Abortion has been one of the most popular and argumentative topics that has still yet to be settled. Ultimately the question we can ask when trying to solve this issue is whether or not pregnant women should have the right to kill an unborn baby. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth takes place and is a moral wrong. Can we as a society call ourselves human if we allow the deaths of unborn babies to take place? Those who take the side of pro-choice or as also known as pro-abortion often use statements concerning life, humanity, human rights and freedom to support their claims. I believe abortion should be illegal because we as a society must protect the human lives that are in danger whether or not they are in their first
There are essentially three objections to murder: it takes away the victim's autonomy, it prevents the victim from years of life it was due, and the effects of others who had some relation to the victim (6. Glover, CC2006, p. 0110). Casting aside religious teachings because of the variety of religions, Glover focuses on these three objections. Glover claims that a fetus has no real autonomy of its own, thus can not be afforded its own rights and that even if the fetus did have rights, the rights and autonomy of the mother supercede the rights of the fetus (7. Glover, CC2006, p. 0113). In this way, the second reason also falls by the leeway because years of life due to the mother if her life was threatened by the pregnancy or the years she has to invest in raising an unwanted child is usurped by the birth of the fetus. And finally, though not explicitly mentioned, the only other person that a fetus has any relation or interaction with is the mother, thus if the mother wants the fetus aborted, the moral implications that arise reside solely with the mother.
At conception, the human life begins and when abortion happens; it is the killing of an innocent child which to me and millions like me is considered murder. Studies show that, “As early as eight to ten weeks after conception, and definitely by thirteen-and-a-half weeks, the unborn experiences organic pain….” (Abortionfacts.com)
Furthermore, abortion is seen as murder by many individuals (reason #7). I strongly agree with this statement even if fetuses supposedly can’t feel pain but that is still killing an individual’s own child. Although, if the doctor tells you the baby wont be born healthy (brain dead or deformed) then you can get an abortion (reason #6). This is a situation that is possible, but people should not abort there own baby based on the assumption that it could be deformed.
In ,“pro life: Abortion Controversy”, waltman states, “According to the Endowment for Human Development, between three and four weeks after conception, an unborn-child's heart begins to beat, and roughly nine weeks after conception a baby will respond to sound, yawn, and suck their thumbs” (Waltman). By week ten , all the major body organs have formed. During the last week of the first trimester (week twelve), blood begins to form in the bone marrow of the fetus, the kidneys begin to create urine and the fetus can fall asleep and wake up. Also by week twenty, the fetus is able to feel and recoil from pain. Taking that into consideration, if a woman was to have an abortion at or after twenty weeks of a pregnancy, the baby would be able to feel the pain of its limbs being tugged on and ripped off. In biology the definition of life is, the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. Knowing the Biology definition of life, the fetus is growing, has functional activity, including sucking its thumb, rolling over, and recoiling/ feeling pain, therefore the fetus could easily be born prematurely (early) and
Abortion has been a very controversial issue in the United States for the past several decades. Many people think that is it morally wrong. To say that something is morally wrong is an opinion. Since everyone’s opinions are different on this topic there have been many court cases and protests against abortion. However there are a lot of people out there that believe that abortion is a rightful decision. My personal opinion on the abortion controversy is that every woman should have the choice on whether or not they are ready or are capable of raising a baby. Although there are many different choices one can make with regard to whether or not they are ready to raise a child, like adoption, it is still ultimately the woman’s decision on what they want to do. Carrying a child is a very stressful and sometimes painful process. There are a lot of financial decisions, health decisions, and future decisions that have to be carefully thought out before becoming a parent. Parenthood is a life-altering step one must take in life, and abortion is one way that a women can postpone or avoid changing their life in a very extreme way.
