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Separation of Church and State: abortion

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++Moral Relativismseveral descriptionsMeta-ethical/ normative positions regarding differences Moral/ethical judgments b/t different cultures/peopleAbortion can be legalAccept cultures that do since we come from different backgroundsPeople born into Islam or CatholicismAre strongly against abortion Believe that it should be illegalPlenty of people who dont share beliefWant to let women choose what they want to do w/ their body (1.37 million women in U.S. chose abortion each year)No way anyone will convince a diverse country to believe in same topicMoral relativism can see that abortion being legalWe have to tolerate each others thinkingnot fighting over whose rightAverage cost of raising a child per year is b/t 11-13 thousand $Make abortion legalMaking option to achieve what is best for their self-interest can do soRomneyObamaThe APA (American Psychological Association)Moral egoismdo right by your own self-interest; long-termBelieve in having a childinjure or detriment of long self-interest Against Abortion (contd)Many reasons for not having a childLife threatening or more money than can affordAccording to ABC NewsAct Utilitarianismmaximize total well-being of everyone affectedProper medical care can ensure women wont get pregnantAbortion punishes childno crimeInsteadperpetrator should get punishedMinors/ young women w/ insufficient life experienceStoppler, M. C. (1996-2012). . Retrieved from http://www.medicinenet.com/pelvic_inflammatory_disease/article.htmUygur, C. (2012, August 31). . Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-VTzIEy7k WebMD. (2005-2012). . Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/ectopic-pregnancy-topic-overview Teenagers account for 20% of all abortions in U.S.52% of women under 25ExampleWoman pregnant and unwed feel that they cant handle the child+++No compatible income to support childMay not know that much about child rearingMother/parentsStrain on mother if she is the only parentTeen parents could drop out of schoolOr have money for prenatal care/develop health problemsTeens see these problemsDecide they can raise a childOthers know that they might not take care of themselves let alone a childChildHurt child by not getting the nutrition/healthcareNot able to teach child about lifeBoth of these reasons could hurt her/childWomen need this option if something goes wrongPresident picks whose on the benchWhere they take away funding for organizations that deal with abortion in any wayTake global gag order awayAllows for family planningHelps millions of people around the worldBelieves in Roe v Wade/ Pro-choiceBelieves women wrestle w/ issues profoundlyNot every woman knows that shes pregnantAbortion can cause medical problemsRisk of ectopic pregnancies doubleChance of miscarriagesPelvic inflammatory disease (PID)also increasesTubal pregnancy/Fallopian tubeMy mom had 2 of this type of pregnancy b4 meUterus (womb), Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervixInfection of a womans pelvic organs includingRape and incestNot used as another contraceptionMost likely to choose abortionPresidential Candidate viewThis choice might cause stress, psychological problems, & painDifficult situationBBC: Ethics Guide. (2012). . Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion/child/alive_1.shtml Center of Bio-Ethical Reform. (n.d.). . Retrieved from http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html CNN. (2008, August 16). . Retrieved from CNN -Obama: Pro-choice, not pro-abortion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hym1BW7Ep2A Google. (n.d.). . Retrieved from http://www.google.comMaggin, A., & Bass, S. (2009, August 4). . Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8251946&page=1Lowen, L. (2012). . Retrieved from http://womensissues.about.com/od/reproductiverights/a/AbortionArgumen.htm Keeps switching sidesProblem for courtsRepublicans have a world gag orderDemocrats2008No evidence of stress prior to post-abortion syndromeNot every woman is the sameWhen is the foetusAbortion factsCnn-obama: Pro-choice, not pro-abortion Moral relativismHow much does it cost to raise a child?10 abortion arguments: 10 arguments for abortion, 10 arguments against abortionReferences (contd)Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid)Mitt romneyabortion viewsEctopic pregnancy -topic overview

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