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Why Abortion Is Right Even If It’s Wrong? - Article Review

Autor:   •  November 14, 2011  •  Article Review  •  461 Words (2 Pages)  •  2,073 Views

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Why Abortion is right even if it’s wrong:

The author, Richard X. Thripp, begins the article by stating “going down a hypothetical path where abortion is ethical and just, despite knowing it isn’t”. I do not agree with this statement because I believe women should have the right to decide having an abortion or not. Do I feel abortion should be used as a form of contraception; no I do not. If a woman knows she does not have the means or desire to care for a child, abortion should be an option of choice. Do I feel this is an extreme measure; yes I do but under certain circumstances it may be the only option. Just because a pregnancy is unwanted there are different avenues that could be considered such as adoption. Abortion is not illegal so therefore woman can consider this option. The author further states the definition of fetus to be “the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth”. With this definition identified alone, the author contradicts his own views because according to this definition, he should be accepting of abortions conducted prior to the eighth week of pregnancy. This statement could be viewed as a deductive argument that is invalid and creates a logical error within the statement. In the statement regarding the victims of rape, the author stated “was partially responsible because she didn’t take the adequate precautions”. No matter if precautions were taken or not, no one deserves to be raped. Because a victim happens to be raped should not morally mean she be forced to keep a child conceived in this setting. The article seems to be riddled with the ad hominem fallacy because the author offered premises that the he does not accept but many readers may choose. Band wagon fallacy was also identified within the author’s statement “as if being unwanted is so terrible


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