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Abortion, Right or Wrong

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Abortion, Right or Wrong? John Crudden In my argumentative coursework I am arguing that abortion is wrong and not to be mistaken with "Abortion should be made illegal." I will explain later why I have made this statement. Abortion is the termination of an unborn child in its mother's womb for up to twenty four weeks of the pregnancy or in special circumstances e.g. Disability diagnosis a termination right up until the mother goes in to labour. I think the above definition is an easier and less harsh way of saying that abortion is the murdering of a human being. There are several reasons why abortion is legal and several reasons why it shouldn't be. I believe there are five3 main ways of preventing abortion and this is why it is wrong and should be illegal. My first point that concerns the prevention abortion is contraception could be made more easily available. I believe that this is the best and most effective way of reducing abortion because the fact is that it is not as accessible as it could be and that a large population does not know how to use contraceptives. ...read more.


would cause a raise in tax and the public would not pay because some people would think that abortion is not a good enough reason to raise taxes. My fifth and final point on how to prevent abortion is to make society friendly and easier on children/teenagers. Research shows that America has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies partly because of the environment they grow up in. If there was pressure taken off children the numbers of teen pregnancies would drop along with the number of abortions. I now want to talk about the reasons for abortion. The main reasons for abortion are rape, teenage pregnancy, prostitution and disability diagnosis Apart from rape I believe these are all very bad excuses to make abortion legal. Although pregnancy from rape doesn't happen very often, it does happen. Rape is a terrible ordeal for a woman to go through and if abortion has to be legal this is the only reason for it. ...read more.


This passage clearly states that an unborn child is a human. It was also argued in 1967 that if abortion was not made legal then abortion would be carried out dangerously in back alley clinics as they were called. At the start of this piece of coursework I stated that "Abortion is wrong and not to be mistaken with Abortion should be made illegal." I believe this statement because if it is made illegal people will get it done dangerously by unqualified doctors, it will not stop abortion. To conclude I would rather abortion legal and that it is done safely and that it can try being prevented rather than it being made illegal and being carried out dangerously. I also believe that if abortion is legal it should only be allowed in the circumstances of rape. Last of all i believe that abortion should be severely discouraged and that the world should remember Mother Teresa's words, "We should combat abortion with adoption." ...read more.

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