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Visna Abortion Case Study Katie Shields Ethics and Moral Issues Professor Super Jack In this case, Visna has every right to an abortion. She was told by doctors for months that her pregnancy was “indigestion”, which is already incorrect because any doctor should be able to know when someone is pregnant. Then to add onto that her parents learned that she had in fact been raped by her older brother, who she was forced to share a bedroom with. This would give the baby a high risk of having genetic abnormalities and the possibility of mental issues because of incest. For being only twelve years old, having this baby would hurt for both physically and emotionally, and it would also ruin her future of marrying and having a family. This is because in her religion, having a child out of wedlock make you unfit to marry another Hindu. Abortion is really the only option for Visna, and the evidence is there to prove it. Looking at this situation from a Utilitarian view, there are too many negative consequences to make the abortion morally unethical. The emotional and psychological damage that Visna would go through from taking care of

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