Abortion debate

Abortion debate - Why Most Abortions are not Wrong Pros 1....

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Why Most Abortions are not Wrong Pros 1. Focuses on morality of abortion, not whether it should be legal 2. Belief that abortion is not wrong because: the moral status of the embryo and fetus and the burdens imposed by pregnancy and childbirth on women - Beginning stages of pregnancy: - One Month: Your baby is an embryo consisting of two layers of cells from which all her organs and body parts will develop. - Two Months: our baby is now about the size of a kidney bean and is constantly moving. He has distinct, slightly webbed fingers. - Three Months: Your baby is now about 5 inches long and weighs 5 ounces. His skeleton is starting to harden from rubbery cartilage to bone. 3. Not seriously wrong to kill a nonconscious, nonsentient fetus where there is an adequate reason for doing so 4. Marquis account of the wrongness of killing implies that abortion is almost always wrong. His argument applies to gametes (reproductive cells) as well as fetuses and makes contraception as well as abortion seriously wrong. The Moral Status of the Fetus a. Everything she says in essay applies to fertilization to 12 weeks because most abortions (90%) occur then
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b. Focuses n elective abortions- those chosen to avoid the burdens of pregnancy, childbearing, and childrearing. c. A fetus is not morally equivalent to a new born baby, a newborn can feel, react and perceive. The first trimester fetus cannot think, feel, or perceive anything, it is human, but it feels and is aware of nothing, it is more like a gamete which is also alive and human. Early abortion is morally closer to contraception than homicide, although it is not a moral equivalent. d. The interest view- nonsentient beings lack moral status, they are not among those beings whose interests we are required to consider because they do not have interests of their own. e.
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