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'Abortion can never be justified.' How far do you agree with this statement?

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'Abortion can never be justified.' How far do you agree with this statement? I do not agree with this statement very far, as there are many cases in which an abortion should be allowed to happen. But, from a Roman Catholic viewpoint, this statement is totally true. Some women may consider abortion because a baby is a part of the woman until it is actually born. Having it aborted, is just like having a tumour removed. The baby is growing off the woman and therefore, it is not capable of thinking or living. Also, the woman's life could be endangered if she has the baby, so therefore, if the baby is born, it will have no real mother to nurture it, and a life capable of living on it's own will be lost. ...read more.


This would show a Roman Catholic, that life does begin at conception, as God chose Jeremiah before birth to be a prophet. In a situation of rape, I do not think that there are any other options apart from abortion. This is because, if she does choose to then keep the baby, and put it up for adoption, she might become attached to the baby, and not wants to hand it over. This could land her in emotional and financial problems. I feel that if it is known that the baby will be born severely handicapped, abortion is a possible solution. There are many severely disabled people in this world, some who were born handicapped, and some who developed them. In this world, there are many prejudiced people who would discriminate against these people, and in a lot of cases, be sniggered at. ...read more.


From a Roman Catholic point of view, no matter how handicapped the baby, it should never be judged. It should always be given a chance to live. I agree with this fully, but for all the hate and prejudice in the world, I do not know whether I could let a baby live and grow up like that having all of its pride and very existence stripped from it. I do not think society as a whole does enough to support pregnant women in situations like these. This is mainly because there are so many debates going on about this issue that not enough people are willing to commit themselves to either helping one side or the other. For the circumstances, society does do the best it can. It is just a matter of time before women in this position are given wider options. ...read more.

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