People who are for pro choice may say that all types of abortion is wrong because they believe that every fetus should have a chance at life. With that being said, people who believe in Pro Life should also put into perspective. Would they want to live a life in which they had no cognitive, behavioral, or physical control. Personally I can say living a life where I had no capability of functioning without having to be dependent on others wouldn’t be a “walk in the park”. Granted that, Rebecca Ayrey’s fetus had a heart defect and two areas of her brain missing, I agree with Rebecca’s choice of not letting her fetus live a miserable life.
While I stand by Rebecca’s choice of not letting her fetus live a miserable life, there are people that would like to think that her decision is immoral. The people that stand by this are pro life members. The pro life members believe that the fetus is a human being from conception and that means that the author Rebecca Ayrey is murdering her child. Technically this would not be a murder because the fetus is not a human being yet; it cannot live outside the uterus on its own. In addition to the argument of murdering the fetus, pro life members will also say, all babies are special; a baby could have been a political figure or another important person. But I’m here to say that it would have been impossible for miss Ayrey’s baby to live on a life with such great achievements without a fully functional brain to help her.
In addition to Rebecca Ayrey’s moral value, we also need to take into consideration of Rebecca’s rights as a woman. Given that the fetus exists inside a womens body and a women has rights to decide what she can and can't do with their body. I see nothing wrong about Rebecca’s choice. What is more, the right to abortion is vital for gender equality. All in All, people need to put into focus that Rebecca Ayrey is a human being and not just a container for the fetus. We...
...Is abortion immoral? That question is asked by a lot of people. A lot of people have their own opinion when it comes to this, but right or wrong it’s your decision on what you want to do. Some arguments prove that it’s immoral because you’re not supposed to kill an innocent child. Abortion is wrong with respect to human morality, because abortion affects people’s lives, and can make things better or worse all depends on the situation.Abortion affects people’s lives, whether or not you realize it, you are in the process of beginning to mourn a lost family member. Regardless of how the parents or reacting, you must give yourself time to mourn the loss even if you don’t want to or think is best you still have to go thru that. Understand that you have to go through your own grief process. Some women are normally the target to ministry services; we know that other people are affected by post abortion pain. These individuals can also be a powerful testimony to an abortion. The post-abortive mother woman can be found in nearly every race, religion, culture, correction facility, income-bracket, or age range. Society is completely aware of our ranks. Yet only a few know us personally because we normally refuse to allow people to be our close friends for fear they might find out their secret then judge them before they even know them some people fail to realize abortion is not over...
...SHOULD ABORTION BE LEGAL IN HONG KONG
There are many different views about legalization of abortion. This topic is a very argumentative one. But before I have my own points to make, we have to define abortion. Abortion is the deliberate termination of human pregnancy, in other words, removal a foetus from its mother’s womb before birth. In Hong Kong, Abortion is currently legal, with terms and laws.Abortion is virtually allowed on demand for girls under 16 years old. It also permits abortion if 2 doctors agree an opinion that the unborn child might be seriously handicapped. Also, abortion was allowed if 2 doctors certified that a woman would risk serious injury or her life by continuing the pregnancy. Abortion could also be available for victims of rape or sexual harassments, abortion is not allowed after 24 weeks of pregnancy. If the pregnant women’s request fits the laws above, they can perform abortion.
There are mainly two sides when discussing this topic, one is pro life and the other is pro choice. The first one supports the idea that we should not take away life under ANY circumstances. The second one supports the main concept of we should have a choice in whether the mother wants the baby to be born or not. And I, personally support pro-choice.
Now we have to ask ourselves one question. Should...
REL 3015 – Dr. Judy Skeen
Abortion: The Eternal Controversy
Within the context of contemporary society, where people and structures are constantly changing, we are aware that the reference values undergo a profound change that is necessary to understand and follow. The issue of abortion can never distance itself from the ethical and moral issues that surround it, given that abortion inevitably involves someone's death. This is therefore an issue that needs to be reflected. And reflecting means to elevate our thinking to a lucid, coherent and reasoned understanding, and only then, be able to support and help. That is why we need those moments of reflection, as they will guide us through our critical thinking and guide our actions as well.
To reflect on a topic as the termination of pregnancy (abortion), is to meditate / think under such a controversial topic, but a much needed reflection. Thinking critically is much more than that and overflows the narrow circle of ordinary thinking - it means to question, judge (with a critical spirit) the various situations involved and the underlying ethical dilemmas, given the respect for human integrity and dignity of the person (woman / fetus). It is discussed today, and with surprising insistence, the legalization of abortion. Remember that legalizing means, roughly, to say that what you legalize is "good" for society, or at least, not bad at all....
