Essay about The Debate Over The Abortion Issue And Procedures

2076 Words Dec 16th, 2015 9 Pages
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, abortion is defined as "the termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." The debate over the abortion issue and procedures are by far more complicated and difficult than the definition itself. Similar to the aspects of human life, a statement can neither be deemed right or wrong, but rather varies with opinion and simply left for ones own interpretation. Thus, having no black and white area, wrong or right, just merely gray. Some issues involving the topic of abortion tend to provide more gray areas than others. Some individuals proclaim that abortion is the act of murdering a helpless baby who has not yet had the chance to live and function as a human being. The opposite debate states that it is simply a woman 's right to choose what happens to her body and what she ultimately chooses to do with her life. If she decides that she is not capable of bringing an innocent child into the world, either because of her lifestyle or financial situations, she shouldn 't be forced to do so out of nature. There are no answers to where the lines have to be drawn involving humane and inhumane and if it is in fact necessitated death or murder. Does the government have control over a woman’s internal reproductive system? Is abortion right or wrong? In cases of rape, incest, and potential fatality is there exceptions when abortion is deemed acceptable?
From a personal standpoint, abortion is a…

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