PHIL 434 Signature Assignment: Term Paper
In this assignment you will select a current medical ethics issue to research
Term Paper Requirements:
Discuss the technical aspects of your topic in general terms.
Discuss the public policy debates relevant to the topic you choose. This section should cover arguments
that are in favor of and opposed to the use of the techniques or products.
Express your personal opinion regarding the importance of the topic and the validity of the pro and con
It is expected that you have the following:
o A title page
o The body of the paper: 4-6 pages of text, double-spaced, 12 point font with clear and
understandable language with no grammar or spelling errors. Provide adequate justification that
supports your response with at least three appropriate references using textbooks, websites, and
articles are required.
o Subheadings (technical aspect, public policy, and personal opinion/conclusion.)
o Appropriate in-text citations throughout paper
o A reference page with only the sources that you used in the body of the paper. Sources should be
less than 5 years old unless there has not been recent research available. At least one reference
must be a peer-reviewed article from a profession journal. Do not use Wikipedia or encyclopedia
as they are not considered a reliable academic source to use.
o Appropriate formatting as per APA 6th ed. website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu
A. Explanation of abortion
II. Women with reproductive complications
A. Different forms of reproductive complications
III. Abortion can lead to cases of depression
A. Any form of pregnancy loss will interrupt the hormone cycle
IV. Unborn child should have the right to have a voice just as living humans do
A. The government should have somewhat of a say to protect and have a voice for the unborn
V. Different options available instead of abortion
A. Single parenting
B. Co-parenting with father
C. Placing the baby under a temporary guardianship
D. Have the baby be placed with a family member
A. Abortion is a traumatic experience for women; in some cases, it leads to damaging of the reproductive system, possible depression, and does not allow an unborn child to have a voice.
B. I believe it is important to share the options available to a woman who is considering the process of abortion. I do not believe it is fair to take the life of an unborn child who has no control of his or her life.