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Running head: CASE STUDY 7.1.1Case Study 7.1. Dilemma of Teenage Abortion: Analysis and ResolutionHeather Sproule (3381087)Athabasca University (PHIL 335)
CASE STUDY 7.1.2Case Study 7.1. Dilemma of Teenage Abortion: Analysis and ResolutionMoral and ethical dilemmas that require decisions to be made are far and wide. In this essay ananalysis of a case study will be made followed by a proposed resolution to the moral issue identified inthe analysis. The analysis will identify: the major agents in the case study, the major facts of the case, themajor moral issue raised, followed by each agent’s response to the moral issue and the principles theyused to support their position.Beginning the analysis of this case involves identifying the major agents involved. In this casethere are five major agents to be discussed. The first is Erin; she is a 15 year old girl who is two monthspregnant. Second, there is Craig; he is the 16 year old boy who is the father of Erin's unborn child. Third,there is the fetus, or unborn child. Finally, there are Erin’s parents; her mother Angela and her fatherGordon. Together all these agents to be further discussed as part of a case with a moral dilemma.In order to understand the moral dilemma that is faced by these people it is important tounderstand the facts of the case. Everything started with Erin and Craig. Erin and Craig are two teenagersthat had sexual intercourse several times. As a result of this intercourse, Erin has now found out that she istwo months pregnant. Erin's mother does not want Erin to have an abortion. Instead, Angela wishes forErin to give the baby to an adoption clinic after birth as Angela is not willing to raise or help raise thechild. Her father Gordon is worried about the toll that pregnancy will have on Erin's education and futureprospects of a professional career. He wishes for Erin to have an abortion. Craig the father of Erin'sunborn child is willing to financially support an abortion, as he is worried about his future as an engineer.

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