This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Immorality Of Taking The Future From A Person: The Cons Of Abortion Based On The Ideas That A Fetus Has Potential For A Future.

2468 words - 10 pages

Abortion is one of the oldest controversies the United States' political systems and society have faced. There is no black and white area of this topic because many different angles by which a person can analyze the issues have been developed over the years. It is my personal belief that abortion is immoral. Based on the ideas that a fetus has potential for a future (Marquis, 1989) and that a fetus is a person, based on set criteria (Hinman, 2000), it is logical to assume the view that killing a fetus is morally wrong.The views and legalities surrounding abortion have changed numerous times through out the years. The largest turning point in the history of abortion was on January 22, 1973 when the Supreme Court made its most controversial decisions and determined that governments did not have the power to bar abortions. The ruling was the result of Norma McCorvey, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe", challenging the criminal abortion laws in Texas that forbade abortion except in cases where the mother's life was in danger. It was argued that the abortion laws in Texas went against the U.S. Constitution by infringing upon women's rights protected under the fourteenth Amendment (BBC News, 2004). The case was won, and abortion was legalized, under the Trimester System. Under the ruling, women have an unwavering right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy, there is some allowance for government regulation in the second trimester of pregnancy, and states can restrict or ban abortions in the last trimester if the fetus is developed to a point where it could survive outside the mother; in this, trimester abortion is always legal if a doctor says it is a life-saving procedure (BBC News). This was a large triumph for pro-abortion advocates.Some ground in following decades was re-won for anti-abortion campaigners. There have been limitations to abortion rights implemented in more than thirty states."In 1980 the US Supreme Court upheld a law that banned the use of federal funds for abortion except when necessary to save a woman's life. The issue still raises passions and marches by both sides...Then in 1989 it approved more restrictions, including allowing states to prohibit abortions at state clinics or by state employees" (BBC News, 2004).The pro-life movement received its greatest victory from the ruling in the Planned Parenthood v Casey Supreme Court case in 1992. It upholds the Roe v Wade ruling and also says that states are allowed to restrict abortions, even if done in the first trimester of pregnancy for non-medical reasons (BBC News). Most recently a Partial-Birth Abortion Act was signed in 2003 which imposes criminal and civil penalties on any doctor who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion. This abortion is done late in the typical forty-week pregnancy but before the fetus is considered viable. These usually involve a procedure known to doctors as "dilation and extraction." During the procedure, the fetus is partially...

Find Another Essay On The Immorality of Taking the Future from a Person: The cons of abortion based on the ideas that a fetus has potential for a future.

Scott vs.Stanford: A Decision That Would Change the Future

1960 words - 8 pages Scott v. Stanford: A Decision That Would Change the Future “You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one, and then be willing to live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing.” This

Divergent a Story That Takes Place in The Future

685 words - 3 pages The story Divergent takes place in a future version of Chicago. In this futuristic city there are five distinct factions. Each faction has a different characteristic by which they follow. They all have a different opinion on which is best, but, the Dauntless believe bravery is the best, the Erudite think knowledge is the key to success, Abnegation is a bit out there and believes being pro-self-sacrifice is the way to go, the Amity loves

The Death of the Future Like Ours- Abortion

1154 words - 5 pages Why Abortion Is Immoral? , he argues that the main reason why it is morally impermissible to kill an adult human is neither the effect on the killer nor the people left by the victim but because killing him deprives him of his future’s value. All the activities, projects, experiences and enjoyments he could have in the future are taken away from him (Marquis, p. 367). Therefore, killing anyone who has a “future like ours” is morally wrong

The Effects that Affirmative Action Has Had on Past and Future Endeavors of Minorities in the United States

2842 words - 11 pages actually is a way to declare inferiority of the black people, and holds African Americans back in terms of progress in the nation. Others argue that it is the only way that the African American person can receive fair treatment in a nation that is still blinded by prejudice. Affirmative action is a crucial debate that has no finite solution. Even if it is granted, there will still be those who view it as a cop-out or “crutch” for African Americans and

Reflective Paper Based On Interview of a Person in a Career that interests me

768 words - 4 pages advantage here. A good analogy would be a person that grows up in a bilingual household, and takes one of the languages as a foreign language course in school. I have spent a great deal of time in a volunteer capacity for REEF, so I am very familiar with the operation. On the basis of volunteer work I have done at REEF, I have been hired several times by a company call Geo Marine. Geo Marine does research on coral reef systems for the United

