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The Abortion Dilemma
In the book, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley voiced her opinions through the character named Victor Frankenstein. She describes, “how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than nature will allow (38).” This basic biological dispute is exhibited today. As technology has progressed we now have the ability to terminate a pregnancy before birth. As it always has been, people have questioned whether they have the right to use this technology. And as it always has been, people been too quick to judge this technology and the benefits it may have if used properly. While abortions should not be given freely there are certain exceptions that permit the use of this technology.

The side arguing against the use of abortions have a few very valid points. They state that nature should only be allowed decide the fate of innocent lives. If humans are to take any action it should only be to help and not to kill. This platform states that all fetuses are human from the moment of conception and for on. They feel that the fetus as a human has rights and should not be protected from harm.

While those who believe the use of abortions is immoral have merit they have a few holes in their argument. The first misconception begins in the definition of nature. They believe humans are separate from nature and that humans aren’t natural, despite a simple biology lecture would prove that humans arose as a result of nature. What exactly defines humans from nature is a line that no one can draw. Another inconsistency comes with this. Many of those against the use of abortions would however reluctantly put an animal out of its m...

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... possibly imagine the guilt a child might have if they know their birth killed their mother.

While abortion is not an easy or the right decision to make at all times it should remain an option for when it can be used correctly and effectively, and hopefully education of the topic can allow it to be better used. Society may not be educated enough for the option of abortion yet, but its best course of action is to further teach and learn the emotional and physical consequences so it may one day have the maturity to use this technology wisely. Hopefully society will not be like Frankenstein and will care for its creations. If the technology of abortion had a voice and could communicate with society it would agree with the monster and tell society to “do Frankenstein’s duty to the monster and the monster will do it’s duty to Frankenstein and the rest of mankind (81).”

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