Bioethics Paper 4

Bioethics Paper 4 - Why Abortion Should Be Justified...

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Why Abortion Should Be Justified Abortion, by definition, is the premature termination of pregnancy, which results in the death of the developing fetus. The issues of abortion are always being debated. Even though abortion is legal in certain cases, it is still subject to ethical controversy. In Ethical Issues of Modern Medicine , abortion is considered a violation of right to life on one viewpoint, but having no abortion violates right of a women to choice (and sometimes violates the right of a woman’s own life). From my perspective of this topic, abortion is a justifiable action by which a woman should have the right to decide whether or not to give birth to a child under certain adverse circumstances. The main argument that attacks abortion is the ethical problem of taking the life away from an innocent human being. However, this is not necessarily the case. The first fallacy of this argument is whether or not a developing fetus is even a true human being. In the initial stage of conception, the developing embryo is only a group of cells,
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