Pro As explained in the comments, my opponent unfortunately missed the deadline for posting his argument.
She works seventy to ninety hours a week between her two jobs. Amie is pregnant and cannot afford another child. She opts for abortion for the sake of her family. But where will she go? How much will it cost? And how long will it take to obtain this abortion?
The film allegedly skips the moral and political debate and gets right to the personal perspectives of women on both sides of the issue. The goal of this film is clear: Personal stories connect readers to worldviews, and these stories are no exception.
I learned how their decisions have made them feel, and I in turn experienced the same or similar feelings.
These are real women who have endured real struggles. Indeed, of the twenty-four women featured, only three women carry to term, and one regrets doing so!
Meanwhile, of the twenty-one women who abort, only two indicate any regret whatsoever. Anyone observing polling data over the last four decades knows those numbers do not reflect the real world.
But the bias gets worse. When you tell the world the abortion debate turns on personal stories, that is not staying above the fray.
Stories awaken our sympathies, but stories are no substitute for reasoned arguments. Often they are subjective justifications for our choices. Research suggests that emotion tends to drive intuition. Since the majority of the emotions that are communicated in the film are in relation to stories of women choosing abortion, it is reasonable for thoughtful pro-lifers to conclude that such emotions do not align with rational moral principles.
A story-driven argument from pity is not good reason to accept the choice being offered; in this case, that of abortion. In his book Thinking Logically, philosopher James B.
Only by assuming that the unborn baby is not fully human do such appeals even work. The fact that the majority of the women in the film chose to abort because of convenience, finances, family, and education are not good reasons to suppose that abortion is the right and rational choice.
As Christians, we certainly can empathize with the difficult situations these women are in without also rationalizing the choice to abort their unborn child because of those circumstances; in the same way we would find it abhorrent for anyone to end the life of a toddler or a teenager for the same reasons.
Pro-life Christians believe that all human life is intrinsically valuable from the moment of conception until natural death. The science of embryology tells us what the unborn is: And Scripture tells us why human beings are valuable.
Every woman in this documentary is a valuable person whose life matters. Each of their stories matter, and I would encourage viewers to listen with just as much care and love to the women who have chosen abortion as those who have chosen life for their unborn child.Abortion is not Immoral and Should not be Illegal by Richard C.
Carrier. Introduction. This opening argument against the immorality and illegality of abortion is simple, short and largely unoriginal: the arguments have all been voiced and heard a thousand times before.
Abortion is a very sensitive subject and there are many views for and against abortion, I choose to do the moral issue of abortion because I have no views for or against abortion. I wanted to know more and look into detail what abortion was and for what reasons do women have for choosing to abort their babies.
The debate over whether or not abortion should be a legal option continues to divide Americans long after the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade declared the procedure a "fundamental right" on Jan. 22, and therefore abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent human being. They say abortion inflicts suffering on the.
@NISHANT The topic is whether abortion is moral or not.
I understand that it is another thing to address overpopulation but this debate is merely on the morality of abortion. I understand that it is another thing to address overpopulation but this debate is merely on the morality of abortion.
A movie review of Abortion: Stories Women Tell Directed by Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos (HBO Documentary Films, ) The Misplaced Effort of Using Stories to Defend Immoral Choices Amie is a thirty-year-old single mother of two. Mary Warren, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion”, Warren defends an extremely permissive view on abortion, according to which abortion is morally permissible at any stage of the pregnancy and under any circumstances.
Don Marquis, “Why Abortion is Immoral” () Marquis’ analysis of the debate.