Punishment for a crime has the purpose of deterring future criminality. Death as a penalty, has been given to serious criminals without solid evidence of its effectiveness to deter serious offenses

2156 words - 9 pages time. It is a tragic that the innocent are wrongly convicted and given death; but, unfortunately, this tragic has happened and is happening. Under this fallible justice system, nobody should be given the death penalty. It is not a just response for the taking of life; it is not a proven deterrent to future murders; it is unfairly applied and there is a high risk of executing the innocent. One thing must be remembered that the penalty exists not for

That History Contains Errors Will Not Come As News To A Person Who Has Reflected On The Topic

4138 words - 17 pages Introduction: -That history contains errors will not come as news to a person who has reflected on the topic. The very first history, a Greek one, History of Herodotus, written around 450 BC, likely had quite a number of fictional details so as to affect its purpose.1 Those parts of our history, which are suspected to be fiction, are, at least, through research and comparison, salvageable. What, however, is possibly more disturbing than the

A Brighter Future: America’s Potential Comeback

955 words - 4 pages his own nation. Although it would not hurt for the president to try to mend past political problems created by himself as well as the burden left by his predecessors, it is nearly impossible for him to reverse the immense amount of damage that has been done. When the 2016 election rolls around, it will be up to the voters to carefully choose a leader that will work hard to mend this broken country. Albeit is important to focus on current issues

Social Media Identity Has the Potential to Affect an Individual’s Current and Future Employment.

973 words - 4 pages With the current times of internet and social media usage, an individual’s identity has the potential to affect their current and future employment. Employers are increasingly using social media sites to screen potential and current employees to identify any activities or publications that may concern the organisations best interest. Many questions arise about the potential affects these actions can have on employment for individuals and are

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, a ride which warned the colonists of an approaching revolution that would shape the future of America

2072 words - 8 pages . There they waited for over an hour with no clear idea on what to do. Captain John Parker, the head of the Lexington militia had gathered them with hopes that they might decide what to do. Parker retired his men, but ordered them to be ready at a moment's notice (Middlekauff 269). Soon the men were called back into action for the British were seen nearing Lexington Green. There was instant confusion on the Green. Some of the men failed to hear the

Clonazepam: Review of Uses, Benefits, Abuse Potential, and the Future of its Place in Medicine

1912 words - 8 pages potential, the increase in use, its high potency, and short elimination half-life increase its abuse potential. They cited that in Denmark from 2002 to 2007, cases involving clonazepam being sold or abused increased by 5 times. They also note, that according to the DAWN network, the US has named clonazepam as having a high abuse potential, ranked 2nd after alprazolam. They conclude that while there is still little data on the abuse potential of

Similar Essays

Water Pollution, Is It As Big Of A Problem As We Think? Speaks Of The Factors That Cause Pollution, The Effect That Pollution Has On Our World Today, And What It Has In Store For The Future If Things

2466 words - 10 pages The following essay will be looking at the factors that cause pollution, and the effect that pollution has on our world today. It will also investigate what it has in store for the future if things do not improve. It will also explore some of the methods used to treat and clean-up wastewater, and oil spills.Today, the industrialization of Canada is severely affecting this nations lakes, streams, and rivers. If something is not done to improve

Abortion: The Right Of The Person Versus The Right Of The Fetus

669 words - 3 pages her own body. It is her body and her conscience and she must take responsibility for those. The rights of an 'incomplete' person cannot take precedence over the rights of a 'complete' person. A fetus has no legal rights. Take the example of a pregnant woman who is involved in a car accident that was caused by a drunken driver. If she miscarries due to the accident, the drunken driver is not charged with manslaughter or murder.There is a general

A Brief Description Of The Pros And Cons Of Joining The Euro, And The Problems That May Be Faced By The Uk In The Future

659 words - 3 pages efficient and isn't maximising its labour, this will have a negative impact on the balance of payments. Also people are worried that if the UK doesn't adopt the euro future investment will be lost. Eventually demand for UK goods may decrease, as it is easier for firms within the 'Euro-zone' to trade with each other due to price transparency. Price transparency is a major advantage as it would make it easier for a consumer to compare goods and this

Rfid: A Future Potential Technology Essay

2920 words - 12 pages and concerns associated with it. This paper focuses on some of the issues seen in retail management. The paper also provides a handful solution to counter some of these issues. After considering some of these solutions, the paper provides us with ideal RFID network that can be use in day-to-day life. Shah-1 1. Introduction: What is RFID? RFID as a technology has grown rapidly over the past few years due to its application in