Essay on Abortion: Pro Life vs Pro Choice

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Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

Abortion: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice “Abortion is the spontaneous or artificially induced expulsion of an embryo or fetus” (Abortion, 2002). An artificially induced abortion is the type referred to in the legal context. Abortions happen in different situations. The question comes when is it the right or wrong choice. The root question becomes the moment a fetus becomes a person and entitled to rights. The fetus could be a person at conception, during the pregnancy, or at birth. The deciding moment differs from the Pro-life group and Pro-choice group. After critically analyzing four different arguments about the pros and cons of abortion, one will be able to understand the ethical, moral, and
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From a moral standpoint, knowing that the fetus can feel pain signals a higher understanding of the fetus’ brain. This means that when an abortion occurs, and the fetus is forcibly removed from the mother. The fetus reacts to the abortion in a negative way and is caused discomfort before the heart stops beating. Because pain is something that human beings can relate to, it begins to feel immoral to do the abortion in the first place. If it is 100% proven that fetuses feel pain during an abortion, the operation has some ethical issues. From a non-religious standpoint, it does seem more likely that the doctor has helped end a life. This goes against the oath the doctor takes. In addition, because the fetus would have made the necessary progress emotionally to associate a stimulus to pain, a small level of individuality would be reached. From certain ethical standpoints, an abortion does not consider the needs of the individual and becomes unethical. Pro-choice followers in the United States fight for the right for a woman to make a more conscious choice about abortion. There should be rules and regulations about the correct time to perform an abortion. Critical thinking skills will be necessary to help create these rules and regulations. Facts need to continue to be researched and presented in credible ways to help further