An Open Air School For Homeless Children Essay

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In 1948, Pope Pious XII granted Mother Teresa permission to leave her duties as an independent nun, and she began to share her life with the poor, the sick and the hungry of Calcutta. Although she had no funds, she started an open-air school for homeless children. This selfless human shares her views on abortion, “Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child -- what is left for me to kill you and you kill me -- there is nothing between.” Simply, Mother Teresa believes that abortion, the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, is completely morally wrong because of the sole concept that a mother should not kill her child.
About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45. Don Marquis, philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, feels that the pro-choice view is flawed because there is no way showing that a fetus is not a person. Marquis attempts to demonstrate that abortion is morally equal with the killing of an adult human, showing that aborting a fetus is a serious moral wrong, except in exceptional circumstances, such as if the child would potentially have serious disabilities. Until the 19th century, abortion was legal. There were…

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