Abortion is one of the most difficult and controversial moral issues
Abortion is one of the most difficult and controversial moral issues we will consider. Listen to both sides, even if it is difficult to do. Both sides have important moral insights, even if ultimately these insights are outweighed by the insights of the other side. The goal of this discussion is not to convince you to accept one position over the other but to help you to understand both sides. As you consider this difficult issue, it is important to distinguish two questions:
1) Is abortion morally wrong?
2) Should abortion be illegal?
The question of whether abortion is morally wrong is a complex one, with no easy answers. There are many different perspectives on this issue, and people often have strong moral convictions about it.
Some people believe that abortion is always morally wrong, regardless of the circumstances. They may believe that life begins at conception and that a fetus is a person with the same moral rights as any other person. Others may believe that abortion is morally wrong only in certain cases, such as when it is performed for elective reasons or when the fetus is not viable. Still others may believe that abortion is never morally wrong, even in cases of rape or incest.