Human Nature And Ethics : Abortion Essay

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Kylie Morel
Ethical Paper- Abortion
Due: 11-16-16
Human Nature and Ethics
Abortion, defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary as, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus” is a highly discussed and debated topic. The subject has been particularly prevalent in the news recently due to the election of our 45th president and the debates leading up to it. The topic of full term abortions has been a particularly hot issue. However, for the sake of discussion in this paper, the focus is going to be on first trimester abortions. The majority opposed to the procedure, argue that abortion is ethically wrong and should not be legally allowed regardless of the stage of the pregnancy. I, however, believe it is a woman’s right to choose, and abortion should continue to be legal. Abortion is an ethical topic today’s society faces quiet frequently, with issues pertaining to ethics we find it is best to revisit the great minds and theories of the early philosophers who opened the door to the idea of ethics and how they defined actions to be ethical or otherwise. Aristotle’s theory is a good place to start. Aristotle’s ethical theory is most commonly summed as simply being the best person you can be. (Syllabus pg. 10) He believed you should only carry out actions that will form you into a better person and one should strive for excellence in their everyday life. Therefore, we are presented with the
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