Adoption: Right Or Wrong?

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I think this argument is ineffective because again, Thomson chooses to select the explanation wisely. She states “we would be left with the conclusion that unborn persons whose existence is due to rape have no right to the use of their mothers’ bodies, and thus that aborting them is not depriving them of anything they have a right to and hence is not unjust killing.” (Boss, J. A. (2013) pg. 93) I do not doubt that any person would disagree with that rape is a heinous act. I also think that it is often overlooked that the fetus is still part of the mother. By aborting a baby, the woman kills the biological contribution of both her and the father. The fetus/baby did not elect to be born under such disgusting circumstances. Is it his or her …show more content…

Should he or she have to suffer the consequences? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information the national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. (1996, August) According to American Adoptions, it is difficult to find reliable statistics to answer how many couples in the United States are waiting to adopt a child. Some sources estimate that there are about 2 million couples currently waiting to adopt in the United States — which means there are as many as 36 couples waiting for every one child who is placed for adoption. (American Adoptions, Inc. (n.d.) I think with the alternatives that exist today, it is unnecessary to abort a baby conceived from rape. There are many couples who would willing adopt the baby of a rape victim. I understand that it may be difficult for the mother to carry that baby to term, but I think it would be morally wrong if she did not save the baby’s life and allow it to grow

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