In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby....
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That being said, abortion isn’t a new issue because of Roe v.
I also wish to discuss these kinds of cases of abortion not only inregard to science and society as they are at this writing, but as to howsocietal or social perspectives might be philosophically modified and howmedical science is likely someday to be, the latter in ways that will bringwhole new problems to the question of abortion -- as well as whole newsolutions. The particular medical science developments I wish to take intoaccount are those of transplant or machine maintenance of a human embryo(though particularly a later stage embryo, which as of this writing isstill not medically feasible; transplant is already done in other animals,notably cattle); and the particular social perspective changes I wish totake into account are (1) some sort of "nurturing" assistance for the childrenof educationally and socially disadvantaged families -- not necessarilyjust "ghetto" families and not necessarily welfare nor governmental assistance,but personal relationships and mentoring that will give expectation thata child will not have to be born into such a hopeless or terrible situationthat an abortion might be better for it, (2) a change in adoption policyand child-rearing that would enable people who "give up" babies for adoptionto have some influence over, and some direct knowledge of, their child'sdevelopment, (3) elimination of unfair discrimination, particularly jobdiscrimination, based on unwed motherhood and the stigma attaching to someone'sbeing an "illegitimate" child, and (4) a change in the way we view theresponsibility for rearing children, both in regard to financial obligations,and in regard to their moral, physical, and academic education. I wishto consider these four social changes because it seems to me that theywould drastically reduce the number of abortions by reducing many people'sfeeling of need for an abortion as their only alternative to a very unhappyor wrongful birth. And to eliminate or reduce abortions voluntarily, byeliminating or reducing the (perceived) need for them, would be a goodthing.
Many believe that abortion is not morally and ethically correct.
The two factions involved in this controversy are poles apart in their views on abortion: where as the pro-choice movement contends that a woman’s right to abortion is absolute, the pro-life movement asserts that a fetus’s right to life is indisputable.
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