An abortion is also known as a termination, meaning to terminate, to
stop. An abortion is when you stop a pregnancy, by removing the
foetus from the womb.
Many people frown upon abortions, as they see them as the killing of a
life. Other people believe that it is a ‘potential’ life, and that a
foetus is not considered to be a child.
Some people feel that in a situation where the prospective parents are
told their unborn child may be disabled, an abortion is acceptable.
The situation mostly frowned upon is abortion for social reasons e.g.
the mother cannot afford to bring up the child, is too young to have a
child, it is not the right time for having a child.
A foetus can be removed from the womb by means of abortion, no later
than 24 weeks into the pregnancy. This is presently considered to be
the “point of viability”, as after this time, with the use of modern
technology, a foetus is capable of surviving outside the womb.
Originally, the point of viability was 28 weeks, but developments in
technology have changed this.
Doctors consider an abortion to be ‘late’ if it is after 12 weeks into
the pregnancy, as the foetus is more difficult to remove than in the
earlier stages of pregnancy.
A pregnant woman must find two doctors who will grant permission for
an abortion, before one can take place. Both doctors need to agree
that the pregnancy would be a risk to the mother’s physical or mental
state, or cause her or her family injury (a social clause).
What the Christian Bible Says
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...oo young to work full time, they
could not support a child financially or run a home. They would be
unable to provide the child with it’s basic needs.
It may be in some cases of teenage pregnancy, there would be support
from parents, and they would help them raise their child.
The decision for a young person to have a child, is a very hard one,
as they would need to support of others, in order to be able to raise
their child. Because of these factors, I feel that teenagers should
have the right to abort their pregnancy.
However, I disagree with abortions for some social reasons. Someone
who has a decent home, and is able to provide for a child, should not
abort their pregnancy, as they should be capable of raising their
A child’s life should not be taken away, just because it is an
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