PHI 103 Informal Logic
October 26, 2011
What About it is Considered Moral or Unmoral?
This subject is probably one of the top five most controversial subjects in the world today. Is it immoral to kill an unborn child? Do we have the right to choose what grows in our bodies before it becomes a citizen in America? Will God punish you for killing a person? So many questions go into this type of situation of what’s morally right or wrong about this matter. In my opinion with abortion it is confusing to really who side to be on in this debate. Me personally I would never have an abortion and have bumped into that situation along the way in my life but do I think it’s morally wrong I really don’t know. I think first we should of course know what an abortion is so, what is an abortion? An abortion is when a woman terminates the undeveloped embryo within the first trimester of the pregnancy. Is the embryo considered human yet or is it just a developing organism evolving into something more and even at that aren’t organisms a single life form and doesn’t life mean living. Everyone has their own personal reasons on why women should or shouldn’t have an abortion. “Abortion has been legal in every U.S. state since 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade (1973) that women have the right to make medical decisions about their own bodies.”[By Head, 2011pg.1] Technically while the embryo is in a woman’s body it is a part of that woman, so shouldn’t that woman have the right to decide whether or not they want something growing inside of them?
Is Abortion More About Religion?
A lot of controversial debates on this matter come from how the people who wrote the bible view abortion, they think that it is an abomination to “kill” an unborn child. “The triumph of politics and religion over medical science under President George W. Bush was well documented in a 60 Minutes segment that broadcast on 27...