Deontological and Utilitarian arguments for Abortion Deontological and Utilitarian arguments for Abortion 7 July Abortion The issue of abortion is one that has been at the recent forefront of many political discussions in the United States and around the world. There are people spread across both sides of the argument whose opinions vary in intensity and depend on different sources of information to back up their points of view. For the purpose of this paper, abortion will be defined as the deliberate termination of human pregnancy.
This discrimination is widespread and catastrophic in its impact. The choice to terminate pregnancy by means of abortion in the United States is disproportionately made by black women. This is a disputed understanding. For the purposes of this paper we will reject the idea of race and racism and concentrate on ethnicity and ethnic discrimination.
Abortion in the U. The system is an unprejudiced discriminator. The National Right to Life Committee is one influential group among many defining abortion, and the effect of ethnic discrimination associated with it, as threatening to its values.
The National Census Bureau for the year reports that of the sixty-two million ninety-seven thousand 62, women, ages fifteen to forty-four, there were one million two hundred ten thousand 1, abortions.
Nineteen point five per one thousand women had an abortion that year 1. Thirteen point eight per one thousand white women had an abortion 1. Twenty-one point six per one thousand women listed as other had an abortion 2. Forty-eight point two per one thousand black women had an abortion 4.
These statistics represent a significant inequality among these groups. Approximately two percent of all women had an abortion, while approximately five percent of black women had an abortion. The percentage of black women aborting their fetuses, relative to their ethnic group, is nearly three and one half times the percentage of white women.
Abortion is a form of controlling reproduction and by logical extension population control.
Ethnic populations are negatively affected by their minority status and abortion helps to serve the purpose of maintaining said status in perpetuity.
Inthere were 6, more abortions than live births of black children. The other groups studied—whites, Asians and Hispanics—all had more live births than abortions. Everyday 1, African American children are killed in the womb within the United States alone.
Discrimination is measured by the competition for scarce resources and how its results affect minority groups. Prejudices and discriminatory practices become societal norms and through socialization are internalized. The history of black women and reproductive rights in the U.
It is born out of their struggle for freedom from the oppression of institutionalized slavery. Slavery defined black women as property. Slavery denied black women any practical understanding of human rights.
One study estimated that 80 percent of deaths caused by illegal abortions in New York in the s involved Black and Puerto Rican women.
This is an essential part of my argument. The African American community was empowered with a choice they had not broadly experienced previously.Abortion, Pro-Life Abortion refers to a practice whereby a pregnancy is terminated with the outcome being the death of a human fetus (Hillar, ).
It remains one of the most contested issues in as far as social and moral obligations are concerned. On the ‘pro-choice’ side of the abortion debate, two popular arguments dominate: The principal objection to Dworkin’s analysis is taken from natural law theory.
Certainly, the practice of abortion, even at the stage prior to the sentience of the fetus, is an offense against the concept of a rightsendowing God – a concept on.
A Timeline Of Economic Arguments Against Abortion. Pro-choice advocates long argued that abortion rights save the government money.
Some anti-abortion activists have called this argument cynical. SCOTUS Rules for Travel Ban, Against Abortion By George Khoury, Esq. on June 26, PM In two highly contested and controversial cases, SCOTUS has ruled 5 to 4 along strict partisan lines, which perhaps explains the delays this term.
Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries Contraceptive use does not necessarily provide complete protection against pregnancy; each method can fail, even when it is used perfectly. A survey of knowledge, attitude and practice of induced abortion among nurses in Kisii District, in Rogo K, Leonard A and Muia E.
A Critique of Judith Jarvis Thomson's A Defense of Abortion, Part I Probably the most famous argument against the pro-life position is Judith Jarvis Thomson’s Violinist Analogy, in which you are attached, against your will, to a famous unconscious violinist to prevent his dying from a kidney ailment.