Abortion has always been a controversial issue among everyone whether they are involved directly or not, or whether they are for it or against it. It is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn't have a strong opinion about abortion. Both those who favor or oppose an abortion make good arguments to defend their beliefs and views. Personally I think every last person is entitled to his or her own opinions, beliefs, thoughts, and rights. Women have rights too, and denying women the right to choose an abortion in the early stages is denying her rights as a US citizen and it is also discriminating against her. On the other hand, women should also use the common sense that we were given.
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Reviewing the credibility and validity of this article, I feel my opinion can vary to a degree in regards to the source provided in the text. Whether this was a documented incident or not we will always have to be supplied with all the facts available to be able to prove a criminal act beyond reasonable doubt. The author mentions, for instance, “This set off a series of events that included a statement by the bishop in May, 2010 that Sr. McBride had incurred an “automatic” latae sententiae excommunication for her role in this decision” (Merkle, 2012).
In this article, I see where there can be some rhetoric analogies or misleading comparisons. Through the use of these invalid arguments, we see how both metaphors and similes can be applied to this case and have a mother of four be judged, classified and even placed in a level in society where she can be degenerated. Merkle states, “However, Hamel also raised the question of whether the Moral Triangle leads us to judgment after we become aware of the divergent perspectives involved” (Merkle, 2012).
In conclusion, abortion should be a decision solely the mother should be entitled to make. Definitely not be used as a primary birth control, and should be determined based on the circumstances of the pregnancy. A woman should have the choice to have an abortion if she so chooses, thus allowing her to exercise her right. A woman’s life should not be sacrificed or put at risk, allowing her to make her own decisions based on any complications she faces or the unborn child.
Merkle, J. A. (2012). THE CASE NOT HEARD: THE PHOENIX "ABORTION" CONTROVERSY-SELECTED SESSION. Catholic Theological Society Of America Proceedings, 6765-66.