Abortion Essay

1909 Words Mar 9th, 2013 8 Pages
Sean Woods
Professor Hunt
Ethics 304
1/21/2013
Abortion Essay
To draw a line in the sand and say this is when a person becomes a person is arbitrary. The argument in itself is supercilious to me but it still has its moral context, yet there is a bigger picture to abortions. If we all agree that a fetus is a person or an egg is a person, there is still an ethical decision to be made, and there is still the consequence of your actions to be considered. Abortion affects the future life of someone soon to be, so there is still a consequence to be taken into consideration, but there are certain circumstances that make abortion justified. In this essay, I am using a utilitarian
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The child should be given a chance because not all children grow up to be criminals, but forcing a woman to have children does not help us. There are underlying causes that contribute to abortions such as crime, poverty, and health issues. If we can eliminate some of these factors then abortions could become a thing of the past. However, the complete extermination of abortions would not help anybody. Health is a Significant Circumstance
We can all agree that birth is a miracle, something truly beautiful. However, there are many things that can go wrong in the birth process leading to the loss of the baby or the mother. There have been cases reported all across the world in which there is a high possibility that the mother could die from birth, yet abortions were illegal causing the death of the mother. Take the case in Ireland when Savita Halappanavar was denied abortion because it was illegal, even though she was going to have a miscarriage and lose the baby. No matter how much she pleaded, she was denied to terminate her 17-week long pregnancy causing her to die of blood poisoning in University Hospital Galway. Cases like these are the most tragic due to the fact that laws that are meant to protect us can lead to circumstances of death for the women. Would it not benefit the greater good of all if we could avoid these misfortunes? Even if

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