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 ...

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terminate
a fetus that cannot think, feel or is aware of its existence.
On the second point of making the way that conception occurred a non-
factor I am not saying that having the babies of rapists or in cases of incest
is okay. Still, for the argument that abortion is immoral, you must argue that
the action is immoral, not the child. The child cannot be either at this point.
If we are then talking about the act of abortion then who is to determine right
and wrong. A court of law should have no place in this decision. The primary
interests in this pregnancy should make the decision themselves. This would
normally be the parents of the fetus. The action in the case of rape is
defiantly immoral, but the fetus is not. To say that the abortion is moral
because the pregnancy arose from a crime is to place a value judgement on a
child before it is born. A fetus is just the product of sperm and an egg, an
accidental meeting that resulted in a pregnancy. If the fetus is not at ...

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circumstance, then it is
moral to do so under any circumstance.
A credible objection to my main position is that abortion is wrong
except in the case of rape or incest. One good reason for this is that young
parents of a fetus that made a mistake and got pregnant made that initial
decision to have sex, while the rape or incest victims did not. 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 ...

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