SAMPLE EXCERPT:

This hard work should be complemented by public policies to decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies. By education and improved access to and use of contraceptives, this can be achieved.

Moral Issues of Abortion

If we concentrate more on the morals of the measures rather than the legitimacy, then America's sour and discordant argument over abortion can become more fruitful. Many pro-abortion advocates have cuddled the idea that it is an ethically unbiased act that should never bring about censure, condemnation or embarrassment in order to safeguard women's abortion rights from legislative or judicial restrictions. There are some arguments that though this method may be diplomatically successful, it is incorrect and doubtfully misleading. Abortion always involves trade-offs and harmonizing, and these involve morals. It is the duty of a moral person to implement legal rights correctly. Implementing this legal right includes the removal of some form of human life. This hurls some considerable influence on one side of the scales. If that side does not come upon lawful counter-weight from the other side, if the morals are trivial, or unimportant, or effortlessly convened with less significant results, then an abortion is still permissible, but may also be immoral.

Personal Observations:

Simply because an act is legally permissible does not imply it is always correct, responsible or moral. Abortion must be secure as a woman's health is at danger, lawful as it is a personal choice, and, of course, atypical, as though it is lawful it is often morally wrong.

End Notes:

Defining abortion. Retrieved from http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/ASMF/asmf3.html Accessed on 10 February 2005

Deflem, Mathieu. 1998. The Boundaries of Abortion Law: Systems Theory from Parsons to Luhmann and Habermas. Social Forces. Vol: 76; No: 3; pp: 775-818. Retrieved from http://www.cas.sc.edu/socy/faculty/deflem/zaborsf.htm Accessed on 10 February 2005

Deflem, Mathieu. 1998. The Boundaries of Abortion Law: Systems Theory from Parsons to Luhmann and Habermas.

Deflem, Mathieu. 1998. The Boundaries of Abortion Law: Systems Theory from Parsons to Luhmann and Habermas.

Ravindran J. Unwanted pregnancy -- medical and ethical dimensions. 2003 March. Med J. Malaysia. Vol: 58; Suppl A: pp: 23-35. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve& db=PubMed& list_uids=14556348& dopt=Abstract Accessed on 10 February 2005

Adolescents Need Safe and Legal Abortion. Retrieved fromhttp://www.crlp.org/pub_fac_atkadol.html Accessed on 10 February 2005

Ravindran J. Unwanted pregnancy -- medical and ethical dimensions. 2003 March. Med J. Malaysia. Vol: 58; Suppl A: pp: 23-35.

Bruce, Deanna; Benatar, Sarah. Policy Update on Safe and Legal Abortion, 30 Years after Roe v. Wade. IWPR Publication #B241. Retrieved from http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/B241.pdf Accessed on 10 February 2005

Bruce, Deanna; Benatar, Sarah. Policy Update on Safe and Legal Abortion, 30 Years after Roe v. Wade. IWPR Publication #B241. Retrieved from http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/B241.pdf Accessed on 10 February 2005

Bruce, Deanna; Benatar, Sarah. Policy Update on Safe and Legal Abortion, 30 Years after Roe v. Wade. IWPR Publication #B241.

The Abortion Dilemma: Legal Isn't Always Ethical. 9 November 2004. Retrieved from http://www.ethicsscoreboard.com/list/abortion2.html Accessed on 10 February 2005

References

Adolescents Need Safe and Legal Abortion. Retrieved fromhttp://www.crlp.org/pub_fac_atkadol.html Accessed on 10 February 2005

Bruce, Deanna; Benatar, Sarah. Policy Update on Safe and Legal Abortion, 30 Years after Roe v. Wade. IWPR Publication #B241. Retrieved from http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/B241.pdf Accessed on 10 February 2005

Defining Abortion. Retrieved from http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/ASMF/asmf3.html Accessed on 10 February 2005

Deflem, Mathieu. 1998. The Boundaries of Abortion Law: Systems Theory from Parsons to Luhmann and Habermas. Social Forces. Vol: 76; No: 3; pp: 775-818. Retrieved from http://www.cas.sc.edu/socy/faculty/deflem/zaborsf.htm Accessed on 10 February 2005

Ravindran J. Unwanted pregnancy -- medical and ethical dimensions. 2003 March. Med J. Malaysia. Vol: 58; Suppl A: pp: 23-35. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve& db=PubMed& list_uids=14556348& dopt=Abstract Accessed on 10 February 2005

The Abortion Dilemma: Legal Isn't Always Ethical. 9 November 2004. Retrieved from http://www.ethicsscoreboard.com/list/abortion2.html Accessed on 10 February 2005