Thesis: Is Abortion Morally Permissible?

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Thesis: Abortion is morally permissible in which a fetus is not a person which deprives the fetus to its right to life, circular reasoning is an ineffective to oppose abortion, abortion only risks the fetus not society, and deprivation from a fetus's future and suffering of a loved one has no affect on the argument towards anti-abortion. Mary Anne Warren in On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion stated the characteristics which are central to the concept of personhood which are “sentience, emotionality, reason, the capacity to communicate, self awareness, and moral agency” (Cahn 193). In Warren’s requirements, adults are placed in the “persons” category. On the other hand, fetuses are not “persons” since fetuses do not abide …show more content…

However, if a religious standpoint is used, due to circular reasoning, abortion becomes justified. When it comes to abortion, fetus is the only aspect that is risked. According to the Abortion Statistics conducted by The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, “one percent of all abortions occur because of rape or incest, six percent of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and ninety-three

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