Readers who are following the Lori Drew case know that back on July 2Judge Wu "tentatively" ruled that he was going to overturn the jury verdict. At the time, however, Judge Wu stressed that his decision was not final, and that he would eventually issue an opinion with his final ruling.
Over the past fifty years abortion has been a major battleground regarding views of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in terms of both the child in the womb as well as its mother.
The issue of abortion, by its very nature, attracts powerful emotions and energy on all sides; a dispassionate examination of the subject is nearly impossible. In truth the matter of abortion, how it is viewed, how it is justified or condemned, and how the women in the middle are treated, indict our culture as a culture of death, with very few truly interested in cultivating a true culture of life which honors God and all of His children.
Since so much rhetoric regarding abortion is layered with euphemism, we do well to forthrightly set forth what abortion is and what it involves. In many situations an abortion is unintentional; we consider these situations to be miscarriages. Any time a woman intentionally has an embryo or fetus removed is called an induced abortion.
In modern discourse, elective induced abortions prove most contentious and are generally what people refer to when speaking about abortion, although many aspects of therapeutic induced abortions prove controversial as well. Abortion can be induced by different methods. Medical abortion involves taking pills increasing levels of hormones which produce a hostile environment for the child, leading to the death of the child and the woman expelling the child and related tissue.
Sometimes labor is induced and the child is killed; this method is very rarely used in the United States but is more prevalent in some European countries. We can see that a range of actions and methods are in view when we discuss abortion.
Primary Arguments Regarding Abortion Arguments regarding abortion fall primarily into two camps: Most people who are against abortion believe that life begins at conception or implantation; therefore, any elective choice to end a pregnancy after conception or implantation is the act of taking the life of the child, and thus equated with murder.
In the pro-life view, since the child is a living being, the government should consider its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and therefore has a compelling interest to defend the life of the child through legislation making elective induced abortion illegal.
Some would go further and make illegal many forms of therapeutic induced abortion.
Arguments for the legality of abortion focus on the choice of the mother. Others who have a pro-choice view do maintain qualms about abortion to some degree or another, wishing it did not have to be, or even being personally pro-life, but do not wish for the government to impose legislation against the procedure, instead relying on individual conscience on the matter.
But if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe Exodus We do see that the Law considers the offender guilty of harming life, and ought to pay at least a financial penalty, and perhaps even death.
This is the only passage which explicitly and directly relates to any kind of abortion. Murder is condemned as sinful in both Old and New Testaments: Thou shalt not kill Exodus And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right; Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others; Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother, Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy Romans 1: Furthermore, the logic behind the commandment against murder is based on life as being a gift of God, and something which is not to be taken lightly: Anyone who has hate for his brother is a taker of life, and you may be certain that no taker of life has eternal life in him 1 John 3: Early Christians did explicitly condemn abortion and infanticide, and did so under condemnation of murder: Whereas no passage in the Bible explicitly identifies the moment at which life begins, many passages in the Old and New Testaments speak of life beginning in the womb: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations Jeremiah 1: And it came to pass, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit…For behold, when the voice of thy salutation came into mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy Luke 1: Therefore, it must be recognized that the Scriptures do not have much to say explicitly about abortion.
Nevertheless, there is nothing within the pages of Scripture which give any reason to conclude that elective induced abortion is acceptable to God, and much to cast aspersions against it.And then there is a third argument, which is a scientific claim that induced abortion harms women’s health.
This is a line of reasoning that has emerged as state legislators increasingly seek to enact laws to regulate the provision of abortion.
A similar poll in April surveyed people in the United States about U.S. opinion on abortion; 18% said that abortion should be "legal in all cases", 28% said that abortion should be "legal in most cases", 28% said abortion should be "illegal in most cases" and 16% said abortion should be "illegal in all cases".
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26 Joseph as a Preacher 27 Joseph as a General 29 Joseph as a . Arguments against abortion focus on the life of the child. Most people who are against abortion believe that life begins at conception or implantation; therefore, any elective choice to end a pregnancy after conception or implantation is the act of taking the life of the child, and thus equated with murder.
Blacks are against abortion because they believe abortion is an instrument of genocide. According to polls, there is no difference in the attitudes of blacks and whites toward legal abortion.
Non-white women, however, have an abortion rate ( per ) that is twice that of white women ( per ). Argumentative Essay Abortion Today, abortion is a big issue concerning women because for years it had been said that abortion should not be legal.