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Abortion Ethical issues continue to weigh heavily in the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. Diversity makes the most sensitive issues settle in a grey area, rather than simply black or white. Many believe that abortion is ethically justified, when others believe it is morally wrong. The ethical differences in opinions will be explored in the following paragraphs, analyzing the issue from different perspectives. Yet the act of abortion appears to break the vows of non-maleficence that health professionals must remain committed to uphold. According to John Stuart Mill, utilitarianism is a moral theory of ethics in which “an act’s of rightness or wrongness resides either in the nature of the act itself or in the results…show more content…
KAPOSY, C. (2012) mentioned in his article titled “Two Stalemates in the Philosophical Debate about Abortion and why They Cannot be Resolved Using Analogical Arguments” that abortion deprives the fetus of its future that contains many things that are valuable: relationships, experiences, projects… He also added that “Human fetuses have futures like ours, and that since abortion deprives fetuses of their valuable futures, abortion is wrong.” There may be different views on this topic, however religion offers some insightful clarifications. Regardless of relativism in religion, it is well known that all the major religions value life in every aspect. According to the Christian Bible, King David wrote in Psalm 139, 13-16: “For You formed my inward parts: You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” “Yet unformed,” while he was being “made in secret,” in a place invisible to human eyes. The uses of the personal pronouns in these verses indicate that there was, indeed, a person present before birth. As conception is discussed throughout the

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