Lori A. Bruce
Abortion: Is it Right or Not?
According to Hurley (2012), logic is often defined as a body of knowledge that evaluates arguments. On the other hand, an argument in its basic form is comprised of statements of claims that support for or reasons to believe one of the others (Hurley, 2012). In the case of abortion rights, syllogistic logic, which is the type of logic where fundamental elements include terms and arguments that evaluated as good or bad depending on how the argument is arranged. In this discussion, I will argue that contrary to what some may believe, the right to have an abortion should be a women’s choice.
In today’s society abortion is an issue that has been long debated. In many instances, the argument stems from whether or not abortion should be allowed. While some believe that abortion is against what they have been taught, others find abortion to a necessity in some cases and a choice that should each woman should have the option to make. Oftentimes, those against abortion claim that a fetus is a living human being and when they are aborted it is a form of murder. On the other hand, those who believe that abortion is should be permitted claim that a fetus is not be considered living until it is actually born. As stated above, it is my belief that abortion is not murder. Furthermore, in my opinion abortion should be the choice of the individual and should not be made by anyone else.
There are many cases where having an abortion is a necessity rather than a simple choice. For example, if there is a complication during pregnancy and the mother’s life is threatened it may be necessary for the pregnancy to be terminated. In addition, abortion may be necessary if doctors have determined that the child will be born with difficulties that will diminish their quality of life. Moreover, outside of whether an abortion is necessary or not, since a woman’s body is involved...