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Abortion Sc2004057178 S. Nandra I have been asked to write and research about abortion. Abortion is a very controversial issue and many people think its right and ok, others think the opposite and then there are people that believe it is right only in extreme cases such as rape or under age sex. In my essay, I am going to include, figures and statistics, quotes from the bible and different sided arguments on whether abortion is right or wrong. Statistics In 2003 the total number of abortions was 181,600, compared with 175,900 in 2002, a rise of 3.2%. The age-standardized abortion rate was 17.5 per 1,000 resident women aged 15-44 (17.0 in 2002). The abortion rate was highest, at 31.3 per 1000, for women in the 20-24 age group. The under-16 abortion rate was 3.9 compared with 3.7 in 2002 80% of abortions were funded by the NHS, of which just under half took place in the independent sector under NHS contract. 87% of abortions were carried out at less than 13 weeks gestation; 58% were at less than 10 weeks. 1,950 abortions (1%) were under ground E, risk that the child would be born handicapped. in 2003 there were 9,100 abortions for non-residents carried out in hospitals and clinics in England and Wales Definitions There are many definitions to what abortion means. ...read more.

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This increases the number of pre-marital pregnancies, which are more likely to result in abortion. There are a relatively large percentage of conservative Christians (Fundamentalists, other Evangelical Protestants, and Roman Catholics) in the country, relative to Canada and some countries in Europe. There is a relatively low percentage of religious liberals, secularists, and persons of no religion. Trends in religious belief do not suggest a peaceful resolution on abortion. New testament Bible The Christian Scriptures were originally written mostly in Greek. The authors used the word "brethos" to refer to a fetus, infant or child. The implication is that to Greek Pagans (the people who originated the Greek language), a fetus is as human as an infant or child. The Bible gives us many quotes why abortion is wrong, because as a Christian or a catholic or any member of a religion, they believe that no one should have the right to determine an unborn Childs life. They believe that God has put the child into the mothers womb and he wants this baby to be born and has created him so no human being should have the right to end his life. Matthew 26:24: "...but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born." ...read more.

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Its like sex has become a hobby or a competition. I think that schools, secondary schools, should enforce and talk and let pupils know more about under age pregnancy more and offer help and advise. If a woman was raped, if I was raped, I would not want to have my rapist child. You could argue that it's not the child in the wombs fault, which I would agree with, but if it weren't for the rapist the child wouldn't be there. It would be like a constant reminder for the mother and very hard for her to love that child in the same way she would love a child she wanted and was made with love. I wouldn't keep the child because I believe it would be very hard to love that child as my own and I don't know if I would be able to cope with having a mans child that raped me. In conclusion to this, I believe that if a woman s put under extreme pressure and circumstances then she should be allowed to have an abortion. If she's under age she should talk to someone who's been there, they might not regret having their baby, but they could offer their help and let the teenager know that it's not easy. Everybody has their own opinion with whether abortion is right or wrong but in the end it should be down to the mother and the father if he is presented. ...read more.

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