February 18, 2013
Cultural Differences toward Abortion
By definition an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, by giving reasons for accepting a particular conclusion as evidence. This is a difficult task even when the people involved share basic cultural aspects. Imagine a person who lives thousands of miles away in a different country, a person who has been raised with different beliefs and principles. What would be the basis of your connection? To determine commons element you must adjust your thinking to fit their mindset. You must define the problem and find solutions that appease their sensibilities.
The abortion controversy in Japan is unique to the situation in the United States in many ways. The most important difference is that the Japanese government has already taking the stance that a fetus is a baby, which is half the debate in the United States. Outside of this acknowledgement the government is falling to educate and make the necessary resources available to the masses. In Japan the cultural differences open the door to four key arguments that can curve the abortion epidemic in Japan. These arguments are education, availability of contraception’s outside of condoms, counseling, and religious beliefs. If the Japanese focused on educating the public about different programs that could be used before becoming pregnant the amount of abortions and guilt related suicides can be lowered. Therefore a new way to argue abortions in Japan would be to avoid the need for abortion through contraception and education. For abortions that cannot be avoided through education and contraception established programs that provide alternative means like adoption. When abortion and religion collide many factors complicate the decision making process. Another argument to abortion is appealing to the religious nature of the individual....