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“The rightness or wrongness of an action cannot be judged adequately in certain matters”. Critically analyze the statement on the issue of ‘right to abortion’ for women in Indian society.

Topic: Determinants of Ethics.

6. “The rightness or wrongness of an action cannot be judged adequately in certain matters”. Critically analyze the statement on the issue of ‘right to abortion’ for women in Indian society. (10M)

Structure of the question

Introduction

Highlight the basic objective behind professing ‘right to abortion’

Body

  • Debate whether the rightness or wrongness of right to abortion could be judged in an adequate manner. Ex: In a religious society, right to abortion might be condemned; in a society with greater level of participation for women, the right might be encouraged.
  • Make sure to include the right of unborn fetus, the probability of misuse of the right etc.

Conclusion

Suggest how a balance could be found so as to resolve the challenge here (balancing rights of the unborn child vs rights of women over her body)