is not a form of murder, and some individuals believe that there are limits. The main point of disagreement between both of these sides is whether an embryo/ fetus is a human so should it be legal or illegal and is it immoral?
Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women; is the leading cause of cancer death for women between the ages of twenty and 59; one in ten of all new cancers are female breast cancers; and the highest incidence of breast cancer in the world is in North America (Lanfranchi et al. 110). In light of these upsetting statistics, if studies had found a potential risk factor that may substantially increase a women’s risk of developing breast cancer, then women should be informed about this risk factor and the topic should be researched more thoroughly. This potential risk factor is not simply a hypothetical scenario, however; this has actually happened. The potential link some researchers believe to have found is between having an induced abortion and an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The first epidemiological study that claimed to find a positive link between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer dates back to the late 1950s. Although when the theory was first proposed is irrelevant to whether the abortion-breast cancer link (ABC link) is a reality or merely conjecture, some have not heard of the link regardless of the fact that the hypothesis has been debated for 50+ years. A personal survey conducted on November 28th, 2017 revealed that out of 100 respondents, only 60 had heard of the abortion-breast cancer link (Bertsch).
How would you feel if u weren 't given a chance of life and someone decided to just give you up and kill you? Approximately 125,000 abortions occur per day. 1.1 million U.S. abortions each year. Nearly 1 in 4 (22%) of pregnancies end in abortion. 50% of women now seeking abortion have had at least one previous abortion. The U.S. abortion rate is among the highest of developed countries. 51% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age. Approximately 1/3 of American women have had an abortion by age 45. Abortion disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women. (Alan Guttmacher Institute). When it comes to abortion it is one of the most important issues in the world. Some people believe that abortion is sinful because
Abortion rights are one of the most heatedly debates in society. There are many arguments for and against abortion. Each woman has the right to an abortion and the right to have a child. Women have the resources, rights, and respect to make reproductive health decisions that are best for themselves. (“Women’s”) We live in a free country and women should continue to have the choice to do whatever with their body, concerning women’s rights, health issues, and religious reasons.
Abortion is among the most controversial topics that have been misleading many Americans for quite some time. Whilst not being a woman, everyone has a right to have an opinion on both topics and should give their opinions as they see necessary.
You hear of all these controversial issues floating around conversation. One that always catches my ear is the debate on abortion. Growing up in a republican household, and catholic for that matter, it was obvious that “pro-life” would be imprinted into my head. My whole family, not just my parents, are against abortion. Also going to church every Sunday and learning what my religion thought was right and wrong influenced me to believe that abortion was killing a life. Since I grew up with this influence I subconsciously thought that is what is right side of the argument to believe. I was always a strong believer in that an abortion was the killing of a human life and was morally wrong. All the way up until junior year in high school I actually considered myself an advocate of the term “pro-life.” As a growing teenager at the time I was looking for freedom. I couldn’t find it too much, but after taking numerous political classes I found myself in the middle of the political spectrum. Not republican, similar to my family, but stuck between both parties. I found that with certain issues I was republican such as not wanting gun control and others I was democratic such as pro-choice. When it comes to the issue of pro-life or pro-choice I now find myself leaning the opposite direction of my previous beliefs. The reason I went from pro-life to pro-choice is because as I grew older I became more interested in politics and stared to look into highly debated issues. I know that I
Abortion should continue to be a legal choice for women. This issue has become a social debate. More people seem to care about morality rather than respecting a woman’s independent decision concerning the welfare of her own life. Ultimately, any decisions made regarding a woman’s body should be her personal choice without the interference or dictation of the state or federal government.
Even though religion has been used to make abortion an issue of morality, which fundamentally it is, we have to keep in mind how central the topic of abortion has been to the political atmosphere throughout the United States and more so, in Capitol Hill. The Republican’s counterpart, Democrats have accepted importance abortion has across party lines, as highlighted by Politico : “the politics of abortion are already vexing vulnerable senators from both parties on the 2018 ballot” (Schor 2017). More over, Democrats distinguish themselves from Republicans as they presume that women have the ability to legally chose what they do and do not do with their bodies since “choice is a fundamental, constitutional right,”(Democratic Party on
Abortion is a very heated issue that has been a topic of discussion for people all around the world for many years. Abortion, the medical procedure of terminating a pregnancy, is a topic that has lead people to have very polarizing views. Politicians have formed campaigns on the issue of abortion, and there have also been cases of heinous acts of violence have been carried out against those who have opposing viewpoints. The issue of abortion for the most part evenly splits the nation in half, and often leads to clashes between people who share liberal or conservative views. This being said, American citizens should have the right to have an abortion due to the fact that: abortion is protected under the Constitution, it enables women to have
Abortion is a serious ethical dilemma. The practice is not a recent one, there being evidence of the procedure dating back several millennia -- and neither is the controversy that comes with it, with records of laws regulating abortion appearing in texts and manuscripts from a range of civilizations throughout the years. There has been much debate over whether abortion is a morally sound practice, and the divisive nature of the issue has resulted in centuries of contention. Many notable figures and organizations have made use of numerous religious, legal, and ethical standpoints to develop positions for and against abortion. This essay will be taking a look at abortion through the lens of two normative ethical theories: Utilitarianism and Deontology, as understood through John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism and Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals respectively.
Abortion is defined in several ways all of which stop a pregnancy. There are different ways of abortion, which are spontaneous abortion, surgical abortion, and medical abortion. Abortion has been arguable topic for decades. One can neither believe abortion to be good nor bad. The idea of individuality and human life is not quite the same. Idea of human life has come from conception; simultaneously on the other hand, fertilizer eggs used for in vitro fertilization are also human lives but eggs unable to implant are routinely thrown away. Would you like to call it a murder and if not, then how is abortion a murder? Arizona is known as a state that is very much against abortion. In 2012; Arizona was named Americans United for Life’s “Pro-life All-Star.” Since 1995, center for Arizona policy has supported 30 bills that have been signed into law that promote pro-life.
Issues such as abortion and the death penalty are very divisive within the United States populace because they allow for the government to have a say on when life begins or should be taken away. In addition, these issues have both moral and religious disputes that add to the heated debates. In recent years, however, the usage of euthanasia to end the lives of those suffering with terminal illnesses has gotten mainstream traction. Although the usage of euthanasia remains illegal in the United States, several countries in Europe have already decriminalized the act. Therefore, this paper will make an argument in favor of euthanasia usage as it provides a quick and dignified way to die; however, the concerns of the opponents of the medical practice will be taken into consideration in order to develop a solution that regulates the medical practice effectively.
Abortion, to those who approve of this method, call it a “choice”. But do we really have the right to determine who lives and who dies? Let alone babies who haven’t been given a chance or even a say in the decision. Is it really a choice we have the authority to make? From 1970 to 2013, there have been almost 52 million abortions. 52 million futures taken away. 52 million hearts broken. 52 million lives that were never given the chance to live. Abortion was illegal before 1973 and still should be illegal today. Some say it is even selfish of the person to get an abortion. Mother Teresa once said “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” It can tear families apart just like how they tear the fetus
Ecclesiastes 1:9 in the Bible states, "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." (The Woman's Study Bible NIV, 2012). This is how the Bible relates to the recent advances in science and technology and the Bible outlines the ethical and unethical principles of life. The recent advances in science and technology are unethical for several reasons. Some recent unethical technologies include the use of fetal tissue for scientific studies, altering the genetics of humans, resurrecting extinct species, creating chimeras, and cloning.
Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy within the womb. Though abortions in the third trimester are already illegal, abortions in general should be made illegal because of morals, Medical risks and damage to the psyche.