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question of whether or not prospective mothers have the right to procreate comes into discussion and also directly pertains to the rights of her male counterpart to partake in that procreation without his direct consent. Males should be considered in the fate of the fetus should procreationoccur, and in this circumstance, it should not only be left to the woman to have an abortion or not. This viewpoint gives an interesting take on the debate of abortion as being ethical or not because it looks at it from the father’s point of view instead of only from the mother. While the
ABORTION ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY5author is pro-choice for a mother to decide to have an abortion, he is also very pro-choice for a father to be able to decide that fate because it is the father who will also have responsibility for the potential child even if the mother is unfit to parent. Jones K, Chaloner C (2017) Ethics of abortion: the arguments for and against. Nursing Standard.21, 37, 45-48 Abortion is a very controversial and debated subject and one of the main ethical considerations is the autonomy of the woman and rights of the woman as well as the unborn child. Another ethical dilemma of abortion is the “perceived morality” of ending the life of the fetus, which is an unborn human being, (Jones, 2017). Those who oppose abortion use their reasoning of the fetus being an unborn human being, it is considered morally wrong to kill a human being and in conclusion it would be morally wrong to kill a fetus. On the other hand, proponents of abortion reason that the fetus does not have moral status, it is not considered morally wrong to abort a fetus if it does not have a moral status and in conclusion it is not wrong to abort a fetus. At the center of the debate is the “moral status” of the fetus, which needs to be determined before the action can be considered moral or immoral. For example, when does the embryo or fetus obtain moral standing, or does it not obtain moral standing until birth? Jones brings up many points in the debate over whether abortion can be considered morally wrong or morally acceptable by including viewpoints from both sides of the argument. Abortion is a very sensitive issue for many and it is far from simple. The debate over abortion cannot be reduced to only a “pro-life” or “pro-choice” debate because of the moral values and legal positions that are at stake in deciding the fate of the debate. It is possible the debate will never really reach a full conclusion because of the complexity of issues involved.
ABORTION ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY6Marecek, J., Macleod, C., & Hoggart, L. (2017). Abortion in legal, social, and healthcare