Strengths And Weaknesses Of Abortion

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In the case of Mrs. Adams and her decision to abort the fetus, I will attempt to discuss the implications and how these arguments fit into this particular predicament. Mrs. Adams finds out that she is pregnant despite her use of contraception, she finds herself unable to provide for the fetus especially because she has to provide for her two children and the upcoming one if she would have decided to keep the fetus. Using Marquis’s argument, he would say that this abortion is morally unjustified because this is a circumstance in which she should be able to keep the child. He would say that it is wrong because the fetus will not be able to have a valuable future. The mother is simply assuming that she would not be able to provide because they …show more content…
I will initially begin with the weaknesses of her argument. As a person who participates in consensual sex with contraception, it is important to know the consequences if the contraception fails. It is important to know that the only way to prevent pregnancy is abstinence because of this, contraception is not a 100% fool- proof way to prevent pregnancy. It may be argued that it is her responsibility to know about the possible consequences. However, I believe that the strengths of this argument overpower the weaknesses of the argument. One strength that this argument has is that it relates to the ownership of the body. The woman has bodily control over herself and this allows her to determine what she can and can’t do with her body. In relation to the case of Mrs. Adams, she is the owner of her body and she determined that she wouldn’t be able to provide for her possible child. She was looking towards the future for her possible child and her entire family. In all actuality, she did not consent to having the child even through the use of contraception. It is possible that she may have known that she could get pregnant despite contraceptive measures but it still does not guarantee for the fetus to have better rights than the woman. This argument has many strengths because it forces the reader to use their mind to visualize the situations that may make abortion

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