Ethical Examination of Abortion

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Essay #: 053373
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Ethical Examination of Abortion
Introduction and issue
Dr. George Tiller of Kansas was known as America’s most notorious abortionist. He performed more than 60,000 abortions. This doctor was unique in that he provided late-term abortions. Many people see Tiller’s murder as perfectly justified since he was murdering fetuses that were clearly human beings (
Hegeman
, 2009). The central point was that Tiller was performing high-risk late term abortions which are illegal. When abortions are performed during the first trimester, they are relatively safe procedures (
Lipp
, 2008). However, even in cases where abortion is legally acceptable, it still remains a complex moral issue (Jones &
Chaloner
, 2007). The issue here is abortion and...
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