Essay on Is Abortion Morally Acceptable?

1438 Words Dec 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Yonatan Kebede
12/11/2015
Final Paper on Abortion
Corey Lorenzo Barnes Abortion is probably one of the most, if not the most controversial topic which makes humankind argue even to this date. It is not plain and simple for one to takes a clearly distinct position and say either abortion is right or wrong. One big question would be when does life actually begin? When, if ever, is it right to terminate a pregnancy? These are some of the moral dilemmas encountered while dealing with the issue of abortion. There are many different stands held on the issue of abortion. For those holding a conservative view on abortion, abortion is never acceptable except when necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. In contrast, the liberal view believes that abortion is always ethically acceptable at any point of fetal development, and for any reason. There are also those in the middle, who hold the moderate view. They believe that abortion is ethically acceptable up to a certain point of fetal development and that some reasons are acceptable. According to our class lecture note, Mary Anne Warren defines abortion as “An act a woman performs in deliberately terminating her pregnancy before it comes to term, or in allowing another person to terminate it. Abortion usually entails the death of fetus.” In this paper, I would argue that abortion is generally morally permissible but there are situation in which abortion might not be morally permissible. For this, I would support and agree with…

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