An act of instantaneous slaughter of a human before the baby is born. For the past two decades, the issue has been debated regarding the ethical and moral concerns. To date no convincing result could be procured…
Download file to see previous pages...
It is well supported by a few religions including the Christianity. Abortion has been debated since ancient times, Aristotle presented his views about the issue as "delayed ensoulment". According to Ted Lockhart, "perform actions that we are maximally confident are morally permissible". This argument is known as the "moral certainty" argument. Every mother has the right to decide upon the birth of the child and therefore Ted Lockharts suggestion served to deal abortion as a practical solution in contrast to the moral issues ("Introduction to the abortion debate").
Women is the choice maker as under a given circumstances women is the best judge to nurture the fetus and later the child with utmost care and devotion, lacking to do so could culminate into psychological problems in the child. In the present situation where women are contributing equally to the economic growth and development, continuing with the pregnancy may hamper career growth. It is essential to understand that the personal ethics of women are imperative to pursue the pregnancy. Moreover, the anatomy of the body should also allow the continuity of the pregnancy, especially at the later stages of life when the female cannot afford to continue with the pregnancy and hence termination of pregnancy should be allowed. It is not moral to give birth to the unwanted child and nurture the child with least botheration. In certain cases conception could be the result of contraceptive failure or a woman may not be prepared for; such cases demand legalization of abortion ("Ethics of Abortion: Is it Moral or Immoral to Have an Abortion").
Any pregnancy cannot occur without the male partner, consent of the father is essential before aborting the child. If the father agrees to take up the responsibility of the child, women gains confidence. In the present era where relationships are fragile, women do not want to have any binding to forgo her
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
There are no compromises to be negotiated: one concerned with the life of a child; the other, the freedom of choice and woman’s health. To properly analyze the issue, the opposing viewpoints including the moral, medical and legal aspects must be argued with equal resolve and without bias.
Nu human has the right to destroy another life form. A fetus involves different stages of development and by the tenth week it has limbs, all internal organs and the brain functioning (Thomson, 1971). Hence, abortion would amount to killing a life form.
As God forms the union between mother and baby, nothing should cause them to separate, except God through natural birth or natural miscarriage. God values the life of His children. Abortions are tragic and selfish. It does not correct a wrong. The heartbreak and grief of
This paper presents findings of various researchers and provides information on why teenage girls choose abortion.
The practice of abortion, a process of terminating the pregnancy to ensure it does not give birth to child, has been there since
As reported in WebMD, birth control failure is the most common reason why women consider abortion. A vast majority of the women consider abortion as contraceptive method to terminate a pregnancy. In addition, a notable portion of women chooses abortion to end an
The principle further states that those decisions should be accepted as moral and ethical decisions which result in the highest amount of benefits for the overall society and lowest amount of cost as compared
To date no convincing results could be procured; rather it emerged as the most arguable of all the existing contemporary societal concerns of the present century (Web. "Ethics of Abortion: Is it Moral or Immoral to Have an Abortion"). Abortion poses an ethical,