Is Abortion A Bad Thing Or Not? Essay example

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Abortion Term Paper In every topic there is always two different sides which are the pros and the cons, one group is for it and one group is not. Abortion is a heavy topic that many people have an opinion about. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most likely in the first twenty one weeks, which some people do not abide by and sometimes is after the said time. Is abortion a bad thing or not? I feel that there is no right or wrong way to feel about it because everyone is different and has been through different things and situations to make them feel the way that they do pertaining to abortion. With that being said, in chapter ten; Abortion, there are two opposing detailed articles where two authors explain their point of view on why they are pro-choice or not.
In the first article “A Defense of Abortion” by Judith Jarvis Thomson, she believes that a human embryo is a said “person”. She also feels as if arguing from that perspective is not a good argument. The said argument is “The fetus is a human and all humans have a right to live. Meaning, the fetus has a right to life. The mother also has a right to decide what happens to her body. But the fetus 's right to life outweighs the mother’s right to decide what happens to her body. Therefore, the fetus may not be killed. Furthermore meaning an abortion is prohibited” (pg.242). This argument is considered to be basic and it cannot be argued effectively. An argument that she feels is effective is…

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