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Abortion and Ethics Roseanna Phares SOC120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Mr. Russell Tompkins March 26, 2012 Abortion and Ethics In today’s society, “abortion” has raised a lot of ethical controversy all over the world. The word “abortion,” means “the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.” (Abortion, 2012) This may be performed for a number of reasons. There are also many different methods of abortion. Abortion has divided people all over the world, and has caused people to debate whether it is right for a woman to terminate her pregnancy or not. I will discuss some of these issues as we go along. I will also, discuss some ethical reasoning about abortion, as well…show more content…
What does pro-life and pro-choice mean? This stands for people with different options or view on what is right or wrong. If an individual says that they are for pro-life, it means that they are against abortion, and feel that it is morally wrong. These people believe that abortions are an act of murder of a human life, and that the fetus is a living being inside the mother’s womb. These people believe that there are other organizations that can help you find someone who is willing and able to take care of your child if you do not want it, or unable to take care of the child. They believe that there is always an option besides the killing of your unborn child. To be pro-choice, means that it is up to the woman to have an abortion or not, and if she decides to have an abortion then that is her decision and her right as an individual and be free from judgment. “Pro-Choice is the responsibility to yourself and the freedom to decide to take control of your own life process. Pro-Choice is not just about reproduction but the freedom to decide your life course with the support and respect of others. It represents power and pride in self.” (FeministWomen'sHealthCenter, 2002) These people believe that you have a right to do what you think is best for your family. If you think about it, you could say that they were utilitarian’s, that “given a set of choices, the act we should choose is that which produces the best results for the greatest number

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