Pro Life Vs Pro Choice Abortion Research Paper

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Abortion, also referred to the withdrawal of the fetus and or embryo from the womb of a woman, for the sake of ending the pregnancy. Inside of one of the most controversial topics to date lie two sides, those Pro-Life, and those Pro-Choice. Many believe that abortion is an unforgivable act, one in which is the “…direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’, by the mother herself…” (Mother Theresa), while others believe that abortion is that of a complete choice given to the mother who is carrying the child. Abortion has been an issue all around the world since the 18th century, however, not until the late 1800’s did much controversy began to appear when many states banned the act. Since then, many people from both sides of the abortion spectrum …show more content…
However, those who are thinking about going through with abortion, make their decisions off of fear of raising a child, financial stability, events which led to the pregnancy like rape, and many other factors. Whatever the reason may be, both sides, Pro-Life and Pro-Choice have been there to fight their side. The argument is abortion, the question is “who’s right”? Abortion is “the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy” (cite this definition from dictionary.com), however, while this definition stands to be true, it fails to answer one important question, “who decides when life begins after conception”? Though this question is one in which is debated by many, the underlining points that shed light on why the decision of abortion is wrong are religious views, and moral codes and …show more content…
Though there are many types of religions differencing in many views, all have a trail of the same view when it comes to a life, born or unborn, every life has rights. Inside the Orthodox Church, abortion is forbidden, considered murder. Those following orthodox views connect abortion with the “commandment 'Thou shalt not kill '” (SPUC). Likewise, followers of Islam see the same stance on abortion inside their holy book the Al‘Quran, Chapter 17 verse 31 states “And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin” (Sahih International). Along with many others, there is no evidence of a verse in which in tells that abortion on a religious level is acceptable. Because the bible was written so long ago, exact interpretations on scripture is seemingly impossible, therefore giving many people the ability to take scripture out of context. However, there are no verses in which states that an unborn baby has no rights nor is not a baby much less a fetus. Additionally, there are many verses in which pose great emphasis on unborn children, especially in the Christian religion. Verse sixteen and seventeen, chapter six, in the book of Proverbs, states “There are six things which the Lord hates,… hands that ‘shed innocent blood” (New American Standard Version *Cite This*). Many people who go through with abortion justifies the religious aspect

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