Assignment 1 in Professional Ethics and Values Education

Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 10 children already, five who were deaf, three who were blind, two were mentally retarded, and she had HIV, would you recommend that she have an abortion? Why or why not? Answer by considering some ethical theories.

Question 2: Supposed this year is 2016 and it is time to elect another Philippine president, and yours is the deciding vote. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:
Candidate A: He associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologers. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks up to ten Marlboro a day.
Candidate B: He was ejected from office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks large amounts of whisky every evening.
Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extra-marital affairs.
Which of these candidates would be your choice? Decide, and then justify by using ethical theories.


Anonymous said...

Charmaine M. Sauz

1. No!! I won’t recommend her to have an abortion because I believe that abortion is immoral and every child is a blessing and a gift from god. Even though that the child’s life is in danger or might have a defect you must not abort it because there is no person or doctor that can predict the child’s future; only god knows for sure. We are created equally so that you don’t have the right to end the life of anyone. Every human being has the right to live. Abortion always guarantees the death of the child. For me I believe that abortion is a murder, a murder of you own child of your own flesh and blood. Sa whatever the reason would be abortion is always wrong.

2. I choose candidate c because I think a person like him is responsible, smart and will do everything for others. He is a decorated war hero; he will do everything just to save others from anything that might harm them, even risking his own life. A person like him is a role model for teenagers; he doesn’t smoke and only drinks beer occasionally. I think he is ready to handle our country because he’s mature enough and very responsible.

Anonymous said...

Ruby O. Cabanilla

1.For me, No because we all know that abortion is not the proper way to solve their problem, so it is much better if she will continue of being a pregnant. Abortion is a murder, it is a sin.. A sin that can affect her life, maybe she will suffer on it, so it is better if she will always pray to God that her baby was safe from the disease that she have..

2.If I will be the one to elect the Phil. President I'll choose the Candidate C, because he doesn't smoke and drinks an alcohol. It is also stated that he is a decorated war hero because of that attitude he might be protect our country and many people will be proud of him.

Anonymous said...

jennifer S. Magno

1. as much as possible maybe i can do it,because she didn't able to live her children in a lifetime most she only one to care them. i think it better to it, for even she lost anytime, they were in a better person to care her children.cause you didn't know someday you having a problem to self,so if you didn't do to aborted your children in a better person.maybe if you lost them.your children maybe to degrade now.

2. I want a candidate C,cause i think his a good and he is the one who nothing more bad fact in his profile.and maybe he do a better project for our country.not like the candidate a&b. more bad influences for us.

Anonymous said...


1. No!Because abortion is not a solution to her problem.Abortion is a murder.
Maybe their child could transmit an HIV but this child has the right to witness the beauty of the earth.A mother must need to come and ask for help,to the DOH and DSWD, so that she must know whats the best treatment for her problem.

2. I'll choose the candidate C.
Why? Because she has a good attitude. He/she is a good model to us specially to the children.

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