What would you do if a friend asked you to forsake your values? Recently, a friend of mine, Cheryl, did just that by presenting me with an ethical dilemma, requesting me to lie and support her abortion decision. We had been friends for years; in fact I introduced her to her boyfriend Mike, also a friend of mine. She and I had previously bonded over our shared beliefs that life begins at conception. My friend Cheryl has just found out that she is pregnant. I understand she is scared because she and Mike are still very young and in school, but I was shocked when she asked me not to tell Mike and go with to an abortion clinic to terminate the pregnancy. I wondered how she could even think that way; it 's the opposite of everything we believed in. Cheryl 's said being in this situation is exceedingly different than just thinking about it, it 's not that simple. She feels that Mike would want to keep the baby and she can 't see how they 'll finish school and raise a child. My gut reaction says this is all wrong, but I cannot make a decision without considering the options and who will be affected: Myself, Mike, Cheryl and the Baby.
What if I tell Mike what 's happened, and still go with Cheryl to the clinic regardless of how I feel, I 'm still her friend. If I 'm honest with Mike and tell him about the situation, he will have a chance to talk things over with Cheryl and I won 't need to lie. I think he would be grateful to know the truth, yet my interference could be their end.
Further, inconsistencies in a case should never be ignored, and for Jay, his story is full of them; because of this, Jay is an unreliable witness and cannot be depended on to tell the truth. There are many problems with Jay’s stories he tells, like Sarah Koenig says, “… the stories about where he is are so messy and so confusing that I can't even keep the different versions straight.” (Koenig 4) For example: “In the first taped interview, Jay says they're grabbing some food at a restaurant when Officer Adcock calls Adnan asking if he's seen Hae. The next time he tells it, he says that when that call comes, they're at a friend's apartment – a friend whose father happens to be a homicide detective in another county.” (Koenig 4) That doesn’t seem
- utilitarianism: this theory asserts that the morally right action is one that produce the most favorable balance of good over evil, everyone considered: is she decides to interrupt her pregnancy, she would save her life, continue her love with her boyfriend, have baby later by delivering or adopting and be a good mother for her children
Prior to having an abortion, I became indecisive on many reasons, so I looked at the pros and cons of the dilemma to better justify my reasoning. I was only seventeen years old in my junior year of high school when I found out I was two months pregnant. The main reasons I concluded to my choice, were because I knew I wanted to go to college, and raising a baby while in school I knew would be a difficult task to handle. My second reasoning was I didn’t want to be portrayed as the typical teenage girl who was pregnant, since majority of the girl’s at my school had gotten inpregnated. I knew I did not want to end up alone either. Even though I had gotten pregnant by my boyfriend, I still underestimated the fact that he would help me through my situation. The last reason was, because I did not want to disappoint my parents. My father mentioned to me a while back that if I ever gotten pregnant, he would kick me out his house. I couldn’t bear pass the thought of what might happen since he suffers from a bipolar disorder. My mom on the other hand, would be even more stressed by the situation, since she already is dealing with enough problems of her own.
On the issue of abortion with the 19-year old rape victim, I feel that she has a right to choose whether or not to go through with the abortion. As her counselor I have to put my personal feelings aside and help her to make the best decision for herself. My client is firm in her plans to have the abortion and since she is an adult her parents have no legal right to make her change her mind. I am unable to convince the parents to change their minds as they are not my clients and I have no input in how they feel. According to the ACA (2005) I must be sensitive to the family’s cultural beliefs and in the
As an outsider, people judge people for their decisions, especially people who have had an abortion. Yet, you do not know their story and what they went through in life. For instance, if a person got raped and the rapist got her pregnant. Many females would not want to have that child due to the fact that the child would be a constant reminder of what had happened to her. It is the female’s choice on what she does with her pregnancy, whether it be keeping it or having an
There are many common pregnancy alternatives, but most often the resulting decision is abortion because it is effortless. Abortion is endings a women’s pregnancy by removing or forcing a fetus or embryo from the mother’s womb before it is able to survive on its own. Not all abortions are purposely done some are spontaneous like when a women that has a miscarriage. Rather abortion is done purposely or naturally it is a worldwide complication as to it being wrong or right. Abortion is an ethical issue that will be analyzed according to a personal worldview and Christian worldview. Ethical thinking will be examined by value-based decisions that address abortion from the perspective of a Christian worldview and comparing it to a personal assumption by addressing ethical dilemma, core beliefs, resolution, evaluation, and comparison.
