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Arguments For and Against Abortion.

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Kerry Turkington Arguments For and Against Abortion There are two main groups that battle against each other about abortion. They are pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-choice believe that abortion should be legal. Pro-life believe that abortion should be banished. Against * A human being exists from the moment of conception. This means that the single cell that is formed, has the potential to develop through all stages of the human life. * All human life is of equal value; even a foetus or embryo has rights. We have no right to destroy the gift from God. A defenceless baby needs protection since it cannot stand up for its own rights and the mother should be protecting it, not aborting it. * A baby who is physically or mentally handicapped can go on to lead a full and rewarding life, and are happy. * The anxiety that a mother experiences during pregnancy is not a reliable indicator of how she will feel once the baby is born. ...read more.


Abortion is wrong because life is sacred and no human being may take another person's life unjustly. "Human life is sacred because from its beginnings it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a relationship with the creator, who is its sole need. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstances claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being." Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith, Instruction Donum Vitae. Difficulty in accepting Christian teaching Christians see several references as relevant to the issue of abortion. On two occasions there are indications that God considers an unborn child to be a living being: "You created every part f me: you put me in my mothers womb. I praise you because you are to be feared; all you do is strange and wonderful. I know it with all my heart. When my bones were being formed, carefully Put together in my mother's womb, when I was growing there in secret You knew that I was there -you saw me before I was born." ...read more.


I understand that you are considering an abortion. I personally don't think that you should have an abortion. Although you feel at the minute that you don't have any feelings, for the child, but that does not determine how you will feel when you actually have the child. If you still do not love the child and have feelings for it even after the birth you have the option of adoption. At least this method gives the child his or her life. Every child has its rights and you need to stand up for the rights of the child whilst it is in your womb. You are the only protection it has. Every child has the right to be born into a family that will be able to provide the basic necessities of life, which are food, shelter and clothing etc. If you cannot offer this to the child maybe someone else will be able to. So please reconsider the abortion if anything go for adoption. I hope my advice has helped you. Kerry ...read more.

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