The Morality of Abortion Essay

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The Morality of Abortion

On the question of abortion being moral, the answer is clearly that
terminating a fetus' life under certain circumstances is not only moral, but it
is also our responsibility to terminate it if the quality of life is in
question for the fetus. A second major reason is that to declare abortion
immoral would mean that we would have to consider the factor of how the
conception came about. This cannot and should not be done.
Quality is a major factor in the question of the morality of abortion.
When parents decide to keep or not keep a baby the issue of adoption does not
play into this. The reason for this is that once the baby is born that the
parents may change their mind if they want to keep it. Parents
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If the fetus is not at fault
but can be terminated, why should a different set of standards be in effect
because two young people experimenting with sex made a mistake and the end
result was the same as in the case of rape. I offer you the explanation that the
circumstances surrounding the pregnancy can be deemed moral or immoral, but the
fetus and therefore the abortion cannot. The outcome was an accidental meeting
of a sperm and an egg in both instances. The moment of conception does not
assemble a human the instant that the egg hits the sperm, it takes a full nine
months. During this gestation period parts develop slowly, not all at once.
Science has determined when the cut off is that a fetus can think and feel
etc... If it were impossible for us to know when a fetus could feel and think
than the obvious answer would be that it is immoral, but we can tell and
therefore it is not. I think that it is important to remember that morals can be
established for a society in particular, such as abortion in immoral, but cannot
be changed by the context of how the pregnancy occurred. Either the termination
of life is moral or it isn't. By this line of reasoning you can follow me to
the logical conclusion of this paragraph. If it is logical and ethical to
terminate the life of a fetus because of a particular circumstance, then it is
moral to do so under any circumstance.

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