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Abortion should be legalised.

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Debate I strongly believe that abortion should be legalized. Abortion should not be total outlawed but it should not be administered freely to anyone. But the pro life groups cannot ignore the woman's right to choose what happens inside her body, the right of the father to have a say but we can not ignore the right of the unborn baby. Other issues the affect this debate is the religious views and the time in which it is safe to have an abortion. The strongest issue in this debate is the right of a damaged fetus. In many European countries, abortion is legal but only to those who meet a strict set of guidelines. Although abortion is legal on the mainland of the U.K., it is not legal here in Northern Ireland. I believe that the women should have a say in this but a small say. I believe that so "social abortion" should not be aloud as it is the women own fault she got pregnant. ...read more.

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I read that a woman twenty-two weeks pregnant started to bleed out of the womb. She was going to die unless there was a suzerain section done, but this would be abortion of the child. Therefore, it was a choice of losing the child and the mother or just the child. The choice was up to the father. The father decided to go ahead with the section. If the father would have refused the doctors would have still have had to perform this operation as it would have been malpractice if he would have let the baby die and he could have been arrested for manslaughter. In this situation, what would you have done if you where the father let your wife and child die and never have a chance of another baby with her, or have the abortion and kill the child but still have the chance of another baby? In this situation, the rights of the unborn have to be weighed against the rights of the mother and father. ...read more.

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It also leads to unregulated abortions in this section of the country. It can lead to the setup of back street clinics where illegal abortions which can be dangers for the mother. These can both kill her or stop her having any more children in the future. In another case in 1939 Dr Bourne performed an abortion on a 14-year old girl, who had been gang-raped by soldiers. Dr Bournes defense was that if he had not carried out this abortion that the girl might have died, if not she would be left with serious risk of mental problems in later life, once again what would you have done if you where in this mans place? My conclusion is that abortion should only be carried out if the is a risk to mother or baby of serious mental problems or physical problems and if the mother has been raped which has lead to the pregnancy. ?? ?? ?? ?? Debate Aidan Hughes 12F ...read more.

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