There are some very strong arguments both for and against abortion.

“My own view is that even though you ought to let the violinist use your kidneys for the one hour he needs,we should not conclude that he has the right to do so. We should say that if you refuse, you are, like the boy who owns the chocolates and gives none away, self-centred and callous, indecent in fact, but not unjust…and so also for the mother and the unborn child”. (click her name for the whole chapter In Defense of Abortion pg 329)

In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby....

Pro-life and pro-choice advocates beliefs on abortion differs morally, lawfully and ethically.
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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.

There are many different views on abortion dating back from the Old Testament to the present day.
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Free College Essay Abortion - a Complex Issue

The Catholic Church has followed this doctrine. It is morally acceptable to act from a good intention (to save the mother’s life) even if there is both a good and bad consequence (the bad consequence being the death of the fetus). For details of Catholic Papal encyclicals (circulated letters) click on this link: and try putting “abortion” or “sanctity of life” into the search engine.

Ethical Issues with Abortion ..

But I’m not sure the essence of Kant is so hard to grasp. Nor do I believe that many of the objections to Kantian ethics really stand up. So let’s try to reduce Kant to his raw elements before we apply his thinking to the issue of abortion.

Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Abortion ..

Even though abortion has been legal in every state in the United States since the monumental Supreme Court decision, “Roe v Wade”, on January 22, 1973; there are fewer physicians willing to perform abortions today than in 2008....