Ethical Dilemmas

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The word life defined by the Oxford Dictionary is “The condition or attribute of living or being alive; animate existence. Opposed to death or inanimate existence” (Life n., 2015). A person with a mental or physical disabilities by the definition above, despite their disabilities, still has life. There is however is a heated conversation about the worth and quality of life of someone with disabilities specifically Down’s Syndrome. The discussion is on the subject of whether allowing the life of someone born with Downs Syndrome, and all the hardships that come with it, is a life worth starting. This paper will take a look at the Ethical Dilemma of aborting babies with Down Syndrome, the Christian worldview of the quality of life, and the options…show more content…
She has been trying to get pregnant for years, and is finally ready to accept a baby into her happy home. The baby’s blood test come back positive for Down’s Syndrome, not wanting the rock the world she created she thinks terminating the pregnancy but does not know if that is the right choice. When she seeks advice she is told that it is our job as humanity to stop suffering in the world, not bring it into the world. What choice is she to make keep the baby and adjust everything in her life, or stop the baby’s suffering by aborting it? The mother is, not comfortable with abortion does not know what choice to make. Does she end the life that she has been trying to create for so many years, because of Down’s Syndrome, or let…show more content…
Genesis 2:7 says “and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (New King James Version). Also Psalms 139:13-14 says “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (New King James Version). Taking a look at Christian worldviews we see that God is the creator of humanity. He created man out of the dust of the earth in the beginning and continues to create and form humanity in the womb of a mother. In the beginning God created humanity and saw that it was good, and continues to create humanity and sees that it was fearfully and wonderfully made. Humanity is also created in the image of God, and even though after the fall man, humanity was separated from the fellowship of God they still have traces of God characteristics in them (DiVincenzo, 2014). God see’s value in every life, including those who have disabilities, disease, and abnormalities. Jesus died for all, that all may be saved, not just the perfect, and normal people. Another Christian worldview on this scenario is the issue of suffering. God did not call for humanity to get rid of suffering in the world, He told us that we were going to endure suffering for our sakes (DiVincenzo, 2014). To end an life to stop suffering in the

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