“Is abortion moral or immoral?” We yet have not acquired an answer to this question. Infer by that, we defend about the nature and the moral status of the fetus. In the other word, should we or should we not? Don Marquis as well as Bonnie Steinbock embraces with the argument of their own, which point out the morality of abortion.
Don Marquis upholds the fact of since abortion deprives the fetus of a future like ours therefore most abortion is morally wrong. He adheres in his article “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral”, what he meant was that not all abortions are wrong. He did not discuss about the exception of “… abortion before implantation, abortion when the life of a woman is threatened by a pregnancy or abortion by rape”
Regard of that, Marquis has claimed “… it is in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being.” He inquires the reason of killing a human being is wrong. Marquis explains the killing is not just cause of pain and perceive of loss to the victim’s family, moreover it includes the basis loss to the victims themselves as “the loss of one’s life deprives one of all the experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments that would otherwise have constituted one’s future”. With the respect of Marquis’s theory, it is the loss of a valuable future like ours that respond to the question of why killing a human being is morally wrong.
Moreover, Marquis also stated in his article that “…the future of a standard fetus includes a set of experiences, projects, activities, and such which are identical with the futures of adult human being and are identical with futures of young children…” The fetus can be seen as a potential human being. The fetus only lacks of the nerves system to be considered as a fully term of human but “…why is it wrong to kill human beings after the time of birth is a reason that also applies to fetus…”
In a fact, we can imply Marquis’s protest, if a human being acquires a future like ours of a valuable future likewise killing that human being will deprives him/her from that future than killing a human being lasts immoral. A fetus moreover holds a valuable future like ours therefore abort a fetus would as well as impound them from their future. Then, we can presume killing a fetus is morally wrong. In addition, abortion is an attendantly perform of killing a human being, who have a right to live as well as might be taking away its great future. Thence, Marquis has come to conclude that abortion is immoral.
Marquis additionally augmented a practical objection to his claim. The disagreement concerns of contraception. Contraception falls into the same category of the deprivation of the future of a will be human being. Marquis said “… by insisting that contraception deprives the combination of sperm and ovum separately of a valuable future like ours…, too many futures are lost”. Therefore, contraception is also immoral. He defended with pointed out the contradiction of...