On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court made a 7 - 2 decision to legalize abortion in most of the fifty states. Although abortion was not legal in the past it was being preformed on women since the fifteenth century all over the globe, but, most women did not survive the surgery. That is the biggest reason it was preformed in secret because it was taking so many lives. Thanks to modern day medicine and technology the success rate for women is nearly one hundred percent. Today, the decision that was made in 1973 has caused American citizens, mostly women, to debate wether abortion is considered murder or just a simple act of not wanting to bring an unwanted child
Abortion has been a controversial argument for many years and it has been largely debated by those who are pro-life and others who are pro-choice. They argue if women should have the right to abort their unborn child. Those who are Pro-life argue that a fetus is a human being that deserves the right to live and all human life is sacred including an unborn human regardless of how it was conceived. Individuals who are Pro-choice believe women have the right to be in control of their bodies and make decisions regarding if their baby should be aborted or not. It is important that women do have the right to make decisions about their own bodies and if they want to have a child or not. Abortions are right because it is not murder, it is safe, legal,
No matter who you ask, it is evident that the topic of abortion is very controversial. Many people have been asking themselves the same question for many years now, do you think abortion is ethical? Abortion has been a heated argument amongst citizens, political activists, and several religions all across the world. Those who are against abortion are known as pro-life and argue that abortion is wrong because it kills human life. On the other hand, there are people who are in favor of abortion are known as pro-choice. They believe women are able to do as they wish with their bodies. Abortion has many pros and cons that deserve to be properly discussed and deliberated upon, before someone makes a decision to support or oppose it. In this
Abortion is an issue where the law, emotions and moral principles are questioned. There are various points of view when it comes to the issue of abortion, but
One of the toughest issues to debate in our world today is abortion. Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the fetus can survive. Nowadays, abortion affects all people, not just the mother and the baby. There are moral, ethical, health-related, political, and religious aspects that affect how people feel towards abortion. By looking at religion and its views, one can see just how hard it would be to argue in the pro-choice position of this debate.
Abortion has been a controversial subject for decades. For a small introduction into this topic, allow me to explain what an abortion is. In summery, an abortion is the voluntary terminiation of pregnancy typically within the first trimester, but can be performed in the second and third trimester. Currently, most abortions are performed by medicianal methods within the first trimester. Then with the second trimester there is a surgical method that is used. This being said, in the past abortions were done illegally in dark alley's with the use of coat hangers which put the mothers in great risk. Eventually there was a court case questioning the rightousness of abortion and whether it should be legailized or not. This case took place in 1973 and became known as Roe Vs. Wade, which is the most famous legal case of abortion to this day. I am currently Pro Choice and in my opinion, abortions should remain legal.
A mother wakes in a hospital room only hours after giving birth to her newborn infant. She turns over in her bed slowly because the pain from her Cesarean is unbearable. She reaches over and grabs her newly born infant and starts ripping its limbs off. Although that might seem graphic, the question is, is she committing murder or is it her choice. The obvious answer would be murder, but why would you believe it is murder and not her right to terminate the infant’s life. According to Webster’s Dictionary life is defined as the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body, and those qualities can be simple things like a heartbeat or brain function. Anti-abortion believers feel that a fetus should be considered a life or human being which would
Abortion has always been an incredibly controversial topic. It has been one of the most widely discussed issues in the American culture for decades. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction, in which emotions, ethics, and law all come together. In many cases, people on both sides of the argument have valid points and take moral positions. A pro-choice position would assert that the decision to terminate a pregnancy lies the mother and that the government has no right to interfere or step in and make that decision. On the other hand, the position of pro-life advocates argue that life begins at the moment of conception. They believe that because the embryo or fetus is a human life and that one has no moral right to abort it. This theory argues that this human has no power or say in the matter and is rendered helpless from advocating for itself. Although abortion is a morally and emotionally charged issues, it is ultimately protected under the 14th amendment. The most common reasons for abortion include but are not limited to, teen pregnancy, rape, and health issues.
The modern world today is brought together by many different cultures, beliefs, thoughts, opinions and morals. Which makes life difficult at times and causes people to not get along when differences can not be set aside. There are many issues and topics that are the root of these problems, which may never be solved and more than likely will never be solved based on characteristics of cultures and beliefs. Abortion is a very diverse topic in today’s society for which there may never be a correct answer to live up to everyone’s morals, but both sides present persuasive facts and opinions to justify their beliefs.