Essay On Abortion

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Each year there are sixty to seventy million abortions around the world. (Sample Papers.online.blogspot) Whether abortion should be made illegal or not, is a very controversial topic because it affects both the life of the child and the choice of the mother and the father to have the kid.(wording, and the harsh choice which the parents face on the child's future) Abortion involves ending pregnancy before normal childbirth, ending the life of a foetus in this process. Since the process of abortion involves playing with the natural cycle of life and at the same time ending a life, this involves a lot of ethical and religious perspectives associated to it. Abortion is a very painful topic for both men and women who are facing the dilemma whether or not to have the kid (BBC.co.uk). Different people have different stands to this owing to the different religious and ethical perspectives they hold. In this essay I will be seeking to explore the different sides to the argument , whether abortion should be made illegal or not.

“I’ve noticed that everyone for abortion has already been born,” said Ronald Reagan against abortion (Online debate. net). Ethics is the rule of conduct organized in respect to a particular class if human action or a particular group. Ethics are the things defined according to the rules. There are a lot of ethical perspectives associated to the problem of abortion.

To define abortion as an ethically wrong practice it is important to define whether a fetus is a person. If a fetus is a person then it is ethically wrong to kill the fetus and take away the life of an innocent. Many people do define a fetus as a person because it is a unique individual with a unique genetic code hence taking away the life of the fe...

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...he struggle between the Culture of Life and the Culture of Death. (https://www.spuc.org.uk/youth/student_info_on_abortion/religion) The catholic churches often lead the national debate on abortion and completely oppose it.

Finally hinduism , hindu-medical ethics stem from the principle of ahimsa or nonviolence. When hinduism considers abortion they consider to choose the action with the least harm involved; the mother, the fetus and the society. (bbc) Abortion is therefore generally not looked up to by hindus. Gandhi, perhaps the most respected Hindu of the twentieth century, said: "It seems to me clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime."(https://www.spuc.org.uk/youth/student_info_on_abortion/religion)

http://atheism.about.com/od/abortioncontraception/p/AbortionEthics.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion/philosophical/introduction.shtml

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