Abortion Ethical Ethics

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Although abortion is ending a human life before it had a chance to start and should require extremely heavy measures to ensure that only those who need one receive one, 1.06 million were carried out in America alone in 2011. The American government is extremely lax on this issue, and millions of lives are being extinguished because of it. For one thing, a woman would have more trouble buying a gun then receiving an abortion. On top of this, doctor’s have a sworn oath to protect human life. The law even contradicts itself with the subject of abortion. Above all, on an ethical level, ending one’s life for the convenience of another is unfair to the one that’s life is at stake. Abortion has minimal regulation and the government needs to set …show more content…
This is not what a doctor goes to collage for, or what he or she leaves medical school for. Every doctor that goes to school in America takes an oath called the Hippocratic Oath, which holds them responsible to practice fair and honest medicine. One line of this oath specifically says “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy.” Every doctor swears to this oath, and it clearly disallows the doctor to kill anyone. If “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it” doesn’t seem clear because some people say that an unborn fetus isn’t alive, and therefore can’t be killed, “Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy” should. This oath very specifically forbids any doctor from giving an “abortive remedy”. Any doctor who performs an abortion is therefore breaking an oath that they made upon graduating medical school, and is allowing greed and selfishness to destroy their honest medical practice. Doctors have a responsibility and a duty to uphold the value of life, and any who perform abortions breaking any ethical code they ever promised to

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