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The purpose of this report is to investigate the increase of abortion in the United Kingdom. The report begins with a brief introduction and then discusses the ethical issues concerning abortion as well as the law's point of view on the subject

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Abortion in the UK To: George Fraser From: Aysha Adam 14/06/2005 CONTENTS Terms of Reference Page 1 Procedures Page 1 Findings Page 1-2 Conclusion Page 3 Recommendation Page 3 Appendix Page 4 Bibliography Page 5 Terms Of Reference The purpose of this report is to investigate the increase of abortion in the United Kingdom. The report begins with a brief introduction and then discusses the ethical issues concerning abortion as well as the law's point of view on the subject. The reminder of the report looks at statistic of abortion the UK, and assesses what needs to be done to reduce the high levels of abortion in the country as well as improve and promote a healthy sex life. Procedure The following methods were used to write this report: books, newspapers and Internet. Findings Abortion is deliberate termination of pregnancy. There are several reasons for abortion, the most important are: health concerns and social status. ...read more.

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However, according to some religions such as Islam, a foetus is not human being before 120 days, even though Islam does not approve of abortion. Feminists who fight for women's right for abortion argue that women should have control over their own bodies, they have to carry the child during the pregnancy and undergo childbirth no one else carries the baby; it will be her responsibility alone and therefore should have the right to decide. These are very important events in women's life and if she does not want to continue through the whole nine months then she shouldn't. The law in the United Kingdom Ever since the Abortion Act 1967, abortion has been legalised in the UK. There are NHS institutions as well as private clinics that perform abortion. There is a huge cloud of shame, guilt and disgust surrounding the issue of abortion. With all the freedom of speech in televisions and radio talk shows, women who had abortion are suffering in silence ashamed and afraid to discuss what they are going through. ...read more.

Conclusion

Moreover there are cases in which termination of the foetus is necessary, lest the mother and/or the child health is in danger. In such cases of medical emergency and in the interest of saving life, surely it is acceptable to abort the foetus. There are also other circumstances, for example a rape victims specially girls who have to suffer the additional torment of being pregnant with the product of that ordeal. To force a woman to produce a living, constant reminder of that act is unfair and selfish. Abortion in the United Kingdom Conclusion * Abortion is when the mother decides to end the life of the foetus. * Nobody has the right to decide whether another human being lives or dies. * In order to respect human's right we need to respects each other's autonomy and act in such a way that the principle behind our actions can be universalised. * There are long-term consequences of illegalising abortion. * There are cases in which termination of the foetus is necessary Recommendations Looking at the statistics is pretty frightening. ...read more.

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