Instructor Renee Honald-Smith
March 5, 2010
Is abortion ethically wrong? Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Abortion, the termination of a pregnancy, has been a social problem and an ethical debate in our society since it was legalized in the United States in 1973. The main debate is between feminists and pro-lifers, such as me (Alan, 1989). Feminists believe that it should be the woman’s choice whether or not they should have an abortion. They strongly agree with the law and that it should be legal. On the other hand pro-lifers think it is unjustifiable to kill another life. One could argue that it is murder when you have an abortion.
Many people have different opinions on whether abortions ever right. Now I myself disagree with abortion and believe no one has the right to put an end to a life. Although, there are good reasons that someone could argue why it would be right to have an abortion. One of the main arguments is if the mother’s life is in danger and it is either her or the baby that is going to die, more than likely it will be the unborn child that loses that battle. In that case, I feel it should be up to only the mother to make that decision, if she is able to. Some people would also debate that if you get pregnant by means of incest or rape it would be ok to have an abortion. In those cases though, there are other ways of not having to deal with the baby being a constant everyday visual reminder. There are a lot more reasons that women have abortions but none of the other ones are as intense as a life or death situation and rape or incest. The age of the female whom is pregnant, she may be too young to be responsible for a child, is a reason we see all the time. Now days, the economic status plays a role in abortions. Couples may feel that with the bad economy, they do not have enough money or a secure enough job to care for a child. These reasons could be influenced by several... [continues]
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