The Morals of Abortion Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

The Morals of Abortion
A discussion of the justification of abortion in the case of rape or ill health.
# 56059 | 1,039 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Feb 13, 2005 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper looks at how, as years go by, the debate over the ethics and morality of abortion rages on. There are those against it and those for it if certain circumstances apply. It attempts to answer the question of when abortion is morally acceptable or whether it should be considered immoral all the time. It puts forward the author's view that abortion is morally acceptable only in circumstances where the woman was raped or her health is at risk, whether it be her life or her fertility.

From the Paper:

"In the case of rape, anti-abortionists argue that it is wrong to have an abortion as well. They use the right to life argument again and state that a fetus has just as much right to life as the woman does and it would be unfair to consider the woman more of a person than the fetus, considering a person's right to life is protected by the constitution. I will grant them the fact that a fetus is a person and I will still prove their argument to be weak. Regarding rape, a woman didn't ask to be violated and raped. Abortion is not wrong here because she did not give the fetus consent to use her body. This abortion should not be considered unjust because it initially violated the woman's rights and should not have happened in the first place."

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