Essay on Is Abortion Ethical? Abortion?

2260 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 10 Pages
Is Abortion Ethical? Since the 1900’s abortion has been one of the topics on the hot seat of debate in our nation. Abortion has been a reoccurring debate where Americans ponder whether or not aborting a fetus is an appropriate moral action. On one hand some people feel that abortion should be legal because a woman has the right to choose what she wants to do with her body. On the other hand, some people believe a fetus has the right to life, making it immoral to get an abortion. Many individuals, such as philosopher Mary Anne Warren believe that abortion should be legal without any restrictions on it. However many problems arise with this for me and I believe that we should take a stand against abortion and how it deprives from future life. Although Warren provides a great analysis in regards of abortion, advocates such as myself show that it takes away from a future human life , is harmful, and how we cannot exclude these individuals from being a part of personhood. Abortion has been used by women since the early 1800’s. It had been practiced until about 1880, by which time most states had banned it except to save the life of the women. People such as Mary Anne Warren took the side against this movement and were in favor of abortion. She starts off here debate with the definition of a“human.” Warren takes a traditional argument stating that (1) it is wrong to kill innocent human beings, and (2) fetuses are innocent human beings, then (3) it is wrong to kill…

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