Abortion On Abortion

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No abortion to avert health risks written by the Medical News today is related to a polish woman whom was denied to abort even though her physician warned her of health risks she could go through. The health risk that the physician told her if she kept going through the pregnancy would be to lose her eye sight. The polish law consisted of allowing abortion only if a woman was raped, is a danger to her life or the fetus will have birth defects. The European court for human rights is considering to rule if Tysiac’s rights were violated even though the Polish laws will not be changed. I will now demonstrate how the philosophers Mary Anne Warren and Rosalind Hursthouse would react to this case. Warren would believe Alicja Tysiac should have been permitted an abortion even though her life was not at risk she could have become blind as warned by her physician. Warren states, “Consequently, a women’s right to protect her health, happiness, freedom, and even her life, by terminating an unwanted pregnancy, will always override whatever right to life it may be appropriate to ascribe to a fetus, even a fully developed one”. (193) With this statement Warren gives her point of view that Alicja Tysiac was protecting her health by terminating her pregnancy. When it comes to how serious a pregnancy-related health problem can affect the woman to allow a risk-lowering abortion be permissible should be any type of health risk. Warren would believe that if there is no serious health related

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