This paper provides a discussion of why abortion is such a controversial issue in America and who is represented on each side of the controversy. Issues from a woman’s right to privacy and autonomy to religious values and beliefs are addressed in explaining Pro-Life and Pro-Choice groups.
ABORTION & RACE.
Examines socioeconomic & religious reasons for differences between blacks & whites in choosing to have an abortion.
JOHN STUART MILL'S PHILOSOPHY.
Examines ideas on relationship of state & individual, happiness, moral duty & individual rights, freedom; applies ideas to modern U.S. (abortion, smoking).
The Role of Religion in Politics
The separation of church and state is a basic premise that guides this country. Today, the Catholic church seeks to break down that boundary by using its weapons--the sacrament and the sermon--to influence politicians and private citizens alike. This is wrong.
An argument against abortion that uses the categorical imperative and utilitarianism to argue abortion is morally and ethically wrong. Contends abortion is morally wrong because it gives an individual the right to use another individual for her own purposes, and ethically wrong because it inflicts pain upon another.
A MULTI-VIEW PERSPECTIVE OF ABORTION
Examines the multi-view perspective of abortion. Issue of legalization of abortion. Contends that abortion arguments are more complex than simply pro or con. Notion of personhood, freedom, incest, rape and danger to life of the mother.
TV ADVOCACY GROUPS.
Background, major issues, Moral Majority, impact, goals, Black Anti-Defamation Coalition.
Social, political, moral & religious issues. Definition, [Roe v. Wade], medical aspects, pros & cons, personal conclusion for individual freedom.
DEVISIVE NATURE OF ABORTION.
Contends that the issue of abortion is the most divisive social subject in the U.S. Argues against abortion giving reasons and documentatipn why the idea of "pro-choice" or a woman's "freedom to choose" what to do with her body is morally wrong. Presents arguments on both sides of the issue. Roe v. Wade.
An analysis that argues abortion cannot be considered immoral due to metaphysical and religious speculation. Under discussion is Pro-choice versus Pro-life, Dworkin's definition of the "sacred," Women's Rights, the religious influence on the political and legal realms. Includes an outline.