Abortion Should Be Legal Within The United States

967 Words Aug 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Some people believe that life begins at conception, while some people believe that life begins at birth. There are now a third type of people who are now coming out to say that even at birth, a baby’s life is not really his/her own. What do you believe? While it is not universally agreed upon, abortion is legal within the United States and many other countries world-wide. Although after birth abortion does not seem very humane, Giubilini and Minerva make a point that ethically speaking, infants are not true people and unfortunately they make the point very well.
After birth abortion is defined as, “when circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible” (Giubilini & Minerva, 2012, p. 2). With this in mind, if a situation for a mother changes, the child’s life is somehow in danger, or various other reasons would be ground for termination of life. There are many reasons why someone would choose to have an abortion. Some of those reasons do not make sense to everyone, but it is a very legal choice for someone to make. The question becomes, whose choice is it?
When a woman becomes pregnant and chooses that the pregnancy is not able to fit into her schedule or life at the moment, she has that choice. Once could argue whether it is really her choice to end the life of a baby. An argument is then made that the fetus is not truly a person and the mother has the right to make the best…
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