Essay on Abortion: a Controversial Issue

1165 Words May 17th, 2005 5 Pages
Abortion: A Controversial Issue

One of the major controversial issues confronting the society today is abortion. I choose abortion as the topic of discussion since it contradicts my values and beliefs. Abortion is the extraction of the human fetus from the mother's womb with an intention to end the life of that fetus prior to its natural birth. The controversy surrounding abortion is whether it should be legalized or not? In my opinion, abortion is morally and ethically wrong because it leads to violation of human rights. Life is precious and only it's Creator has the right to take it away. I chose this issue for discussion to bring to light many of the hidden facts and arguments, of which people are unaware and not very sensitive
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The pro-choice viewers do not approve of governmental interference in personal matters like abortion. Certainly this right of privacy and choice is very important, but is it enough to override the fundamental right to life? The pro-life view believes that all living beings should be given equal protection under the law right from conception, i.e. from where their biological life begins. The right to life is the most basic and important right that we have and should be protected over the right to choose . Abortion is called a "choice". What is really chosen is the killing of a human being. It has been scientifically proven that this is a unique individual human life and not just a bunch of cells. The real question is not about "choice." It is whether we have the right to kill over 4,000 human beings a day, for any reason (www.abortionfacts.com). In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Abraham Lincoln clearly replied "No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong," against Mr. Douglas's argument defending the right to choose. I strongly take a pro-life stand on the issue of abortion. I've been raised in a Hindu family. Ethics and morals play a vital role in my life because the basic Hindu principle of non-violence is embedded within me right from childhood. Hinduism believes that life begins at the very point of conception. Therefore in my opinion, aborting a fully human

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