Under what conditions, if any, should be abortion legally permissible

dc.contributor.advisor Alex Tuckness
dc.contributor.author Apostolaki, Eleni
dc.contributor.department Political Science
dc.date 2018-08-12T02:44:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:05:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:05:30Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2016-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION</p> <p>Our society is often divided between good and evil, right and wrong. However, the distinction between the two is not always that self-evident or can be taken light-heartedly. The issue I will address here qualifies as one of the most polarizing issues, whether abortion should be legally permissible and if so, under what conditions.</p> <p>Posing this question we see people covering the whole strictness spectrum of either abortion-supporting or abortion-condemning groups, advocating their stances, based on arguments that they find concrete enough to win the “contest” and prevail against their adversaries. What are the questions we should ask to judge the legality of abortion? In my thesis I will discuss biology and embryology arguments, as well as arguments about the moral status of the fetus, ethics and the moral framework of abortion. Not limited to that I will address what are the legal rights of the mother and the fetus respectively should be. I will briefly refer to the Law but I will approach the legality of abortion through philosophical argumentation and the role of the state. Through the literature and my personal argumentation I will show why abortion should be legally impermissible with the exception of situations where the life of the mother is at stake both in physical and mental sense, when the burden of the pregnancy is humongous evolution or where severe fetal deformities will lead to a painful and devastating life of the fetus assuming it will be even born in the first place. Other exceptions apply for the situations of rape and incest and generally situations of coercion; both physical and mental.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 6663
dc.identifier.contextkey 11164866
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-5284
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/29839
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Philosophy
dc.subject.disciplines Political Science
dc.title Under what conditions, if any, should be abortion legally permissible
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Political Science
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
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