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Abortion - Right or Wrong

  • Date Submitted: 09/29/2010 03:58 PM
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Abortion: Right or Wrong
By: Jacob Russell
      We, human beings, are social animals, which cannot live alone. We all must live in a group because each of us depends on each other. Not only that, living in a group, you need to have rules and regulations in order to keep social stabilities and orders. There are many kinds of rules and regulations, some result in physical punishment and some result in social punishment in the form of peer disapproval. Where do they come from? In fact, they came from the decisions made by the majority of people in the society. There are some actions that result in various punishments and an example of this kind of punishment is abortion.
      The meaning of abortion is very obvious, abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth, and it causes the embryo or fetus to die. Abortion has been a topic of argument for very long time. People disagree on two basic questions. The first question is whether the law should permit a woman to have an abortion or not and, if is so, in what circumstance. The other is whether the law should protect the unborn.
Arguments against abortion are generally based on humanity, on the belief that an abortion is the immoral killing of an unborn child. The groups of people who are against abortion believe that the life begins as soon as the egg is fertilized with the sperm. Therefore, it is like murdering an innocent life in a mother’s womb. They think that the human embryos should have the right to live and experience this wonderful world.
      Many people would allow the abortion argument in only some circumstances. A good example would be if a woman’s life or health is endangered by the pregnancy. For example, if the woman has serious medical issues such as a heart condition, the doctor will not allow her to deliver the baby. Others find abortion acceptable like when medical tests are predicted that the child will have a short life or born with a serious physical problem. Several people think...


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