Abortion : The Moral And Legal Status Of Abortion

869 WordsFeb 17, 20164 Pages
A statistics reveals that twenty-one percent of all U.S. pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion (AGI). Referring to a provided data, a controversial debate regarding a morality and legality of abortion has been raised among society. The different perceptions towards abortion have been expressed by two groups, such as: pro-choice and pro-life. The abortion’s opponents believes that unborn babies are humans from the moment of conception and, therefore, abortion is immoral and effectively killing innocent human beings. The abortion’s supporters claims that there should not be any government’s interfere in women’s right to privacy. A relevance of a moral status of a fetus can be observed in determining whether the abortion is justifiable or morally wrong. An article «On the Moral and Legal status of Abortion» by Mary Anne Warren provides with a reasonable arguments that proves a point, in which the fetus does not consider to be a person. John T. Noonan Jr.’s implies that a presence of the human genome in the cell nuclei of the human conceptus from conception onwards along with a potential capacity for rational choice are the relevant aspects in which a classification of fetuses with human beings interacts. A contradiction towards Noonan’s point of view has been implied by Mary Warren, in which she doubts his arguments by indicating its invalidity due to a lack of proof of the genetic fetuses to be the humans in the moral sense. Mary Warren
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