Ethical Issues Of Abortion Essay

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Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by eliminating a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own. There is much debate over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of abortion. There are two sides on the issue of abortion that will be discussed. The first one is pro-life. These individuals are anti-abortion, which means they agree that an embryo or fetus is a human with a right to life. The second is pro-choice. Those who are for abortion, often hold that a woman has a right to make decisions about her own body. A lot of feminist are pro-choice while Christians usually side with being pro-life. There are hundreds of “explanations” on why women get an abortion, but there is still no justification for taking away someone’s life. Since ancient times, abortions have been done using herbal medicines, sharp tools, with force, or through other traditional methods. Abortion laws and religious views of abortions are different around the world. In some areas abortion is legal only in special cases such as rape, problems with the fetus, poverty, risk to a woman's health, or incest. Abortions are very common around the world. 3 out of 10 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. It is estimated that 1.2 million babies are aborted every year (Guttmatcher Institute 2011). Abortion is a brutal murder of an unborn child. Whether the abortion is completed using drugs like RU- 486, or the surgical procedure, you are taking away a life and killing a human being. The baby is alive and not just some 'group of cells' like abortion doctors like to tell their patients. You are painfully putting a child to death which is morally wrong. How could someone have the power to end a life so harmfully? If a …show more content…

I believe that abortion is morally and ethically

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