That is to say, we want to know about the morality of uncoerced, human abortion—so for our purposes abortions are voluntary, deliberate removal of a human fetus.
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I am grateful to Arc for hosting a series in which a topic as explosive as this receives honest, fair, and respectful treatment. I also believe this debate being conducted in such good faith by all parties is a testament to the importance and continued relevance of philosophy to public life, and it is no accident that many of the authors for Arc have philosophical training in their backgrounds.
If the reader can at least acknowledge that on the topic of abortion reasonable people can and do disagree, then that will have been a good enough result to warrant having the exchange in the first place. So, off we go.
Abortion is an extremely difficult issue to grapple with. It touches on matters of personal suffering, life and death, politics, and the nature of the source of human value in the first place.
I do not claim to have any answers, nor do I know that my views are right. At most, I am committed to my views being rationally defensible, subject to revision, and open to disagreement by fellow rational individuals.
In these debates, I find it helpful to delineate what issues are at stake and where the sources of disagreement really lie. I take the abortion debate to center around the following questions: Which in turn leads to the following two questions: Are all abortions immoral?
Are only some abortions immoral? Which also in turn leads to the following two questions: Should all abortion be illegal? Should some abortions be illegal? My answer to these questions are as follow: No, not all abortions are immoral.
Yes, some abortions are immoral. No, all abortion should not be illegal. Where does our disagreement lie? As far as I can tell, Belvedere can at the very least agree on the answer to 2: Some abortions are immoral.Jul 20, · Abortion is an important element of women's rights because women are more affected by the abortion debate than men, both individually (if they are considering an abortion) and as a gender.
Dec 01, · Don Marquis’s purpose to his essay is to set out to prove that abortion is seriously wrong. He is addressing that abortion is morally wrong and should not be permitted except in certain cases.
The authors thesis is “Abortion, except perhaps in . Nov 08, · Pro-Choice Does Not Mean Pro-Abortion: An Argument for Abortion Rights Featuring the Rev. Carlton Veazey Since the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Roe v.
Wade, the issue of a woman’s right to an abortion has fostered one of the most contentious moral and political debates in .
Arguments against a choice to abort typically rest on one or more of the following premises: Unborn babies must have a fundamental right to bodily integrity, and abortion infringes that right.
Jun 11, · Addressing your basic question, the secular moral argument against abortion is that it is terminating a potential human being. Some people do believe abortion is murder. They believe the life of a potential human being has the same value as the life of an existing human being.
You can agree or disagree with that initiativeblog.com: Resolved. “[T]here is a moral case for abortion. More importantly, there is a moral case to empower a woman to decide whether to have an abortion on the basis of her own moral reasoning,” writes Ann.