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The Battle over Abortion

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A bortion is very controversial because it involves many issues, for example: When does life begin? Is quantity of life more important that quality? Or some people ask, is abortion murder? There are two main sides to this debate, there's Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. The name Pro-Choice is given to those who believe abortion should be legal. One of the main Pro-Choice groups is The National Abortion Campaign. The name Pro-Life is given to opponents of abortion. The two main Pro-Life groups in the UK and Ireland are the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and LIFE. P ro-Choice believe that it is a woman's right to decide what to do if she is pregnant and it is involved in promoting its view through writing pro-abortion literature and asking politicians to represent its opinions. Some of the opinions that have been considered in the pro-choice issue are very true indeed. ...read more.

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This means that a single cells formed at conception has the potential to develop through all stages of a human lifespan. A lthough the word abortion is not mentioned in the bible, there are many references to support the belief that the unborn child is a living person and deserves the rights and respect for all human beings. Genesis 1:27 "So God created human beings, in his own image." Psalm 139:13-16 "You created every part of me; you put me in my mother's 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.

Conclusion

Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." The reason why abortion is wrong is because life is sacred and no human being may take another person's life unjustly. To summarise, the churches basically agree that abortion should only be consider in extreme special circumstances, which vary from severe health risk to child or/and mother. I do not think that abortion should be made legal in Northern Ireland. If it were made legal in Northern Ireland, then the less wealthy may take advantage and have an abortion for all the wrong reasons. There are many alternatives to abortion, which should be considered in order to prevent the taking of life. I would agree however, that there are special circumstances were abortion should be made available. I also think tat perhaps more education is needed on birth control because this should greatly help to reduce the number of abortions taking place. I believe strongly that if God creates life, does anyone other than him have the right to terminate life? ...read more.

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