Ethics-Abortion - Ethics-Abortion ABORTION: 1. What I...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ethics---Abortion ABORTION: 1. What I believe about abortion and the Maternal- fetal conflict and society. (at least 3 beliefs about this ethical dilemma) I believe that since the fetus has no “say” in whether it has the right to live or not, the mother’s needs and wants are usually of some worth. Since the baby doesn’t have a voice, others try to speak for it and say what it does and does not deserve. 2. What I believe are the ethical issues that need to continue to be debated in the US society and among HC providers about this ethical dilemma. Who REALLY has the right to decide whether or not a mom should have to foster a child in their body. 3. What questions I have about abortion and the maternal- fetal conflict or what I don’t understand about abortion and the maternal- fetal conflict from an ethical perspective. - Should rape/incest be a qualifier for abortion - What is viability (at which point the fetus is, in essence, capable of sustaining life itself out of uterus) ETHICS OF REPRODUCTION: How we as a society see it right now…. .
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Beneficence: For the WOMAN or for the FETUS? How can we make it the greatest amount of beneficence of the woman and the fetus and the family and the society? We need to move it from this either or to the greatest beneficence for the greatest number?? Terminology: Embryo: Earliest development from conception until 8 th week Fetus: Products of conception from the end of the 8 th week after conception until birth Trimester of Pregnancy: Grouping of 3 month periods (1 st trimester- concept to 3 months or 14 weeks) Viability: Ability to survive outside the uterus (20-24 weeks)
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course N 311 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Page1 / 5

Ethics-Abortion - Ethics-Abortion ABORTION: 1. What I...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online