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Abortion is never justified - Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view.

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c.) Abortion is never justified. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. Abortion is a sensitive and very real subject for everybody who has to deal with it. I don't fully agree with this statement. I believe in the 'pro choice' campaign that allows women to have the right to have an abortion but for the right reasons. There are many situations in life when an abortion is a necessity or is crucial for the well being of the pregnant woman and/or the developing child. If, for example, a young 12-year-old girl falls pregnant as a result of rape or incest then I do not believe that influencing her to keep the child against her own will I the right thing to do. In this situation if the baby is kept it is very likely that it will grow up in an insecure and possibly unloving environment that is not healthy and not a good basis for which the child should begin life. ...read more.

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However most Christians of certain denominations would disagree with me because they believe that there is never a good reason to have an abortion. Perhaps the strictest denomination of Christianity when it comes to talking about abortion is the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholics campaign for 'pro-life'. They believe that under no circumstances is it ever right to have an abortion. Roman Catholic followers may refer to the 'natural law' when agreeing with this statement. The natural law is a way to express the justice and equality of human nature. Those belonging to the RC church believe that abortion is murder because it is destroying and disposing of a developing human being and therefore abortion defies this natural law, because it can be seen as morally wrong. A Roman Catholic might argue that abortion is disobeying God's will, as life is a gift from God and destroying it is somehow ungrateful. Roman Catholics often refer to Jeremiah 1.5 because this passage in the Bible tells how God knew the growing foetus and therefore the developing child is important and disposing of it would be murder. ...read more.

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For example in this faith they believe that if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest then it is a common belief that the woman should be able to abort the child if it is her choice. The Church of England would probably disagree with the statement, as there is some tolerance for abortion in specific circumstances. However this church are not relaxed as they have publicly states that there have been an unacceptable amount of abortions since the act was passed in 1967. The statement also implies that abortion should only ever be carried out after serious moral reflection on the operation and its potential consequences. For everybody abortion is a very serious and very real subject in today's society. For everybody who has to deal with a decision concerning abortion there seems to be no right answer and no wrong answer. There are many agreements but also many disagreements within the Christian community and all have reasons to back up what is said. Which ever way the decision is made, there will be consequences. I personally disagree with this statement. ...read more.

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