Revelations about Social Issues in Today's Society Health Issues Health issues, which arise due to the increase in number of people detected with life-threatening diseases like cancer and AIDS every year. This social issue can be handled only if another issue i. Teen Issues There are plethora of teen issues which society is facing today, right from increase in alcohol abuse, to eating disorders, to high stress levels amongst teens. According to the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving website", around eight teens die every day due to drunk driving in America.
Speaking Out Again Among the issues which divide our nation today, that of abortion is surely one of the most troublesome. Almost daily we hear arguments on one side or the other.
Crowds demonstrate and politicians debate. Many grow weary of it all, close their ears against the torrent of words and wish the problem would just go away. In such an atmosphere, is it worthwhile to speak out one more time?
Will more words make any difference? But the problem will not go away. In fact, the situation grows steadily worse in ways that Abortion in todays society beyond the sad fact of abortion itself.
Such an important social policy as this cannot have narrowly limited effects. The fact of widespread abortion and the attitudes it encourages have a profound impact on the moral consciousness of our society. We must face that impact and ask just what kind of society we really want. The question is especially urgent as elections approach and we determine who should be entrusted with public office.
Much has already been written from a religious and theological perspective about abortion. These reflections, rather, will focus on abortion as a cancer on American society, eating away at the values and moral principles that have sustained this country for two hundred years. First, however, it will be useful to review briefly the fundamental reasons of opposing abortion in the first place and then address the usual arguments advanced in its favor.
Why Abortion is Wrong In the heat of debate since the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, many have lost sight of the conviction which inspired western societies to outlaw this procedure until very recent times.
This historic opposition was based on a principle still held with deep sincerity by substantial numbers of American citizens: Philosophers and theologians, however, do not all agree that the unborn must be classified as human.
The Supreme Court cited this division of opinion and concluded that it is beyond the competence of legislators or judge to settle the matter.
From this lack of competence, the court drew illogical conclusions. It decided that the preborn child may be treated as non-human and went on to declare that there is actually a right to do so. Common sense, however, would dictate that what is even doubtfully human must be treated as human.
Any other course ushers in a host of evil consequences. Rather, certain standards must be fulfilled before personhood is recognized and protected by law.
Opposition to this frightening conclusion lies at the basis of all arguments against abortion. Too often, the sincerity and depth of this conviction about the personhood of the unborn is ignored when opposing arguments are put forth. As a result, most "pro-choice" statements are instances of the classic logical error called "begging the question.
On the contrary, we must remember that even the Supreme Court specifically declined to settle it. Acceptance or rejection of any argument on abortion, therefore, still depends upon the answer to the basic questions: Other Views Considered Keeping in mind this most fundamental issue of human life, we now examine the various arguments advanced in favor of the present abortion policy.Abortion is the medical procedure when it is induced on purpose to extract the fetus from the uterus.
When abortion occurs without purpose, it is usually referred to as miscarriage; such instance causes psychological problems in a woman and affects her perception of the fetus. The number of moral.
A Canadian Jesuit who has fasted and prayed on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years to end abortion has blasted his order for being silent on “the worldwide genocide of the preborn” for the. Feb 20, · The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right. Abortion has been performed for thousands of years, and in every society that has been studied. It was legal in the United States from the time the earliest settlers arrived.
"Abortion and the Unraveling of American Society" Archbishop Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B Archbishop of Dubuque. CONTENTS. I. Speaking Out Again.
II. Why Abortion Is Wrong. By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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