Moral Arguments

  • "Benefit" to women

  • "Benefit" to child (every child "wanted")

  • "Right" to control their own body

  • Population control

  • Fetus is not a person - personality argument

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The moral arguments section examines some of the common reasons given why abortion should be legal. Many of these arguments involve dubious "benefits" from abortion often using unquoted or exaggerated statistics. The primary question to be answered is "Is the fetus a person?" or "When does human personhood begin?" If the fetus is a person or becomes a person at some point in gestation, then it is automatically afforded rights under the United States Constitution, including the right to life.
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