Do you agree that abortion should be legal under circumstances or mothers should have the right to abortion as they wish?
Why should abortion be legalised? A number of Controversial arguments about problems of abortion have been discussed seriously in many countries over hundreds of years. For example, Ireland and Texas have just passed the law and restrictions respectively relating to abortion after lengthy heated discussion. It is a very sensitive issue concerning life, birth, death and human right. It also can be considered in many different respects; for example, in terms of law, philosophy, society and health. There are two main sides of this issue. The first one is people who support free abortion. Another one is anti- abortion group; however, this opinion accepts some certain circumstances as exceptions of not allowing abortion. Despite the claims that the right and autonomy to abortion should be legitimated, it can be seen very clearly that abortion is unethical, undesirable and risky; consequently, it should be legal only under circumstances when it is strongly necessary and reasonable with circumspect and restricted conditions.
This essay will clarify three circumstances as exceptions of abortion and refute two main claims of pro-choice group.
The main point of pro-choice made to support their side is that women have autonomy and independence to abort their pregnancy because it is completely women's rights to choose and to control their bodies (Petchesky 1986). This point is understandable but is it someone's choice to take another one's life? This leads to another point that when a state of human being begins. The pro-choice claims that fetuses are not persons and it is therefore not morally wrong to destroy them. They say "Physically, the embryo or fetus is no more than a 'clump of cells' and no more a full human...