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Is abortion moral?

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Topic: morality
Owner: Ibrahim
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Created on Sat 11 Apr 2020 12:20 AM

Arguments should not discuss the safety of abortion, but instead the morality of the mother choosing to discard a fetus.

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Chicken and other sentient animals are routinely killed for our benefit. We consider this morally acceptable as long as there is no undue pain. Therefore, life is not inherently valuable.

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Because the mother gave the fetus its life, it has the right to take it away. The mother is effectively the owner.

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The right to bodily autonomy grants the mother ownership of the fetus.

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Society benefits if the mother does not live in poverty.

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Abortion involves discarding a fetus. Consequently, life is destroyed in the process of abortion.

Ibrahim - Sat 11 Apr 2020 12:22 AM - Approved Save - Report

Fetuses have the potential to benefit society in the future, not just their mothers. Consequently, their mothers do not have complete ownership rights.

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