The Morality of Abortion Essay

1419 Words Oct 19th, 1999 6 Pages
The Morality of Abortion

On the question of abortion being moral, the answer is clearly that terminating a fetus' life under certain circumstances is not only moral, but it is also our responsibility to terminate it if the quality of life is in question for the fetus. A second major reason is that to declare abortion immoral would mean that we would have to consider the factor of how the conception came about. This cannot and should not be done. Quality is a major factor in the question of the morality of abortion.
When parents decide to keep or not keep a baby the issue of adoption does not play into this. The reason for this is that once the baby is born that the parents may change their mind if they want to keep it. Parents
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A second reason is that we as a society should not force a mother to relive her crime every day for nine months and possibly longer if she kept the baby. These two statements do not even come close to undermining my position.
My primary problem with the above argument is that the person on that side is putting a value on human life. The fact that the pregnancy occurred illegally makes that human being worth less than the one that was conceived by accident.
The argument above hits a brick wall if you pursue it further. A person cannot come up with a justifiable reason why the fetus is worth less as a human because of the nature of the conception. At which point the person on the side of the argument must admit that values are the same and that total value is zero as a human being because it isn't one yet. As to the second reason, why should we remind a seventeen year old girl every day for nine months and possibly longer because in a moment of haste they forgot to use a condom. An objection to my first statement about the quality of life could be argued that after the pregnancy is over the baby could be given up for adoption.
Along this line of reasoning the quality of life does not play into the factor. This argument is filled with holes. When a person is 18 years old and loses a leg in a car

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