We should protect the rights of an adult

Explain why you agree with option C listed below.


Your reflection must be at least 250 words in length and follow APA (6th ed.) formatting and citation guidelines as appropriate

MUST USE Pence, Gregory (2017) Medical Ethics and Issues: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases. As a reference

 About half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about forty percent of these end in abortion.

We should protect the rights of an adult, human mother before the rights of a fetus. This is because a fetus has not developed to where he/she can feel pain or think of itself as a being with an identify, qualities we often associate with human life. Therefore, a fetus cannot be said to have the same moral rights as a fully grown, self-aware woman. The birth of the child could be unfeasible economically, it could hamper her ability to work or go to school, it could bring on depression, and, in short, completely alter the mother’s life, and not always for the better.

 

Option C. I understand this is a complex issue, but I am in favor of an unborn child’s right to life. That said, I am also in favor of protecting the rights of the mother. Ideally, we wouldn’t have to discuss abortions because no one would have them. But many reasons exist for a woman to have an abortion, and without that opinion, a woman is put in a dangerous situation in which her body is not wholly her own, and she must suffer more for her actions than a male partner. And giving the child up for adoption isn’t really a solution. We already have too many children who need homes and a foster system rife for horror stories. If it were me, I would choose life. But this is not an ideal world, and not everyone is in position I am fortunate enough to be in. 

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