Benchmark - Ethical Dilemmas
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The case study that has been selected for the discussion is Abortion. From the case study, it could be seen that Susan after a long time, finally got pregnant, but unfortunately, after the tests and checkups, she comes to know that the baby in her womb has the Down syndrome. Doctors suggested her to get the fetus abort as it would be an abnormal baby if she would not abort her fetus. This was a precious baby for Susan as she got pregnant after long, and she was not willing for abortion, so she contacted one of the most famous professors, Mr. Richard, an evolutionary biologist and went to meet him for seeking his help. Richard advised her that she should get the fetus abort as being a human; it is her moral responsibility to save people from sufferings. Even he added that it would be unethical to put the baby who is not born yet in hustle even knowing that he/she would not be a normal individual and would face many issues, but Richard at the end, left the decision on Susan that it would be her final call whether she will abort the fetus with Down syndrome or still despite knowing the sufferings that he/she would face after, she wanted her baby to be a part of this world.
Richard, also torched a light that she is not only going to put her baby in trouble by giving him/her birth but also being the caretaker of that baby, she is going to add a lot in her sufferings as well. So Richard suggested to her that she should abort the fetus to save the baby from living a life that would be full of challenges and pains. People in this world; have to make some decisions that they have to make by taking a look at both world and ethics. Ethical dilemmas are matter of great importance for all religions and specifically in Christianity; people are being given the teachings that would enable them to think what they should do by keeping in their minds, their moral responsibilities.
Abortion could be defined as the intentional killing of an individual before his/her birth, and human killing cannot be justified except few cases such as personal or national defense are the two things that only justify the human killing. Otherwise, all sort of killing of human beings is wrong morally and ethically. By taking a look at the given case study, it could be seen that the ethical dilemma in this case study is that both human as well as medical science rather than accepting the will of God are trying to avoid what is being planned by God. In this case study, though Susan doesn't want to terminate her pregnancy even after knowing the fact of disorder of the fetus but she has been advised to abort the fetus as for medical science, it is immoral to let one suffer even knowing one is going to suffer. It is the ethical dilemma, as according to the Christian belief that Bible teaches us, all humans are created in God's image and ethically it is wrong to challenge God's plan as He creates each for a certain purpose. For God, everyone is equal and He shows no partiality whether one is weak, disadvantaged or unborn.
The core belief of Christianity is that God has created every individual and He is the only Creator. In the case of abortion, the core belief of the believers and Susan should be, He is a perfect Creator without any flaws and there is a need to understand the fact the He is free from mistakes and errors, if there is any flaw or disorder in any of His creation, there must be some purpose of that mistake, as He cannot commit any mistake. It is quite justified to prevent an individual if one knows before the birth of a child, that he/she is going to be born as an abnormal individual and is going to suffer a lot. Saving one for sufferings is morally right thing to do, but from the religious point of view, it is morally wrong to decide who should be given the right to live and whose life should be ended.
Some situations are not clear, and this fact should be realized that not all the abortions are for selfish and personal reasons. There should be some personal connection with God in this regard. The best resolution for this issue is that one should take guidance and directions of God rather than considering one’s own will and reasoning. Like in this case study, Susan should seek advice from God and first of all, she should have the faith and should have the courage to obey the will of Almighty. He is the only giver and taker of life and righteous Judge who love each one of us and has a divine purpose for every individual's life.
When this case study is looked upon from the perceptive of Christianity, it would be seen that Christianity is all about having faith in Almighty God and believing that He is the only Creator for both natural and spiritual things. Word of God, the Bible teaches us how one should live and what should be the code of conduct of an individual. This is the basic part of our faith that God knows all. Even He knows about the lives of those who are not born yet. We being His creation believe in His boundless love, care, affection, and wisdom. Susan should seek help from God despite asking the worldly people for help. She should look at the religious teachings and should do what God guides her in the Bible, and it could be seen that God wants no killing and knows all about whom He should send to this land and whom He should not, so, Susan should not listen to the worldly scholars who mostly don't know anything about God and His plans.
By taking a looking at the present case study, it becomes clear that there is a clear comparison between the two views. First comes the view of the worldly people, who are considered with this world only and there is another view that is of God’s view. There could be seen a clear comparison in both views. Susan was more concerned about this abortion as she got pregnant after a long and additionally may be for her it was not right to kill an unborn individual. God is against any killing, and He knows what perfections and abnormalities should be there in an unborn. He also knows well that what purpose one is going to serve when he/she would come to the world.
As a conclusion, it could be said that morally it is wrong to kill the unborn. It is one of the things that show, man is trying to challenge God’s skill of creation. Man has got access to the fetus today and can know if there is any issue within it. This power of knowing the disabilities and abnormalities of the unborn has been given to the man by the Creator, but this does not mean to challenge His plans as in Bible it is mentioned that God created every individual on His image. On the other hand, it could be seen that it is also right to save one from the suffering that one is going to face in the future. Being human, it is justified to some extent that medical experts are working hard on improving the tests to know if there are any challenges that one is going to have in his life, but God’s will should be given topmost priority.
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