On The Wrong Of Abortion Patrick Lee Analysis

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In Patrick Lee’s and Robert P. George’s, On The Wrong of Abortion, it is argued that abortions are objectively immoral. To support this conclusion, Lee and George state that, the fetus is a complete person in an immature phase of development, that the fetus has the potential to develop into a “person” and that abortions are intentional killings. Pro-Choice defenders argue that a human fetus is not a human being because it cannot live on its own, that they are not ‘people’, and that the mother has the executive decision of not wanting the child in her uterus. According to Patrick Lee in another one of his works, The Pro-Life Argument from Substantial Identity: A Defence. Bioethics , He claims that “What makes it wrong to kill you or me now would …show more content…
The premise that I consider to be especially well-supported is the fetus is a complete person in an immature phase of development. It gives many examples of Pro-Choice defender arguments and why they are invalid. I do not consider any premise in this chapter to be inadequately supported. All the premises were well defined and posed both stances of the argument. The important information that I would like to have seen included in this article is the first hand accounts of both women who have had an abortion and those who didn’t and their opinion or reasoning on the matter. They should also include medical opinions of medical …show more content…
My stance however is Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion, but I look at circumstances individually, and I believe abortion is permissible in certain situations. I believe that abortions are acceptable if the life of the mother or the baby, is at risk. In this situation, either the mother or the fetus could die. The suggestion of abortion is given by the professional opinion of a doctor, but ultimately the mother has the final decision. The mother choses to either live and let her baby die or die and let her baby live. A decision where she takes into consideration the life of the baby after her passing or her life after the passing of the baby. I believe that abortions are acceptable if the baby will live a diminished quality of life. If the baby is going to be born with serious physical handicaps, genetic problems, or mental defects the parents should have the option of abortion. I believe that if the woman was raped, she should have the option to undergo an abortion, because she did not consent to sex, it was forced upon her. Every time two individuals of the opposite gender have consenting sex, they are accepting the possibility of pregnancy. Sex is meant for reproduction; humans use it for pleasure. Rape is not an instance of consenting sex, meaning that one of the parties involved was forced into the act. I believe that abortion is immoral when a perfectly healthy and capable person

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