Pro Choice View On Abortion

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Abortion is one of the most disputable issues discussed all over the world today. Several decades ago abortion was considered only a social issue, but now situation has changed and it has also a political and ethical issue attached to it as well. Arguments against pro- choice are typically biased; overlook the fact that the legalization of it benefits the health of women, and deny women the right to do what they want with their bodies. Thus, the main aim of this paper is to discuss the pro-choice view on abortion while analyzing the opinions of other authors in this paper.
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death. In the beginning …show more content…

In addition, no one should be required by law to risk own health, and yet at the complete prohibition of abortion, many pregnant women are exposed to the dangers of childbearing and childbirth, as well as unsafe criminal abortions.
One common stance on abortion stems from the thoughts of the fetuses’ potential personhood. In order to determine this, first the status of the fetus should be examined. If the fetus has a right to life, there is an assumption that it is in fact living. A philosopher, Mary Anne Warren, believes that because the fetus has not reached personhood it is not guaranteed the right to life. Warren would argue that a person must have the capacity for rational thought to be considered a person. Clearly a fetus is not a rational thinker. Unfortunately, some believe this is not a clear enough definition, but in my opinion, to be a rational thinker one must have the ability to comprehend a situation and speak upon their own behalf. Obviously, a fetus does not have this ability therefore I do not consider a fetus a potential person. Also, Warren states even if the potential person does have some prima facie right to life such a right cannot outweigh a woman’s right to abortion. Again, I agree with this claim because as someone who is pro-choice I believe the women has the higher position to make the choice of abortion. In contrast to

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