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Give some of the arguments for and against abortion.

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Question 1 Give some of the arguments for and against abortion. Abortion as defined in medical terms as 'premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb' in modern society is still one of the most controversial and talked about subjects in Christian homes. Should a woman have the right to choose what happens when she finds herself in a situation faced with an unwanted pregnancy? An unwanted pregnancy can happen given different circumstances. A woman who has suffered incest or rape may not want to be constantly reminded of the violent act performed against her, but is that really a strong enough argument to end a life? If the medical help is sought in time, the woman has the right to immediate intervention to remove the semen and prevent fertilisation. ...read more.

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Family planning clinics are now worldwide and are openly available. Women should have the right to choose when they become mothers. In many religions family planning is not acceptable so what is the woman to do in this situation? If she is not physically or mentally mature to become a mother then who does have the right to tell her otherwise? Years ago abortions were carried out in what was commonly known as 'back street clinics'. The methods used in these clinics were crude, unhygienic and extremely dangerous for the woman. In years to follow, the abortion, although still controversial and wrong in parts of society, became widely available to women who found themselves faced with the situation of unwanted pregnancies. ...read more.

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Should she have the choice? Anti abortionists claim 'no'. They believe that every child, from the moment of conception has the right to be a wanted child even if not wanted by the birth mother. Children should have a right to live. They should have the right to reach adulthood but what chance do they stand with abortion so readily available? Whether they are conceived through a one night stand, incest, rape or long-term consensual sex, one of the two involved should know that pregnancy might result from this. A foetus from the moment of conception is a living, breathing individual and should have the basic human rights that has been fought for worldwide over centuries. The right to live! Abortion always has and always will be a subject for debate. Right or wrong, good or bad, thousands of abortions are carried out worldwide everyday. Who has made the choice for these unborn children? ...read more.

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