Abortion: Right Or Wrong?

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The topic of abortion has been highly debated over the years and is very controversial. There are two sides to the argument. On one side, we have advocators for abortion. They believe mothers have the right to abort an unborn baby, if they ever so wish to. The other side of the ar-gument believes the act of aborting an unborn baby, is morally wrong. They believe that the un-born baby has a right to life and ultimately has to decide for itself if it wants to live. I for one believe aborting a baby should be allowed, under specific circumstances. Although when it comes to extremists there is only one right answer and that is theirs. But nevertheless we must seek to understand both.
The practice of aborting a baby is thought to have no real origin.
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Women do it for various reasons. Women do it because they can’t financially support a baby, because of rape, because the child is diagnosed to be mentally ill, because it endangers the mom, or because they simply don’t want it. When it comes to aborting a baby there are various factors that play a role, many personal. Some who support abortion, say that babies should only be aborted if they are not viable. Pro-life people or those who oppose abortion have a problem with this statement because it is un-clear as to when an unborn baby is “viable” (self-sustaining). The cutoff point for viability in the United States is usually 25 weeks, “Infants born at > or =25 weeks ' gestation and with a birth weight of > or =600 g are mature enough to warrant initiation of intensive care, as the majority of these patients survive.” (NCBI.gov) The baby will be able to sustain itself, but only under inten-sive medical care. It becomes the duty of the doctor to try and save the life of the baby the mo-ment it is viable. Why does it matter whether it is viable or not? It matters because once it’s via-ble, it becomes a …show more content…
Some pro-life advocates who believe, that under no circumstance should a baby be aborted, also falsely claim that mothers seeking abortion could have avoided the conception of the baby with mere abstinence. They claim that she decided to have the baby the moment she engaged in sexual intercourse. They fail to take into account that this isn’t always the case. Seemingly some mothers just never had the choice. According to NCBI.gov information on rape victims, 5 percent result in pregnancy and out of that five percent 60.5% seek abortion. So this leaves about 2.5% of rape victims with a baby, a baby whose mere existence brings undue trauma and emotional scarring to the mother. Other pro-life advocates believe that even if the mother was raped, the unborn baby shouldn 't be punished, because it is innocent. Matt Slick author of an article titled “Should the baby resulting from a rape be aborted” talks about how unborn babies shouldn 't be aborted because of the sins of a rapist. This article was written by a religious male person, who noticeably make up a large portion of pro-life indi-viduals who advocate the birth of a baby resulting from rape. He acknowledges, that because he is a male he can’t begin to fathom the pain and trauma these mothers experience. Despite he goes on to talk about sacrifice, and compares the dilemma of a mother

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