Infanticide Essay

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In Warren’s article concerning infanticide and her view on the issue, she makes it clear to make a distinct separation from her stance regarding abortion since people have thought that her article on abortion led to a similar belief about infanticide. Because abortion and infanticide are so closely related, Warren wanted to discuss how they should be treated as morally different situations. She explains that infanticide is not the same as abortion, since the fetus has already been born. Thus, once the infant is born, it no longer is violating any rights against the mother since she does not have the physical connection to the baby as she did when it was inside of her. The baby would not technically need its birth-mother to survive if she …show more content…

In the online story, the issue of apathy regarding abortion is focused on by the author, saying that too many people lack sympathy for both “survivors” of abortion, botched abortions, as well as the fetuses that are aborted and have had their organs “harvested” and sold. The article includes quotes from two women that survived attempted abortion procedures, which incline readers to sympathize with them as well as be more open to their beliefs regarding abortion since they have a direct connection to it. This emotional draw is used with seemingly true facts plus a religious push that together make a compelling reason to believe abortion is immoral. Throughout the article, it mentions the “harvesting” and selling of fetal organs, in this case a brain, but the author makes it seem like centers that perform abortion, such as Planned Parenthood, do so in order to only make simply make a profit in order to benefit themselves - however, this is not the case as I learned by researching the topic. Planned Parenthood states that they only extract fetal tissue “with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood” (Levitan, 2015). They do not sell fetal organs in order to make money, if that were true, surely

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