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Abortion Research Paper

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Throughout human history, there have always been subjects considered as taboo. Among all of them, there is one in particular that has and continues to be a topic of discussion for over thirty years. This subject is without surprise the question related to whether or not abortion should be legalized. In fact, there are several ongoing debates regarding abortion and its legality as demonstrated by the ‘war’ waged between pro-choice, those who believe that abortion should be legal related to the right of every individual to have a complete control of his body, and pro-life activists, those against abortion who believe that it should be illegal. Indeed, pro-abortionists argue that at the time an abortion procedure takes place, the fetus cannot exist separately of her mother and for that reason it cannot be considered as a separate organism. Furthermore, they claim that in the case of rape or incest, forcing a woman carry a pregnancy to full term after this violent act would cause further psychological harm to the victim and the unborn child. They also argue that abortion is a safe medical procedure with less than 0.5% risk of serious complications; however, anti-abortionists hold very different views. They claim that life starts at the moment of conception and for that reason, since abortion is the act of taking human life, it is murder. They argue that abortion is a grave offend against God and his creation. They also say that it is an immoral and unsafe procedure that can result in serious medical complications.

According to abortion’s advocates who think that it is a woman’s right to do whatever she wants with her body, abortion must be a legal practice. In...

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...afe medical procedure but physicians have found that it can be a cause of many medical complications such as an ectopic pregnancy, or a miscarriage and even a cause of breast cancer in some cases. Beyond doubt, abortion is a wrong practice that punishes the unborn child who hasn’t committed a crime; in its place, it is the perpetrator who should be punished for murdering a human being indifferently, that must be considered as a first degree murder. The fact that abortion occurs is not a motive to authorize it. Wrongdoings such as homicide, rape and domestic violence occur daily and cannot be totally prevented, but that is not a reason to legalize them or to allow them to happen in a “clean” environment. As mother Teresa said, “We cannot fight credibly against other social and moral evils, including poverty and violence, while we tolerate mass killings by abortion”.
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