Abortion for all

by EtiennePF on November 20, 2015 - 10:02pm

          Abortion has and still is a controversial subject. Some argued that it is wrong for some religious reason or because it is like taking a life.  On the other side, there are some that claims that until a certain point, the fetus is still not alive, by consequence this argument should not be valid. Humanism on their side are fully in favor of legal and easily accessible abortion for all. Humanists reject the religious reason, why abortion is bad or should not be done, since most humanists believe that religion should not have a place in modern society. Humanists now tend to claim, according to scientific research on the development of the fetus, that a fetus is not alive until well after the sexual act has be committed (British Humanism Association). Humanists also bring another factor in this already complex situation, the wellbeing of the mother and the wish of the family. Humanists support the individual right, mostly of the mother since she will carry the baby until birth. They believe that the quality of an existing life will outclass the creation of a new life (British Humanism Association). Which mean that if the life of the mother of the family will be endanger or be worst, then abortion should be acceptable. But they do put a strong emphasis on the fact that abortion should be use as a last resort, taking in consideration all option, like adoption or keeping the child before thinking of abortion or if the child was force into you. Humanists valorize the use of the condom and the contraception pills. Just a personal thought, I found it illogical that women are the only one taking pills and not both. (Funny quote: It makes more sense to unload a gun than to shoot a bulletproof vest) and sexual education at young age, to avoid unexpected pregnancy.  In conclusion, humanists will agree that as a last resort or in incontrollable situation, abortion should be accessible to all.

"A Humanist Discussion on Abortion." British Humanist Association. 2015. Web. 20 Nov. 2015. <https://humanism.org.uk/humanism/humanism-today/humanists-talking/humani....

Comments

I also agree that abortion should be used as a measure of last resort, but not once the fetus has grown and developed enough to be considered "alive" , which is after 4 months or so after it has been conceived. At that point, shouldn't we start respecting and giving value to its life? I think that the decision for abortion by the woman should be made right away, because is she decides to kill the baby after 4 months, then that would be morally incorrct and abortion should no longer be an option for her (In my opinion).

I also agree that abortion should be used as a measure of last resort, but not once the fetus has grown and developed enough to be considered "alive" , which is after 4 months or so after it has been conceived. At that point, shouldn't we start respecting and giving value to its life? I think that the decision for abortion by the woman should be made right away, because is she decides to kill the baby after 4 months, then that would be morally incorrct and abortion should no longer be an option for her (In my opinion).

This is a pretty touchy subject because there are so many different views about it. Women AND men should make the decision about having an abortion. We tend to leave men out of this issue but they a part of it as much as women (except for non present fathers or rapers). Of course the women goes through the process of the nine month cycle, but the man is the father as much as she is the mother. I think it is wrong to say that “most humanists believe that religion should not have a place in modern society”. I am an atheist but I think we can have religion but not mix it with medicine or politics. Finally I totally agree that we should have sexual education in school because too many young people are unaware of what to do with sex in their lives.