Abortion : A Moral Problem Essay

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Abortion: a moral problem
Individuals hold different views on the issue of abortion. There are those who agree, others who reject it and some others who choose an intermediate attitude. Whatever position an individual takes must be substantiated. For the purposes of this paper, it is important to discuss the point of view of Catholics against abortion. The Catholic Church has always defended that “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.” In recent decades it is difficult to talk about the issue of abortion because it has become a controversial and complicated topic; simply because the human being has lost sight of the moral perspective and what it means to have respect for the unborn human life. Many see it simply as a right that it should be given to women, by the basic and simple fact that they are the ones who have to make the decision whether to allow a life to develop in the womb or simply discard it and restrict its existence. Usually the mother is the one with the greatest responsibility. Another vast majority, however, defend the right of the unborn being not to be killed unfairly and indiscriminately. There is always a moral and ethical debate behind it, more respect for life and more appreciation for moral and spiritual values, elements which today sadly are not as valued or respected. Abortion represents a social sin for society…

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