Let them vanish like water that runs away, like grass let them be trodden down and wither. But the most salient point about fetuses is that in a fairly short time -- at birth -- they will be alive and human.
In the United States, there are thousands of pregnancy care centers which all exist to help women through the emotional and financial stress of an unplanned pregnancy.
It was not for many people when it was irrationally taboo.
People tend not to think about that -- not just in regard to sex, but in most areas of life. Some people believe that prohibiting abortion makes embryos and fetuses more valuable than grown women.
What do you say to people who make that kind of argument. But, even though many people do not like to consider or to try to come to terms with theoretical or hypothetical situations, I discuss such cases for three reasons: Every honest abortion advocate concedes this simple fact.
Abortion, The Complex Issue. Education that stresses abstinence and provides accurate information about contraception will reduce the abortion rate. If, for example, the reason a woman desires an abortion is that she has learned she will give birth to a severely deformed baby which she might argue would be wrong to have born this argument will be considered in a more complete form laterthen it seems of little or no significance to her being right or not whether she is in her second month of pregnancy or her sixth -- the point she is concerned about is the merit, for the child, of its being born or having its life needlessly and sufferingly prolonged, at any stage or agenot at what stage abortion might be safest or most feasible or easiest or whether the embryo is, or might shortly be, viable.
Extremely little, actually, but what it does say appears to be in direct contradiction to the anti-choice stance.
Or let me ask it another way: I only mention these cases to explain their general line of reasoning; I do not go into their specifics here. Yet not even the anti-abortionist, anti- artificial -birth control Catholic Church holds the view that all possible conceptions should be attempted, even in marriage, let alone, of course, outside of marriage, from puberty to menarche, even by sexual intercourse, let alone by whatever more efficient technology may be available.
Just as one would not throw out green bananas along with rotten bananas though both lack current function as food, one cannot dismiss a fetus who has not yet gained a function, alongside a brain-dead person who has permanently lost that function.
That has not worked in the past. No one could satisfactorily seriously argue that whatever life could exist should be required to have attempted to exist. But the pendulum swung too far from what was stringent sexual repression to an unreflective libertinism that is just as socially dogmatic and controlling, and which denies the emotional power of sex and ignores the importance of emotional intimacy.
When Moses conducts a census, God instructs him to count: Would we dismember a young preschooler if there were indications she might grow up in an abusive home.
More Relevant Kinds of Arguments Many states allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the life or health of the pregnant woman.
Essentials of Embryology, 9th edition. May we kill severely dependent adults or an infant who cannot even raise his own head, let alone feed, shelter himself, or walk away?.
Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade was decided, the right to abortion that the Supreme Court discerned remains controversial and disputed. The expectation of legal abortion is deeply embedded in U. This is one of the better books dealing with the complex issue of the morality of abortion.
In it, Beckwith, I believe, successfully defeats some of the most important and compelling pro abortion choice arguments, including those by David Boonin and J J Thomson.
The abortion debate is the ongoing controversy surrounding the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion.
The sides involved in the debate are the self-described “ pro-choice ”. It argued against abortion for teenagers because "the knowledge that they can attain an abortion on demand and be issued with contraceptives is a great comfort to these promiscuous girls, who are.
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Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man): attacking the person instead of attacking his argument. For example, "Von Daniken's books about ancient astronauts are worthless because he is a convicted forger and embezzler.".An argument against the choice to abortion