Abortion: Evalutating the Moral Complexities of Reproductive Rights in the Realm of the Roman Catholic Church and the Supporters of Choice

Julie S. Grimm, The College of Wooster


This thesis will atempt to evaluate the moral beliefs of the Roman Catholic CHirch and the Pro-coice movement on the topic of abortion and Reproductive rights. The methodology of this study will present the claims of each postion and explain teh fundamental moral aspects that support. After stating the claims of each of teh arguments the paper will examine the validity of the claims that each side presents. The Roman Catholic and pro-life perspective will show the reliigous morality of the pro-life group and conclude that abortion is immoral because aboration is the wrongful takin of innocent lives a view derived from the Bible and show how Catholics alue and support the right to life in all cases. The Pro-choice position will offer examples of the reasoning ehind abortions and the need for them in the society of the United States. It will present the fact that life does begin at conception, but the fetus is not viable and thereforem does not have more legal rights than the mother. This methodology will support the view that abortions are justifiable and arbortion should be a reproductive option for woen at any tie during their pregnancy.


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