Monday, May 29, 2017

Moral Considerations On Abortion

  • Introduction:
          -From a Judeo-Christian perspective, the fact that cultural liberals are obsessed with depicting abortion as being a woman's right and a personal healthcare choice is wicked. It has been defended with religious vigor. The underlying reasoning for opposition to abortion by Christians is that human beings are made in the image and likeness of God. It would be unthinkable to destroy that. 
          -The existence of controversy on this matter pertaining to the birth of children shows that our society does not value human life as it should. It is a rather distorted aspect of our culture. Tens of millions of babies throughout decades have been denied a chance at life because of the choices of their mothers. They have been robbed of a chance to reach their full potential in life.
          -The abortion movement is one of the offshoots of the feminist movement, which sought to obtain equal rights for women. Hence, this is the reason that pro-choice advocates proclaim that they want "equal rights" with men. How free can a person be to make his own choices? Can he infringe on the rights and safety of other people?
  • Refuting The "My Body, My Choice" Slogan:
              -The life developing inside a womb has a different body. The fetus is a life of its own. To illustrate this point: epiphytic mushrooms extract nutrients from the trees that they grow on, yet are still distinct living organisms. So, the decision is not up to the woman to terminate that life. 
              -There are situations in which we prevent people from making decisions with their own bodies such as suicide and substance abuse. We know these things to be wrong.
              -If a baby does not have the "right" to use a woman's body for a period of nine months (it is attached to her through an umbilical cord), then why should an infant have a right to nurse on his mother, since he also depends on her for survival? Using this line of reasoning, why not perform a surgical procedure to end the lives of infants at the whim of parents?
    • Arguing That Human Life Begins At The Moment Of Conception:
              -When can a fetus correctly be recognized as human life, three hours before birth? When exactly does a fetus transform into a baby? If a fetus is not a baby, then what is it? If the answer is a "glob of cells," then how come it cannot be formally recognized as being a "human," since we are also a "glob of cells?"
              -The claim that an embryo or cell in another stage of development in the womb is not a human is scientifically inaccurate. They all have DNA, 46 chromosomes, a unique blood type, brain waves, and organs that function independently of the mother's body. They all have a human nature, as further evidenced by the myriad of photos of aborted babies. 
              -The only difference between us who are fully grown and the beings found in a woman's womb is the stage of development. However, the stage of development does not determine "how human" a person is. The value of human life is not dependent on how well a human body is formed.
    • What About Cases Of Rape, Incest, And When Women's Lives Are In Danger?:
              -Women who were raped by selfish men may feel violated and thus not want to possess children (or any material items) that bring back terrible memories of such occasions. Neither would families want a product of incest to be born into this world because of the possibility of a damaged reputation, various genetic health conditions, or abnormal bodily features on the baby. But these reasons do not amount to a valid rationalization of the abortion procedure because the scenarios presented still involve the murder of an innocent human being.
              -Despite the fact that perpetrators of such crimes should be penalized to the maximum extent of the law, that still does not mean that we should murder other people because we have been victimized. It is equally wrong to take somebody else's life because he not wanted by others. Children should be loved, regardless of how they were conceived. The conclusions to these kinds of arguments have been constructed entirely on selfish logical premises.
              -These pro-abortion arguments could actually be used to demean women. The implication of them is that they are weak and unable to deal with negative circumstances in life. We must set aside emotional barriers in order to make rational decisions, which are built on the proper application of moral principles.
              -In cases when the lives of mothers are in danger, every effort ought to be made to preserve both the lives of the mother and unborn child. This premise is grounded in the philosophy that all human life has value. Necessary treatments should be provided by doctors to ensure that mothers survive, even if they prove injurious to the fetus. The intention in that case is not the terminate the life of an unborn baby (as is the case with an abortion), but to save the life of the woman carrying it.

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