...Abortion has become a common problem, as well as a controversial issue in the American culture and politics today. Abortion procedures taking place nationwide is approximately 115,000 every single day, the United States is responsible for 3,700 of these procedures. Abortion can be defined in several ways, all in which removes a developing child from the mother’s womb. Suction Aspiration, the most common type of abortion, involves surgical instruments that are used to cut the living fetus into pieces and removing it from the uterus using a vacuum pump or a simple scraping and extraction. Many people believe that abortion is just another form of murder, the idea that life begins the moment a zygote is formed. These people are known as anti-abortionists. In the 1960’s states started passing laws that made abortion legal to protect the life and health of pregnant women. But on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
Although I feel women should have the free will to make their life choices, I also believe that abortion shouldn’t be one. Did you know that almost 1 out of every 4 American babies are aborted? Many of these abortions that are taking place daily are performed on unmarried women. Because these women are financially unstable or unable to raise a child due to certain circumstances, their only option would be to...
...AbortionAbortion is a topic everyone has an opinion on. Abortion as defined on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion), a free online Encyclopedia; is the termination of a pregnancy from the uterus of a fetus or an embryo before viability (independent survival). Pregnancy is the fertilization of an ovum and a sperm, and its development in the uterus throughout the gestational period. An abortion is the intentional termination as oppose to a miscarriage, which is the spontaneous termination of a pregnancy. Abortion is and will always be a controversial issue in which everyone will not agree upon. Two main groups that have been derived throughout the controversy are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. According to Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Pro-Life supports the claim that life starts at conception; and abortion at any stage of a pregnancy is murder. Life is valuable to them; therefore the unborn child has the same rights as the mother. Pro-Choice, on the other hand, supports the claim that it is the woman’s right to choose what she does with her body. Pro-Life and Pro-Choice advocates differ in many of their opinions, for example, when life begins, effects of abortion on the mother, and how politics and religion play a role in abortion.
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...Should abortion be legal?
Abortion, the early termination of a pregnancy, is a very controversial topic in today’s society. Abortion is the extraction of the human fetus from the mother's womb with an intention to end the life of that fetus prior to its natural birth. The most popular abortion procedure is called vacuum aspiration, which is completed during the first trimester of the pregnancy. A tube is simply inserted through the cervix and the contents of the uterus are vacuumed out. The controversy starts on whether abortion should be legal or not. Many people believe that aborting an unwanted child is inhumane and should be illegal, but others believe that a woman should have the liberty to do what she thinks is best for her life.
The term “Pro-Choice” is given to those who advocate the legalization of abortion and believe that women should be able to freely make their own health care decisions without government interference. The Pro Choice party does not necessarily promote abortion, but merely support a woman’s right to her own free will and decisions to make on her own body. The freedom to have control of our own body and to do as we desire is critical to our civil rights. Pro Choice participants believe that abortion should be legal for a number of reasons and the pros definitely outweigh the cons of abortion. Many Pro Choicers feel that...
... In studying ethical theories we applied the Deontological Theory, specifically Natural Law theory, and Utilitarian theory to the debate on abortion. Using these two theories to support the pro-life and the pro-choice argument, we looked at the situation of Mrs. Matthews. Mrs. Matthews is a 22 year old graduate student who works and is contemplating having an abortion. She is married to Mr. Matthews who is 23 years of age and has a B.S. degree and is a construction worker. Their combined income is 80K a year (SITE). The couple lives in North Carolina. Taking the Deontological and Utilitarian theories we looked at the seven different scenarios that Miss Matthews could face and argued both the pro-choice and the pro-life stances. The following are seven different scenarios that Mrs. Matthews may encounter:
1. Suppose her husband/boyfriend does not want her to have an abortion at this time and offers to help raise the child.
2. Suppose the husband/boyfriend wants her to have an abortion but Miss M has second thoughts about it.
3. Suppose she finds that the pregnancy is eight weeks along. 12 weeks? 16 weeks? 20 weeks? 25 weeks? 30 weeks? 34 weeks?
4. Suppose that Miss M learns, from prenatal diagnosis, that the baby would probably have Down Syndrome.
5. Suppose the baby would have Trisomy-13, which is lethal within the first year.
6. What are the reasons...
...Abortion Research Paper
Abortion has been a major topic of debate based on morality and civil rights throughout history. Citizens have opposed each other’s ideas of how to address abortion for decades. Many people believe that human life begins at conception and they view abortion as murder of an unborn child. Others believe that a fetus only gains the rights and privileges of personhood at birth. The morality and constitutionality of abortion remains a topic of fierce debate, but many countries, including the United States, have passed laws legalizing abortion. As a result, women can now receive abortions under the care and supervision of medical professionals in sterile settings. This has only caused the debate to increase in fervor.
The two most commonly used methods for aborting a first trimester pregnancy, which is the first three months after conception, are medical and surgical abortions (Trupin). Most women who chose a medical abortion felt slightly more satisfied with their results. Medical abortion is a term used to describe a method of abortion that is brought about by medication taken to induce it; this can be accomplished with a variety of medications taken in one pill or a variety of pills (Trupin). Surgical Abortions are the surgical removal of the contents of the uterus (Trupin). These...