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On one hand, in a watershed moment Mexico decriminalised abortion, on the other, we witnessed the state of Texas in U.S.A banning most abortions. Debate on the ethicality of abortions.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics;

7. On one hand, in a watershed moment Mexico decriminalised abortion, on the other, we witnessed the state of Texas in U.S.A banning most abortions. Debate on the ethicality of abortions. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To debate upon the ethicality of abortion.

Directive word: 

Debate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context and mentioning the ethical dilemmas associated with the act of abortion.

Body:

First, argue on the how abortion is unethical on the basis of abortion is deliberate killing of an innocent human being, A foetus as Moral personhood, Rights of the foetus and Causing pain.

Next, argue on the side of ethicality of abortion. foetus is not necessarily a ‘person’, rights of the mother’s bodily autonomy, dangers to mothers’ health etc.

Conclusion:

Pass a balanced judgement on the ethicality of the act of abortion.