Post-Roe: The Ethics

Why abortion doesn’t solve the ethical dilemnea of women’s rights

On July 24th, 2022, The Supreme Court stated, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

Now, I’m not totally against abortion, I just feel that it should only be an option for medical purposes, rape, or other non-consensual extreme situations.

I’ve heard people say that this isn’t what women want, and that this is a male-dominated decision about women’s bodies, but that isn’t entirely true. Feminists for Life of America is an organization that “recognizes that abortion is a reflection that our society has failed to meet the needs of women,” said the following:

“Coercive and unethical counselors lie to vulnerable women and pressure them. This has happened in some abortion clinics as well as some pregnancy care centers. Women have died from botched abortions, both before abortion was legalized and after, when it is supposed to be safe.”

Seeing that feminists agree with this argument, let’s talk about the big question in abortion, when is the fetus alive? The Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) states a person is considered dead when, “irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem, is dead.”
Knowing this information wouldn’t you be considered alive when your brain function begins?

Another part of being alive is feeling pain, everyone has felt pain at least once in their life maybe, even more, do these unborn children feel that pain?

According to a British Medical
Journal (BMJ) article, “pain can be supported by structures less advanced than the cortex, such as the brainstem, midbrain, and subplate that show clear evidence of maturity by 18 weeks gestation.”

I know it may seem like a bunch of random information but look back at it and ask yourself if it is ethical to kill a child that can feel pain, kill a child that’s mother was coerced into abortion, or kill a child that has brain activity like any other living human being.

Ethics is the question, this is not a political debate, it never should have been, that’s where it all went wrong.

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) rule on abortion is, “The Principles of Medical Ethics of the AMA do not prohibit a physician from performing an abortion in accordance with good medical practice and under circumstances that do not violate the law.”

Mothers are filled with dreams for their children and their future and all of these dreams are ended in a second with an unethical abortion.

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