Ethics And Values Of Abortion Essay

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Hamblin 1
Dyllan Hamblin
Final Exam Essay
Ethics and Values
An abortion is when the pregnancy is ended so that it does not result in the birth of a child. The pregnancy is taken away either by taking pills, which cause a miscarriage or by surgery to remove the pregnancy from the womb. The debate of whether abortion is right or wrong is a tough one. Out of all the research I’ve done on abortion, the prevalent theme among the two sides seem to be whether abortion is murder or not. What is murder exactly? Well, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of murder is: The crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with maleficence aforethought. Is abortion murder? Is a fetus considered a human being? Each side has their opinions on whether a fetus is a human or not. The most important part of the debate is the reasons as to why women choose abortion.
The top three reasons women choose abortion are financial, relationship quandaries, and having a negative impact on the mother’s life. All three of these reasons tie into each other. Financially, babies are expensive. The hospital bills alone are roughly 10,000 dollars. Not to mention if you don’t have insurance you will be paying that out-of-pocket. The majority of women with unplanned pregnancies do not live with their partners, or have a committed relationship. The women who want to keep their child will do so as a single mother. The whole
Hamblin 2 pregnancy is stressful enough for women, now…

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