Is Abortion Morally Permissible? Essay

2014 Words Dec 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Abortion is the act of purposely killing a human fetus. This action is legal in the United States of America due to the differing opinions regarding it. In this essay, I will discuss whether, or not abortion is morally permissible. If Abortion is in fact morally permissible, is it permissible in all or just some situations? I will argue that abortion is only morally correct in cases of a fetus having a severe genetic disorder and when the mother’s life is in danger. I will defend my argument by explaining how a fetus is a human being and that abortion deprives the fetus from having its meaningful future. Lastly, I will respond to the objections of a fetus not being a human being, speciesism, and specific cases of genetic defects in a fetus.
The first and main thing I must address is the phrase “human being.” We can all agree, that a fetus is a human being in the biological sense. When looking at human life from a moral point of view, can a fetus be considered a human in the moral community? We can answer this question by looking at the genetics of a fetus. Even though no two humans can be the exact same, all humans possess at least ninety percent of the same genetics. When looking deeper into the portion of genetics that we all have in common, we find that over the millions of years, something that can never be taught has formed, human nature. Human nature is the basic characteristics shared by all humans such as behavior and emotions. For example, all humans have the urge…

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