Hello, my name is Conner and I’m a political science major here in Oklahoma. It is my personal opinion that abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape, in which case I call upon Judith Jarvis Thompson’s argument. However, there’s something I was wondering about. Assuming that abortion is acceptable in other areas, would it be in –this- strictly hypothetical situation:
A woman, let’s call her Stacy, is physically weak. She wants to have a baby but her body simply doesn’t have the strength to deal with a pregnancy. She and her husband then agree to ask her sister, Brittany, to carry the child for them. Brittany agrees at first and even signs a contract. Some time into the pregnancy, however, she decides that she doesn’t feel like being pregnant anymore and decides to get an abortion. Is she allowed to do so? Should she be allowed to do so? Could a real life case like this be taken to the Supreme Court?