Abortion and Technology
This paper presents the opinion of the pro life side in reaction to the advances of technology in the abortion and fetal evaluation process.
# 118134 | 1,465 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Jan 07, 2010 in Hot Topics (Abortion) , Ethics (General) , Computer and Technology (Technology)
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The paper argues that mothers cannot merely use abortion as a form of genetic cleansing, where they abort until they find the biological profiles they like. The paper notes the forms of pro-choice that make sense, such as unwanted pregnancies that are not informed by the latest technology. What the paper is arguing against is when mothers choose whether to have an abortion after examining the fetus with the advances in technology to determine if this baby will be perfect. The paper contends that review boards need to be in place to determine if mothers are misusing technology for the purpose of finding that "perfect" baby.
From the Paper:"Technology gives a woman the chance, theoretically in this day and age, to figure out if she wants an abortion based on the biological and genetic profile of the fetus. Will the fetus be totally healthy, or have some minor birth defect? Will the fetus be more prone to certain diseases? What is the immunological structure of the fetus? The depth of information regarding the likely physical health of the fetus in this day and age is staggering. However, it is also inexact, and based on conjecture and projection regarding various pieces of data observed by new technology in the fetus. For instance, a child may be more "prone" to getting a disease, but that doesn't mean that the child will automatically contract the disease."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Abortion Activists in the US say they are losing the battle. 2008: http://www.tldm.org/News9/AbortionActivistsLosingBattle.htm
- Guldi, Melanie. Abortion or the Pill--Which Matters More? The Impact of Access on the Birthrates of Young Women Nov 8, 2005: http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/graduate/meguldi/job/job_market_paper.pdf.
- Population and Consumption. 2008: http://fore.research.yale.edu/disciplines/policy/trends/population.html
- TECHNOLOGY AND DEATH. 2008:http://www.deathreference.com/Sy-Vi/Technology-and-Death.html
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