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Have we the right to take life into our own hands?

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Abortion has been seen as a controversial issue for hundreds of years. As more people discuss it, new dimensions are added to the argument and this may be why laws vary from country to country and have changed so many times. Some people believe that a woman has the right to choose whether she will have an abortion or not, but I think that this belief is egotistical. The Woman's right? How can this be for is it not the right of every to have the right to live, after all it's the unborn child's right to have the right of life. ...read more.


To about a child is to stop a beating heart............. One in four women (26%) obtaining abortions are teens Results of a 1994-1995 national survey of 9,985 abortion patients reveal that women who live with a partner outside marriage or have no religious identification are 3.54.0 times as likely as women in the general population to have an abortion. Nonwhites, women aged 1824, Hispanics, separated and never-married women, and those who have an annual income of less than $15,000 or who are enrolled in Medicaid are 1.62.2 times as likely to do so; residents of metropolitan counties have a slightly elevated likelihood of abortion. ...read more.


Abortions are also performed routinely up to sixteen weeks and then less often into the later months of pregnancy. Women obtain abortions for a number of reasons, usually having to do with relationship and interpersonal issues, but other concerns like health of the mother, health of the fetus, or finances may factor into the decision. there is strong evidence that the unborn child can feel pain as early as twelve weeks. The abortion procedure is thought to be painful for the unborn child, as no anesthesia is administered to the fetus. In the case of a surgical abortion, anesthetic is usually administered to the pregnant woman. ...read more.

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