Moral issues of abortion

Serious complications are rare. Studies show that despite the easy access to different methods of contraception, nearly - unintended pregnancies and 80 thousand abortions daily cases occur each year in Iran 15 However, it appears that, absent development of an artificial placenta, 22 weeks represents the absolute lower limit on viability.

Is abortion morally permissible?

Since God has promised to provide sustenance for them as well as for their family 7. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Is it morally permissible to eat meat? Everyone has the right to live and have personal liberty and security 1. Austin Cline, a former regional director for the Council for Secular Humanism, writes and lectures extensively about atheism and agnosticism. Women who choose to abort when they cannot be good mothers are making the most ethical choice open to them. As a result, the right to live for a patient in coma or a fetus with thalassemia is as equal as that of a healthy person. References 1. Some argue or at least seem to assume, that sexual activity must carry consequences, one of which may be pregnancy. As it is her body and life that will be affected by pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, no-one else should have the power to force her to continue with an unwanted pregnancy. Yet, why do these interests need to be rebalanced in the last part of pregnancy? Tribute to life and the prohibition of suicide. It is only reasonable to order a medical team to do this when such a procedure is medically necessary.

Some unwanted girls are killed after birth, abandoned or seriously mistreated and their mothers punished for their failure to produce boys. Public debate on this question over the past few decades has been productive and illuminating.

The problem is that questions like these oversimplify the issues. A significant moral difference exists in these 2 concepts, and it is this issue that forms the basis of the debate concerning the conflict between maternal and fetal rights. InMargaret Little argued that while abortion is not murder, neither is it necessarily moral.

It may not be possible for broad agreements to be reached, but it may be possible for reasonable compromises to be achieved.

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