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Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, known as 'murdering' of the foetus. There are many theories of the foetus being starved of oxygen, or the womb being filled with a toxic gas, crushed up, and extracted from the womb. This is all very well, but remember, this foetus will be less than twenty-four weeks old and is not able to feel pain anyway. If the foetus was brought into the world unwanted, unloved and entering into a life of torture, is this not where the pain comes in? Is it not better that the child had passed away painlessly as an embryo in the mother's womb, rather than having a life of torture? Of course, not all abortions take place due to the welfare of the child's life when it leaves the mother's womb. I do not agree with the pregnancy being terminated because of the sex of the child. I do not see that as being a valid reason. If you are thinking that there are no valid reasons for abortion, just imagine a fourteen year old girl who has been raped. How can she be expected to get on with her life and ever recover if she has a baby? How can she receive a full education? ...read more.


The Free Churches (Baptist, Methodist, and Evangelical) hold that abortion is a matter for the individual to decide. However woman from all religions continue to seek abortions. Many peoples attitude towards abortion differs from their religious leaders and believe that individuals have the right to follow their own consciences. If women are to enjoy a healthy life and to offer the same to any children they have, they need to be able to have control over their reproductive lives. Not all women are able to use contraceptives effectively at all times. Surely a request for an abortion is a responsible decision when faced with the prospect of a child that she is not able to love for or care for? Why should a woman seeking an abortion seeking an abortion be accused of having no respect for life when her prime concern has been the future quality of life for herself, the potential child, her partner and her family? With modern technology, a pregnant woman can now find out a lot more about her unborn child. This means she can find out if the child has a disability. The woman can then make the choice of having an abortion. In some cases this is good, in some it's bad. ...read more.


It may be a hard choice to make but after all she could abort and try again so that both she and the child could live. It is hard for a new-born child to cope without its mother, the father might not have any experience or any other family around to help him. In the UK, abortion was made legal in 1967 under certain circumstances. I think that the problem we have nowadays is where to draw the line. I do think that it is a woman's own personal choice of whether or not to have an abortion, but I don't think that all abortions take place because of valid reasons e.g. the woman gets pregnant with twins and only wants one child. Those with strong religious and moral objections to abortion argue that the rights of the unborn child override those of the mother. I think that the woman should be allowed to make her own choice, as it her body and it is her life that will be affected by the birth of the child. From my essay you have probably established that I am pro-choice. I think it should be the mother's choice of whether to have the baby or not. If you think about it, it is her life. ...read more.

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