Essay on Abortion : The Great Moral Debate

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Abortion: The Great Moral Debate

Who decides what is morally right and what is morally wrong? Morals and ethics vary depending on cultural norms and societal influence. Abortion is a moral debate that has been argued for decades and it shows no signs of resolution. Many people say abortion is the same as murder, others say women should be able to choose whether or not they want to bring a child into the world. There are strong opinions on both sides, many of them driven by political views and religion. I do not believe that abortion is moral (except in extreme circumstances) because your mistake of creating an embryo is not a good enough reason for you to destroy it. The morality of abortion is not a cut and dry issue; it’s a very complicated and sensitive issue for a lot of people. I think that abortion is wrong because if you are careless enough to have unprotected sex, you should have to pay the consequences if pregnancy results. When it comes down to it, sex is designed to produce offspring, and an unborn child should not have to be the victim of people abusing this fact. However, there is an extreme circumstance when abortion is a necessary evil, and that is when the embryo was forcefully created through rape. I believe that if a woman does not have a choice in the creation of a child, there is an exception in morality due to the heinous act performed on them. The arguments about abortion have two major sides: “pro-choice” and “pro-life” because neither side wants…

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