In recent times there has been intense debate in Congress over the morality and legality of late-term abortions, especially those that involve the active killing of a partially-born fetus that might have been able to survive on its own. Discuss the following two questions: At what point does the fetus become a person? To what extent does your answer to this question affect your position on late term abortions? Relate your answer to ethical concept(s) presented in the readings and to healthcare administration.
ABORTIONS AND HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
On fetus personality
This reporter contends that the fetus becomes a person upon actual determination that the mother is pregnant-positive. At this point, there is already a knowledge of at least one party that a life is being conceived in the womb of the mother – either the mother (or father) or the healthcare organization. With the assumption that there is no technology to determine the …