Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. It is considered a very delicate subject and even sometimes taboo among the population. Thus in some countries it is very likely to happen. According to Alan Guttmacher’s Institute report: Sharing Responsibility Women, Society and Abortion Worldwide, China has the leading number of abortions with 7,930,000 each year. If we translate it, 26.1 per 1000 women arelikely to have an abortion. (GUTTMACHER 1999).In contrast, there are some countries where abortion in completely forbiddenin all circumstances with a single exception. It is only authorized to save the woman’s life. These countries include Brazil, Colombia, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Syria, among others. Talking about the United Arab Emirates for example, abortion is considered a crime, unless the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk. There are several aspects to be considered when debating for or against abortion, mainly in terms of a country’s religious groups, ethics, economic condition, culture and so on. There are two forms of abortion: the abortion pill and surgical abortion. The abortion pill is medically known as mifepristone. According to the British pregnancy advisor,it functions"by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down.”(BPAS 2011).As a consequence, the pregnancy cannot continue. The other type of abortion is the surgical abortion and it involves a
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