Relativism And Abortion

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Relativism and Abortion Ethical relativism is the theory that states morality is determined by the individual (Shafer-Landau, 292). One topic that fits this description is abortion. Abortion is the premature removal of a fetus. Many people believe abortion is the killing of an unborn child and is morally wrong while others believe it is the right thing to do because they believe they are morally correct. In this essay I will be explaining why relativism is not a valid way to decide wrong and right doings: as well as how abortion is the evil act of taking an innocent life prematurally. Abortion is a very tedious act to remove a fetus out of the womb before it has the chance to live on its own. There are two different types of abortions, medical abortion and surgical abortion. Medical abortion is the act of taking “methotrexate or mifepristone, which may be followed by another drug called misoprostol within the first forty-nine days”(, “abortion”). Surgical abortion is a procedure done by vacuuming out the uterine lining during pregnancy typically in the first trimester.(,”abortion”). There have been problems with abortion for centuries. The most known case concerning abortion is a case called Roe V. Wade in 1973. The case ruled a Texas law banning abortions other than those to save a mother unconstitutional because it violated the right to privacy. A woman named Norma L. McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) “claimed that although her life was not endangered, she could

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