Never in anybody’s time should you ever put someone else first before over yourself. Doing that just leads down a road of destruction, and then the fact that this whole conversation is about abortion they probably should just get rid of it because she could just end up alone. Jig sounds as if she has no will or fight in her so she probably shouldn’t take care of a child. The baby in this story played a huge role for its future possible parents. The couple had to make a decision that if it were the wrong one could have broken them up, or made their relationship a happy one.
An ethical dilemma is a debate between two moral principles, where two sides can dispute about what is wrong or what is right. However, there is no real answer to an ethical dilemma. Is it a “simple” matter of what one believes in? The best answer would be, in ethics, it is not always simple. Ethics have a propensity to engage in moral reasoning, performing critical examination of different beliefs, in order to determine whether they should be accepted or rejected. Abortion is considered an ethical dilemma. It is examined by two different groups, which have two different perspectives; Pro-Life versus Pro-Choice.
I was raised Christian, where it is considered a sin to abort a child in the eyes of God. For ethical scenario 2, her consequences are very disappointing and difficult but also very understandable. Anyone could see clearly that this child would be a reminder of her tragic situation.
All individuals possess their set of values, principles, and integrities they have progressed over time, and they have all shaped their experiences and associations in life. The ensuing paper classifies and discusses various worldview models that individuals such as Aunt Maria, Doctor Wilson, Jessica, and Marco identify with and employ, which influences their moral recommendation and perception of the status of the fetus in "Fetal Abnormality," a case study from Grand Canyon University. In evaluating the case study, the essay explores and describes the most appropriate theories and their impact on resolution. Additionally, the paper offers the author 's recommendation on the issue.
Abortion is one of the most personal, widely discussed, and controversial topics in American culture today. In most cases, people on both sides of the argument take worthy and moral positions. Who can blame someone who wishes to prevent the termination of a teen pregnancy to save the life of an unborn child? On the other hand, who can blame anyone who advocates the soon-to-be mother's right to make such a personal, heartbreaking choice? No matter what she chooses to do, should anyone have the legal right to force her to bear an unwanted child? Most people in the US are pro-choice, and believe that abortion should be a legal, confidential decision that only a woman can make for herself. However, some are against the idea of
Having a pro-choice viewpoint is not something that a person chooses overnight. I went through seven years of sexual education before I really understood abortion and could make an educated decision on my choice of sides. I have gone from being totally against the abortion procedure, to fully accepting it. I believe that before you can really say that you do not believe in abortion you have to come up against it in your own life. I know several women who have had abortions, not so they could party or have fun, but so they wouldn't ruin their entire lives because of a mistake. They weren't particularly overjoyed about it - no one is - and all are good, decent people
Jenny’s reaction to Michael’s rejection: If the therapeutic relationship is uncomfortable, Michael should refer Jenny on to someone else, as this could impair judgement, treatment and diagnosis.
My sister is a person whom one might define as socially awkward. While neither of us possess the gift of tact, I have become slightly more adept a maneuvering unfamiliar social situations, whereas she avoids them wherever and whenever possible. We both have the same handicap: that being that we don’t possess a filter. Whereas most people know that it constitutes poor manners to point out a hanger from a perfect stranger’s nose, we feel it is our civic duty to not only bring attention to the offensive item, but to introduce it to any other would-be spectator and random passersby.