An opinion on the controversial issues of abortion

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An opinion on the controversial issues of abortion

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Preface The abortion controversy has become one of the most divisive and irrationally contentious issues of our time, turned into a legal and political power struggle with no permanent resolution in sight.

Yet it need not be. Social, and therefore media, attention has been focused almost exclusively on the differences between pro-life and pro-choice forces, rather than on the common ground they have; and that has been even further compounded by the fact that many actively involved people on both sides have been driven to extreme positions they do not really relish, simply out of fear that not seeking more than is necessary will yield less than is acceptable.

But there is more common ground among opposing sides than is realized. And there would be even more yet if the issue were discussed and portrayed in a rational way that sought mutually agreeable solutions rather than unconditional victories, particularly solutions that are consistent with those principles in many other areas of life that involve relevantly similar moral features good samaritanism, normal privacy freedoms and limitations, definitions and consequences of negligence, responsibility limitations in non-negligent accident, etc.

The Abortion Debate

Almost no pro-choice advocate believes that promiscuity or sexual irresponsibility male or female is a good thing or that either ought to be encouraged. Almost no pro-choice advocate thinks that teen-age sex or teen-age pregnancy is a good thing.

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Almost no pro-choice advocate believes that abortion is or ought to be considered a casual event or that it should be undertaken without reverence and respect for the life or potential life that is being ended. Almost none but the most zealous pro-life advocates think babies should be made to be born if that means they only suffer painfully and prolongedly until they die with nothing to somehow make up for that suffering.

Almost no pro-life advocate can consistently maintain for any length of time their initial view that quantity of life is more important than quality, or, put in another way, that life under all circumstances is better than, and preferable to death under any circumstance.

Almost no pro-life advocate argues that it is better to force women to have babies they do not want than to help them want the babies they might have. This booklet tries, first, to show what the worst and least relevant, least valid, of the abortion arguments from both sides are; second, to show what the real issues are, and how many of them relate to areas of settled law and accepted, or acceptably changing, public moral opinion; and third, it tries to offer some solutions that might be acceptable to, a much greater majority of Americans -- particularly with modifications that others might suggest -- than current law or any of the proposed laws I have seen yet.

Some of the kinds of cases, based on medical science, have since become reality. Some of the cases I discuss are still in the range simply of theoretical possibility. But, even though many people do not like to consider or to try to come to terms with theoretical or hypothetical situations, I discuss such cases for three reasons: And having an impartial framework now will make it easier to do that 1before decisions will be biased by vested interests and purely emotional, subjective, personal consequences; 2 they help us see aspects of conception, birth, and parental rights and responsibilities that we might otherwise tend not to notice or to take for granted; and 3 hypothetical situations can help us see a larger "picture" -- of how different elements involved in abortion relate to each other and to similar elements in other areas of life.

Further, there is nothing about considering hypotheticals that requires policy to be based on them or wedded to them. A Note About Terminology I have tried to use as value neutral terms as possible in the main section of this booklet in describing arguments and positions for and against abortion.

In cases where I use terms like "embryo", "fetus", "prospective baby", "baby", "prospective person", "individual" to refer to the subject of abortion, or "prospective parents", "parents", "prospective mother", or "mother" when I am referring to the people who conceived that subject, I am not trying to persuade or prejudice by use of language.

My arguments are intended to be spelled out, not hidden behind associated psychological connotations of words. But no one would say a pregnant woman "has a baby" or in general call a man "a father" whose wife is expecting for the first time. At any rate, nothing should be made of my use of any of these words instead of their counterparts.

I think any of them could be interchanged at any point with their psychological counterpart without affecting the validity of my comments. Where I have erred, it will not be because of connotations.The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Vs.

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Comprehensive and balanced, this new third edition again makes available the most useful writing on the controversial abortion issue. Twenty-four essays and four excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions - including eleven new. The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Vs.

Nearly six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases

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Twenty-four essays and four excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions - including eleven new. Abortion is defined as the artificial termination of a woman's pregnancy. The traditional Jewish view on abortion does not fit conveniently into any of the major "camps" in the current American abortion debate - Judaism neither bans abortion completely nor does it allow indiscriminate abortion.

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An opinion on the controversial issues of abortion

Should abortion be legal? This article will draw a distinction between abortion for convenience sake, and abortion for medical reasons, as well as abortion in the limited cases of rape/incest. Looking at the issue of abortion, relying solely on reason which is a requirement of being a Deist, it.

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