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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. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.

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Part 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. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. Many people around the world believe that abortion is an unjust act against life. However many people disagree with this, and they believe that abortion is a choice that is up to the women involved. In this part the argument for and against abortion shall be displayed. Often a person's views on abortion depend on when they believe life begins. Some people believe that life begins at birth while others believe that life begins at other stages during the pregnancy, for example when the foetus's heart begins to beat. ...read more.

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The woman has rights over the foetus because it is growing inside her and it belongs to her; the foetus is dependent upon the woman for survival. Against this point is that certain people believe that foetuses have rights, rights equal to the rights of its bearer. So it has the right to be born and the right to exist. A strong argument for abortion concerns the possibility of complications in childbirth. If the act of giving birth or carrying the infant would actually cause death or injury to the mother and or the child, an abortion may be justified. As it was said above, many people believe that the unborn child has equal rights to the mother. Even if the mother's life is threatened the infant still has the right to live. ...read more.

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In conclusion, I believe that the act of abortion can be justified before the heart of the foetus begins to beat. As I believe life ends when the sensation of the heart ceases so I believe that life begins when the heart begins to pump blood, blood being the liquid of life. Before this, however, I believe that the clump of cells is not alive and it can be terminated without it being called murder. I personally believe that only in extraordinary circumstances, such as the probable death of both the mother and child if the pregnancy was allowed to continue, can an abortion be carried out after the heart begins to beat. So in closing and referring to the question, 'abortion is never justified', do I agree? I agree that abortions are justified before the heart begins to beat, and only in certain circumstances is it justified after. Alex Kirshbaum ...read more.

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