The Moral Issue of Abortion

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The Moral Issue of Abortion

My essay is about the argument over abortion, whether it is right or

wrong for it to be carried out. Abortion is a very sensitive subject

and there are many views for and against abortion, I choose to do the

moral issue of abortion because I have no views for or against

abortion. I wanted to know more and look into detail what abortion was

and for what reasons do women have for choosing to abort their babies.

In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby.

Abortion is carried out if the developing is not wanted for some

reason. There are different kinds of abortion. There is 'Spontaneous

abortion' and 'Induced'. Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is when

the foetus dies naturally inside the mother. Induced abortion is when

the foetus is deliberately removed in some way or another.

Abortion is allowed to be carried out if consent is given by two

doctors and that continuing the pregnancy would involve risk to the

physical and mental health of the mother or that continuing would

involve risk to the physical and mental health of any existing

children in the family.

Abortion is a controversial issue because there are so many arguments

for and against whether abortion is right or wrong. The following are

some of the main arguments: -

Religions: -

Some people think it is up to god and god alone to decide if someone

is to die or not. God created us and it should be up to him to end our

life. Others argue that god does not exist and it is up to us to


Murder: -

Some people think abortion is murder and others argue that the baby is

only potential life.

Who decide...

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school life and career still ahead of her. The emotional pressures of

abortion must be high knowing that you have just ended your own baby's

life. I think abortion should also be allowed in cases such as if the

child is severely disabled. But what do we define as severe. That is

the question to be asked. Where do we draw the line? The dilemma of

abortion is not one that can be overcome quickly. Each case is

different; each woman has different needs, hopes and dreams. Who are

we to judge one of the hardest decisions in her life? And who are we

to say if it right or wrong?


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