October 18, 2005
Social Justice Paper Part 1
Social Justice is right relationship within all the relationships that make up society. Each
person should have equitable access to resources and the benefits derived from them and deserve
a system that recognizes inalienable rights and adheres to what is fair, honest, and moral.
Social Justice is the respect for the human person and the rights which flow from human
dignity. Society must provide the conditions that allow people to obtain what is their due,
according to their nature. Social Justice deals with issues such as human rights, economy, death
penalty, globalization, race, gender, imperialism, environment, labor, war and peace. Society
should treat all equally well who have deserved it this is social justice.
One social injustice is Children abandonment. Child abandonment is the act of
abandoning one's offspring outside of legal adoption, is a long-standing social problem. Causes
include many social, cultural and political factors as well as mental illness. Poverty is a root
cause of child abandonment. Persons in cultures with poor social welfare systems who are not
financially capable of taking care of a child are more likely to abandon it. Political conditions,
such as difficulty in adoption proceedings, may also contribute to child abandonment.
with strong social structures and liberal adoption laws have lower rates of child abandonment.
But this is an on-going problem not only in the US but also in other countries. (Safer Child)
In 2000, more than one hundred newborns, under the age of three days, were abandoned
across the United States in ditches, toilets, trashcans, rivers, and other hazardous places. Forty-
seven of these children did not survive. These numbers are very shocking and there is evidence