Essay about Contrast Two Views on Abortion

1386 Words Nov 21st, 2011 6 Pages
Topic: Contrast two views on abortion

Abortion refers to the termination of pregnancy at any stage that does not affect birth; medically, according to Oxford Dictionary abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a foetus or embryo by natural causes before it is able to survive independently. Abortion is a controversial topic that causes many arguments because of the different opinions that persons have. Abortion has two main proponents, persons that are for abortion and those that are against abortion. Those that are for abortions think that woman have the right to do anything with their body but those that are against abortion sticks to what the Bible says about taking a life of
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You can not stop a family or a woman for having an abortion because the family might be in a state of financial trouble putting the through a suffering life and forcing them to live in inadequate living conditions. As human beings we never seem to talk off our shoes and put on other people shoes to see why they made that decision, but we would rather judge the person. Ask yourself this would you have wanted to be born in poverty? Or would you have wanted to be born with an illness that has no cure that may even cause you to die after birth? How would you feel when persons tease you about how you look or your illness or better yet the way you live? The answer would be no. No one wants to live a life like this, and this is what pushes me towards the fact that abortion is not a bad idea to an extent.
In a way, I believe that women are being denied their constitutional rights and have no say in decision making. If we think about it abortion is moral, because at the time of fertilization the embryo is not yet a human being. It is not a human being as yet, but it is likely to become one. Therefore nobody committed muder. Pro-choice activists’ beliefs, that the economics of a family necessitates an abortion, are similar to their beliefs on congenital defects as reason for an abortion. As mentioned earlier a child born with a condition like Down’s syndrome, will tend

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