Philosophical Argument About Abortion

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What I would like to discuss in this paper are the philosophical arguments regarding abortion. These arguments are deontological. I am going to talk about the reasons why certain pro-life parties believe Abortion is immoral and wrong. I am also going to talk about why the pro-choice parties believe abortion should not be mandated by the government, but should be a choice made by the woman. The pro-life parties believe that abortion should be illegal, generally for these reasons; the moral right to life of a person begins at conception, induced abortions are an unjust killing which violate the fetus’s right to life, and that the law should not allow such unjust violations to life. The pro-choice parties argue that; women should have the …show more content…
Mary warren argues in her article "On the moral and legal status of abortion.", that abortion is admissible under certain circumstances. She claims that even if the fetus is a human being and has a right to life, that right to life is overruled by a woman’s right to control what happens to her own body. Taking away that right is a violation to ones civil rights. If the government were to take away women’s right regarding reproductive choices, by forcing a woman to continue an unwanted pregnancy. Could this lead to forcing contraception or sterilization on women? An Abortion is exercising a woman’s civil right to control what happens to her own …show more content…
I came to the conclusion that I would never consider abortion, unless it was rape. This is where the lines get a little blurry in my opinion. Why should someone have to carry the child that is a constant reminder of a traumatic event? They should have the right to make their own choice whether they want to go through with the pregnancy or terminate it. Then I considered the fact that why should that unborn child that is a part of the person carrying him or her be punished for what the rapist did? Why should that child not have the right to life? Just the rapist should be punished. But I right away contradicted that thought with the fact that why should the mother be punished for what the rapist did? Why should she have to risk her health and well-being and deliver that child if she did not want

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