Argument On Abortion

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The abortion debate is a heated topic in today’s world, which asks whether or not it is moral to have an abortion instead of carrying the child to full term and having the child. While some people think that abortion is always morally wrong, some believe that abortion is always morally right. For the sake of my argument, I will argue that abortion is morally acceptable in all cases. Whether it’s because the mother cannot care for the baby, or if the mother is going to have health issues as a result of having the baby, I will argue that abortion is always morally acceptable in any circumstance. Ethically, I will argue for moral subjectivism. In the case of Roe vs. Wade, the supreme court decided that abortion is a fundamental right. While, …show more content…
I will argue that a fetus cannot survive on it’s own and that a women should have free choice to her own body. an article I read titled Perspectives on Abortion, the author brings up a pro-choice author named Boonin, who argued that “...the fetus is not yet a person and does not have a moral value yet…if a fetus is considered a person, then a zygote or a woman’s egg is a person as well; and therefore are entitled to human rights.” (Lopez, pg. 515). Boonin is trying to argue that if a fetus has rights, then so does every egg in a women’s body. In the article titled Abortion: A Pro-Choice Perspective, Robert Blake argues that, “We see the fetus as a potential life to continued development is subordinate to the mother’s right to privacy, which includes the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.” (Blake, pg. 5). People who are pro-life believe that if we legalize abortions, than women will get them anytime and anywhere. When the baby is first conceived, there is evidence that it truly is just a clump of cells and hasn’t formed into anything. Perhaps, we will use the example from the reading titled A Defense of Abortion by Judith Thomson. The author states that, “A newly fertilized ovum, a newly implanted clump of cells, is no more a person than an acorn is an oak tree.” (Thomson, pg. 48). Thomson argues that when a child is first conceived, it is comparable to an acorn and an oak tree. Although pro-lifers …show more content…
I also hear that if a woman wants to have intercourse and does not want to get pregnant, than she should be using some type of birth control. I will argue why these statements are not true whatsoever. Most people believe that all people should accept the consequences to their actions, and that is something I believe as well. This is probably why pro-lifers argue that abortion is wrong because the women chose to have sex and now she needs to be willing to accept that child that she is now pregnant with, or the “consequence” of her actions. Often enough, though, a woman ends up pregnant even when she has taken necessary steps to not get pregnant, such as using contraceptives. The only sure fire way for a woman not to end up pregnant is by remaining abstinent, but we all know that doesn’t always happen. What about a woman who is married but does not want to have a child until later in life, because she wants to finish her college degree, but ends up pregnant when she took the necessary steps to not become pregnant? Becoming pregnant can interfere with professional development, since in this example the lady had no idea she would become pregnant. If a women knows she will not be able to care for her child since she did not know she was going to end up pregnant, then isn’t the “responsible” thing to do is to get an abortion? Not

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