Blog post 2 Abortion
by calvincheng_95 on September 18, 2013 - 9:02pm
The reason I chose this article is because abortion has been an ethical problem that has no right or wrong answer yet. This situation still draws my attention because I do not think that an answer can be given. In general I would say that this problem represent the human rights of the newborn and the mother. So, should abortion, after a heartbeat is heard from the fetus, be allowed?
From my point of view, I think that abortion should be allowed because it contradicts the universal law about human rights. It is true that a baby that has not yet been born is still considered a human with his rights but why would people say that if they don’t even give rights to their child. In addition, if a mother decides to abort their baby they may have had passed through a great hardship in order to arrive at her final decision. If a law is passed down that abortion is not allowed, then that would imply that women have no liberty to choose her decisions. That is why I think that abortion should be allowed under certain circumstances.
Other may say that abortion should not be allowed because it goes against the law of God. It may be true, but is it not against God if a woman got pregnant from being raped? What I mean is that the man that raped the woman is going against the will of God. That is why God cannot be an answer to this problem. Other will also say that the baby is innocent therefore we should prevent abortion. Even if the baby is innocent, it still implies that the baby came from a woman that got raped and it is to the woman’s decision to make her choice. Sometimes, the condition of the family has to be taken into consideration because if the woman cannot afford money for a baby, then a fetus being aborted is similar to a child dying from starvation.
I think that killing fetus with a heartbeat should not be considered as a crime because it is according to human rights that the woman can make her decision. Is it not possible to have a law for human rights without having a contradiction in them?