Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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Abortion; “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.”
When I hear the word abortion, like many others, my mind goes to an unattached place of “It’s not my body, do what you think is right. Do what’s best for you and the baby.” While others will choke you with their own opinions, and experiences. “KEEP IT, raise it, be a mom, you made the decision to have sex.” Or “Give it up for adoption, my cousins adopted.” Although many of us have not, and will not go through this, an opinion still forms in line to OUR morals, OUR values, depending on our incomparable life. We have to take into consideration the rights of both the mom and fetus, if it will harm them, and things like when personhood begins. Every situation is different. Therefore-Abortion should be legal, available, and affordable to all women.
Personhood- when is that bunch of cells a person?-While these fetus’ are human because they have human DNA- are they people? Where is the line? What are the criteria to be part of our moral community, and to be deserving of our moral consideration? While scholar John Newnan, goes by what is called Genetic Criterion stating, You are a person if you have human DNA, and you are not a person if you don’t. In this case, corpses are persons, our mouths cells are persons, however Superman under this criteria, is not a person. Mary Anne Warren, a philosopher proposes that Cognitive Criteria, these following things, equal

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